How Jordan’s Queen plans to ‘democratize access’ to education

Christina Farr, Nov 19, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Despite Udacity's 'pivot' the VC world remains enthusiastic about MOOCs, to judge from this article in Venture Beat about MOOCs in Jordan. In particular, it reports, "[Jordan's] Queen Rania Al Abdullah has spoken out in favor of the movement, arguing that online education will benefit minority groups in the Arab world, especially young women... Queen Rania’s foundation announced the formation of a new Arabic online education service called Edraak."

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