ConsenSys And Coursera Partner To Offer Blockchain Technology Course
ConsenSys an already-leading platform in blockchain education, as announced a partnership with Coursera. The partnership will enable ConsenSys to offer a new course, Blockchain: Foundations and Use Cases through the online learning platform Coursera. Those who are interested do not need to have a background in technology. Rather, the course is great, even for those without a technical background.
Our course, "Blockchain: Foundations and Use Cases" is now live on @coursera! Featuring some of our amazing projects @MeridioRE, @viant_io, @uport_me, @UjoMusic as well appearances from @ethereumJoseph, @ConsenSysAndrew, and our other blockchain experts: https://t.co/PtOquxuCnd
— ConsenSys Academy (@ConsenSysAcad) September 5, 2018
Kevin McFarland, Coursera’s head of industry partnership, stated to ETHNews that the organization has noticed an increase in demand for such courses, as many are looking to grow their knowledge concerning the blockchain industry. As a result, the platform decided to team up with ConsenSys to develop the course.
The course explains,
“the technical concepts behind blockchain in bite-sized and easy-to-understand terms” and it does so “with an emphasis on business implications.” ConsenSys further added that it wants “people who finish this course to be able to make business decisions around the use of blockchain technology and to know when and why blockchains are useful.”
The insight enables users to build their own use cases.
The course is offered online through Coursera’s platform, making it accessible for users anywhere and at any time. The course also lasts for five weeks and it features a workload of two to three hours per week. Those who complete the course will receive a certificate from both platforms.
For ConsenSys, the course is a way for it to meet the demand for education in the crypto space. As the platform stated:
“Education is vitally important, in any space, but particularly with respect to blockchain because it really is a new way of thinking that challenges many of the assumptions we have about how people and systems can work together. It could be as much as philosophical shift for some as a technological shift for others.”
As for McFarland, he stated that it is also looking ahead to further develop more content on its platform.