More Clicks, Fewer Bricks – Is the Lecture Hall Obsolete?

Is the lecture hall obseleteTwo teams faced off to an Oxford style debate last week on NPR to argue the motion, “More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall is Obsolete.” The team debating for the motion was comprised of EdX founder and MIT professor Anant Agarwal along with Ben Nelson, Chairman and CEO of The Minerva Project.

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Dell and Echo360 Partner to Empower Students around the World through Active Learning Technology

Earlier today, we announced the expansion of our partnership with Dell to sell the Echo360 Active Learning Solutions around the world. Over the past year, Dell and Echo360 have connected 425 classrooms with Echo360 active learning solutions to reach thousands of students at leading institutions including Yale University and City University of London.

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The Trouble with MOOCs

Distance Education

Did you know that between 5 million to 7 million people worldwide have signed up to take a MOOC? That’s cool. What is even more  impressive is that between 5 million to 7 million students are currently enrolled in distance learning / online education programs IN THE UNITED STATES ALONE, IN THE PAST YEAR!