53 – Coursera

A drop down the list of 22 places this year

Coursera is an education company that partners with top universities and other organizations to offer online courses for free.

Website: coursera.org
Cost: Free
Availability: Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 36
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 83
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 31.   2017: 32    2016: 30    2015: 44    2014: 38    2013: 38
2012: –      2011: –       2010: –      2009: –       2008: –       2007: –


Comments from some of those who selected Coursera as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

“lots of great content” General Manager, Chile

“Many MOOCs available, bite size and self-paced programs” Senior Portfolio Manager, Sweden

“Good choices of high quality standard training contents” Head of Learning Germany

“I got a minor in design from the Uni of San Diego thanks to Coursera.” Co-founder of training company, Sweden

Previous comments

“Amazing (free!) resource for learning in a structured format. So useful for my own personal development as well as for those in my workplace.” Emily Madden

“Short & Focused courses, in many cases delivered by business schools and universities with very high reputation.” Miguel Canas, Spain

“Great selection of courses from great universities. I have learnt a lot through this” Simon Phips, Trainer/Instructor, UK, 2016

“Because their courses are top notch and for free.” Shona Whyte, UniversityCollege teacher, France, 2016

“great opportunity to learn on your own in your own time, with high-quality and varied courses” Fern Kushner, Trainer/Instructor, Germany, 2016

“The interactivity of the platform although I also get lost in all the contributions.” e-learning developer, Rwanda, 2016

“I have completed a number of useful programs on Coursera this year. It’s good to see they are creating more on an as needs basis rather than a schedule as often these don’t always happen at a suitable time for me to fit into other things happening at the same time. Two particular courses stand out for me personally “Learning How to Learn” and “Gamification”. We’ve also been recommending Coursera across our organisation as another avenue for learning and development opportunities” Fleur Mouchemore, 2015

“still the best MOOC platform” Stephen Dale, 2014

“love the classes and can use them to flip classrooms”  Debra Lee, 2013
“plenty of opportunities to learn something new with students from all around the world” 2013