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  • Professor Catherine L. Drennan
    02/11/20 - 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Open Forum: Professor Catherine Drennan

Is the Classroom Lecture Becoming Extinct or Simply Evolving?

In the age of online learning, what is the future of the college classroom? Will students be watching taped lectures from their dorm room beds? Will residential campuses even exist in the future? 

Professor Drennan has been creating and assessing resources for the large classroom lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the past 10 years, and her findings suggest that many of the cons of the big lecture can be addressed through small innovations. In this talk, she will present data showing that the big classroom lecture format retains value in this online world; that the traditional lecture can be evolved to create a positive learning environment for a diverse group of students. 

These data will be presented in person. Come join us for a lively discussion of the future of education.

  • Event Details

    Location: Kate & Michael Bárány Conference Room (117/119 Smith Hall)
    Host: Professor Ambika Bhagi-Damodaran
    Speakers:
    • Professor Catherine L. Drennan
    • Catherine Drennan
    • Department of Biology
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Cambridge