Educational Technology

May 11, 2016

Are Start-Up Schools Like Minerva and Udacity Changing the Higher Education Model?

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am


Colleges and universities may be steeped in tradition but when it comes to modern living they are failing to give businesses what they need: qualified graduates. Frustrated with the slow rate of change when it comes to a higher education, a handful of college professors and entrepreneurs are leaving their jobs to try to change the way college students learn. Some are creating courses with the companies that need the talent while others are getting rid of traditional lectures. But either way, they are showcasing what could be future models of higher education learning. “We have constricted goods with huge demand and it’s costing an enormous amount of money and providing questionable value,” says Ben Nelson, founder of Minerva Schools at KGI. “The combination of those things winds up generating a lot of interest in creating alternatives.”

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