Is the Lecture Hall Obsolete?: Thought Leaders Debate the Question

Update: The debate streamed live ear­li­er this week on our site can now be replayed in its entire­ty. So if you missed it the first time around, here’s your sec­ond chance…

Tonight, at 6:45 East Coast time, you can watch a free, live streamed debate host­ed by Intel­li­gence Squared US. The ques­tion to be debat­ed: “Is the Lec­ture Hall Obso­lete?” Argu­ing for the motion will be Anant Agar­w­al, Pres­i­dent of edX and Pro­fes­sor at MIT, and Ben Nel­son, Founder and CEO of the Min­er­va Project; argu­ing against are Jonathan Cole, Provost and Dean Emer­i­tus of Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty, and Rebec­ca Schu­man, colum­nist for Slate and the Chron­i­cle of High­er Edu­ca­tion.

You can watch the debate above, or over at FORA.TV. More infor­ma­tion can be found here.

You can also find MOOCs being offered by edX start­ing in April over at our mas­sive col­lec­tion of MOOCs from Great Uni­ver­si­ties.

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  • Donna says:

    It was a great debate. I real­ly enjoyed it. Thanks so much for post­ing it and tweet­ing it. I would have nev­er known about it oth­er­wise!

  • Amy Dunbar says:

    Is there a tran­script of the debate? The mod­er­a­tor said the clos­ing com­ments of Cole would be post­ed, includ­ing the por­tion he could­n’t deliv­er because of time restric­tions.

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