The promise of a new age of knowledge sharing?
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.
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 TPO.com, a social network offering an alternative to intrusive advertising, and facilitating charitable donations.
Jimmy WALES, Founder, Wikipedia
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?