A New Breed of Leading-Edge Educators Are Now Offering Executive-Focused Programs and Content Online

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Professor Hitendra Wadhwa of Columbia Business School is one of the innovators taking another look at online learning…

Professor Hitendra Wadhwa

Professor Hitendra Wadhwa

Three Myths of Online Learning

Organizational adoption of e-learning has been confined to lower level staff, with a focus on technical training, compliance, and frontline skills.

But this is all about to change. Three forces are enabling a whole new experience for executives as online learning comes of age.

  •      The “anytime, anywhere” revolution in technology is putting high-speed access to videos and the internet in the hands of anyone carrying a smartphone.
  •     Social media tools are letting people interact online – sharing content, providing feedback, and building connections – in ways that are sometimes even richer than what they can do in the physical world.
  •     Open-source and cloud-based computing are making educators gain access to sophisticated platforms on which to build compelling online learning experiences.

Innovators in executive education are starting to take notice. Hitendra Wadhwa, a professor at Columbia Business School who also directs the Institute for Personal Leadership and is at the forefront of Columbia’s development of online executive education programs, is getting executives and their organizations to finally give a nod to online learning. He is doing so by creating a fresh new approach that destroys the three enduring myths that executives have held on to for the last decade...

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About the Author: Hitendra Wadhwa is Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Business School, where he runs popular personal leadership courses. He is also the founder of the Institute for Personal Leadership, which offers consulting to individuals and organizations such as American Express, Best Buy, Estee Lauder, Godrej Group, JP Morgan Chase, and Pfizer. The Institute has just created an online course in collaboration with Columbia due to launch in 2012.

Prior to Columbia Professor Wadhwa worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He also founded and led Paramark an award winning technology company that developed the first real-time optimization platform for online marketing.

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