Minerva Project

GIVE YOUR LEARNERS
A BETTER WAY TO LEARN.

Minerva® helps you build innovative educational programs that accelerate learning and prepare your institution for the future.

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Our Model
Integrated Learning

Our integrated model helps you fundamentally change what, how, and where people learn. We bring deep expertise in educational science, curriculum design, and instructional training to your teams, helping you build capacity while delivering flexible programs with profound impact.


Every program is enabled by our proprietary platform, called Forum™. This advanced virtual learning environment gives your learners deeply engaging classes with multiple learning modalities, and gives your instructors rich data collection and analytical tools.

Our Approach
Curriculum
Transdisciplinary Skill Development

Most curricula are a collection of courses that focus on specific aspects of discrete subjects, with little connection among them.


Minerva designs curricula to impart durable skills that can be transferred across disciplines. For each partner, we develop a customized learning taxonomy that underpins every component of the program.

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Pedagogy
Dynamic Instruction

Most educators realize that the prevailing lecture-test paradigm is ineffective, and decades of cognitive and behavioral research prove it.


Instead of ignoring these findings, Minerva built its entire pedagogy on this body of evidence. We train instructors in its key methodologies, including Fully Active Learning, spaced practice, and frequent, formative feedback.

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Assessment
Outcome-Driven Performance

Learner evaluation is typically based on a small number of high-stakes assignments and exams, resulting in a set of subjective grades.


In contrast, Minerva focuses on frequent feedback, using numerous inputs, including engagement metrics and learner performance over time. All assessments are driven by the specific outcomes defined in the learning taxonomy and are systematically scored using rubrics.

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Building Windows (curriculum metaphor)
Curriculum
Architectural Wave (pedagogy metaphor)
Pedagogy
Architectural Scales (assessment metaphor)
Assessment
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Changing the learning and business models in higher education ... is a matter of survival for some and a competitive necessity for all.
Boston Consulting Group (2021)
United States
Berkeley Law

The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, a top-tier law school, partnered with Minerva Project in 2019 to create Leadership in the Legal Profession. The online executive education course is a unique ten-week program that provides experienced attorneys with the skills they need to manage complex situations and build key professional relationships, in order to move beyond transactional engagements, abilities that are increasingly crucial for success in a legal industry facing massive disruption.

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United States
Berkeley Law

The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, a top-tier law school, partnered with Minerva Project in 2019 to create Leadership in the Legal Profession. The online executive education course is a unique ten-week program that provides experienced attorneys with the skills they need to manage complex situations and build key professional relationships, in order to move beyond transactional engagements, abilities that are increasingly crucial for success in a legal industry facing massive disruption.

United Arab Emirates
Zayed University

One of three federally-funded institutions of higher education in the UAE, Zayed University partnered with Minerva Project in June 2021 to design and build the College of Interdisciplinary Studies, the first interdisciplinary program in the Middle East. Minerva consulted on the creation of the new college, with academic programs in Business Transformation, Computational Systems, and Social Innovation.

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United Arab Emirates
Zayed University

One of three federally-funded institutions of higher education in the UAE, Zayed University partnered with Minerva Project in June 2021 to design and build the College of Interdisciplinary Studies, the first interdisciplinary program in the Middle East. Minerva consulted on the creation of the new college, with academic programs in Business Transformation, Computational Systems, and Social Innovation.

South Korea
SK

SK group, a large conglomerate involved in businesses as diverse as energy, telecommunications, and semiconductors, partnered with Minerva Project in 2020 via its group-level employee learning project/platform, called mySUNI. mySUNI, by partnering with Minerva Project, aims to offer a comprehensive professional learning program to its employees. Also devoted to the professional development of young people, SK collaborated with Minerva University students on innovation projects in 2019.

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South Korea
SK

SK group, a large conglomerate involved in businesses as diverse as energy, telecommunications, and semiconductors, partnered with Minerva Project in 2020 via its group-level employee learning project/platform, called mySUNI. mySUNI, by partnering with Minerva Project, aims to offer a comprehensive professional learning program to its employees. Also devoted to the professional development of young people, SK collaborated with Minerva University students on innovation projects in 2019.

Spain
Esade

Esade School of Business collaborated with Minerva Project in 2020 to create the Bachelors in Transformational Business and Social Impact, a new undergraduate business degree. The program integrates Minerva’s foundational education curriculum with Esade’s deep subject matter expertise in triple-bottom-line business enterprise through a unique academic program that culminates with students creating a social impact startup as their final degree project. Students learn virtually, using Minerva’s Forum™ learning environment, as well as on Esade’s innovation campus in Barcelona.

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Spain
Esade

Esade School of Business collaborated with Minerva Project in 2020 to create the Bachelors in Transformational Business and Social Impact, a new undergraduate business degree. The program integrates Minerva’s foundational education curriculum with Esade’s deep subject matter expertise in triple-bottom-line business enterprise through a unique academic program that culminates with students creating a social impact startup as their final degree project. Students learn virtually, using Minerva’s Forum™ learning environment, as well as on Esade’s innovation campus in Barcelona.

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