Coursera launches a program to crowd-translate its online classes into new languages


Coursera is launching an initiative to help expedite the translation of its online learning platform into non-English languages. The Global Translator Community (GTC) is a program that essentially allow volunteers to crowdsource translated subtitles for the 600-plus video courses on its site. “Like many things here at Coursera, the GTC emerged from our learners. In classes ranging from Machine Learning to Social Psychology, we noticed learners spontaneously organizing to translate lecture subtitles for the benefit of their classmates. At the same time, we heard many Courserians asking us for even more translations,” the company explains on its blog. Initially, Coursera...

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