Open Education Activist
(Jan) Philipp Schmidt builds new ways for people to learn with each other online. He is co-founder of Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) – a university for the web, built by learners – and leads the Open Learning initiative at the MIT Media Lab. Philipp was a founding board member for the OpenCourseWare Consortium, co-authored the Cape Town Open Education Declaration, and has been awarded Shuttleworth, Ashoka and MIT Media Lab Director’s fellowships. He longs for the endless immensity of the sea.