Coursera launches Clips to accelerate skill development through online videos
Learning platform Coursera has announced the launch of Clips, an accelerated learning platform which contains over 10,000 bite-sized videos and lessons from the world’s top companies and universities. With this application, companies in India and across the world can make the most valuable, in-demand skill development content more accessible to their employees, allowing them to begin learning new skills in under 10 minutes.
Raghav Gupta, Managing Director, India and APAC Coursera said,“Business needs are constantly evolving in today’s workforce and employees are expected to acquire new skills at an increasingly rapid pace to perform in their roles. Organizations need to pivot to offer their employees L&D solutions that naturally align to their learning habits. We are excited about Clips because these easily-searchable, bite-sized videos quickly enable employees to develop the role-based skills needed to do their job successfully in the fast-changing work environment.”
Clips on Coursera enable organizations to drive engaged and continuous learning through 5-10 minute videos and short lessons. Through Clips, employees can directly access videos that address their in-the-moment learning needs, without having to sign up for any courses. This feature provides employees with a clear path to deeper skills development when they are ready to enroll.
Currently, the platform is offering featured short content across business, tech, data, leadership, and human skills, including:
- Non-Technical Explanation of Deep Learning, by DeepLearning.ai [7 min]
- What Machine Learning Can and Cannot do, by DeepLearning.ai [7 min]
- The Challenge of Everyday Leadership, by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [4 min]
- Excel: How to do SUM and AUTOSUM, by Macquarie University [4 min]
- The Basic Formula for Successful Presentations, by University of Colorado Boulder [5 min]
With their continual innovations, Coursera for Business now provides over 3,400 companies across the globe, like Axis Bank, Reliance Industries Limited, Ashok Leyland, Mindtree, Welspun India and Airtel in India, with job-based skills development featuring world-class content, hands-on learning, and the ability to track, measure, and benchmark skills through a single, unified platform.
As per a recent Mercer|Mettl survey, almost 64 percent of corporate respondents believe that COVID-19 has had the most impact on strategies for reskilling and upskilling employees. This has led to leaders and employers looking to find the right edge in the L&D department. In the modern world of work, videos have emerged as the most popular content type consumed by individuals across the globe. Riding the wave, Coursera’s recent platform innovations including LevelSets and Clips keep them on the track of providing a consistent packaged learning experience to their users.