World Science U, Online Learning, and the Changing Role of the University Professor

May 9, 2014

On Thursday, May 8, 2014, Brian Greene, a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, was joined by Claudia Dreifus, a journalist and adjunct professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Greene is widely recognized for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in superstring theory, including the co-discoveries of mirror symmetry and topology change. Dreifus is well known for her interviews for The New York Times with leading figures in world politics and science. Maurice Matiz, acting executive director of the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL), moderated the discussion on World Science U, online learning, and the changing role of the university professor.

Read the full speaker bios and more on YouTube.

Editor’s note: The Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) was founded in 1999 and is now incorporated into the Center for Teaching and Learning.