Educators debate whether online education can really replace face-to-face learning


lecturehallresizedCollege by radio was a failure. College by television was a failure. Now, college by internet. Will it be different this time?

That's the question ABC News' John Donvan posed to four education experts Wednesday during an Intelligence Squared debate at Columbia University set around the motion "More Clicks, Few Bricks: The Lecture Hall is Obsolete."

While the motion is certainly a divisive one, none of the four debaters were actually arguing completely for or against online learning. Rather, as Donvan admitted, it was...

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