No Textbooks, No Lectures, and No Right Answers. Is This What Higher Education Needs?
Beth McMurtrie, The Chronicle of Higher Education
In today's rapidly evolving workforce, there continues to be a disconnect between the knowledge acquired in university classrooms and the experience demanded by current jobs. That's where James Madison University's JMU X-Labs program comes in.
Through a blend of interdisciplinary collaboration, project-based learning and unscripted, open-ended research, each course takes students through the long and often aggravating process of developing new ways of thinking about complex problems.
Students might design drones to help with environmental problems, tackle foreign-policy challenges, build autonomous vehicles, or develop solutions to address homelessness in the local community.