MOOC Petition: FREE Online College Access for ALL thru a "USA Nationally ACCREDITED Free MOOCs University"
  • Petitioning Michelle Obama

This petition will be delivered to:

First Lady of the United States
Michelle Obama
Chairman of National Governors Association
John W Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado
California-11
Rep. George Miller
Oklahoma-05
Gov. Mary Fallin
Wisconsin-01
Rep. Paul Ryan
California
Sen. Dianne Feinstein
California
Sen. Barbara Boxer
Connecticut
Sen. Chris Murphy
Iowa
Sen. Tom Harkin
Maryland
Sen. Barbara Mikulski
New Jersey
Sen. Robert Menendez
Pennsylvania
Sen. Robert Casey
Tennessee
Sen. Lamar Alexander
Washington
Sen. Patty Murray
Wyoming
Sen. Mike Enzi
Massachusetts
Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Wisconsin
Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Vermont
Sen. Bernie Sanders
Colorado
Sen. Michael Bennet
Minnesota
Sen. Al Franken
Delaware
Sen. Christopher Coons

MOOC Petition: FREE Online College Access for ALL thru a "USA Nationally ACCREDITED Free MOOCs University"

    1. Augusto Failde
    2. Petition by

      Augusto Failde

      New York, NY

  1. HELP low & middle income families, underserved student populations, our military & their families, our unemployed, and many more of US To HELP OURSELVES by providing us with Access to a FREE COLLEGE Education thru the creation of an online  American Nationally Accredited MOOCs University that is agnostic of MOOC Platform/University. 
  2. If you can afford a full time campus-based University Education, Great - Do it! But if you are like many of us that cannot - then a Free Nationally Accredited MOOCs University is an Option that can and must be available TODAY.
  3. Cost of a College Education has become prohibitive for most of Americans, and insurmountable Student Loan Debt is financially paralyzing our students, their families and our economic recovery.  U.S. Student Loan Debt is now $1.2+ Trillion and growing. A Free MOOCs University is NOW possible; it is leveraging existing MOOC resources at minimal incremental cost; it is self-sustainable and most importantly - It can have a Massive positive impact on this national emergency.
  4. MOOCs are FREE Massive Open Online Courses offered by the world's leading Universities, and they are usually the SAME courses taught on campus. MOOCs are growing at an explosive rate worldwide. Total Number of MOOCs worldwide grew 327% in ONLY 1 Year, June 2013 - June 2014.  Many already offer optional MOOC "Verified" Certificates, and/or Assessment Tests that present the initial building blocks for accredited online Certificates, Associates, and Bachelors degrees.
  5. SIMPLE Initial Approach: Group "Existing/Upcoming" MOOCs into Academic Pathways by Subject Area (ie, Science, Programming, Design, IT, Humanities, Health, Vocational, etc) that can lead to MOOCs University Certificates, Associate or Bachelor Degrees. Enable students to verifiy their MOOC work thru optional Verified MOOCs or MOOC-specific Online Assessment Tests. That's it. It's a start that we can build on and improve, but this option is feasible and needs to be available Today.
  6. MOOCs are NOT for Everyone, but they are for MANY. Let INDIVIDUALS decide for themselves if a FREE online American Nationally Accredited MOOCs University is for them, their families, and their current/potential employers.
  7. America needs to take the GLOBAL LEADERSHIP ROLE role in leveraging the new existing delivery technologies and exploding growing number of Free high quality MOOCs to "Free" College Access for All. France, India, Jordan, China, Trinidad/Tobago and Other countries have launched or will be launching their own MOOC Country initiatives. 
  8. The Time for America's Free MOOCs University is Now.

http://www.slideshare.net/MOOCsUniversity/free-online-college-access-for-all

To:
Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States
John W Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado, Chairman of National Governors Association
Rep. George Miller, California-11
Gov. Mary Fallin, Oklahoma-05
Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin-01
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California
Sen. Barbara Boxer, California
Sen. Chris Murphy, Connecticut
Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Maryland
Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey
Sen. Robert Casey, Pennsylvania
Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee
Sen. Patty Murray, Washington
Sen. Mike Enzi, Wyoming
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts
Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin
Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont
Sen. Michael Bennet, Colorado
Sen. Al Franken, Minnesota
Sen. Christopher Coons, Delaware
MOOC Petition: FREE Online College Access for ALL thru a "USA Nationally Accredited FREE MOOCs University"

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • frank roquemore PUEBLO, CO
      • about 17 hours ago

      My girlfriend and I were actually on an evening walk a few months ago talking about money and the future (i'm 20 she's 19) and the things we want to do with our lives. We are both musicians, so we constantly look for new ways to inspire ourselves and others and we talk and think a lot about what things we can do that would have the most impact. A free accredited college came up and we started running with the idea of something like a khanacademy but with a degree involved at the end of it all. I still would like to see a free accredited college at a physical building so I am now enrolled in my first college classes to become a petroleum engineer while learning about investing from my very successful uncle so that hopefully i can fund or at least contribute to that goal. I do believe if there were ever a step in the right direction, MOOC is definitely on that path.

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    • Sheila Huyett HAMILTON, VA
      • 4 days ago

      Everyone has the right for higher education, not just those that can afford it.

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    • Jeffrey Wallk DEERFIELD, IL
      • 4 days ago

      schools are failing our children...

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    • Eric Sadler ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • 4 days ago

      We need education reform. It has become a pay to play system. People with the most money get the degree which gets them the job despite in my own experience they are not always the best choice when compared to a non-degree holding applicant. This would begin to help the situation and push to get the right man for the job.

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    • Leatha Manning RICHMOND, TX
      • 10 days ago

      Education should be free for those who want it and can't afford it.

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