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“EdTech” revolution makes Harvard seem outdated

  • January 26, 2017
  • , NHK
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NHK’s “Close-up Gendai Plus” reported on the fundamental changes occurring in the world of global education, adding that Minerva, an innovative new university founded three years ago in the U.S., is attracting many talented students from around the world. The program said some students enroll in the school after rejecting offers from such prestigious universities as Harvard. Minerva does not have an ordinary campus and all of the courses are taught online. The “EdTech” revolution sweeping across the U.S. is reportedly fueled by surging university fees and the need to foster human resources who can support innovative technologies. Education using state-of-the-art technology also enables students to study at their own pace. 

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