Intelligence Squared Debates
More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall is Obsolete
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Live stream is forthcoming!
MORE CLICKS, FEWER BRICKS: The Lecture Hall is Obsolete
April 2, 2014
2960 Broadway at 116th Street
Buy tickets online, or at the Miller Theater Box Office in the Theater Lobby,
or By Phone at (212) 854-7799
The Richman Center in partnership with Intelligence Squared U.S. invites you to a debate about online education. 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?
This debate features four of the most notable figures engaged in and leading the dialogue on on-line education. Against the motion is Jonathan Cole, the John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University and Columbia’s former Provost and Dean of Faculties, and Rebecca Schuman, Columnist, Slate and Chronicle of Higher Education. For the motion are Anant Agarwal, President, edX and Professor, MIT, and Ben Nelson, Founder and CEO, Minerva Project. The debate will be moderated by John Donvan, Author and Correspondent for ABC News.
Intelligence Squared is producing this debate for a live national television and radio audience.
First 200 tickets are complimentary for Columbia Faculty, Students, and Staff (limit 2 tickets with valid ID) if you sign up before March 12th. Register here for complimentary tickets.
The Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy is a joint venture of Columbia Business School and Columbia Law School. The Richman Center fosters dialogue and debate on emerging policy questions where business and markets intersect with the law. More information >