Online learning from ETU on Coursera

Online learning from ETU on Coursera

Center for New Educational Technologies and Distance Learning of ETU “LETI” announced addition of ETU online courses to online learning platform Coursera.

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According to the development strategy for 2018-2020, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” is expanding its presence at leading online learning sites. ETU online courses were added to Coursera, one of the world leading digital learning platforms, on October 31st.  

The fact that the specializations titled as “Digital Signal Processing” was added to Coursera learning platform that reaches more than 30 million people all over the world every year is a very important step in this direction. Specializations are series of courses for subsequent taking in the sphere of digital learning, specifically Discrete Time Signals and Systems and Discrete and digital filters.

The specialization was developed by the employees of Center for New Educational Technologies and Distance Learning in cooperation with Alexander Sergienko, Candidate of Technical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Theoretical Fundamentals of Radio Engineering. Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University that has already had experience working with international online learning platforms assisted the ETU team.

In fall 2018, Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing, a course developed by Professor Sergienko won the Fourth International Competition of Open Online Courses EdCrunch Award (the Best Course in High Technologies nomination). Now topicality and relevance of the subject matter can be appreciated by even more people.

“The fact that ETU added its online course to Coursera is an opportunity to demonstrate how competitive our education programs really are to the international audience. That is why we have chosen this specific subject matter when designing the course. Our specialization took its place among Electrical Engineering courses by University of Pennsylvania, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Princeton University and University of Rochester which indicates that scientific reputation of ETU is acknowledged.”

Taras V. Kustov, Vice-Rector for Additional Education

The course entitled as “Design of mobile health monitoring systems” by ETU (Biotechnical Systems and Technologies) and St. Petersburg State University will also be added to the site this year.

This is a course in English which is new for ETU and will broaden the audience of considerably. At the moment, telehealth is the growing field all over the globe, so is the demand for good education programs in the area.