On October 8th, 2013, an online free classes platform Coursera joined with Chinese online education platform NetEase to launch a Chinese language Coursera Zone.
Coursera Zone will offer syllabus, FAQ and discussion forum in Chinese. What’s more, Coursera Zone would provide more classes in Chinese, NetEase would select some online classes and store them in its servers to improve video watching experience.
Except for cooperating with NetEase, Coursera also seeked for other partners in and outside China to enlarge its online Chinese classes, such as Beijing University and National Taiwan University. Coursera would also plan to cooperate with Guokr.com, a Chinese science and technology interests social community, and Yeeyan, a Chinese translation volunteer group, to translate Coursera courses into Chinese.
Course Zone would be opened on NetEase. Except for offering Cousera online classes, NetEase would also provide other online education videos with translation, such as TED and Khan Academy.