EDTECH: Silicon Valley’s Coursera Launches Big Data Analytics Moocs With PwC

Coursera, the world’s biggest platform for Moocs, has launched a data analysis course online with PwC, the professional services firm, as global edtech tries to close the gaping big data skills divide. Companies are increasingly harnessing the power of data and machines to glean intelligence on their operations and ultimately soup-up their businesses’ performance. However, this so-called “fourth industrial revolution”, in which a slew of technologies from artificial intelligence and robotics to the internet of things are driving sweeping change across industries, demands a different set of silky tech skills. Agnes Hussherr, PwC’s global human capital leader, said the new course is designed to help people become more confident with the future they face. He said: “We hope that we’ll play a part in building a generation of confident leaders…


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