Guided Projects is an instructor-led online learning experience available on Coursera where learners can gain real-world skills in less than two hours. Unlike a recorded video or Zoom lesson where learners are passively watching a video, Guided Projects are designed to be a hands-on learning experience where learners can follow along the instructor using a unique side-by-side learning interface (see image below). Through guided instruction, Guided Projects ensure that any learner, at any level, can develop skill mastery in even the most complex and robust tools and software.
How can Guided Projects Benefit Your Organization?
Because they require a smaller time commitment and provide practice using tools in real-world scenarios, with Guided Projects learners can build the skills they need, right when they need them. Below are just a few examples of how Guided Projects can be used in your organization.
Using Guided Projects will benefit your organization in 4 major ways:
- Reduced IT time and cloud costs: All learning takes place in virtual cloud workspaces without the need for software downloads or IT setup. All relevant software and data is preconfigured on the cloud desktops, so learners don’t have to set up or configure anything.
- Free access to all employees: All the employees in your organization will have free access to any Guided Projects created by your organization.
- Concurrent learning: There can be thousands of learners taking a Guided Project at a time.
- Customized cloud desktops for your organization: Create your own projects for the tools, technologies, and use cases most important to your organization. Your organization can choose to leverage either public projects authored by industry-leading experts or build your own custom projects tailored to your particular technology stack to drive adoption at scale.
Guided Projects vs. Courses
Rather than simply teaching conceptual knowledge, Guided Projects are intended to involve learners in hands-on activities where they are following along with an instructor. If the instructor is simply seeking to explain theoretical concepts that don’t require a software application, Guided Projects are not the best choice. This type of instruction would be better suited for a traditional course format. The table below illustrates the main differences between a course and a Guided Project.
To learn more about Guided Projects check out the links below:
Private Guided Project Content Specifications