Turkcell, Turkey’s leading mobile communications provider, has formed a partnership with Coursera.
Under the agreement Turkcell created a Turkish user interface for Coursera’s website and will work together with Coursera’s current partner Koc University to subtitle existing courses and create new courses in Turkish through Turkcell Akademi.
The partnership announcement also marks a new phase of Turkcell’s mobile education efforts in the country by relaunching the Turkcell Akademi as a free and public digital learning platform.
While some of the courses in the Turkcell Akademi can only be accessed by Turkcell customers the courses from Coursera will be accessible for everyone free of charge.
Turkcell’s population coverage is at 99.49% in 2G and 86.17% in 3G with 34.8 million subscribers in Turkey and 70.1 million subscribers in nine countries as of March 31, 2014.
Earlier this year edX joined SocialEDU, a similar project by Facebook’s non-profit Internet.org which aims to bring free, mobile based education to students in Rwanda.
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