As a cooperative partner of Khan Academy, NetEase Open Courses have translated a significant portion of Khan Academy videos into Chinese. These videos will be freely provided to the vast number of learners and users in China. As of the end of June 2012, the number of Chinese netizens reached 538 million, a quarter of which are among 10 to 19 years old. Videos from Khan Academy are widely acclaimed by users of this age group around the world.
At present, 927 videos from Khan Academy have been translated by NetEase Open Courses, covering mathematics, chemistry, biology, geometry, physics and other disciplines. These courses will be released in succession to the Khan Academy Chinese Zone (http://open.163.com / khan /) set by NetEase Open Courses. NetEase is the first portal site in China to partner with Khan Academy to localize its content and this greatly enhances NetEase Open Courses’ content and user base. Meanwhile, the cooperation with NetEase will promote the localization of Khan Academy courses in China, to achieve the purpose of providing a world class education for anyone anywhere.
“Our goal is very simple, that is, to make the acquisition of knowledge without boundaries and time fence, and users can get knowledge anywhere and anytime” Ding Lei said, the CEO of NetEase. “We always hope that, with our great effort and the extension of the Internet, all Chinese people can easily reach excellent knowledge from well-known universities and organizations, such as Khan Academy. In fact, NetEase is the first Chinese portal site that puts forward localized Open Courses project. It is the official cooperative partner with Chinese University Video Open Courses. Besides, NetEase has also cooperated with TED and now is a member of OCWC.
Brief Introduction to NetEase Open Courses
NetEase.com Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES), as the major portal site in China, launched its non-profit program, NetEase Open Courses, in November 2010. A collection of instructional videos from Harvard, Yale, Cambridge, Tsinghua University, Peking University and other world-class universities have been translated or produced, and finally freely provided to users. NetEase Open Courses now boasts a team of more than 200 translators. Now its website has about 6,000 online videos covering different discipline and the total installation of NetEase Open Courses’ mobile client is 2.8 million.