CPE Reaches One Million Coursera Enrollments--And Counting

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UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) has reached one million enrollments in courses offered through Coursera, the leading Massive Open Online Course platform.

“This milestone reflects the essential role that CPE and its faculty partners play in creating access to workforce development programs globally,” said Susan Catron, dean of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education. “Now more than ever, as the COVID-19 crisis continues to affect all aspects of life, and individuals find themselves sheltering in place, the need for quality online education is even more critical.”

UC Davis offers 60 courses, nine specializations and one “MasterTrack” on Coursera in a wide variety of subjects. The most popular UC Davis specialization offerings on Coursera are SQL for Data Science, Introduction to SEO, Fundamentals of GIS and Coaching Skills for Managers. CPE also offers training through Coursera to the employees of nearly 2,000 organizations.

Recent demand for affordable and accessible professional development opportunities has soared. New individual enrollments in UC Davis classes on Coursera that had been holding steady at about 4,000 per week have grown to approximately 4,000 per day.

As the demand for these courses increases, CPE is responding with new offerings, such as Javascript, Spatial Analytics, Emotional Intelligence, Growth Mindset and other high-demand topics aimed at closing the skills gap and supporting career advancement.

To learn more about UC Davis’ Coursera offerings, visit the CPE website or contact John O’Neill at jroneill@ucdavis.edu.

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