• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 1 month
    Duration

About

In the  Effective Communication Capstone Project offered by Coursera in partnership with Coursera - University of Colorado Boulder learners apply the lessons of Business Writing, Graphic Design, and Successful Presentation to create a portfolio of work that represents their mastery of writing, design, and speaking and that expresses their personal brand. 

The portfolio includes three individual elements—a written memo, a slide deck, and a presentation—integrated around a single topic. We provide the elements for a basic capstone, but we also invite our learners to create their own project if they so choose. 

This self-designed "Challenge Capstone" allows learners to engage meaningfully in their world by choosing a project relevant to their current job or by volunteering to write, design, and speak for a social organization of their choice.

By successfully undertaking the Capstone, learners will accomplish three main goals: 

  • They will hone their writing, design, and speaking skills and build a portfolio for a job search and/or professional application; 
  • They will shape these skills into a unique brand identity; and, if they choose, 
  • They will undertake a transformative effect in the world around them. 

Ultimately, the importance of Capstone portfolio is greater than the sum of its individual parts. Its true goal lies in each student’s personal transformation and expression of their best selves.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 5 hours to complete
      • Suggested: 4 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Capstone Introduction
  • Writing the Memo
  • Designing the Slides
  • Creating the Presentation
  • The Final Push

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Beginner Level

Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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