What a great idea for Charlottesville! I am sure that there are many in our community who are not able to participate in MOOC experiences because they lack the equipment and/or bandwidth at home. Also, many seniors may be unwilling to risk feeling foolish in giving this new learning opportunity a try on their own.
A C’ville Coursera Learning Hub in a smart classroom would be a wonderful treasure for so many. Any local non-profit ready to take this on?
At Coursera, we envision a future where everyone has access to a world-class education. We strive to create and deliver experiences that break down daily barriers that stand in the way of successful learning. Today, in support of our goals, we’re delighted to announce a new initiative- Coursera Learning Hubs – that will offer people around the world physical spaces where they can access the Internet to take a Coursera course, while learning alongside peers in an interactive, facilitated setting. All for free.
via Coursera Blog • Introducing Coursera Learning Hubs: Global Participation, Local Access and Support!.