When most people think of online college classes, the first thing that comes to mind is often a “cheaper,” more convenient alternative to traditional in-person courses. The problem with this model is that “cheap” often brings with it a grossly inferior learning experience.
John Katzman is trying to change all that. After a successful exit of his last education startup – The Princeton Review – Katzman has founded 2Tor as a way for universities to finally offer high-quality online degree programs. 2Tor’s instructional designers work directly with professors to incorporate their content into the company’s growing array of flexible tools, for high-impact education delivered both asynchronously and synchronously. According to Katzman, legitimate online degree programs should focus on “excellence first, and cost containment second.”
I sat down with John Katzman this afternoon to learn more about the history, justification, and future of 2Tor. Please check out our conversation in the video below, and be sure to let John know what you think!