Must the future of higher education be the same as its past? A handful of educational entrepreneurs are saying, “Absolutely not.” In that spirit, they are reimagining the conventional college experience. They’re not just using technology to unbundle learning from the restrictions of time and place; they’re also questioning the need for traditional campuses, instead using the world as a classroom. Here's a collection of articles that look at several alternatives to higher education that are drawing increased attention.
The MOOC-Based MBA
Laurie Pickard wanted the skills an MBA would give her, but didn’t want to drop out of the workforce to earn one—or absorb the $100,000 cost. So, she turned to MOOCs to assemble the courses she needed. What can business school deans learn through her story?
LinkedIn Learning: Loading Education 4.0
LinkedIn recently announced that it was entering the professional development market. Can established colleges and universities remain competitive in this market?
Capitalizing on Location
Victoria Business School creates close ties to government because of its location in New Zealand’s capital city. But all business schools can benefit by taking advantage of their local contexts.
SOLVING FOR X: Personalizing the Student Experience
As bachelor’s and master’s programs in business grow larger to satisfy demand, all business schools will face a similar challenge: How do we offer a personalized educational experience within large student cohorts?