Coursera expands into international markets

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Coursera recently announced a host of new partnerships that include institutions affiliated with ProctorU and will expand the company’s reach internationally.

Twenty nine schools have entered into agreements with Coursera where the universities will offer select courses free of charge through the popular Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform. Three of those institutions, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and two University of California campuses, are part of larger systems that are currently working with ProctorU. The expansion translates to a total of 90 new courses as well as offerings in French, Spanish, Chinese and Italian. The agreements include institutions in Japan, Mexico, Denmark Taiwan, Singapore, China, Switzerland, Spain, The Netherlands, Italy, Germany and the United States.

The partnership with Coursera offers these institutions the chance to stake their place among the most reputable institutions of higher learning and demonstrates their commitment to furthering openly accessible quality education worldwide. In addition, the courses will benefit students as freely available supplemental course material.

ProctorU is also partnered with Coursera, allowing students to take proctored exams for five courses that can be translated to college credit. The full listing of those courses can be found here.