In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., Columbia Interactive is featuring Martin Luther King Jr.: An American Gandhi, an e-seminar that explores the links between King's nonviolent tactics and the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. The three-to-five hour online learning experience featuring Dennis Dalton, Barnard political science professor and scholar of the nonviolent movement, is free for Columbia faculty, students and staff. The e-seminar combines video clips of Dalton lecturing, supporting text, including works authored by King and archival pictures that bring history to life.
E-seminars are a new kind of learning experience developed at Columbia that presents the teaching of Columbia's leading faculty within a multimedia, interactive Internet environment. All e-seminars are available to Columbia faculty, staff and students free of charge. To date the university organization Columbia DKV has created 31 e-seminars in a variety of disciplines, including science, health, history, political science, education and the arts. The e-seminars are a part of Columbia's greater effort to bring the knowledge and teaching that occurs on campus to a broader audience. E-seminars are available to an audience outside the university for $45. Subscription programs are also available for libraries and other educational institutions.