By the end of the year, Coursera.org will offer 50 Spanish-language MOOCs.
This initiative comes as a result of a partnership with the Carlos Slim Foundation, a Mexican philanthropic organization.
“Our alliance with Coursera will allow training in Mexico, Latin America, and in the Hispanic community in the United States, promoting human capital at the highest level,” said Carlos Slim Helú, the businessman and philanthropist behind the foundation.
The partnership will focus on courses tailored to Latin America’s employment needs in computer science, health care, and public health.
The Carlos Slim Foundation plans to reach low-income communities by offering MOOCs at its Telmex Digital Libraries, a network of more than 3,000 computer centers that provide free Internet access.