Tom's Two Cents

Hal Plotkin Keynote on Open Educational Resources

Hal Plotkin Keynote on Open Educational Resources

Last month in Vietnam Hal Plotkin gave a truly outstanding keynote at the OCWC Global Meeting, describing Open Educational Resources as the way to make higher education affordable and accessible to all who seek it. Hal is currently a senior adviser to the Under Secretary of the US Department of Education Martha Kanter. I had the opportunity to spend some time with Hal after the conference as we toured Ha Long Bay, and I must say that he is the type of person who restores my confidence in my government. Even if you only have time to watch part of his keynote I highly recommend it. Much of it draws from his own life story, with very humble beginnings (Hal was forced to drop out of school to support his mother and siblings). Enjoy!

May 6 Keynote: Hal Plotkin from OpenCourseWare Consortium on Vimeo.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *