Appy Hour: Coursera

App: Coursera  Coursera icon
By: Coursera
Price: Free
Device: Reviewed on an iPad

Coursera is another comprehensive app that allows users to access free and in-app purchase content from universities and experts from around the world.

This app is very intuitive and sleek. There are only three functions on this app, which makes using it easy. There is the search function, a home function, and the options function.

When I open the app, I am brought to the search function. Coursera allows you to browse by discipline or search keywords. While browsing courses, I noticed a lot of overlap. For example, I’m not sure why “Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills” is under the Medicine discipline. Coursera seems to make it look as though they have more content than they actually offer.

However, the courses they do offer are broad and in depth. After you register for courses, you can view your courses from the home function. Here, your courses are listed down the right navigation. After you click on a course, the content picks up where you last left the course. In addition to the video lectures, many of the courses from academic institutions include activities and exams.

All of the course are up to date and you can preview upcoming course that have not yet been released.

Overall, Coursera offers a good bit of supplemental courses for your education and is easy to use.

 

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