Guided Projects, available on Coursera, are hands-on learning experiences where you can gain job-relevant skills in less than two hours with step-by-step guidance from an instructor. Because they require a smaller time commitment and provide practice using tools in real-world scenarios, you build the job skills you need, right when you need them.
To date, Guided Projects have attracted over one million enrollments since launching in April 2020, making it the fastest-growing product offering on Coursera. Coursera currently offers over 380 Guided Projects and plan to offer over 1,000 by the end of the year. Projects cover everything from building foundational business, technology, and data skills, to learning techniques for transformational algorithms like neural networks and Markowitz models.
You can explore all available Guided Projects on Coursera here, or use the curated collections below that focus on learning specific data science, business, or computer science skills:
How Guided Projects work
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When you start a Guided Project, you’ll read an overview of the project structure, get introduced to your instructor, and see your learning objectives. You’ll then be prompted to open a tool called Rhyme to work on the project. Rhyme is a hands-on learning platform that provides a unique, side-by-side learning interface where you complete each step in a virtual workspace as you watch video instructions from your instructor on the other side of the screen. Your virtual workspace is a pre-configured cloud desktop, so all the software and data you need is available directly in your internet browser—you won’t need to install or download anything to start the project.
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After you complete the project, you’ll return to your course homepage and take a quiz to check what you’ve learned. When you pass the quiz, you complete the Guided Project and earn a shareable certificate that showcases what you’ve learned.
Coursera's Guided Projects are self-paced, and an instructor guides you step-by-step. Most Guided Projects available on Coursera today are taught by instructors in the Coursera Project Network, a group of instructors who have demonstrated expertise in a tool or skill through industry experience or academic background in the topic of their project.
Guided Projects Pricing
Each Guided Project costs between $5 and $10. The majority of Guided Projects are included in Coursera Plus - an annual subscription to access the majority of the courses on Coursera. Any courses included in a Coursera Plus subscription will be marked with the Coursera Plus badge on the course page.
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