Education and labor across the world have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, with schools shut down and unemployment on the rise. Coursera, one of the largest online learning platforms on the planet, decided early in the global outbreak to take initiatives to support people affected by the crisis. It has offered courses for free to students at closed universities and partnered with governments to train those workers who lost their jobs, also at no cost.
Globally, it added 10 million registered learners to its platform since mid-March, a 500% increase in the pace seen a year ago. Its Latin American user base grew at the same speed. In Brazil, during the past 30 days, the jump in registrations was of 257% year-on-year. Read more about it.