Dr Nicos Nicolaou, CEO, UNICAF, an organisation dedicated to opening up access to quality higher education in sub-Saharan Africa and transforming the lives of gifted and often underprivileged students, explores the benefits for students of a blended MBA…
Over the past decade we have seen the widespread adoption and reduced cost of technology mean that higher education is no longer limited by physical location. Sophisticated technologies and expanding infrastructures across developing nations have allowed MBA providers to place course material online and reach millions of students outside their original market. In recent years we have seen online learning grow at an unprecedented rate with MOOCs, blended learning and distance learning becoming commonplace.
Learning new things may seem easier when sitting alone in a quiet place, or when reading while listening to the radio, or when searching online, while our favourite music is playing at full blast. However, when it comes to the way our brains absorb and store data the process is essentially the same for the majority of humans.
Committing yourself to an academic programme that may last for several years requires careful consideration and serious thinking, especially when it comes to online university courses. With so many providers of online academic courses on the market today, many of which offer services of ambiguous quality, prospective students may rightfully doubt the credibility of online programmes and providers.