Coursera is an online education provider that partners with top universities and other organisations to offer Massive Open Online Courses, otherwise known as MOOCs. Currently, Coursera's catalog has over 2,700 online courses in a variety of subjects. Coursera courses include pre-recorded video lectures, student discussion forums, assignments, and online quizzes or exams. In most cases, learners can access the course materials for free (known as "auditing" a course), but can opt to purchase a course or subscribe for the full course experience to gain access to graded assignments and receive a course certificate. Coursera also offers microcredentials known as Specializations which are a series of related courses designed to help you deepen your expertise in a subject. Learners are awarded a Specialization certificate by earning a certificate for each course in the Specialization. Other credentials offered on Coursera include Professional Certificates, MasterTracks and Degrees. Professional Certificates are training programs from top universities and companies that help you be job-ready. Some Professional Certificate programs prepare you to pass an industry certification exam, while others help you get the experience needed to launch a career in a specific field such as IT support. MasterTracks are semester-length modules taken from Master’s programs offering credits toward a degree.These are only available as a unit which means you can't take individual courses as part of a MasterTrack. Coursera Degrees leverage MOOCs to offer the same credential as students who attend class on campus. Coursera degrees cost much less than comparable on-campus programs. Click here to browse Coursera's course catalog.