Higher education hasn’t had a true redesign of its approach to majors and courses in 50 years
The Masason Foundation/Minerva University AI Research Lab is a collaborative AI research and start-up incubation program for undergraduate students.
The Minerva University AI Research Lab has brought together groups of students to create and pitch their own AI tools, with an emphasis on addressing the ethical and technical concerns about the technology.
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Dr. Mike Magee, the president of Minerva University.
Minerva was founded back in 2012, and so the big question The PIE has for Mike Magee is what the next ten years holds for this unique institution.
It is rare in these days that a new university starts with the opportunity to break the mold of centuries gone by.
Through student-faculty discussions about how synchronous online courses should look, educators at Minerva University hope to use the science of learning to improve virtual learning.
Minerva President, Mike Magee, shares how far Minerva University has come since 2014 and his vision for Minerva's future.
Minerva dethrones several traditional powers, while a few unexpected institutions rise in other categories.
New President Mike Magee shares its story, secrets to success and what makes the institution so unique.
Minerva University finds early success with online teaching in local environments worldwide, but fears higher education may already have lost the public.
Minerva University’s accreditation is the culmination of an eight-year process where WSCUC carefully examined every aspect of its programs and operation.
Ben Nelson and Minerva University are changing education and the workplace one student at a time. Its main focus is not information gathering but rather building cognitive skills to solve complex problems and foster constructive decision-making.
The unabashed “Ivy League alternative,” birthed from an investor-backed start-up, gains a very traditional stamp of approval.
Minerva Institute, a nonprofit that operates a startup college incubated by Keck Graduate Institute at Claremont, recently gained accreditation and became Minerva University.
Students at Minerva spend four years entirely online. Is this the future of higher education?
How Minerva can offer a template for universities shifting their courses online due to coronavirus.
The Minerva Baccalaureate offers high school students a new, interdisciplinary course of study designed around critical career competencies and pursued in an interactive video Forum.
How Minerva is reimagining higher education now and partnering to scale for impact in the future.
Having finished her first year of Minerva, British student Jade Bowler has “learned more in and out of the classroom than in any other year of her life”.
Mid-pandemic, colleges around the world are turning to online teaching. Minerva – a global college with no campus – has been doing it for years.
Don’t treat the shutdown as a temporary problem. Seize it as a chance to pursue innovation.
The sudden shift to distance learning provides us with the opportunity to reimagine how and what we teach.
Founder Ben Nelson spoke with Alyson Stoner on the Simplexity podcast to discuss the critical choices universities will need to make in order to become relevant and effective for the modern student — and how Minerva already reinventing the broken world of higher education.
Shiao-li from the Class of 2020 spoke with Lisa Betts-LaCroix to share a bit about her personal background and how those experiences led her to Minerva.
What’s the difference between memorization and wisdom? Ben Nelson speaks with Worlds ApaRT.
From eliminating biases in our admissions process, cultivating an international student community, and developing a curriculum with a sole focus on student success, Minerva is unlike any other university.
See how Minerva is challenging the status quo in Stanford d.school’s guide of colleges who are reimagining the world of higher education.
Founder and CEO Ben Nelson explains why and how Minerva has transformed and improved the world of higher education.
Minerva Project will now offer fully active learning, intentional scaffolded curriculum, and personalized platform, Forum, to partner institutions of all sizes increasing accessibility and improving student outcomes.
With four classes of students, Minerva Schools at KGI continues to draw in students interested in pursuing an active learning undergraduate education. Article is in Spanish.
Minerva's plan for expanding its learning model to other universities and educational organizations.
While traditional higher education institutions are slow to adapt what and how they teach, Minerva continually innovates on curriculum effectiveness through student feedback and more.
Founder and CEO Ben Nelson discusses the key problems with higher education with Jon Follett and Dirk Knemeyer of The Digital Life.
University Affairs author and education expert Gisèle Yasmeen met with Founder Ben Nelson and Founding Dean Stephen Kosslyn to learn how they built Minerva, the intentional university, from the ground up.
Stephen Kosslyn, Minerva’s Founding Dean, explains how people learn and how Minerva is changing the way we approach learning one student at a time.
Getting Smart co-founder Tom Vander Ark takes an in-depth look at the strides Minerva has taken to fulfill its mission of “nurturing critical wisdom for the sake of the world” since the intsitution’s inception.
In a PBS article on predictions for 2018 and beyond, Minerva is named the “skills-oriented” institution incorporating technology to reinvent education.
