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US Federal laws prohibits Coursera online platform from users in Cuba

CUBA, March 4, 2014.- Coursera, a popular online learning platform founded by two Stanford computer science professors, recently blocked access to users in Cuba in order to comply with federal export regulations prohibiting massive open online course (MOOC) providers from operating in sanctioned countries, informed the Standford Daily online edition.

Coursera provides free online courses including Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, and others, in partnership with top universities and organizations worldwide

“I want to give everyone access to a great education. Having to block certain countries is not well-aligned with the mission of Coursera. (…)This is something that affects us and our university partners deeply”, said Andrew Ng, co-founder, cited by the online journal. (Cubavsbloqueo)