Content-type: text/html ~ Stephen's Web ~ The Open University of China awarded UNESCO Prize for its use of AI to empower rural learners

Stephen Downes

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Although "one college student per village" may not sound like much, I can easily imagine its importance (I can still remember the impact of our 'one college student', Duff Crerar, from the time I attended school in rural Ontario; I fginally met him years later when I was teaching at Grande Prairie Regional College in Alberta) and also note that it's the tip of a wider presence. Like this: "As local residents are mainly engaged in agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery, the University developed learning resources, which can be easily accessed via mobile applications from anywhere, including while working in the field or on the farm." Again, it doesn't seem like much, but the difference between having and not having answers when you need them is huge.

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