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Harvard Business School Adopts Live Streaming For Lessons 25 August 2015

 

When Harvard Business School launched the online education program HBX last year, the idea was to reach undergraduates who might want a basic grounding in business principles by learning fundamentals like financial accounting, business analytics, and economics.

But there was a catch.

Initially, the courses weren’t live, meaning they lacked a core component of the school’s approach to education: students debating the pros and cons of a detailed case study.

Now, HBX has developed a live streaming service, called HBX Live, designed to replicate the experience of a classroom.

Located at the public television station WGBH in Boston, the business school’s studio is laced with multiple video cameras, equipped with flat-screen monitors that can act like digital whiteboards, and dominated by 10-foot-tall wall of video screens capable of displaying the faces of 60 students.

Along the bottom, a “ticker” displays chat messages the students type during the lesson.

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