Coursera Goes Global, Adds 29 New Schools, 92 Courses, 4 Languages
Massive open online course site Coursera is back in the news with an expansion announcement that includes international school partnerships, new courses, and support for four new non-English languages.
The newly added list of schools include 16 international universities, from countries such as China, Denmark, France, Japan, and Mexico. Many of which are leaders in the fields of business, medicine, engineering, and creative arts, according to Coursera.
Courses from the international universities will be available in Chinese, French, Italian, and Spanish.
“With the addition of so many new courses across a wide range of disciplines, languages and academic approaches, we are now able to meet the needs of a more diverse student body, and give students more academic options to explore,” said Coursera co-founder, Andrew Ng, in a company blog post.
And the newly partnered universities are:
- California Institute of the Arts
- Case Western Reserve University
- Curtis Institute of Music
- Northwestern University
- Penn State University
- Rutgers University
- University of California, San Diego
- University of California, Santa Cruz
- University of Colorado, Boulder
- University of Rochester
- University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
- University of Wisconsin, Madison
- Ecole Polytechnique, France
- IE Business School, Spain
- Leiden University, Netherlands
- Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Muenchen, Germany
- Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy
- Technical University Munich, Germany
- Technical University of Denmark
- University of Copenhagen, Denmark
- University of Geneva, Switzerland
- Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong
- National Taiwan University
- National University of Singapore
- University of Tokyo, Japan
- Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
- Tecnológico de Monterrey
Previously HackCollege covered Coursera’s short-lived battle with the state of Minnesota, its courses being approved for college credit recommendation, and named it one of the best ways to learn online for free.
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