University of Maryland

CASCI Talk 10/29/2013: New Directions in Open, Online Education

October 17th, 2013 by

The Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information will be hosting a talk with J. Philipp Schmidt, Executive Director, Co-Founder@ the Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) and Director’s Fellow@ the MIT Media Lab, in which he will discuss his experiences in the open education movement, P2PU, and his work in designing learning innovations at the MIT Media Lab.

The event will take place from 11am-12 noon on October 29th in 2116 Hornbake South Wing.

Philipp is available to meet with interested faculty and students on 10.29.13.
Please contact Dr. June Ahn ( if you would like to schedule a meeting with Philipp.


Speaker Bio:

J. Philipp Schmidt is executive director and co-founder of Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU)–the grassroots community for social open learning. An open education activist, he co-authored the Cape Town Open Education Declaration, served as a founding board member for the OpenCourseWare Consortium, and has been awarded Shuttleworth and Ashoka fellowships. He is currently a Director’s Fellow at the MIT Media Lab.


For more information on the sponsoring organizations, visit:
– Open Communities for Education and Learning (OCEL) @ CASCI

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