Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are increasingly multilingual, and two of the largest providers of the free massive open online courses recently announced international initiatives — in Latin America and the Middle East — that could greatly expand the global reach of the sensation, Tech Page One reports.

Coursera has partnered with the Carlos Slim Foundation to deliver more courses in Spanish to Mexico and beyond, and edX is teaming up with a Jordanian group that will use its platform to host a MOOC portal for the Arabic-speaking world.

The announcement of the Arabic-language portal, slated to launch soon, follows...

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