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Video: Robert Darnton and Shigeru Miyagawa Talks Released

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Fall 2014 Conversations on Online Learning videos are now available, featuring talks by Harvard's University Librarian and Professor Robert Darnton and MIT Professor Shigeru Miyagawa.

On December 3, 2014, Robert Darton covered his work with the Digital Public Library of America in his "Digitize, Democratize: Libraries, Books, and the Digital Future" talk.

Robert Darnton is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and the University Librarian at Harvard University. He is one of the founders of the Digital Public Library of America, one of the main proponents of digitization of cultural heritage, a leading historian of the book and the art of reading, and a National Humanities medalist.


On November 6, 2014, Shigeru Miyagawa discussed his inspirational work at MIT and the University of Tokyo in a talk entitled, "Open CourseWare and MOOCs: Same Aspirations, Different Strategies."

Shigeru Miyagawa is Professor of Linguistics and Kocho-Manjiro Professor of Japanese Language and Culture at MIT, Chair of the OpenCourseWare Faculty Advisory Committee at MIT, and Director of Online Education at the University of Tokyo. Dr. Miyagawa spearheaded the MIT OpenCourseWare project.

For more on the Conversations on Online series, please visit: bit.ly/conversations_ol.