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P2PU: The Future of Learning? The Future of the University? (English)


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Recorded lecture delivered on March 7, 2011.

Philip Schmidt discusses the Peer-to-Peer University, committed to creating high-quality, low-cost, lifelong learning leveraging the Internet.

RESPONDENTS Bill Maurer, Department of Anthropology, UCI Gary Matkin, Dean, Continuing Education, UCI

Philipp Schmidt is Director and co-founder of the Peer 2 Peer University, the original free and open online university and based in Cape Town. He is a board member of the OpenCourseWare Consortium, and holds a Shuttleworth Foundation fellowship. He has implemented OpenCourseWare projects at the University of the Western Cape and the United Nations University MERIT. He is an open education activist and researcher. He is active in creating collaborative resources, holding a position at the University of the Western Cape where he also runs projects in the area of open education; and he works with the United Nations University MERIT involving research on Wikipedia as part of the Collaborative Creativity Group. He collaborates with the Mozilla Education team, and is involved in the MacArthur Foundation project to create a badging system for community based knowledge accreditation.


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