Number of the Day

The Self-Improvement Summer, by the Numbers

Rosetta Stone, MasterClass, and Coursera have seen a sudden surge in sign-ups during the pandemic

Marker # of the Day: 18 million — How many users joined Coursera since mid-March, a more than 400% increase over last year
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18 million: That’s how many users have joined the online learning platform Coursera since mid-March, a more than 400% increase over the same period last year, according to