Apr 28, 2020 - Axios Events

Coursera CEO: Students turning away from college is "tremendous concern"

School closures as a result of the coronavirus crisis are creating a "disruption in continuity of learning," as high school seniors and current college students become turned off by the prospect of online learning, Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda told Axios during a virtual event on Tuesday.

Why it matters: 1.6 billion students have had their schools closed around the world, according to UNESCO. Maggioncalda said there's "growing concern" that students won't return to college until there's a "new kind of normal," but that he hopes online courses will allow students to continue learning for free or at low cost.

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