Digital Knowledge

The promise of a new age of knowledge sharing?

17th November


Corum, Pasteur room - level 0


Digital First means the profound transformation of our economy brought about by the digital revolution, but also the tremendous change in how knowledge is produced, disseminated and shared. If Wikipedia, the grand encyclopaedic project of our digital age, upended how we access the world’s pool of knowledge, new sharing models are being created with the rise of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). It’s no longer just knowledge, but also education that may be disrupted by the new models.

5:00 - 5:10
Digital Knowledge
5:10 - 6:10pm
DigiWorld Week guest Keynote
Wales - Wipikedia

Ranked by Forbes Magazine as a “Web Celeb”, Jimmy Donal Wales is a U.S. Internet entrepreneur, wiki pioneer, and technology visionary, who is best known as the Founder of Wikipedia, an international collaborative free content encyclopaedia on the Internet, and the Wikimedia Foundation. He is co-founder of Wikia, a privately owned free web hosting service he set up in 2004, which now has 120 million fans and among the top 20 sites ranked on Quantcast, making it possible to manage the world’s largest online content and collaborative work network. In 2015, Jimmy Wales launched, a social network offering an alternative to intrusive advertising, and facilitating charitable donations.

Jimmy WALES, Founder, Wikipedia

6:10 - 7:00pm
Round-table: MOOC: the new age of digital knowledge?

What are new online learning platforms promising, and how well are they delivering on those promises? Are their limits to fully online courses? How can traditional educational institutions such as universities benefit from this new system?

Moderated by: Marjorie PAILLON, Journalist, Tech24 / France 24

Beth PORTER, Vice President of Product, edX
Christophe FOURNIER, Professor, Montpellier University, IAE
Jimmy WALES, Founder, Wikipedia