21 Feb

Gigaom

Providers of massive open online courses (MOOCs) tend to be based in elite pockets of the United States (SiliconValley and Boston, for example), but their students increasingly come from all corners of the world. And to attract and accommodate a more global student body, online education startup Coursera on Thursday said that it had added even more school partners, about half of which are international, to offer more courses reflecting different languages, perspectives and disciplines.

The Palo Alto-based company said it had added 29 new academic partners, 16 of which are international, nearly doubling its list of institutional partners (you can see a full list of new schools below).  With its new partners, the startup will not only offer courses in French (it already launched a course with the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), but also Spanish, Italian and Chinese.

Since launching nearly a year ago, the…

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