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Coursera provides universal access to the world's best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses for anyone to take, for free.

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Coursera provides universal access to the world's best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses for anyone to take, for free.


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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I have learned a lot of Information Technology courses free of course in a very short time.

The overall teaching methodologies and the resources are very good. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have experienced the identity verification issue of mine. It's not recognizes my photo. I have completed my courses but not yet received my certificates because of identity verification error. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Coursera is a very good app for the students as well as professionals for learning. I recommend this app for all of the students specifically who want to learn some skills. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coursera helps me to learn more about my educational skills and also new skills that I would like to complete.

I have learned IT Support skills and also more about system security and much more. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Their platform is above the standard for those who seek online learning for job opportunities . They have interactive classes along with online labs to test our practical skills on what we learned. Many Tech giants including Google , IBM and Intel etc.. provides topics on relevant topics and provide certificate on successful completion.

I completed some of them and added to my Coursera profile. It was fun and easy to learn and their website and mobile app is super smooth . I liked their hassle free entertaining classes and assessments through which we can learn new skills without no lags. All courses are free to learn Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Although their courses are free we need to pay an amount to get certified and for it is bit too high for some. They provide reductions for low income students but it requires so much proofs to qualify for it. Their help and support is not much fast and their ID verification process page is too slow and crashes often when accessed through mobile app.

These are some of drawbacks i felt rather than it is awesome site to learn something new!! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coursera helps me to gain professional certificates from top tech companies and advance through my career. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The platform is clean, easy to navigate and not buggy. It's also easy to keep track of what content you have completed. The teachers and courses each have their own flavor. You can take one class or earn a degree it's very flexible. They have a number of classes that are either completely free or to free to try for a week. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Honestly, can't think of anything that needs drastic improvement. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I'd recommend logging in and giving it a try it's literally free so you have nothing to lose. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's a great way to extend your higher learning or take a chance to explore a new topic in depth. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Developer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It offers great comprehensive courses on almost everything, taught by the best instructors to get deep knowledge about that topic. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing much that I dislike, but I would really like if Coursera makes a platform where you can apply for jobs and companies can search for people to hire. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great platform for educational learning, quality content offered by Universities and and get valuable certificates, complete the courses at your own pace. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Whenever I want to learn about some technology and gain deep knowledge and get certificate, I go to Coursera. Because there you can find good, long courses offered by Universities, and taught by experts in the Industry. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Outsystems Developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

On the Coursera platform I have the chance to take paid or free online courses at some of the best universities in the world. Taking classes from renowned teachers is a very motivating part of the teaching and learning process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some courses are not updated frequently. I believe that today the user experience is a very important factor and it seems to me that Coursera does not impose its own quality standard in this regard. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At Coursera there is the possibility to apply for a partial financing program for the course, in case you are in an unfavorable financial situation. I applied and got support in a certain course. This shows that the platform is also concerned with the democratization of education. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Technical Consultant
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Coursera enables learners from all backgrounds to acquire top class skills for free through 'Audit mode' and scholarships.

Regardless of the route taken,Coursera will recognizes hardwork at all levels. Interms of pricing, Coursera has flexible rates for individuals as well as corporate learners .

On top of that the course group's are very interactive and course mentors helps to supplement information where learners whenever learners have issues. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The android learning app seemed to have been having glitches but the issues seem to have been resolved in the latest version. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has helped me to acquire skills which would have not been possible through conversations education systems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Project Manager
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I really like that Coursera is constantly updating their program courses, learning paths, and features. The team works diligently to put out quality material that learners will enjoy. The Coursera team is always eager to learn how they can improve learning features for our students. Most importantly, the Google Cloud Platform feature enables our students to master their skills in cloud computing which is highly beneficial to both the learner and the organization. Variety is also very important for learning, therefore, being that Coursera offers specializations, individual courses, Mastertrack certificates, and degrees is fantastic! They also offer some free courses which are always a plus for a new learner or someone looking for learning opportunities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Personally, there is not a dislike with the Coursera platform that resonates with me. However, leaners have mentioned that the platform could be a bit more user friendly in terms of navigation. We have received feedback from some of our users who imply that the navigation tools are not as user friendly as other learning platforms. Some additional feedback we have received from learners is that they would also like to see more in-depth feedback during their courses. Learners have also mentioned that they want a more personal experience with the instructors. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Very organized platform and they have a wide catalog of courses. Give it a try! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am seeing the value of the improved learning material for my learners. My company's goal is to have everyone cloud certified, Coursera makes that possible especially being that they offer GCP learning paths and features. Perhaps some courses can also be kept open longer so that students do not miss the opportunity to enroll. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I like the programs that they offer their site is easy to navigate Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I am currently taking an excel course it is a beginners course I have Microsoft 365 they are using an older version, I spend half of my time trying to navigate my version because the ribbon bars and other tabs you have to use are not the same as what /where the older versions have. It is very frustrating to have to constantly pause a lesson to try and find what they are talking about. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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this doesn't really apply to me - I believe it is impossible to contact them Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Coursera is a platform that provides the stand in most of the popular universities such as "Stanford University" to do a certificate course in a variety of courses. Such courses are Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence. And in most of the courses learning is free but you will pay for certificate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

