Why do students go to Coursera?

A short study about students’ motivation 

Here are some of the reasons people come to Coursera:
(This study is from Stanford University)

  • Course offered by prestigious university/professor
  • Earn a certificate/statement of accomplishment
  • Relevant to academic research
  • Relevant to academic coursework
  • For career change
  • Experience an online course
  • Take with colleagues/friends
  • Relevant to job
  • Explore an unfamiliar topic
  • Explore a familiar topic
  • For fun and challenge
  • Meet new people