The Digital Campus

The Digital Campus


Digital Campus Study Tour – Day 1

By Anne-Marie Schär, Web Editor and Social Media Manager, School of Business FHNW & Bernard Lechot, Community Manager, University of Neuchâtel

We love mythologies… Greek, Roman, or for some centuries, American. Particularly Californian. The Gold Rush, the Summer of Love in 1967 and … And the Silicon Valley success story! Hence it was interesting to start our Study Tour with the analysis of someone who, without breaking the myth, takes some distance from it. Continue Reading →


Why Universities Need to Be Run Like Startups

Golden Age of Universities is OverIt’s a well documented fact that higher education is being disrupted by new technologies, new players, and changing economic and social context.

Consider the following:

  • Student debt is at an all time high in the U.S. and that ⅔ of students leave with debt.
  • Massive Open Online Courses (Moocs) are changing the face of higher education
  • Moocs are more cost-effective than the traditional college model
  • Moocs will likely become increasingly accepted as legitimate course credit in the coming years

If universities’ value isn’t in delivering content, what is the advantage of the traditional classroom model? Continue Reading →


Digital Campus Study Tour – Day 3

Facebook HQ

By Irène Brunner, Online Manager at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, School of Engineering (@ladycomanche)

Today was the day with the big names: LinkedIn and Facebook! And a not as well known but good, established startup called Gigya. Continue Reading →