MCAA learning program

Updated on the 14/10/2023: we are currently enrolling, free licenses available immediately.

The MCAA Learning Program in a nutshell:
First: please read the rules of the MCAA Learning Program below.
Second: register to get your free license.
Third: when a license is available you will receive an invitation to join and then you can start learning for free

What is the MCAA Learning Program?

At the MCAA we value lifelong career development. Regardless of the career stage, whether students or established professionals, there is always a need to acquire new skills and learn or update knowledge to progress in our careers.

That’s why, regardless of whether you are a researcher or took a different career path, the MCAA is happy to offer you free access to the learning platform Coursera.

To make your life easier, we have worked with Coursera to propose several learning tracks. Or you can simply choose the courses you want among 7000+ courses from 275+ leading universities and companies, organised into the following main categories:

Data Science - Business - Computer Science - Information Technology - Language Learning - Health - Personal Development - Physical Science and Engineering - Social Sciences - Arts and Humanities - Math and Logic

Access conditions:

Licenses are exclusively allocated to MCAA members with updated and complete profiles.

A limited number of licenses are available. To increase the number of members that can benefit from this opportunity licenses are allocated in 3 months cohorts.

Every 3 months a new cohort of MCAA members will be given access to the platform and can use it freely until the end of the respective cohort period.

Members registering for access will be put on a waiting list and licenses will be allocated following the order of registration. Each member can register an unlimited number of times but only once every 3 months.

If an allocated license is not activated within 7 days the member loses access to it and will need to register again to enter the waiting list for the next cohorts.

If an activated license is not used by the member for consecutive 20 days it may be revoked and allocated to a member on the waiting list.

Special conditions

While each 3-month cohort will be built following the registration order, some licenses in each cohort will be reserved for:

- Members with proven needs (unemployment, low resources countries/universities, …)

- MCAA active members (Chairs of Chapters and Working Groups, members actively contributing to the organisation of MCAA activities)

- Top platform users. Members who complete the highest number of courses in each cohort will be allowed to keep their licenses for the next cohort. This comes as a prize for outstanding interest in career development and for making good use of the allocated license.

- Members who inform of unavailability to continue using an allocated license before the expiring time, allowing to allocate it to another member, will be considered as special condition the next time they register.

How to register for access

Log in, click the Registration Form button below, and fill in the form. Please make sure your profile is updated and complete, less than 90% of profile completion will automatically block the form submission. By submitting a registration form, members automatically join the waiting list. When a license becomes available an invitation to join the platform will be sent to the email used to register at the MCAA website. It is therefore important to keep your email information updated (see the "How to complete your profile" section below).

How to complete your profile

Go to your profile page (click on your name on the top banner) and open the "ACTIONS" button on the right side of the screen, then select "EDIT". Complete as much information as possible in the fields that are empty. Pay special attention to the email address, this will be the one used for allocating a license and for all communications. and the board members will never ask you passwords or other sensitive data. Also you will never receive strange links from them. Please always check the email sender and be careful what URLS you visit.