Times Higher Education’s David Matthews discusses Minerva’s recent CLA+ scores: “the average CLA+ score of Minerva’s students ‘was higher than the score of senior graduating classes at every other university and college that administered the test.’”
Minerva Founder Ben Nelson and founder of the Nat Chat podcast Nat Eliason discuss Minerva’s approach to 21st century education, as well as the major flaws in many university programs, how an optimal university system looks, and the importance of learning real-world skills.
Minerva competes with and disrupts elite colleges through their “flipped classroom” model by helping students obtain intellectual skills through structured curriculum, and effectively educating students to become creative and critical global thinkers.
This new unconventional program has managed to attract thousands of applicants, and the interest is growing every year. Minerva, with its need-blind admission, an international student body, and a strong focus on critical thinking, is becoming an educational that has managed to create alternative to the failing traditional university model.
In this interview, Minerva Founder Ben Nelson discusses the struggles with creating a university from scratch, dispels the myths, and explains how Minerva’s curriculum lets students craft their own education.
These universities mark the new age in liberal arts education. Among them, Minerva challenges traditional concepts of university curriculum through its innovative approach to learning.
Founder Ben Nelson explains how Minerva’s selective and revolutionary undergraduate program is changing the future of education.
Among other emerging alternatives to the traditional education model, Minerva is reforming the education sphere through its decentralized university program where students earn their bachelor’s degree while living and learning around the world.
At Minerva, there are no tests. The first year of four years of studies is about learning critical thinking. Students live together on campus, but all classes are taught via online video platforms so professors and students don’t need to be in the same physical location.
Founder Ben Nelson details the value of Minerva in today’s developing technological sector. He states that Minerva is structured around true-life application and preparing students for jobs in the real world. This is all structured around a university format devoid of lectures, which allow for greater retention of concepts, and a format providing educational materials at a reasonable price, illustrating how information in the digital age is available at our fingertips.
Without fancy infrastructures, Minerva has been able to keep its cost at minimal $30,000 and promises to give an Ivy League quality education. The students of this travelling global university will be staying in Bangalore for six months of their undergraduate.
Minerva’s acceptance rate is described and compared to other Ivy League schools. Minerva is stated to be different from other schools in that students travel all over the world, and that the admissions process is unlike no other. These facts, coupled with low tuition rates, illustrate Nelson’s final point that Minerva will create competition in higher-education arenas.
With the Minerva Project, Ben Nelson W’97 is out to “build the world’s greatest university from scratch.” Should Penn—and other top-tier schools—be worried?
We want Minerva to be a catalyst for global change in higher education, and it’s our hope that other universities will adopt our approaches or develop something even better over time.
In addition to having a distinguished faculty and novel use of technology, the school takes a daring approach to pedagogy…
Extreme study abroad: a different country every semester, until you graduate.
What will the future of higher education look like? That was the question addressed on Tuesday, when Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun brought esteemed psychologist Stephen M. Kosslyn, founding dean of theMinerva Schools at the Keck Graduate Institute, to campus to introduce the university community to a new model of undergraduate education.
The cost of college is rising, and those most in danger of missing out on the rewards of higher education and suffering the burden of student loan debt are people who do not finish their studies, experts told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Tuesday.
There have been several talks on reforming higher education, various strategies for making the change. We have in our journey explored many such projects which have the same aim and during this continuous search we got to know of Minerva Project.
A startup college aims to offer a top-notch education for half the price of elite universities
Ben Nelson, former CEO of photo-sharing site Snapfish, has started a new kind of university.
There are no lectures allowed at San Francisco’s Minerva Schools, an innovative college with a curriculum specifically designed to improve knowledge retention for students. Professors hold their seminar-style classes online, allowing Minerva students to move around the globe each semester, from Berlin to Buenos Aires.
In Minerva’s seminars, there is no front row and back row; no long tables where it’s possible to hide. “It feels like you’re always sitting next to the professor,” says Jonathan Katzman, chief product officer. “It really brings a heightened awareness, a different level of consciousness as you’re engaging in the classroom.”
The San Francisco startup promises an Ivy League-caliber education for a tuition of $10,000.
Robin Goldberg is the Chief Experience Officer of the Minerva Project, a groundbreaking venture to reinvent the university experience for the world’s brightest and most motivated students.
Minerva Project Inc., a university that combines online learning with dorm life and other real-world college experiences, is beefing up with a new Series B round led by Chinese investors, the company told VentureWire.
