Now technology enthusiasts can learn about new technologies and build their knowledge and careers with online learning courses
More tech-savvy individuals are turning to online learning platforms such as Coursera, UpGrad and Udacity, thereby leading to a sharp increase in enrolments. About30-40 per cent growth has been observed in these online education platforms that offer courses on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, big data and Internet of Things.
Increasing demand for business-centric courses
Courses on blockchain, data science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, deep learning, business management, personal leadership, marketing communication, financial management and business analytics are among the ones that have been in the priority list of learners to upgrade their skills. Individuals today are increasingly opting for these courses since companies have undergone tremendous change with the adoption of these technologies.
Coursera, reportedly, adds around 65,000 new learners every month. The education platform offers business-to-consumer and business-to-business courses. It has also partnered with corporates for proper delivery of knowledge. These online platforms offer short-term as well as long-term courses.
Coursera has partnered with Yes Bank to provide training and other courses to the employees. Tech Mahindra has also tied up with Pluralsight and edX.org to polish the skillset of its employees through a combined programme 3-15 weeks duration.
Online learning has grown over the past few years and more and more individuals, organisations and tech-savvy ones prefer this mode due to flexibility in the learning process. According to Mayank Kumar, co-founder and MD, UpGrad, these courses are of great help in exploring new career opportunities across different segments.