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