To get the certificate you will pay for them. But some courses highly paid courses which were provided by foreign universities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I highly recommend friends and colleagues to use them and learn something with quality video lessons from foreign popular universities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I solve the problems which were facing by me via long period of 2-3 months. I solve the problem with the help of illustrations which was illustrated by the experienced teacher. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like most the ability to take courses online from various well known universities and cooperation . The time is flexible and students are able to reset due dates in the course if they need more time Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Various certifications and degrees are available while most certifications are affordable though monthly payments , I think the cost for a degree is expensive and might not be affordable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At my college were able to offer students certifications from companies like Google and IBM plus college credits . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It’s helpful if you’re proactive and self motivated to grow professionally. The amount of courses offered can be densely populated with specifics of exactly what you need in your industry. I’m in customer support doing courses in product design! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The courses need to have better descriptions of what they offer in a single view. A better filtration process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I’m able to grow myself and push myself to become a better professional. I get to focus on new subjects and really find what I’m passionate about and get certified for it! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Analyst
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Affordable pricing with option of financial aid so that not very financially sound students can enroll and learn the advance skills in today's technical world easily.

It's certification worths to employers as its courses are provided by best of world's universities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

In some courses number of video lectures for building the concept knowledge are less as compare to documented/written practice sessions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Working professionals who want to upgrade their skills and are short of time to attend real classrooms can take advantage of Coursera and learn at home at their own pace. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a working professional I can learn and gain required skills at my own pace with flexible timings and no bar on time duration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Digital Brand Manager
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I've known Coursera since 2013, and thought the idea of learning online with peer graded assignments was brilliant.

Coursera continues to maintain a very user friendly platform with both web and mobile learning, and easy access to material. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The course which is a specialization in SEO is completely outdated. They are using content from 2013, most of the tools displayed for measuring different aspects of technical SEO have changed or don't exist. Coursera is charging a monthly subscription way higher than any other online learning platform.

There are few students to grade assignments, so grades take longer than expected to get back. Most of the times the feedback given by other students is absolutely terrible, and irrelevant to instructions. Seems like they didn't take the same course you did.

Support is also bad, they have one standard way of doing things and are incapable of helping you in a particular case.

At the end I did receive a course certification, which I am ashamed to even add to Linkedin, because although it may say "completed SEO specialization" it really means "wasted his/her time".

I highly recommend to do better research on online courses and stay away from Coursera. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I tried taking an SEO specialization to learn for my career, as I took an intro to Digital Marketing in College. I don't believe there were any benefits to taking this specialization or working with Coursera. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
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What do you like best?

If you love learning Online then Coursera is for you. Courses, video quality, audio quality, assignments, everything is awesome. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some assignments on Coursera are really very tough. I mean these assignments cannot be solved without external help. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you love learning online then Coursera can really help you. There are so many quality courses available on Coursera which can enhance your skills and domain knowledge. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I take online courses on Coursera. You really gain Knowledge by taking the courses offered by Coursera. The quality of the courses is really impressive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The content of the courses are interesting and the videos are easy to follow. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

In some courses, every week ends with a quiz, an assignment that needs to be completed and you're also required to review your peers in the class. The problem is that usually, you end up doing the quiz and the assignment in one day, and then you're forced to wait days/weeks until someone else submits an assignment you can review. So even though you're finished with 95% of the course you're stuck waiting and not knowing when you'll be able to finish. In theory, I suppose you could wait months if nobody else takes the course. Meanwhile, Coursera continues to take your money. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would use edx.org instead. They're so much better. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting access to online courses from quality education. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
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What do you like best?

