MedCerts, the innovation leader in online healthcare and IT certification training and a subsidiary of Stride, Inc., an education company offering online and blended education programs, has announced a new partnership with Coursera, a leading online learning platform, to provide healthcare courses to learners around the world.
Launching on Coursera on June 15, the new, beginner-level Specialization program will cover Medical Billing and Coding. It will be available to more than 124 million registered learners on Coursera globally. The Specialization comprises multiple courses, is designed to be completed in weeks, and will incorporate MedCerts’ 12 Elements of eLearning in a digestible, accessible format. This initial launch is the first of many MedCerts Specializations planned through this partnership.
Speaking on the collaboration, Rafael Castañeda, SVP of Strategic Partnerships & Workforce Development, MedCerts, added:
Teaming up with Coursera gives MedCerts a global footprint that significantly expands our reach and visibility. We’re excited to offer our healthcare expertise to help Coursera provide an affordable and accessible catalogue of healthcare Specializations that will drive interest in the allied health world for learners everywhere.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations will grow 13 per cent within the next ten years. For individuals looking to explore their interests in the healthcare industry, this collaboration will offer a digestible and topical option and cater to those with varying interests and needs.
MedCerts delivers certification and career training through HD-quality video-based instruction, virtual simulations, games and animations, and on-the-job training through experiential learning solutions. The platform’s programs are state-of-the-art and custom created through the collaboration of its in-house production team, industry-recognized subject matter experts and education technical design team. The company aims to build a network and affordable talent pipeline for all involved.
Marni Baker Stein, Chief Content Officer of Coursera, added:
We are thrilled to partner with MedCerts, a national leader in healthcare workforce training, to equip learners worldwide with in-demand job skills and bridge the significant healthcare talent gap. Each new Specialization features instruction from industry experts in a fully online and self-paced format, designed to support learners of all backgrounds as they kick-start their healthcare careers.
As a leader in online healthcare, MedCerts has helped more than 55,000 students earn credentials and start new careers in the in-demand fields of healthcare and IT. It has developed over 50 immersive online national certification training programs with best-in-class outcomes. The company envision a future where adult learners can pursue a new career or higher education without lifetime debt, employers can build talent pipelines of skilled, qualified talent – and ultimately, where the workforce vacancy crisis is eliminated.
Launched in 2012 by two Stanford Computer Science professors, Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, to provide universal access to world-class learning. Coursera partners with 300+ leading university and industry partners to offer a broad catalogue of content and credentials, including courses, Specializations, Professional Certificates, Guided Projects, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Institutions worldwide use Coursera to upskill and reskill their employees, citizens, and students in data science and technology.