Coursera set to expand presence

Online education firm Coursera is in talks with education institutions and companies in India as it looks to further expand its presence in the Indian market, one of its top-five revenue generators, reports The Press Trust of India.

Coursera, which offers courses from top global universities like Duke, Caltech, Stanford and Princeton, recently signed its first partnership in India with the Indian School of Business. "We are very excited about the opportunities here. India is our second largest userbase already with 800,000 students registered. It is also one of the top five countries in terms of revenue generated for Coursera," Coursera CEO Richard C Levin told PTI.

He added that India's relative position was likely to improve over time, given the high value Indian employers place on the potential of massive open online courses – MOOCs – for developing skills relevant for employees and prospective employees.
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