I like it because it is the best online learning application and it provides a lot of courses including free ones, all of the courses are very interactive and the quality of the video lecture is very high and it is very easy to use. I use to learn machine learning from Coursera and it is very perfect for any beginner as well as provides certificates for the course you are learning. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I am unable to ask questions to the instructor, and sometimes I can't able to access the material which I have been submitted. and the main thing is that its courses are very expensive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a great platform for online learning it offers various courses along with certificates you have to try it once. it is very useful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In other applications, I cant able to understand what the instructor was trying to explain but in Coursera, it is very easy for me to understand machine learning. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Coursera is the best e-learning platform as it provides many courses including free ones. Quality of video is very good and videos are also very interactive and understandable . Coursera is very easy to use . It is the best place for any beginner . It also provide a certificate for all courses that we are learning Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing to dislike in this website as it provide courses at very low price and the quality of videos are very good . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Highly recommended to all the working professionals who want to upgrade their skills in short time and in less expedition Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using Coursera from atleast three years and be an working professional I can learn and gain required skills my own place with flexible timing.It also provide 7 days free trail which helps me to choose courses that I want at an affordable price Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Most of the courses are free. They charge reasonable price for a professional certificate. More than all that, they offer courses which are really useful in the current scenario, with which you can actually get a job as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

One thing I disliked was, it is really tough to call their customer care and talk to a person. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I solve coding problems by learning courses that coursera is offering. It also gives confidence to switch careers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

What I like most about coursera is the clear explanation of the courses and also that the videos are subtitled helps a lo Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't dislike anything at all, perphaps the price. It's a little bit expensive Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You can use the 7 days free trial, it helps to know the course and if you don't like it you cancel it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am studying cybersecurity with an IBM course Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Coursera is one of the finest E-learning platforms. Coursera provides top university courses at a very feasible amount. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some courses on Coursera are too small. I mean information in these courses is very little and also assignments of these courses are not good. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are looking for a website that provides fine quality courses at fair prices then you should have a look at Coursera. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I take graphic designing and Python programming courses on Coursera. Coursera is proving great quality courses at very fair prices. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Coursera is the best application that is providing courses with certificate. Some of them are free and some need to be paid but they provide a trial also for paid courses. The quality of video is awesome in both the type of courses. Beginners can start learning any thing from this application. It provides courses on a variety of topics. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

According to me there is nothing to dislike in this application but the only thing is that some courses doesn not contain full information they need to be updated. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend this application to everyone go and start learning about your topics of interest. Coursera provides courses which are very interactive and beneficial for us. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coursera is a very easy to use application. It's interface is also very interactive and user friendly. The quality of courses are very good and they provides assignment with courses which are very challenging. Instructors are always their for us we can directly ask our questions from them. Its courses increase my knowledge which help me in getting my job of interest. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

There are a lot of professional courses offered, nice user interface and there's also a free 7 day trial function. Also the e-badge function where we can integrate into the LinkedIn profile. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Free trial could be longer, so that education might be free for more people. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Please use this as it provides personal training and upgrading. Skills are good to learn and never too much! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Learning a lot of new knowledge and skills. The trainers there are mostly clear and good. The badges are a sweet touch to acknowledge your knowledge. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Coursera's catalog has a range of courses to choose from of various subjects znd fields. Even certificates are provided on completing courses Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The graphical interface is not up to the mark. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I do online learning with coursera. I have taken certfied courses. Its an awesome platform for e learning. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Coursera is one of the best E-learning websites for students. If you want to have a deep understanding of a technology or tool then Coursera is the best option. Course Instructors are really interactive and nice. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only thing which I do not like about Coursera is there charge for courses. Coursera really charges very high fees for its courses. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Coursera.com always provides quality content courses. If you are looking for an E-learning website where you can gain a deep understanding of technologies and tools then you should go for Coursera. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I take python programming and machine learning courses on Coursera.com. Courses provided by Coursera are super interactive, assignments are really nice and the course timeline helps a lot to complete the course in less time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Coursera is the best E-learning platform I have ever used. The courses at Coursera are really good. the professor of Coursera is also helpful they teach very well and clear all doubt related to the course. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

we notice that some courses are not up to date. the content of the course is also out of date. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

if anyone wants to learn any of the courses from the Coursera they can easily learn. I think it is the best platform for learning new courses and enhancing our skills. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we learn from Coursera about from Artificial Intelligence and python programming. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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