Lawrence Lessig on Reexamining the Remix

 

Here is the link to the Ted talk by Lawrence Lessig that we watched on December 6 in the sections.

http://www.ted.com/talks/lessig_nyed.html

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Discussion on Wednesday, April 20

The discussion leaders for tomorrow are Vanna, Lindsay, and Brienne. The topic is MOOCs and the future of education. They would like you to watch this video at    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqQNvmQH_YM 

Please come prepared to discuss the following questions:

If you are hiring would this type of education turn you off to hire a person? Or, would this information be considered valuable, and more importantly, unique compared to other applicants who have only a degree from a university? In your opinion, are MOOCs credible or illegitimate? 
Do you believe the advantages outweigh the disadvantages? Would you ever consider enrolling in MOOCs before a traditional, classroom course?
 Do MOOCs democratize higher education?
What do you think is the future of education?
Do you think MOOCs are just a fad? Do you think they’ll continue to gain popularity or eventually “fizzle out”?
 
Also, please check out the Twitter posts by Molly and me about the breaking news on Udacity.

Panel discussion on Media & Race

On Oct. 15, Prof. Hemant Shah of the J-School has invited community leaders and reporters to participate in a panel discussion on media and local race issues. The focal point of the discussion is the recently released report Race to Equity: A Baseline Report on the State of Racial Disparities in Dane County. The panelists will appear in his class J162, Mass Media in Multicultural America, 4-5:15 in 2080 Grainger.  All are welcome.  
 
The panelists:
 
Dee Hall, Wisconsin State Journal 
Jonathan Gramling, Publisher, Capital City Hues
Erica Nelson, Wisconsin Center for Children and Families, and author of Race to Equity
Lawrence Torry Winn, Wisconsin Center for Children and Families
Kaleem Caire, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison