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MOOCs And Privacy, German Fears About Online Student Data

More and more universities around the world offer so-called Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). With top Munich universities using the online education provider Coursera, doubts grow over security and the selling of customer data.

Munich's Ludwig-Maximilians-University
Munich's Ludwig-Maximilians-University
Johannes Boie and Hannes Grassegger

MUNICH — Hans Pongratz, acting Vice President of the Institute of Technology Munich (TUM), is delighted. He is recounting how a class that was attended by just 10 students, in which you learn how to teach a mini helicopter to fly on its own, was put online. Doing so resulted in 25,000 people from 170 countries viewing the video tutorial, and none had to move to Munich or even register at university.

This, Pongratz says, is the promise of democratization of knowledge in the digital age.

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Urban Indigenous: How Peru's Shipibo-Conibo Keep Amazon Culture Alive In The City

For four years, indigenous photographer David Díaz Gonzales has documented the lives and movements of his Shipibo-Conibo community, as many of them migrated from their native Peruvian Amazon to the city. A work of remembrance and resistance.

For Shipibo-Conibo women, sporting a fringe is usually a sign of celebration or ceremony.

Rosa Chávez Yacila

YARINACOCHA — It was decades ago when the Shipibo-Conibo left their settlements along the banks of the Ucayali River, in eastern Peru, to begin a great migration to the cities. Still among the largest Amazonian communities in Peru — 32,964 according to the Ministry of Culture — though most Shipibo-Conibo now live in the urban district of Yarinacocha.

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