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Coursera finds a student in AXA

July 19, 2017

Online learning platform Coursera has entered into a global partnership with insurance company AXA to develop learning paths, curate relevant content and map out future competencies for its employees. For this, AXA will adopt Coursera’s enterprise platform ­­ Coursera for Business.

The partnership comes after a three-month pilot, during which more than 1,000 AXA employees registered as learners, with 50% of them receiving certifications. The partnership will provide all AXA employees in 64 countries with ondemand access to more than 300 courses on a variety of topics such as data science, digital marketing, and leadership. Upon completion, AXA employees will receive sharable electronic course certificates, which highlight the new skills. AXA will also consider creating customi sed content on the Coursera platform.

“Coursera complements our existing offer, which is already quite rich. Coursera has a specific take to it ­­ it has top-notch university content. The scale is huge because we are opening this to all our employees, starting from the end of September. The pilot was led in an agile way and lasted for three months,” said Stéphanie Ricci, group head of lear ning, AXA Group, GIE AXA Paris.

Coursera for Business offers indepth content from top universities, certifications, a mobile platform, and centralised programme management and progress tracking tools. Within a year of launch, Coursera for Business has been adopted by more than 90 large enterprise and government customers, including brands like L’Oreal, PayPal, Danone, JP Morgan Chase and Air France-KLM.

“Companies are realising that technology and data are transforming their businesses. They are trying to help their employees keep up with some of the most advanced practices on how they do their jobs.In information intensive industries, data is changing the way business gets done,” said Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera.

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