Coursera

Each month Coursera database servers answer 10 billion SQL queries

Coursera is a for-profit educational technology company offering massive open online courses (MOOCs) founded by computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller from Stanford University. Coursera works with universities to make some of their courses available online, and offers courses in physics, engineering, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, and other […]

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As April Fools joke Coursera offered underwater basket weaving course

As an April Fools joke Coursera offered an online course on underwater basketweaving as of April 1, 2013. The class was supposed to “consist of short lecture and demonstration videos, between 8 and 10 minutes in length, short quizzes, and practical weaving exercises.” However, the joke is seen by some as being disrespectful of indigenous […]