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BRING THE NOISE! Modernizing Discussion-Based Learning

Free Webinar brought to you by Breakout Learning

This free event is now available for on-demand registration and access through October 25, 2024. Once registered, the on-demand content will become available. 

There’s a lot of noise about AI in education these days. Yet, a wave of forward-thinking business professors is cutting through this buzz, using AI to invigorate their classrooms with the sound of engaged discourse and a diversity of student voices.

These professors assign their students to meet in online breakout groups as homework, engaging in AI-moderated small-group discussions. They then use insights from these sessions to lead more engaging and effective classroom discussions.

Hear about this method from Kelly Goldsmith, Professor of Marketing at Vanderbilt University, and Adam Kleinbaum, Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Moderated by Steven Walters, award-winning podcaster and Co-Founder of Breakout Learning, the discussion will cover their impressions and how the approach intersects with their own research.

You will learn:

  • The benefits of small-group discussions for different students and disciplines.
  • A new approach that is increasing student engagement and the diversity of voices in classrooms.
  • AI’s role in supporting, not supplanting, professors to enhance teaching and inspire students.

Kelly Goldsmith

Bronson Ingram Chair and Professor of Marketing, Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University

Professor Goldsmith is a behavioral scientist and a marketing professor. Her research is highly interdisciplinary in nature, drawing upon theories and methods from a variety of areas, including anthropology, cognitive and social psychology, economics, evolutionary biology, and marketing. Because her research bridges theory and practice, it contributes not only to more nuanced theories of consumer decision making, but also to new techniques for marketers, firms, and policy makers. Professor Goldsmith’s work has appeared in several top marketing and psychology journals and has been featured in hundreds of media outlets including the BBC, Time Magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many more. She has been recognized as one of the “Top 40 Most Outstanding Business School Professors in the World Under 40” (Poets& Quants) and one of “Eight Young Business School Professors on the Rise” (Fortune Magazine).

Adam Kleinbaum

Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Adam M. Kleinbaum is a professor in the Organizational Behavior area at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He teaches leadership and organizational behavior and social networks, and leads learning expeditions to Israel (focusing on technology and entrepreneurship) and to Washington, DC and Montgomery, Alabama (focused on structural racism and its implications for leadership in a diverse world). He also consults with organizations about issues of leadership and organizations, culture and collaboration, especially with respect to remote and hybrid work. His award-winning research has been published in leading journals from Nature Communications to the Harvard Business Review and has been covered by media outlets ranging from the New York Times and Wall Street Journal to Scientific American and Psychology Today to Teen Vogue and Cosmo.

Steven Walters

Webinar Moderator; Co-founder and chief content officer of Breakout Learning

Steven Walters is an award-winning writer, director, producer, and educator. He co-founded Second Thought Theatre and is an emeritus member of the Dallas Theater Center. Known for his acting role in NBC’s “Friday Night Lights,” Steven is also a screenwriter with films featured at SXSW and BFI London. He’s an executive producer of acclaimed podcasts like “American Election: Wicked Game,” and co-creator of “1865.”


BRING THE NOISE! Modernizing Discussion-Based Learning