Max Peer, an avid cyclist, is on a four-year, 35,000 mile bike and canoe journey to promote open access to quality educational materials. He will make a stop at Grand Valley State University’s Pew Grand Rapids Campus July 22, where he will be greeted by students, faculty and staff from the Seidman College of Business, among others.
Peer’s journey, called the Share the Knowledge Bike Tour, is sponsored by SAP University Alliances and Interaction Design Foundation, an organization that provides free textbooks and online education materials created by leading academics and practitioners of software design. Peer began his world-wide journey in Orlando, Florida, in May and over the next six months, will bike and canoe more than 6,000 miles, visiting universities across North America.
During his stop at Grand Valley, Peer will talk about how to get free access to textbooks, images, and videos made by the world’s technology elite. “My goal for this trip is to promote open access to quality educational materials,” said Peer. “Education is the single most powerful way to lift people out of poverty and change lives.”
Share the Knowledge Bike Tour
Monday, July 22
DeVos Center, 401 Fulton St. (outside by the flags)
GVSU Pew Grand Rapids Campus
Follow the Share the Knowledge tour online at www.uac.sap.com and http://tour.interaction-design.org/.