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Online petition - Create "political roadmap" to turn MOOCs into a global standard at every public university by 2020

The idea of MOOC/blended learning is a fascinating idea to spread out top academic education to everyone. Free private online platforms like Udacity/Coursera founded by Stanford professors or KhanAcademy founded by a MIT/Harvard graduate, just to name a few, are outstanding practical examples.

However, what about all these public universities in the world which are financed by taxpayer funds?

The idea is that the government/parliaments in each country should pass a bill that MOOCs as part of “blended learning” are need to be implemented compulsorily at every public university till 2020.

Therefore citizens of each nation may submit "Online-Petitions" with content as follows:

Development of national education-roadmaps 2020 to define MOOC course standards, MOOC training programs for university staff and a step by step implementation-strategy. Entire course offerings have to be free of charge and be open for each citizen (taxpayer) of each nation

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    Oct 24 2013: Is being a taxpayer a necessity for this service to be 'free of charge'?
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      Oct 25 2013: ah no,to be citizen is enough, rather in the sense of e.g. public roads which are paid by taxpayer, but can be used by everybody..your kids, and even foreigners. so even taxpayers have actually the right to claim for it, it should become sort of 'basic right' in that society.
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        Oct 25 2013: Thank you for your clarification and I agree with it, as much as I like the 'global' approach, as knowledge to me is a legacy which should be handed over and shared free of any charge.

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