TechMission News

Free MOOC Launched on Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education

Udemy LogoAndrew Sears, our President and Executive Director, has turned his doctoral work on disruptive innovation in higher education into a free MOOC with over 5 hours of content available on Udemy, iTunes U, YouTube & Slideshare. Over 1000 people have taken the course on Udemy so far.

Featured in Christensen Institute Blog

clayton-christensen.pngAndrew Sears, our President and Executive Director, was invited to write two posts for the Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation's blog post. In these he laid out a strategy for unbundling and rebundling degrees to make college more affordable and accessible around the world.

City Vision Featured in Forbes

434c5783-forbes-logo-svg_03b00v03a00v000In January 2016, City Vision launched a new $5,000 bachelor's degree path in partnership with Saylor (a major US MOOC provider) and Qualifi (a UK-based awarded organization). This drew coverage from Forbes online, since it presents an alternative to the expense of more traditional degrees.

Read the TechMission Case Study

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Harvard Business School has widely popularized helping students learn by publishing case studies. TechMission was featured in a Case Study by three Northeastern Professors: Susan Seiloff, Ray, Kennunen and Robert Young.
 
The case study, titled "TechMission: Jesus, Justice and Technology", was published in the Case Research Journal. You can read the case study here.

The Tech Poverty Fighter: Christianity Today Profiles Andrew Sears, TechMission and City Vision University

7th cityTechMission's Executive Director, Andrew Sears, explains in Christianity Today's latest online issue why Christians need to use technology to fight poverty. "Christians often resist technology," he said. "We are fighting battles against injustice, but are using antiquated tools. It's like the other side has tanks and jet planes, and Christians are fighting with sticks."

New Master's Degree in Technology and Social Entrepreneurship

Masters of Technology and Social EntrepreneurshipCity Vision College/TechMission is announcing a new online accredited Master's Degree in Technology and Social Entrepreneurship. In the past 15 years, we have helped train thousands of people in using technology and ministry. We are excited to be able to turn much of that experience into an accredited Masters program. The program is modeled after Science, Technology and Society programs like at Stanford and MIT, but with a focus on practical application toward ministry and social entrepreneurship.
Visit: MSTSM Program Website

Engineering to Help Others: IEEE Profiles Andrew Sears and TechMission

IEEE logoTechMission's Executive Director, Andrew Sears, is featured in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the HKN Electrical Engineering Honor Society. There it talks about the need of engineers to consider the human impact of their projects and how engineering can help serve others and the poor. Visit page: IEEE Profile