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Coursera introduces skill-based course search

Discussion in 'Course Providers' started by Carolyn, Feb 17, 2017.

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  1. Carolyn

    Carolyn Administrator Staff Member

    Suffolk, UK

    Coursera introduces skill-based course search
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    Coursera announced yesterday that they have introduced a more efficient search mechanism on their platform where learners are now able to type a specific skill into the search box and get a more specific list of relevant courses that include the teaching of that skill.

    They have achieved this by tagging every course with the skills that are taught by asking students who complete a course to answer a short “skills you learned” questionnaire at the end.

    Previously, search results for a specific skill rendered a list of courses which wasn't always directly relevant to the skill. This is the example given in Coursera's blog post:

    Search results for ‘P-value’, an important concept used in statistical hypothesis testing:


    With the new tagging system, these are the results you'll now get for the same search:


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