Peter Kaufman to Speak about the Challenges of Open Educational Resources at Harrison/Small

pbk-photo-2The Library welcomes Peter Kaufman—author, educator, film producer, and advocate of open educational resources—who will speak on “Knowledge Production and Free Licenses: Challenges and Benefits for the Modern University” in the auditorium of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library on January 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Kaufman was associate director of the Columbia University Center for Teaching and Learning, and is the founder and executive producer of Intelligent Television, an open access platform dedicated to making a variety of programming on education and culture accessible worldwide.

His talk will focus on the risks and rewards inherent in producing and distributing educational media in the light of “fresh mandates to freely license and more systematically share that content.” Read his latest piece, “MOOCs and Open Educational Resources: A Handbook for Educators,” in which he states, “our real responsibility is to improve the planet while we are on it, and if we can help effect that by sharing our knowledge, so much the better.”

The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

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