Professor Harold “Hal” Abelson

Prof. Hal AbelsonHal Abelson is a professor and co-director in the Center for Mobile Learning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He serves co-chair of the MIT Council on Educational Technology, where he played key roles in fostering MIT institutional educational technology initiatives such MIT OpenCourseWare and DSpace.  Abelson is a leader in the worldwide movement towards openness and democratization of culture and intellectual resources, is a founding director of Creative Commons, Public Knowledge, and the Free Software Foundation, and a director of the Center for Democracy and Technology.

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