Coursera blocks access in sanctioned countries
Original post made on Mar 6, 2014
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on Mar 6, 2014 at 8:49 pm
It was only a matter of time before education would become a sufficiently valuable commodity that it would come under some sort of government regulationin one county, or another, or all countries.
Of course, one does have to wonder why an American company would want to give away key technological knowledge, and expertise, to a world that will only use that information to compete with the US, even to the point of initiating military conflict with this country.
As noble as the idea of free education for the worldthere are going to be consequences that companies like Coursea will not be able to predict, nor mitigate, once their gift of knowledge has been put to some untoward purpose.
on Mar 7, 2014 at 4:41 am
Remember that first and foremost you are a product of your environment; freedom of information is the catalyst to a united, empathetic and tolerant single race of human. Any company whose mission is to provide free education to all should not be regarded as an 'American company' but as a human or world organisation. For the fact that it happens to have originated in America you should be truly proud.
Take time to examine your perspective and influences carefully and be mindful of the power and influence of your words. I will be sure to do the same.
on Mar 7, 2014 at 10:54 am
Cousera is a truly admirable game changer. It not only spreads knowledge and American influence around the globe to lift the whole boat to a higher level, but also mitigates expenses and student loans for higher education. It will make the world insanely great. Salute to Ng and Koller.