Coursera enters Chinese market with new deal

October 8, 2013

MOOC platform Coursera this week announced a new partnership with Chinese internet company NetEase that will allow Coursera to extend its offerings to a wide-reaching audience in China. Coursera Zone, a Chinese-language web portal, will include Chinese-language course synopses, student testimonials, FAQs and discussion forums that cater to the specific needs and interests of Chinese students. NetEase will store video files from selected courses on locally-hosted servers, significantly improving video quality for Chinese users. Coursera is also working with several other partners, in China and internationally, to reach the "hundreds of millions" of additional potential users. Coursera News Release | Chronicle of Higher Education