Students also have access to life coaches who offer career and university counselling, course planning, technical assistance, work placement and other student concerns. Because universities want to develop long-term online learning programs for students, they need to ensure that their experience is consistent with the academic rigor of campus learning. Coursera for Campus now offers academic integrity features that enable universities to enable credit-bearing online learning. Offer credit-bearing online learning with advanced academic integrity features Coursera, the world`s first online learning platform, announces free versions of Coursera for Campus and updated features to meet the critical and long-term needs of higher education worldwide. New features allow universities to ensure academic integrity for credit-bearing online learning, improve student employability and create private courses. Today`s announcement builds on the dynamism of the Campus Response Initiative, launched in March to allow students and teachers free access to Coursera for Campus during pandemic closures. Currently, more than 3,700 institutions use Coursera for Campus to teach online learning to more than 2.4 million students. He also highlighted the challenges of maintaining “academic integrity” during online mode. Vea said that fully online degrees offer students a lot of academic flexibility because programs are made to speed up themselves, so students can learn according to their own schedule. During this academic year 2020-2021, MAP A University launched its comprehensive online degree for students in technical and computer technology (IT), the institution taking strict measures to curb the new coronavirus.
Interested students can register for this year of study via the Map俉 Digital Academics website under www.mapua.edu.ph/DigitalAcademics/ for each semester. However, the institution`s vice-president for academic affairs, Dr. Bonifacio Doma, stressed the limitation of comprehensive online programs, particularly with regard to bachelor`s degrees, which require “heavy” laboratory work requiring real classes. “The pandemic has been a catalyst for universities to make online learning the heart of their student experience,” says Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera. “We`ve gone from 30 universities that use Coursera for Campus to over 3700 in just 7 months, and these upgrades will help them learn better online and better teach their professional skills to their students.” Improving student employability through workplace learning Despite some restrictions on comprehensive online courses, Vea mentioned several benefits for adapting online courses. The pandemic has put enormous pressure on employment opportunities and students with highly qualified qualifications must graduate to find employment. With Coursera for Campus, universities can help students acquire marketable skills with professional certificates from professional educators such as Google, IBM, Facebook, Intuit, Salesforce and Amazon. Guided Projects was launched in March and offers students hands-on experience with tools such as Python, SQL, HTML, Jupyter Notebooks, Java, R, Tensorflow and Google Analytics. Students can learn these skills in less than two hours and use them in interviews and in the workplace.