EXCLUSIVE INTELLIGENCE SQUARED U.S. DEBATE LIVE STREAM: FORA.tv to Broadcast Debate Live Wednesday, April 2: More Clicks, Less Bricks: The Lecture Hall is Dead

By April 2, 2014Press Release

FORA.tv will present a free live stream of an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate that considers whether the college of the future is online. Arguing in favor of the motion are Anant Agarwal and Ben Nelson, against are Jonathan Cole and Rebecca Schuman.

WHAT: FORA.tv, the leading online destination for video programs from the world’s best conferences and events, will broadcast the Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) Oxford-style debate, “More Clicks, Less Bricks: The Lecture Hall is Dead.”

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?

WHEN: Wednesday, April 2nd at 6:45 pm EDT

WHERE: The debate will be streamed live at intelligencesquaredus.fora.tv. The debate will be interactive with a Twitter feed following the conversation around the event. Online viewers will also be able to vote along with the live audience members, sharing their opinion before the debate starts and at the conclusion once all arguments are heard. Following the live event, FORA.tv will offer the debate as a free on-demand program, and the full video and highlights will be available to share and embed.

In support of the motion:
Anant Agarwal
President, edX & Professor, MIT

Ben Nelson
Founder and CEO, Minerva Project

Against the motion:
Jonathan Cole
Provost and Dean Emeritus, Columbia University

Rebecca Schuman
Columnist, Slate and Chronicle of Higher Education

The Moderator: John Donvan is a correspondent for ABC News. In a career that spans more than two decades for ABC News, Donvan previously served as the Chief White House Correspondent, along with postings in Moscow, London, Jerusalem and Amman.

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