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Making Digital Learning Work

Making Digital Learning Work

How can digital technologies in postsecondary education improve student access to education, student outcomes, and the return on investment for students and institutions? A new study, conducted by the Arizona State University Foundation and BCG, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, provides answers to these question by revealing the successful digital strategies of six leading universities and community colleges.

How to Fix a Broken Education System—Without Any More Money

In her TED Talk, BCG's Seema Bansal shares her journey toward an ambitious goal of making sure that 80% of children in Haryana, India, attain grade-level knowledge by 2020. She finds success in low-cost, creative techniques that help improve learning and engagement.

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The Five Faces of Online Students

Modern students have widely varying expectations of—and needs for—their online educational experience. Institutions that don’t prepare for these shifts and respond to the dramatically increased competition among online offerings risk losing relevance and overall market share. Those that adapt will discover huge untapped opportunities for growth, new platforms for innovation, and the potential to transform how future generations of students learn.

True Believers

Students who take the majority of all their classes online and are the most satisfied with online education.

Experience Seekers

Students who uniquely emphasize the experiential, social, and emotional benefits of education and don’t care about the form of education so long as they earn a degree.

Open Minds

Students who will become True Believers if the experience of online learning meets their high standards and offers benefits beyond that of traditional classrooms.

Money Mavens

Students who are primarily motivated by the financial outcomes of an online education, which they view as more of a transaction than an experience.

Online Rejecters

Students who have tried online courses, but have decided against taking more in the future because they see problems with the quality, outcomes, and reputations of online programs.

Megatrends in Higher Education

The very definition of higher education is evolving in significant ways. University leaders have to respond and adapt to the new reality of higher education in the 21st century.

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Improving Education in the Middle East

Improving education is a long journey enhancing the quality of a nation’s teachers, its resources, teaching methodologies, as well as the overall learning environment, cautions BCG’s Leila Hoteit. The partner and managing director explains that countries seeking quick advances must target support from industry and focus on educating for jobs—and must quickly establish best practices that deliver high return on investment.

New Research on Business-Education Partnerships in K-12 Education

The private sector can play a unique role in improving K-12 education. Learn the best practices for leveraging business partnerships.

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