The National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) has urged its affiliated colleges to avail the opportunities of doing online courses from top world universities through the Higher Education Commission’s (HEC) initiative taken for enhancing their skills in various disciplines.
Faculty members and students are advised to register themselves online before the Sept 8, deadline to benefit from such courses.
The Digital Learning and Skills Enrichment Initiative (DLSEI) has been launched by HEC with the collaboration of Coursera International for enhancing online learning and skills development among passionate students and faculty members of higher educational institutes.
Coursera Inc is an American open online course provider founded in 2012 by Stanford University computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller. Coursera works with universities and other organizations to offer online courses, certifications, and degrees in a variety of subjects.
In 2021, it was estimated that about 150 universities offered over 4,000 courses through Coursera. This programme will provide an opportunity to access the online courses and certifications from the top universities of the world.
They can use the chance to get enroll themselves “in the highest -ranked and most expensive online courses,” which will further equip them in a better way for practical life challenges and self-development.
DLSEI initiative offers “fee reimbursement model” for students and faculty members of Public Sector universities on a first come first serve basis. After paying a registration Rs.4000, students and faculty members will access course on a single license.
Once they have completed at least three courses and got their certificates, the registration fee will be reimbursed to them.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 7th, 2021.
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