Coursera for Michigan includes more than 65 courses and 14 teach-outs, with more being offered each month. These resources are useful for those who want more business experience in a new field or more training within their own field. James DeVaney, associate vice provost for academic innovation, states that with offering this service U-M is “able to help students seeking to personalize and supplement their educational pathways, university employees seeking targeted professional development opportunities, and any member of our diverse university community seeking to explore a new topic of interest.
These courses could total approximately $500 for a six-month course series, but the U-M community may access them free of charge through Michigan Online. Sonya Jacobs, chief organizational learning offer states that “The new Michigan Online portal aligns well with our overarching professional development strategy and furthers our ability to create an institution that is innovative, dynamic, and inclusive for everyone.”