The Future Of The MBA Is Happening Right Now At UC Berkeley


Poets & Quants the Future of the MBA is Happening Right Now

Richard Freishtat teaching in the Forum

Originally published on Poets & Quants

In August, Executive Education unveiled the future of the virtual classroom at Berkeley Haas. This new virtual classroom, known as the Forum, enables a digital learning experience similar to the in-person classroom experience.

The advancement of this technology at Berkeley Executive Education is the result of months of work to refine a system to prevent disruptions in learning like the world experienced due to the coronavirus shutdown. During this time, Executive Education's forward-thinking digital team reenvisioned the higher education experience. The result is the Forum, which provides an enhanced classroom experience for faculty and students alike, and enables immersive learning experiences for participants in all programs.

The unique features of the Forum allow participants to engage naturally with faculty, converse with colleagues, and take part in a digital learning experience unrivaled by any digital platform. For faculty, this system removes the cognitive overload that can occur during Zoom meetings, as they can view the individual faces of all participants and speak to them directly, which enables them to focus on teaching. The platform's unique features provide a higher level of engagement for participants than is typically available in virtual classrooms with screen indicators for questions and responses, a variety of poll features, multiple viewing angles, and support staff to help with any tech problems.

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