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Is the Universe a Hologram?Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions$
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Adolfo Plasencia

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262036016

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.001.0001

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The Challenge of the Open Dissemination of Knowledge, Distributed Intelligence, and Information Technology

The Challenge of the Open Dissemination of Knowledge, Distributed Intelligence, and Information Technology

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Is the Universe a Hologram?
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Anne Margulies

Adolfo Plasencia

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0018

Anne Margulies has contributed to breaking new ground in education and knowledge dissemination since she spearheaded the start-up of the pioneering MIT Open Course Ware. This enables MIT to capitalize on the advantages of online media for the global dissemination of knowledge without any limitations. In this dialogue, Anne begins by reflecting on the effect technology is having on education, and the ways in which our everyday and working lives are becoming more intertwined due to how crucial the Internet has become; creating a situation without which governments could barely function. After this, she outlines research being carried out in Harvard University, where she is CIO, to identify all types of technology innovation in education in order to create something which they call innovative pedagogy. Anne then gives her view about the current need of humanities for considerable digitalized resources to be made electronically available in order to concentrate them in “digital humanities”. Finally she discusses how Harvard is currently trying to balance the virtues of face-to-face teaching on campus with those of a more virtual experience, arguing why there will never be a single right model, but rather many.

Keywords:   Innovative pedagogy, Hyperconnectivity, MIT OpenCourseWare, Network effects, Massive data mining, Truthful information, Digital humanities, Quality information, Ubiquitous access

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