BlueCrest University College, one of the leading universities in Ghana, has signed an agreement with Coursera, a global online learning platform, to offer world-class flipped and hybrid learning to its students.
The institution was established in the year 2000, BlueCrest College has been leading Western Africa through market-relevant education, training, and research programs as a pioneer.
It was the first institute in the country to offer high-quality degree programs in Information Technology and has since expanded its offering into Business, Communication, Fashion, and Design programs.
“For each completed course, students will earn Course Certificates and/or Specialized Program certificates from Coursera as well as BlueCrest University credits that count towards their degree,” BlueCrest University added in the statement.
Coursera is an American massive open online course provider founded in 2012 by Stanford University computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller. Coursera works with universities and other organizations to offer online courses, certifications, and degrees in a variety of subjects.
According to CNBC “more than 150 universities offered upwards of 4,000 courses through Coursera, which features over two dozen degree programs at prices that are lower than many in-person school offerings.”
“Coursera for Campus can help universities better serve students, including those with limited connectivity, bandwidth, and devices. Courses span popular university subjects like engineering, business, data science, health, and arts and are divided into weekly modules with video and reading lessons.
With mobile and offline learning, students can also download courses, synchronize progress and quizzes, take notes with highlights, and calendar sync – all optimized for low data consumption. This will allow BlueCrest University to create a top-quality flipped and hybrid learning experience for its students.”
Dr Anand Agrawal, Rector BlueCrest University said “With this partnership, BlueCrest University College is pioneering the much-needed hybrid and blended learning model in the country. The objective behind this strategy is to also prepare students with in-demand, job-relevant skills”.
Additionally, BlueCrest University College faculty will also have access to the same powerful authoring tool that Coursera’s university content partners have, to privately author Guided Projects, Courses and Assessments for their students.