You Can’t Learn Life’s Most Important Lessons in an Online Classroom (Quartz)


“The energy and excitement that animate a campus are generated by the creation, accrual, and sharing of knowledge among a community of learners,” writes Jane E.G. Lipson, the Albert W. Smith Professor of Chemistry, in her Quartz opinion piece.

Discussing the benefits of learning in person, in real-time, Lipson says, “The intellectual skills our students acquire are coupled to the social interactions that our academic institutions nurture. So, while the current university model may not be financially sustainable in its entirety, and while online learning will surely find a place, we should jealously protect the creative and collaborative realm that our most effective academic institutions represent.”

Read the full opinion piece, published 2/4/13 by Quartz.

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