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 subjects. Coursera has an official mobile app for iPhone and Android. As of April 2014, Coursera has 7.1 million users in 641 courses from 108 institutions.
Andrew Ng, Co-Founder of Coursera will deliver a keynote at GMIC Beijing 2014 on the theme ‘E-learning for the Next 5 Billion’. He will share his learnings and insights from founding and scaling one of the leading MOOC platforms and will also share his thoughts on the future of this new way of learning.
Andrew is a Computer Science faculty member at Stanford. In 2011, he led the development of Stanford University’s first MOOC platform, and also taught one of the first MOOCs—a machine learning course offered to over 100,000 students—leading to the founding of Coursera. Ng’s goal is to give everyone in the world access to a great education. Ng has been named to the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world; to the CNN 10: Thinkers list; Fortune 40 under 40; and by Business Insider as one of the top 10 professors across Stanford University. Outside online education, Ng’s research work is in machine learning; he is the Director of the Stanford AI Lab.
The keynote is scheduled for the 5th of May, 2014 from 11:30-11:50 AM on the main stage.