The online revolution is sweeping through the education industry. Khan Academy is leading the disruption of elementary school education, while Mass Online Open Courses (MOOCs) with 100,000+ students are jolting college education. Meanwhile, most professors and many schools and colleges are going about business as before, delivering ancient standard format lectures in a lecture hall to 200+ bored students.
So how about executive education programs, those run by companies in-house and at business schools? Here we have seen much less of an online revolution, in part because it seems to be a different kind of business — a "high touch" endeavor that doesn't lend itself so easily to online. I beg to differ. It too will disrupt; it's just lagging the rest.