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"Beat the Belt" is a 1980s mural on Memorial Drive in Cambridge, MA, commemorating the success of citizen resistance
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Professor Steven Hall on the advantages of active learning in 16.06 Principles of Automatic Control.

One of the nice things about this approach is that the students are always actively engaged in their learning. They're not passively listening to me try to explain the important features of a problem.

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