Transforming Higher Education through For-Credit Online Learning

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How are universities worldwide using Coursera for Campus to enrich their curricula, equip graduates with in-demand skills, and boost institutional rankings?

by Raghav Gupta, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific at Coursera

Higher education is evolving to meet the demands of a dynamic job market. The rapid rise of automation is poised to impact two-thirds of future jobs and the skills required. To help students thrive in their future careers, many institutions are turning to online learning to integrate critical skills into their curricula.

Our latest e-book, Transforming Higher Education through For-Credit Online Learning, features stories of innovative higher education institutions that are partnering with Coursera for Campus to integrate credit-eligible content into their curriculum and drive student employability.

Government policies, such as India's National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, Malaysia’s guidelines on credit transfers and the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF), and Indonesia's Merdeka Belajar–Kampus Merdeka (MBKM), are helping drive this shift toward multidisciplinary curricula.

The stories inside reveal the transformative power of digital transformation. 

Yenepoya University's students are exceeding expectations, taking 30 to 40 extra courses on top of program requirements to build in-demand skills.

Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) is boosting its international rankings by integrating content from leading experts.

And Wawasan Open University (WOU) is redefining distance learning in Malaysia, integrating Coursera content into up to 50% of industry-aligned courses across various programs.

LPU is improving institutional ranking with a for-credit integration

"Embracing Coursera, the gold standard in online learning, has brought international recognition to LPU and strengthened our position as a forward-thinking education leader across Asia-Pacific,” says Dr. Lerma Calingasan, Chancellor at LPU Laguna.

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By navigating challenges like updating curriculum, getting faculty buy-in, and managing change, these institutions are bridging the gap between the skills students learn in class—and the skills needed in today's workforce. As a result, students graduate empowered to enter the workforce with confidence and purpose. 

As the educational landscape undergoes an exhilarating transformation, I hope you find these insights useful for your institution. 

Thank you for making the world a better place to learn.

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