Cyberscholars Working Group at Harvard (3/27); Pop-Up Learning: The Future of MOOCs and Online Education (4/1)

March 26, 2014
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Cyberscholar Working Group at Harvard

Thursday, March 27, 6:00pm ET, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, 23 Everett St, 2nd Floor.

The Cyberscholar Working Group is a forum for fellows and affiliates of MIT, Yale Law School Information Society Project, Columbia University, and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University to discuss their ongoing research.

This month's presentations include: (1) Any Colour You Like: The History (and Future?) of Internet Security Policy with Axel Arnbak; (2) Camilla Hrdy will be discussing Local Commercialization Incentives; (3) Promise Tracker with Heather Craig RSVP Required. more information on our website>

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Pop-Up Learning: The Future of MOOCs and Online Education

Tuesday, April 1, 12:30pm ET, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, 23 Everett St, 2nd Floor. This event will be webcast live.


After months of hype and hope about MOOCs, or massive open online courses, one thing is clear: they aren’t very good at teaching those most in need of education. Instead, they’re serving the education “haves”: About 80 percent of people taking MOOCs already have a college degree. But free online courses may still spark an education revolution, in ways that their biggest proponents hadn’t guessed. This talk will take a closer look at who is taking MOOCs and why, and examine how free courses fit into broader Internet trends.

Jeffrey R. Young is an editor and writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education, where he leads the paper's coverage of technology and its impact on teaching, research, and student life. He is also an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Maryland at College Park, teaching a course on multimedia storytelling. RSVP Required. more information on our website>


Axel Arnbak on When Governments Pwn the Web: A Constitutional Right to IT-Security?


Governments around the world are hacking into IT-systems, with deep implications for privacy, IT-security, the legal process and geopolitics. Should governments actually have the ability and the right to hack, and to weaken global communications networks? And do conventional concepts such as privacy and communications secrecy sufficiently capture the status quo, or do we need a new constitutional right for IT-security as proposed by the German court? In this talk Axel Arnbak -- Berkman fellow and researcher at the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam -- explores three real-life cases to unpack the implications of government hacking. video/audio on our website>

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March 26, 2014