A Flipped University, the Minerva Project  Wins Leading Stanford Scholar | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

"This is a dream opportunity to create a university of the 21st century that takes advantage of what we know about the science of learning and motivation...[and] to integrate technology in a sensible way into a novel curriculum. It's really a chance to get it right without the constraints faced by most universities."


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Minerva is, in some ways, an even more audacious experiment than a free MOOC because it's aiming right at the heart of the elite university experience. 

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The Minerva Project, which made headlines and raised eyebrows in higher education with a $25 million seed round from Benchmark Capital last year, has appointed Dr. Stephen M. Kosslyn as the Founding Dean of the university.


...they are excited about applying Kosslyn's extensive research in the science of learning, motivation, and cognition to a "blank slate" on which the collegiate experience can be re-imagined and realized."



Minerva is, in some ways, an even more audacious experiment than a free MOOC because it's aiming right at the heart of the elite university experience. 


Every course will be delivered via a flipped model where students are expected to do readings and videos prior to joining a Minerva professor for a real-time, online seminar capped at 25 students.


...Minerva is utilizing technology for real-time, distance learning to deliver instruction within the structures of a pre-defined curriculum and off-campus experience. And for "less than half of the tuition of Ivy Leagues," boasts Nelson.



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