Friday, September 16, 2011

Get your MBA through Facebook?

The London School of Business and Finance is proposing to offer the first MBA degree program delivered through a Facebook app.  It already offers the degree through a traditional distance approach, and the online version is expected to cost prospective students about the same amounts.  The app will deliver video lectures; lecture notes and revisions, and tutor and student support through forums and discussion groups, and directed online readings.  One new component is the planned "Global Live Revision Sessions" - monthly online Q&A classes with tutors.
The proposal raises a number of issues regarding pedagogy, learning styles, and potential issues with quality control - but also shows some of the "outside-the-box" potential with new media.

Sources: MBA(fb)OnlineMediaDailyCommentary
Program site: LSBF Global MBA

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