Online Education: Will it make us smarter?
As acknowledgement of the online education space continues to grow—both within and outside university walls—so do the players seeking to maximize the promise of digital learning. With an array of organizations and startups battling over pupils’ time and attention, how can one determine which approach is “best”? Is it the company that offers live online tutors to aid in course study? Or the one that partners with top-tier universities to create content for millions of people around the globe? Is it the startup that allows anyone to create an online course? Can we even say there is a “best” approach to online education? Hear from a panel of successful startups in the online education space and industry experts as they debate the methods, challenges, downfalls and opportunities MOOCs and edtech providers will face in their quest to forever change how we learn. Listen to their thoughts on the future landscape on online education and how they view the maturation of the industry over time.
- What are some of the ways that startups are approaching online education? What roles do crowdsourced content and crowdfunding play in online education?
- Why should a student take an online course in place or in addition to an in-person lecture? Is there also a role for traditional educational institutions to disrupt learning? Will universities soon be forced to credit students with their supplemental online courses?
- Should educational resources be free or be offered at a premium? How are you approaching the online education business model? Is there room for profit?
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