- Coursera announced its new Career Services support in a blog post Tuesday, telling users that if they opt in, their information will be shared with potential employers when they peform well in a course.
- Career Services, like Coursera's courses, is free for students, but the MOOC provider has previously hinted that an employer-matching service is a possible revenue model, and and Facebook, Twitter, AppDirect and TrialPay are among companies that have already signed up.
- The amount Coursera is charging employers or how much of that is being split between its partners is currently unknown--though a contract between Coursera and U. of Michigan obtained by the Chronicle of Higher Education this summer indicates that the breakdown could be 6 to 15%.
From the article:
Since launching earlier this year, Palo Alto-based Coursera has established itself as a force in online education, attracting more than two million students, 33 top-notch universities and $22 million in venture funding. But this week, the company made a key step toward building out its business model, announcing that it had opened up a recruiting service that matches employers with top-performing students on its site. ...