Harvard Business School is wrestling with an interesting problem: how to enter the world of online education without undermining its own program. Rejecting traditional online (wow, did I just put those two words together?) university programs or MOOCs, HBS is launching HBX this month, attempting to offer something unique in the crowded world of online education. The NY Times covers the story here.
For those of us who learn and teach online, it will be interesting to watch and see if HBX offers something new, or just another grab for its share of the marketplace. In any case, it’s fascinating to see a business school attempt to practice what it preaches.