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Blog - January, 2012

Embodying the spirit of Mozilla in an ebook creation process

Alexandra Samuel

The web doesn't function without the ability to look under the hood, get your hands dirty, and fix what doesn’t work. But these kinds of freedoms weren't born in the 20th century. They are central elements for the flourishing of all intellectual life. And learners, especially, could use a little more freedom.

That's part of the definition of freedom you'll find in Learning, Freedom and the Web, a new book authored by Anya Kamenetz and participants of the launch in an online event next week. It's a definition that reflects the book's exciting portrayal of the messy business of learning in the 21st century: Learning as something you engage with actively, as opposed to something you just receive. Learning as something hands-on as well as intellectual. Learning that happens in rooms full of eager participants, or unfolds in the spaces of the open web.


Welcome to the SIM Centre

The Social + Interactive Media Centre is a new research centre that supports a wide range of applied social, interactive and design projects. Funded by a 5-year grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the centre offers BC companies a way to tap the design, creative and technical expertise of Emily Carr faculty and students.