Stephen Downes

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Campus Technology has picked up on the MOOCs-in-China story. "Unlike the focus in the United States on delivering a university-caliber education to people who are out of school, in China, MOOCs are specifically targeted to university students as a means for improving 'equity in higher ed.' According to Wu Yan, who leads China's Higher Education Department, 'MOOCs are critical to reform China's traditional, cramming teaching model.'" That makes the Chinese MOOCs closer to the original intent than anything that ever came out of Stanford.

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