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Improve your knowledge with Coursera. Professional and personal development of students, teachers, and employees of the University!

The University of Rijeka has entered into a strategic partnership with Coursera, a leading platform in online learning, and thus became the first university in the Republic of Croatia and this part of Europe to enable its students, teachers, and other staff members to acquire skills and competencies free of charge, which are required in a rapidly changing and competitive labor market, as well as the opportunity for better and more efficient work with students or performing business tasks.

The Coursera for Campus (C4C) program is designed specifically for universities. It has been implemented in more than 20 universities around the world, including Duke University, the University of Illinois, and the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, as well as the University of Rijeka!

By participating in the program, universities gain access to courses, specializations, and professional certification programs from the world’s leading universities and companies in the industry to improve personal and professional skills and competencies which can be integrated into the curricula, or just offer students a chance to develop flexible learning methods, thus responding to current labor market demands, as well as the challenges of digital transformation.

Courses usually last a few weeks, are completely online, and consist of video lectures, reading the given literature, and assignments. Specializations are a series of related individual courses designed to help the user master a particular topic, at their own pace. Some shorter specializations include only three (3) courses, and some longer specializations may include ten (10) or more courses. Professional Certificate programs are designed to help the inexperienced user prepare for a job.

In addition to the access to high-quality educational content, C4C users can use Coursera’s online tools for evaluating and creating their content (Private Authoring), including analytical tools, Coursera Labs for practical tasks and project work through Guided Projects. University/constituents can publish lectures, practical projects, and courses for their students.

Access to Coursera’s contents is possible in two ways:

Contents for all students and employees of the University

All students and employees of the University of Rijeka have a direct access to the individualized UNIRI – Coursera platform via this link exclusively by logging in with their uniri.hr or student.uniri.hr email.

The platform contains four sets of content recommended by the University to its students and staff, and access to the C4C Basic plan catalog containing over 5,000 courses from prestigious universities and companies, guided projects, assessments, and quizzes (> 5,000).

University of Rijeka students and staff members can enroll in any of the offered courses and have the right to obtain one certificate per year upon successful completion of the course free of charge.

All students and staff are invited and encouraged to exercise their right to obtain a certificate of completion free of charge during one year.

Additional benefits for the excellent

Another way to access the platform and content is by invitation, using a four-month personal license awarded to outstanding students and staff members who contribute to the development and reputation of the University and its constituents. During the period of license use, the designated users have the right to obtain an unlimited number of certificates.

License users shall receive an invitation to access one of four personalized learning programs, depending on which target group they belong to – students, teaching staff, non-teaching staff and decision makers.

Within each learning program (UNIRI-Coursera for Students, UNIRI-Coursera for Academic Staff, UNIRI-Coursera for Non-Academic Staff, and UNIRI-Coursera for Management Staff), there is a set of courses, specializations and guided projects recommended for them by the University, given the needs identified through surveys of student and staff satisfaction. The license users can also choose educational content from the complete Coursera catalog, which has over 8,400 different contents.

In addition, personal license users have priority access to technical support, the ability to set and configure goals and skills, and monitor their progress and acquired skills.

Personal license users nominated by their constituent are expected to acquire at least one certificate during the period of license use.

Find out more about Coursera, how to access the platform, choose educational content, and the opportunities that Coursera offers in the Coursera Learner Guide or through the Learner Help Center.

For additional questions and clarifications, you can contact us by e-mail at coursera@uniri.hr.

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