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More people are taking their education digital.That approach, which rips a page out of “The Jetsons,” may be making the grade, but it could ultimately come at a cost to sprawling university campuses.
Fueled by new technology and those hesitant to leave well-paying jobs to relocate in an unpredictable economy, more universities are offering traditional master of business administration (MBA) programs online. As it happens, the learning curve for them may not be as steep as you think.
Many of these schools are partnering up with companies such as 2U (TWOU), which provides cloud-based software to enhance the online learning experience. Live classes are conducted through webcams so students and teachers can interact.
“The horse has left the barn in terms of proving that online programs can more than match the rigor and educational experience of on-campus programs,” said CEO Chip Paucek, who co-founded 2U in 2008. “The company’s biggest challenge was the preconceived notions of online education, which were terrible.”