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Coursera’s big rebound: If it can’t get you at home, it will catch you in the office

The online-learning giant has completed three years in India and is on the hunt for enterprise customers. But with mushrooming competition and questions around the future of pure online learning, will it find enough love?
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14 Dec 2018 9 Mins Read 0 comment
Raghav Gupta, director, India and Asia Pacific, Coursera, in the company's Gurugram office; courtesy of Coursera
Raghav Gupta, director, India and Asia Pacific, Coursera, in the company's Gurugram office; courtesy of Coursera
Binoj Vasu goes to work every day knowing he must run just to stay still. Yes Bank’s senior president and chief learning officer has a solemn job: keeping employees updated and on their feet at a time when the industry is caught in an existential battle against technology upstarts. This means junking the old learning and development (L&D) playbook,
getting a promotion based on their learning? 4%. “I have a Mahatma Gandhi quotation on my desk, and it says, ‘Action expresses priorities,’” says Gupta of Coursera India. For his company to win this battle, many more customers will have to take real action, not just empty words that learning is a priority. ( Graphics by Sadhana Saxena)
Binoj Vasu goes to work every day knowing he must run just to stay still. Yes Bank’s senior president and chief learning officer has a solemn job: keeping employees updated and on their feet at a time when the industry is caught in an existential battle against technology upstarts. This means junking the old learning and development (L&D) playbook, getting a promotion based on their learning? 4%. “I have a Mahatma Gandhi quotation on my desk, and it says, ‘Action expresses priorities,’” says Gupta of Coursera India. For his company to win this battle, many more customers will have to take real action, not just empty words that learning is a priority. ( Graphics by Sadhana Saxena)

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