Reshaping Online Education
Not long ago, online education was primarily a lackluster, course-capturing, non-interactive experience. That began to change in 2008 when 2U, Inc., forged new partnerships with some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the nation to deliver a new approach to online education. Focusing on small class sizes and live, interactive classrooms, 2U managed to create an online education experience strikingly similar to its on-campus counterpart.
2U, which was founded by a team of education veterans, believes that everyone should have access to a great education — no matter where they happen live in the world. 2U works closely with the faculty of its partner institutions to create dynamic course materials that students can use to supplement their learning between live, weekly online class sessions. The online programs also offer real-world practicums in local communities where students live to help keep them truly engaged in their chosen field of study. Social networking is another aspect of the program that helps add a level of student participation and engagement to the online education experience — in much the same way as bumping into a familiar student on campus might.
2U is committed to remaining on the cutting edge of online education, building the next innovations, and promoting learning and professional development to all students who want to expand their horizons.