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More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall is Obsolete

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Is the college of the future online? With the popularity of MOOCs (massive open online courses) and the availability of online degree programs at a fraction of their on-campus price, we are experiencing an exciting experiment in higher education. Does the traditional classroom stand a chance? Will online education be the great equalizer, or is a campus-based college experience still necessary?

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John Donvan, Author & Correspondent, ABC News

For

Anant Agarwal,CEO, edX & Professor, MIT

Ben Nelson, Founder and CEO, Minerva Project

Against

Jonathan Cole, Provost and Dean Emeritus, Columbia University

Rebecca Schuman, Columnist, Slate and Chronicle of Higher Education

 

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