Higher Education Innovations
  • "All of the students live together, but the professors are all over the world."
  • "At Minerva, students live in seven different countries by the time they graduate."
  • "The world isn't divided into physics in isolation from biology in most cases, or politics isolated from economics."

Season 01 Episode 09

Higher Education Innovations

Featuring Ben Nelson

What is the state-of-the-art in higher education? Ben Nelson, the founder of Minerva Schools, joins Dirk and Jon to share his innovative approach to higher education and the unique experience offered by his institution.

Even as the Internet and mobile computing technologies have remade our relationship with communication and information, the higher education experience has remained largely unchanged. Ben Nelson, the founder of Minerva Schools, joins Dirk and Jon to explain how he is planning to change that. Minerva blends a holistic view and pedagogical approach with the smart use of available technologies to offer a fresh and inspiring university experience.