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Q&A Mellman / Plotkin / Open Education Resources

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Dramatically Expanding The Quality And Reach Of Education Has Been An Priority Of The US Government. Among The Elements The US Department Of Education Hs Identified Is The Expansion Of What Are Called Open Educational Resources, Known As OERs. One Of Those Resources, MOOCS, Another Acronym Defined As Massive Open Online Courses. These Internet Based Free Courses Started In The United States In 2001 And Are Now Spreading Worldwide. Daybreak Asia's Ira Mellman Spoke With Hal Plotkin, A Senior Policy Advisor At The United States Department Of Education. Plotkin Has Been In The Forefront Of Advancing The Use Of Open Educational Resources. He Spoke About The Recent And Rapid Expansion Of MOOC's In China.