Noam Chomsky is one of America’s leading scholars and intellectuals. He is a professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His lecture on Academic Freedom and the Corporatization of Universities was delivered at the University of Toronto Scarborough on April 6, 2011.
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“An e-book is not an engaging experience, merely replicating a textbook,” say William D. Rieders, executive vice president for new media at the publishing company Cengage Learning. At the 2011 Higher Ed Tech Summit, he said this major publisher sees little future in e-books, despite the proliferation of Kindles and other e-book readers, and tablets like the iPad. The biggest areas for Cengage, he says, are software programs like homework solutions and assessment tools. Print textbooks are still healthy, but they function now as a reference for professors and students, while these other materials are taking center stage in the learning experience.
The feature this week is an interview with Professor Lawrence Lessig. We discuss both his research of the last ten years involving copyright reform and his recently announced new direction, tackling government corruption.
I also reviewed Professor Lessig’s excellent book, Free Culture, on the January 7th episode of this year in case you are not familiar with his work.
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Larry Lessig, author of Free Culture, tells it as it is in this keynote
Interview with Radio NZ on copyright laws and freedoms.