Minerva’s Jonathan Katzman on Making ‘the Best Seminar Possible’

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If you could create a college from scratch today, what would it look like? Minerva Schools at KGI has done just that, building an accredited, four-year undergraduate program that has an inaugural class in its sophomore year. 

Jonathan Katzman, chief product officer at Minerva, says the curriculum focuses on practical “Ben Franklin-style” knowledge and uses the latest video technology to connect students who log into class from all over the world.

“We need our seminars to be fully active,” Katzman says. “We need 100 percent of our students to be engaged at least 75 percent of the time.” Hear more on the innovative model in this recent talk Katzman gave at an EdSurge meetup.

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