Coursera

Learning Without Limits
size:51-200
status:VC Funded
founded:2012

Our Vision

We believe in connecting people to a great education so that anyone around the world can learn without limits.

Coursera is an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. Our technology enables our partners to teach millions of students rather than hundreds.

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

Our Courses

Classes offered on Coursera are designed to help you master the material. When you take one of our classes, you will watch lectures taught by world-class professors, learn at your own pace, test your knowledge, and reinforce concepts through interactive exercises. When you join one of our classes, you'll also join a global community of thousands of students learning alongside you. We know that your life is busy, and that you have many commitments on your time. Thus, our courses are designed based on sound pedagogical foundations, to help you master new concepts quickly and effectively. Key ideas include mastery learning, to make sure that you have multiple attempts to demonstrate your new knowledge; using interactivity, to ensure student engagement and to assist long-term retention; and providing frequent feedback, so that you can monitor your own progress, and know when you've really mastered the material.

We offer courses in a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others. Whether you're looking to improve your resume, advance your career, or just learn more and expand your knowledge, we hope there will be multiple courses that you find interesting.

Coursera's Tech Stack

Our team strives to use right technology to make our platform fast, flexible and scalable at all tiers. We are a polyglot team with a mix of python, javascript, java and php. We are currently buliding out our future unified platform behind a RESTful architecture using the Play Framework with a web client powered by django, jquery, stylus and jade. Our primary data stores are sharded mysql databases.

We don't stop the tech there though, we invest a lot of time in monitoring and analytics and we have some pretty great in-house tools to boot!

Lastly, We live and breath in the cloud and we stand on the shoulders of open source software and many, many, many AWS services. At the end of the day, we are changing education through creative technology and we are happy to use any tools, languages or services that get the job done well.

We have great benefits

Big benefitsTop notch equipment! (e.g. Geek desks & MacBooks)Free access to a gymFree catered Lunch and DinnerFlexible work scheduleYou'll work with a group of fun, talented peopleTime off for vacationsFree snacks, coffee and sodasFriday happy hoursFrequent guest speakers

Locations

Mountain View, CA 94040