How Online Courses Can Help Close the Skills Gap

Graham Winfrey for Inc. writes: Free online courses are having a major impact in helping workers advance their careers, a new study shows.

A recent survey from online learning company Coursera, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Washington shows that 87 percent of individuals who take online courses with the goal of career advancement are finding success doing so. Nearly 35 percent reported tangible benefits, including receiving a raise, getting a promotion, finding a new job, or starting their own business.

“There are probably thousands of businesses that have launched just in the survey sample that have launched directly as a consequence of this educational opportunity,” says Daphne Koller, president and co-founder of Coursera.   SNIP, the article continues @ Inc, click here to continue reading….

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