SkillSets are now available in the product. With SkillSets, you can build targeted learning programs fast and help focus your learners towards job-based goals that are core to your organization’s objectives.
If you are interested in learning more about reporting SkillSets, read below. If you want to understand what SkillSets are and how they relate to Academies, read About SkillSets. If you are interested in learning more about implementing SkillSets, read Use SkillSets.
How is the target score decided?
We create the skill goals in SkillSets by mapping external job and skill taxonomy data (via BurningGlass) to Coursera’s own skill data. To set the skill proficiency goal, we match skills BurningGlass labels like "necessary," "relevant," and "distinguishing" (in relation to specific jobs) with Coursera's own labels for Conversant, Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced (for more information on these definitions, please click here). Then, we validate the skill score of these SkillSets with market data and feedback from our customers.
Can I download a report with this information? What’s included?
With SkillSets, you can also see skill progress at the individual level.
You can view SkillSet-specific reports by clicking into a particular SkillSet in the SkillSet Tab. You can view how many learners have made progress towards the goals, achieved it, or saved it as their goal.
You can also view the progress and proficiencies of individual learners, and either download the data to use off-platform, or send the learners a message through the Communications Tool.
How is tracking SkillSets progress different from skill tracking in the Skill Development Dashboards?
With Coursera you can track skills developed by domain, level, and role. The Skill Development Dashboards offer the ability to track and measure skills in aggregate across domains and levels, and deep dive on a single skill; SkillSet tracking allows you to see an employee-specific view of who is behind, ahead, and learning toward a SkillSet. The skills your learners gain via SkillSet programs will be reflected in SkillSet tracking as well as the Skill Development Dashboards.
Because all assessment activity counts toward a learner’s skill score, the skills your learners gain via Collections programs will also be reflected in SkillSet tracking, whether that learner has saved a SkillSet as their goal or not. You can filter just for the learners that have explicitly saved a SkillSet as a goal.
How long will it take to complete a SkillSet learning program?
The time it takes to finish a SkillSet varies by SkillSet type, your incoming skill proficiency, and the skills taught. Unlike a traditional learning path, where everyone takes the same courses, the content recommendations in a SkillSet will be different for each individual learner as their incoming skill proficiency is different.
For learners who have already taken Coursera content, the skill score is already being tracked, and will be reflected in SkillSets when you select the learning program.
In the future, we will be offering diagnostics for different skill areas to help you baseline learner skill scores and better understand which SkillSets they should take.