Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan has signed a contract with the world’s most popular Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) service provider, Coursera International, and acquired 50,000 licenses for two years at a discounted price.
HEC had planned to enhance online learning and skills development among inspiring students with 1000+ Courses and 28 Learning tracks with the “Digital Learning and Skills Enrichment Initiative (DLSEI)”. At a recent ceremony, Shafqat Mehmood stated that the rising demand for higher education in Pakistan has resulted in a lack of quality and relevance in the country’s educational system. For both students and faculty, Coursera is an important tool.
HEC through its initiative “Digital Learning and Skills Enrichment Initiative (DLSEI)” aims to provide an opportunity to students and faculty members of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to earn certifications from world-renowned universities, enhancing their learning capabilities and professional development. Online certification from the world-renowned online platform can serve as proof for an employer that someone is up to date on cutting-edge tools and skills needed to compete in the global job market.