Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company that partners with top universities around the world to offer free online courses. The technology allows the best lecturers to teach any number of students across the globe. 

UCT does not have a site license for Coursera. You can, however, sign up for this resource by creating an account in your personal capacity. Once you have an account, you will be able to access a wide range of courses.

Courses on offer

Courses are offered in a wide range of topics, spanning Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others.

You can watch lectures taught by world-class lecturers, learn at your own pace, test your knowledge and reinforce concepts through interactive exercises. You also join a global community of thousands of students learning alongside you. The courses are based on sound pedagogical foundations that will help you master new concepts quickly and effectively. This includes

  • mastery learning to make sure that students have multiple attempts to demonstrate their new knowledge,
  • interactivity to ensure student engagement and to assist long-term retention, and
  • frequent feedback sessions so that students can monitor their own progress and know when they’ve really mastered the material.