Massive open online course provider Coursera will provide physical spaces in which to use its digital content, the company announced  on Thursday. Along with five partner organizations, including the U.S. State Department, Coursera will establish "Learning Hubs" at more than 20 locations around the world, including at campuses and U.S. embassies.
The hubs will provide free access to the Internet and Coursera's MOOCs, but the company is also promising a more traditional learning experience. Some courses will feature in-person sessions, which can range from tutoring to discussions, moderated by a "local facilitator who has familiarity with the subject."
Coursera's announcement is the latest in a trend of MOOC providers expanding abroad . In the past month alone, Coursera and edX have both targeted China  to broaden the scope of their platforms.