Executive Education Is Ripe for Online Disruption

Friday, February 1, 2013

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.

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