GraphQL Summit
28 October 2016
| By Brennan Saeta
This past week, Coursera attended the first annual GraphQL Summit. We learned a lot from other cutting edge organizations adopting GraphQL, and are excited by Facebook’s open stewardship of the protocol. As part of the conference, we presented our journey...
My Summer Internship at Coursera
24 October 2016
| By Meiri Anto
Hi I’m Meiri, and I’m a rising senior majoring in economics and computer science at Swarthmore College. This summer, I had the amazing opportunity to intern as a back-end software engineer on the Learning Experience Team (internally called FLEX) at...
Active Learning Experiences with Code Executable Blocks
30 September 2016
| By Christine Wong
We are working on a number of exciting innovations at Coursera to better enable our university and industry partners to build rich learning experiences that help learners achieve their goals. Last week, we began a small but exciting pilot for...
Three Technologies That Power Code Executable Blocks
29 September 2016
| By eleith, Ankit Ahuja, Brennan Saeta
We recently released an exciting project on Coursera: Code Executable Blocks. This project allow course instructors to extend the Coursera platform with a development environment exposed as an embeddable code editor. Code Executable Blocks is powered by three technologies, both internal and external to Coursera: Coursera Markup Language (CML), Docker and AWS.
Call for Papers: NIPS 2016 Workshop on Machine Learning for Education
22 August 2016
| By Jiquan Ngiam
Machine Learning for Education We are excited to co-organize a workshop at NIPS 2016 on applications of machine learning towards education. We are looking for contributions to the workshop and welcome you to join us at NIPS! Workshop Summary The...