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Columbia Online is Columbia University’s central resource for students, faculty, alumni and staff to access online courses, programs, initiatives, and tools, and to share best practices in leveraging online and digital technologies to enhance teaching and learning.

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Online Education in the New Normal with Anant Agarwal, edX CEO

On April 28, 2020, edX CEO and MIT Professor, Anant Agarwal, reflected on online education in the new normal of COVID-19. He discussed what has already changed and what will change in the coming months, and shared insights around how this both impacts and expedites his vision for the future of modular education.

Addressing the Skills Shortage at Scale

On January 31st, Pierre Dubuc, co-founder and CEO of OpenClassrooms, discussed OpenClassroom’s mission to make quality education and career advancement more accessible and affordable.

2U and the Future of Online Education

On October 17th, 2019, Chip Paucek, co-founder and CEO of 2U, Inc., discussed 2U’s vision for online education and the future of higher education, as part of the Provost’s Conversations on Online Learning series.