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Coursera offers more than 4,000 free online training programs using blockchain technology in Catalonia

August 18, 2020

The Catalan Government’s Digital Policy Secretariat has signed an agreement with the Coursera eLearning platform to offer an online training catalog With more than 4,000 free courses for the general public, 83 of which are blockchain technology.

According to a statement released by the company, they pledged to help governments around the world give unemployed workers free access to 4,000 online courses.

Registrations by September 30th of this year

The aim of the initiative is to help affected workers develop the knowledge and skills that are to be reinstated. Federal, state, and local governments can enroll until September 30, 2020, and those who enroll by then can study until the end of the year.

Coursera offers more than 4,000 free online training programs using blockchain technology in CataloniaCoursera offers more than 4,000 free online training programs using blockchain technology in Catalonia

Students, professors and administrators of the Universidad de los Andes can access more than 4,000 specialist courses and programs from all universities and partner companies on the platform.

Coursera offers courses from some of the world’s leading universitiesFor example, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Duke University, the University of Michigan, Yale University, and others that incorporate key business, technology, and data science skills.

The initiative also includes professional certificates from industry educators such as the Google IT Support Professional Certificate. specially designed to train people for jobs with high demand.

Further detailed training covers web development and mobile applications, big data, artificial intelligence, robotics, blockchain or video game design. Training on the gender perspective is also offered in ICT, entrepreneurship and digital social innovation.

The training courses are aimed at all levels and population groups. Although Coursera’s selection of courses primarily focuses on digital skills, you can also find hundreds of suggestions from areas such as math, social science, health, languages, arts and humanities, or personal development, among others.

Developed by leading universities and major technology companies, these courses give you access to a comprehensive training experience: videos and webinars, online exercises, discussion forums, specific questionnaires and certificates of professionalism.

In addition, the Coursera mobile application, available for Apple and Android, lets you study from anywhere, anytime.

The effect of COVID-19 on online learning could expand the range of popular topics. In the training in the technology economy, however, the digital learning allowance has so far been available. If more work and daily life go online – some of it permanently – that probably won’t change.

At least 83 courses are planned for blockchain technology

For blockchain technology, at least 83 courses are planned for this area. This is detailed on the Coursera website. Titles like “Explanation of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies “,” Blockchain: Fundamentals and Use Cases “,” Blockchain Revolution in Financial Services “,” Blockchain Transactions “, among other.

All programs were developed by universities and technology companies. American study houses like the University of Michigan, the University of California, and the University of Minnesota take blockchain courses. There are also courses from Tomsk National State Research University (in Russia), ConsenSys Academy, Fontainebleau Business School in France (INSEAD) and the Association of International Certified Public Accountants.

With this initiative, the Catalan authorities join other offerings of online studies on blockchain and other technologies launched as part of the coronavirus expansion. The number of free and paid correspondence courses has increased since last April during prison terms set in most countries.

Blockchain is a technology that is still being developed. Use cases still need to be identified and technical and legal challenges still need to be resolved.. For this reason, not only specialized technologists are required, but also experts in designing new business models or in shaping the future legality of the sector.

Spain as an innovative Spanish-speaking country

The online education platform published its Global Skills Index “GSI” last July, in which Spain stood out as an innovative country among the Spanish-speaking countries in Data Science (# 12) and competitive in Business (# 30) and Technology (# 18).

GSI intends to prepare a specific study of the changes brought about in virtual learning as a result of the global pandemic, to demonstrate that “recovery in a post-pandemic world will depend on extensive retraining in education”.

The results of the index left a very clear theme regarding the direct relationship between mastery of competencies and economic progress in several dimensionsincluding a nation’s GDP generated by labor force participation and income equality as better education preparation occurs in these areas.

The fact that Spain is ahead of the pack in implementing online courses using the Coursera educational platform for skills development in various technologies, including blockchain, in post-pandemic times, Undoubtedly, they point the way for many nations containing the final positions of the categories established in the last study For example – read the Latin America region – if you want to be at the forefront of the new challenges.

In the report, Argentina is the best-rated country in Latam by the technology sector, while Mexico is the worst-placed country in the global online higher education platform.

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