In 2021, India reported the highest enrollments globally for Guided Projects on Coursera as ‘hands-on’ learning accelerated as a trend to show employers the ability to apply in-demand, new-age skills. Indian learners turned to beginner-level projects focused on digital marketing tools, including Google Ads, Google Analytics, WordPress, and Wix. As organizations increase investments in digital channels, entry- and mid-level digital marketing jobs are projected to grow in the coming years. Guided Projects are an efficient way to develop role-specific skills, be that web development or business analytics. Guided Projects teaching job-relevant technical skills including coding, machine learning, AWS and soft skills like resume creation also featured among the top ten.
Since their May’20 launch, Guided Projects have quickly become a popular way to learn new skills. Each project takes two hours or less to complete and incorporates hands-on learning through a virtual machine — no need to download tools or navigate software configuration.
Here is the list of the ten most popular Guided Projects on Coursera in India in 2021:
Most popular Guided Projects on Coursera in India in 2021
Duration and Level
|Google Ads for Beginners||2 hours, beginner|
|Build a Full Website using WordPress||2 hours, advanced|
|Introduction to Basic Game Development using Scratch||2 hours, beginner|
|Create a Resume and Cover Letter with Google Docs||2 hours, beginner|
|Develop a Company Website with Wix||2 hours, beginner|
|Getting Started in Google Analytics||1 hour, beginner|
|AWS S3 Basics||2 hours, beginner|
|Create a Website Using WordPress: Free Hosting & Sub-domain||2 hours, beginner|
|Business Analysis & Process Management||2 hours, beginner|
|Machine Learning Pipelines with Azure ML Studio||2 hours, beginner|