Coursera Launches Learning Hubs Around The World - Inc.

Coursera Launches Learning Hubs Around The World - Inc.

Coursera, the Mountain View, California-based provider of massively open online courses or MOOCs, announced Thursday that it is partnering with the Department of State, as well as seven international organizations, to launch a series of so-called “Learning Hubs” around the globe.

At these hubs, students will be able to take MOOC courses together and get assistance from in-class facilitators for free. All of the costs for infrastructure and space are covered by Coursera’s global partners, and the facilitators themselves will be volunteers.

The goal of these hubs is two-fold. For one, they’ll provide…