America’s top universities were established centuries ago to prepare the country’s future leaders and innovators. Despite massive global and societal changes, these institutions remained largely the same for most of their existence. In the last few years though, competing forces challenged the traditional approach, causing cracks in the old systems and allowing new creative models to emerge.
Globalization and international demand for American education has spurred new global educational experiences. Skyrocketing costs resulted in new affordable, and even free, educational options. And technological innovation has unbundled many components of the traditional education to better serve students around the world.
The Minerva Schools is a new institution developed in the midst of this changing landscape to better prepare bright students to tackle complex global problems. During this presentation Minerva’s North American Lead, Will Houghteling, will lead a discussion on how the winds of change are forcing even the most entrenched industry to change.View Hot Lunch