68,000 Pakistani teachers taught online students globally

Lahore, Teachers in various Pakistani universities are teaching online worldwide more than 68,000 students who are enroll in more than 588,000 courses in different discipline.

Coursera (an American massive open online course) is providing the facility to the teachers to teach online, as per report issued on Monday. The teachers from the leading institutes are providing online education these institutes are including Lahore College of Women University LCWU and University of Education UE Lahore.

According the statistics provide, 70 percent of the student learn online via their mobile devices during the COVID pandemic. With mobile, students are giving facility of download the online lectures, synchronise quizzes and progress, highlight the notes and schedule synchronise and all these can be done on low data consumption. This platform also include engagement tools in digital formats to increase learning like, videos of bit size, programming assignment in browser and deliver projects guided for hand-on-learning.

Coursera is an American massive open online course provider founded in 2012 by Stanford University’s computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller that offers massive open online courses, specializations, degrees, professional and mastertrack courses.

Coursera for Campus are being used in higher education institutions to enable the continuous learning, additional content of the courses of degree programs, prepare the pupils for jobs and internships in industry.

Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda said, the pandemic create option for the universities to make online learning more effective to their students. Our system has grown from 30 universities to 3,700 in just seven month, and we are continuously upgrading our system to meet the requirements.

Pandemic has places strong pressure on job opportunities and students need graduate and high demand skill to get the job. Students using Coursera for Campus, institues help them to get their desire jobs in industries like Amazon, Salesforce, Google, Facebook, Intuit and IBM. Thousands of students learn online skills of Jupyter Notebooks, Tensorflow, Google Analytics, Python, HTML and SQL. Students are table to learn these in two hours and then they can apply for interviews and jobs.