17 various universities have worked to create an initiative to educate learners about the Sustainaible Development Goals (SDGs) and how they can contribute to achieving them. Coursera is the primary platform where these courses are offered for the general public in the form of online classes with the hope of increasing participation in the work being done towards these goals. The courses often provide a hands-on experience with an NGO or international organization who is working to achieve the SDGs through their work. The participating universities hope to offer a global education on these goals and ways to get involved. Courses offered through the SDG initiative cover one or more of the goals through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).