Mark Surman: Democratizing Learning Innovation

Mark Surman is in the business of connecting things: people, ideas, everything. A community technology activist for almost 20 years, Mark is currently the executive director of the Mozilla Foundation, with a focus on inventing new ways to promote openness and opportunity on the Internet.

He is on the conference committee for the 2012 Digital Media & Learning Conference in San Francisco, Calif., Mar. 1-3.  More details about the conference, "Beyond Educational Technology: Learning Innovations in a Connected World," and call for papers can be found here on the conference website.

Mark is interviewed here by Howard Rheingold, a cyberculture pioneer, social media innovator, and author of Smart Mobs. In this video, he says we've reached a historical moment where learning can be liberated from its industrial, factory-model roots.