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Free on-line education from the US to Russia

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Irina Hobbs

on 4 December 2013

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MOOC for Russia
SUPPORT "MOOC for Russia!"
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But Russian students cannot keep up!
Our project

aims at:
Raising awareness among Russian students and educators about high-quality free online courses and their benefits;
Planting a mutual support network and establish a community of self-educating students;
Helping Russian students become part of an international community of students;
Creating the first Russian-language online recourse for students to receive qualified advice on how to use MOOCs
Russia: Challenges of Educational System
New ideas are needed to overcome Soviet legacy, especially in teaching of humanities and social sciences;
The result of this is the reason
why many young Russians want to
study abroad.
To help us reach our goals, please donate to the project in exchange for valuable
services and goods!
Join us on
help us raise awareness among Russian students and educators about the best courses from American universities;
They have very poor English skills for studying
They do not know about MOOCs
They do not know how to use online education
What sculpture is
to a block of marble,
Education is
to a human soul.
-Joseph Addison
We believe that access to the international education through MOOCs, which are offered by the best universities in the world, is capable of setting new standards of excellence among students and educators, and moving the
Russia education forward.
Opinion poll shows that the positive perception of the US in Russia has been declining

help us in our efforts to make English-language courses available in Russian, and Russian courses - in English.

MOOCs will help:
reach out to students in the remote regions of Russia;
deepen the specialized knowledge necessary for Master's students;
Russian students improve English language skills;
improve the US image in the eyes of young people.

New specialists are needed to overcome the consequences of brain-drain: Many universities experience shortage of qualified staff, especially in newer disciplines (computer science, genetics)
An innovative approach to education is needed to overcome the consequences of corruption in state funding of education;
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