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Al Filreis, Literary Scholar and Digital Learning Pioneer, to Speak at Columbia Jan. 31

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Al Filreis, a University of Pennsylvania English professor and pioneer of digital humanities education, will give a presentation at Columbia University on Friday, January 31 at 11:00AM in 203 Butler Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Filreis teaches a massively online open version of his course Modern & Contemporary American Poetry on Coursera. The Chronicle of Higher Education identified him as one of 10 key tech innovators of 2013. In his presentation at Columbia, titled "Open Access Humanities, Open Pedagogy: Exploring The Communitarian Possibilities of MOOCs," Filreis will discuss his experiences using online and digital technologies for teaching in the humanities.

The talk is part of the Conversations on Online Learning series sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning. A video of the event will be publicly available after the event.

Al Filreis is Kelly Professor of English, Faculty Director of the Kelly Writers House, Director of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, Co-Director with Charles Bernstein of PennSound, Publisher of Jacket2 magazine - all at the University of Pennsylvania. Among his books on modern poetry and literary politics are Modernism from Right to Left, Wallace Stevens and the Actual World, and Counter-Revolution of the Word: The Conservative Attack on Modern Poetry, 1945-60.