Broadcast on Al Jazeera National on August 26, 2014
Sieben Studienorte in vier Jahren. In San Francisco startet die erste Eliteuni, die nur online lehrt
A brash tech entrepreneur thinks he can reinvent higher education by stripping it down to its essence, eliminating lectures and tenure along with football games, ivy-covered buildings, and research libraries. What if he's right?
This university may give Harvard a run for its student talent, disrupts education with digital classes & real world experiences
Universidade Minerva tem modelo inovador que aboliu as aulas tradicionais.
Guilherme Nazareth, de 19 anos, trocou a UFRGS pela iniciativa americana.
¿Si casi todos los sectores de la economía han cambiado drásticamente, cómo es que el sistema universitario sigue siendo más o menos igual que hace 500 años? La apuesta es tecnología y artes liberales.
Minerva is one of the most interesting startups in the world today. Minerva hopes to revolutionize higher education, not just by putting courses online, but by becoming itself an institution of higher education, albeit one that uses technology to make in-class education more efficient and effective.
The Atlantic's Graeme Wood talks about the magazine's cover story - "Is college doomed?" Wood also shares details about the Minerva project.
Aug. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Minerva CEO and founder Ben Nelson explains the institute's unique approach to higher education. He speaks with Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock." (Source: Bloomberg)
The university has no lecture halls, no debating societies, no sports teams and no fraternities. Instead, the 33 students who have made the cut at Minerva, will travel the world and change the face of higher learning
San Francisco-based technology executive Ben Nelson has set out to kick Harvard off its pedestal.
A number of high school seniors and former college students are using unconventional alternatives to higher education to find their place in the job world.
Se llama Minerva, tiene sede en San Francisco y promete educación de alta calidad a un 40% del costo de Harvard. La primera camada cursará en 2015. Código Tek habló con Alex Aberg Cobo, director para América Latina, que tiene como una de sus funciones seleccionar a los argentinos.
The Minerva Project founder Ben Nelson provides insight on the curriculum for the Minerva Project, which re-imagines the college education.
Robin Goldberg, part of the Minerva Schools at KGI, talks about the a unique UG programme, its objective and the changing functions of marketing in today’s world.
Forget dated ideas about the left and right hemispheres. New research provides a more nuanced view of the brain
Minerva aims to offer a unique university experience to students
Des étudiants internationaux qui vivent ensemble mais changent de ville tous les semestres, et suivent uniquement des cours en ligne : tel est le concept du projet Minerva, une université on-line d'un nouveau genre qui se lancera en 2014 à San Francisco. Ayant annoncé qu'elle avait levé 25 millions d'euros auprès d'un fonds d'investissement, Minerva ambitionne de devenir une alternative aux universités de la "Ivy League". Son fondateur Ben Nelson, ancien patron de Snapfish, une start-up de photos en ligne avec laquelle il a fait fortune, nous explique sa stratégie.
Throughout my career, I have witnessed the following: It is much easier for humans to ascertain when and where we disagree rather than when and where we agree. We declare our disagreements proudly and loudly, while our points of agreement tend to remain hidden, silenced by our passionate discord.
Entrepreneur hopes the Minerva Project will remake how a higher education is obtained in the United States.
Com uma das propostas mais inovadoras de ensino superior, a Minerva vai oferecer anuidade de graça para os primeiros alunos
Start-up college hopes to offer Ivy League-quality education at half the price.
An online university with no campus that aims to rival the likes of Yale and Harvard has promised to revolutionise education around the world.
Can the Minerva Project do to Ivy League universities what Amazon did to Borders?
By teaming up with Keck Graduate Institute, the world's "first startup elite university" now has accredation and a lot more to offer its students.
Minerva aims to reinvent the university as a global experience of ‘Ivy League’ education
Online learning has been trumpeted by everyone from academics to politicians to venture capitalists as a way to improve access to education. But now a novel idea is emerging from a prominent group of digital education supporters: you can’t learn everything online.
Entrepreneurs seeking to build an elite global university based on new ways of teaching online announced Monday the creation of a $500,000 prize to be awarded each year to an educator “whose innovations have led to extraordinary student learning experiences.”
Today Ben Nelson, the founder of online education Minerva Project, announced a global academy and $500,000 prize for professors who change how students think.
The Minerva Project, which turned heads last April with its mega $25 million seed round, has grand ambitions for bringing a Harvard-level education to the Web. But there are two aspects of Ivy League schooling it’s trying to avoid: exorbitant tuition and traditional professor hiring practices.