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Stephen Downes

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Obviously there's a cost in the background (there's always a cost in the background) but this sort of approach is exactly what MOOCs were supposed to enable: a program that "offers every Guyanese citizen and public sector employee free education and skill training on Coursera." (Are there public service employees that aren't citizens? It seems like an odd wording.) Anyhow, we can talk about whether this is the best way to provide free public higher education for everyone, and how it could be improved, but it has to start somewhere (such a contrast to nations that complain they have a shortage of skilled professionals and then charge tens of thousands of tuition to those capable learning the skills).

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