CASCI Talk: New Directions in Open, Online Education

Tuesday, October 29th, 11am – 12pm
2116 Hornbake Bldg, South Wing
College of Information Studies
4130 Campus Drive
University of Maryland, College Park

J. Philipp Schmidt
Executive Director, Co-Founder@ the Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU)
Director’s Fellow@ the MIT Media Lab

Abstract:

Open education resources, online learning, and massively open online courses (MOOCs) have become prominent developments in education. In this talk, Philipp Schmidt will talk about his experiences in the open education movement, P2PU, and his work in designing learning innovations at the MIT Media Lab. He will discuss his thoughts on the place of MOOCs in education and what other directions in online learning present more exciting opportunities for future design and research about learning.

 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.

This talk is part of the activities arranged by CASCI’s Open Communities for Education and Learning (OCEL) Interest Group.