U.S. Plans Global Network of Free Online Courses | New York Times

The New York Times reported today that Coursera is partnering with the US Government to provide "learning hubs" around the world with free access to the internet, online educational tools, and in-person instruction. 

The Times says:

"The learning hubs represent a new stage in the evolution of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, and address two issues: the lack of reliable Internet access in some countries, and the growing conviction that students do better if they can discuss course materials, and meet at least occasionally with a teacher or facilitator."

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