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How Online Ed Will Create a More Skilled Workforce

Access to education has come farther in the past four years than it has in the past 1,000 years. People around the world are now able to access the world’s best education, thanks to an internet connection and the efforts of many dedicated educators. Today, online education is reaching millions around the world, and is teaching much more than calculus; it’s giving rise to new data scientists and designers, entrepreneurs and business leaders for whom daily doses of on-demand online courses have opened new career possibilities. Hear from Coursera, the company that has pioneered this movement, about how open online education will create lifelong learners of us all.

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  1. Learn how universities are using online platforms to help close skills gaps globally.
  2. Learn about the needs of online learners and how educators can evolve their offerings to satisfy new demands for education throughout a lifetime.
  3. Learn about the current research around the efficacy of online learning.


  • Daphne Koller, President and Co-Founder, Coursera


Sarah Dempsey, AA, LaunchSquad

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