Will Minerva U Really Replace Harvard As the #1 University? | HASTAC
Ben Nelson advocates , an alternative, global, learn by doing, elite "university without walls"--not an online university, but a highly selective experience where about 150 students start out together in a major city such as San Francisco and take advantage of all that city offers, even as they are guided through a range of educational challenges that require not just rote memorization but application of their learning. For the basics, they learn what they need to online, and they have tutors and mentors from all over. No tenured profs, true enough. But also no basketball coaches or even basketball. Libraries are the great public libraries. And the scene keeps changing, San Francisco one semester, Sao Paolo the next.