New app: Coursera brings free education to Android


coursera app for android

Knowledge is power, but knowledge used to be very expensive. Thankfully we’re in an age where you can learn anything you could want to learn online, and that brought services like Coursera. Coursera, as you may know, provides free online courses from a multitude of different fields, including computer science, medicine, mathematics and more.

There hasn’t always been an easy way to access Coursera from your mobile device, but a new  app finally changes that — the official Coursera app for Android is now available for download in the Google Play Store. The app will enable a few different features:

  • Find and enroll into courses for your phone
  • View full course schedules and sign-up for notifications
  • Streamed or downloaded lectures for learning on the go
  • Shortened, bite-sized “modular lectures” for learning during periods of free time
  • Courses in 12 different languages, including English, French, Spanish, Chinese and Russian

The app looks solidly built, too, with Coursera falling in line with the latest Android style guidelines. There’s no good reason you shouldn’t give this app a try if you’ve been looking to pick up new skills or knowledge, so be sure to download it in the Google Play Store.

Coursera implements the services of instructors from over 100 top institutions, from small research firms to professors from some of the world’s top universities. Their goal?

We envision a future where everyone has access to a world-class education. We aim to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in.

And that’s the truth. They don’t ask for much, though there’s a premium put on “Signature Track” courses (which go the extra mile to verify your coursework and will provide you with an official university-endorsed certificate for completing the course). You can find out more about Coursera over at their website if you aren’t already one of the millions of students taking advantage.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I wonder if they have any SQL classes…

    1. Planning on enrolling as Robert’); DROP TABLE students;–? :)

      1. prepared statements FTW

  2. Well, time to get my knowledge on.

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