Intelligence Squared US: Is the future of the university online?

(Rochester, NY) – 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? Intelligence Squared US: Is the future of the university online? debates this, Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370.

Speaking for the motion is Anant Agarwal, CEO, edX & Professor, MIT and Ben Nelson, Founder and CEO, Minerva Project. Speaking against the motion is Jonathan Cole, Provost and Dean Emeritus, Columbia University and Rebecca Schuman, Columnist, Slate and Chronicle of Higher Education. John Donovan moderates.

Illustration by Thomas James


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