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lecture by Dr. Sanjaya Mishra at the Annual Day Function of Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi on 22 April 2014.


  • 1.Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia Transition from Learner to Life Long Learner Sanjaya Mishra

2. Rare Events For teachers in the dept, this is regular; for students, it is annual; for me its rare Thanks to all of you Rare events are characterized by their uncertainty, and randomness; therefore, positive rare events should be cherished 3. What should I say? This is a rare event for me, and my presence should be useful You should take-away something to remember I did some research and thinking to say what I want to say 4. Who is a Learner? A Learner is one who has the following five qualities: Relentless efforts Focus on target Controlled sleeping Only required eating Reduced emotional attachments 5. Todays world need Life Long Learners Inquisitiveness to learn anytime, anywhere, from any source(ability to ask questions, and reflect on self) Media and information literacy skills (not accepting information on its face-value, and having a critical approach) Positive approach towards life and learning (increasing the power of goodness, and reducing evil) Commitment to self, service, and society (love yourself, but consider others while serving) Continuous improvement (perfection is only a word in the dictionary) 6. Asymmetry in Distribution of Knowledge and Education Not everyone is lucky to study at University of Delhi It is utopian to think that asymmetry in knowledge production and distribution can be overcome easily But, certainly we can reduce that asymmetry by contributing towards Knowledge Commons 7. Who Owns Knowledge? Knowledge is collective human intelligence Past knowledge is essential to create new knowledge Society created Copyrights, Patents and Trade Marks to protect individuals economic rights over their creation Printing press helped commodification of knowledge It increased access to knowledge, but also created knowledge haves and have nots 8. Towards Knowledge Commons Open Access Open Educational Resources Open Data Other Openness initiatives 9. Thank You