What You Can Do Online but Not On Campus: Innovations in Digital Education

Lecture / Panel
For NYU Community

You are invited to join the next Columbia University Seminar on Knowledge, Technology, and Social Systems featuring Vice Dean of Online Learning, Robert Ubell.

Many of us may love, or regret, our educational experiences.  Online/Digital Education has the potential to impact not only our current educational system, but our lives elsewhere as well.  Our next speaker, Robert Ubell, will give us an opportunity to explore:

What You Can Do Online but Not On Campus:
Innovations in Digital Education

In Going Online, Bob Ubell’s new book on digital education, covers what it is, how it works, where it came from, and where it may be headed. Ubell says that it is not technology alone, but rather unconventional pedagogies, supported by technological innovations, that truly activate today's classrooms. He argues that innovations introduced online—principally peer-to-peer and collaborative learning—offer significantly increased creative learning options. In his Columbia lecture, Dean Ubell will explore his chapter, “What You Can Do Online but Not on Campus,” a review of unique experiences in virtual courses— anonymity, learning analytics, writing and reflection. Going Online will be published in December by Routledge. Excerpts will appear in The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Education.

Robert Ubell is Vice Dean, Online Learning, at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, where he heads the school’s digital education unit; Tandon Online Recipient of the highest honor given for individual achievement in digital education, the A. Frank Mayadas Leadership Award; he is also a Fellow of the Online Learning Consortium. Earlier, he was American Publisher of Nature and editor of The Sciences.

To RSVP, please email Jerry Spivack at

To join the group for dinner at 6pm, please email Jerry Spivack your RSVP for both the dinner and lecture, in which you will need to organize a $30.00 payment via check made out to Columbia University. The check is required at the time of the dinner . 

Price: Lecture is free, Dinner is $30 per person