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About Hannes

Hannes Klöpper is the co-founder of iversity, a Berlin-based education startup. He is the co-author of the forthcoming book The University in the 21st Century -- Teaching the New Enlightenment in the Digital Age that he wrote in collaboration with Yehuda Elkana, a distinguished philosopher of science. In 2010/11 he was an associate in the "New Digital Society" project at the stiftung neue verantwortung. He holds dual-masters in Public Administration from Columbia University and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and a B.A. in International Relations from Technische Universität Dresden. Moreover, he completed the Academy Year program at the European College of Liberal Arts in Berlin (now ECLA of Bard).

Let’s Make the Human Right to Education a Reality – a Call to Keyboards

In the wake of Apple’s education event everyone is talking about the implications of the new technological possibilities for the future of learning. Yet, the revolutionary developments outside of Apple’s world of strangling license agreements and shiny but expensive hardware are generally overlooked. iTunes U is only a relatively limited extension of what has been around for about a decade now: open content. Even after the update Apple’s offerings are neither interactive, nor social. Open education thought-leader David Wiley, however, was right when he pointed out: “If you didn’t need human interaction and someone to answer your questions, then the library would never have evolved into the university.”

Hannes Klöpper, co-founder of iversity.org

Hannes Klöpper, co-founder of iversity.org

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