“Is an MBA worth the cost?” is the challenging question Jessica Stillman brightly addresses in “5 lessons you learn your first year at Harvard Business School”, extensively reviewing a post by Ellen Chisa, Harvard Business School student, who singles out the main lessons from each of the ten core classes.
Variables of expected return on investment largely depend on individual criteria, as successful business people have both advocated and renounced the degree. While going through her bright analysis, a prospective student may eventually make up her mind on whether to continue dreaming about Boston or not.
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Does eLearning kill creativity and make traditional universities disappear? Or should we start to view online education and its advantages as inevitable?
Stanford professor Daphne Koller is making the college experience available to anyone through her startup, Coursera (cofounded by Andrew Ng), an innovative model for online learning. By doing this, she is enticing top universities to put their courses online for free — not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn.
She believes that a new model—in which information is given online and classrooms are used for interactive experiential learning rather than for lecturing—could help to improve education.
Discover Lonsdale’s approach in her TED talk.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world
Which ‘mindset’ do you possess? ‘Mindset’ is a simple idea discovered by Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success, a simple idea that makes all the difference.
According to Carol Dweck everyone has either a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. A fixed mindset is one in which you view your talents and abilities as ‘fixed’. In other words, you are who you are, your intelligence and talents are fixed, and your fate is to go through life avoiding challenge and failure. A growth mindset, on the other hand, is one in which you view life as a series of challenges and opportunities for improving and you see yourself as fluid, as a work in progress.
The good news is that mindsets are not ‘set’ and we can cultivate a growth mindset to achieve success and happiness. At any time, we can learn to open our mind to develop our ability to learn new things across a broad range of skills. The more we learn, the more our brain grows and can learn more easily.