BizEd spotlights alliances - including the LX Consortium - that are finding success through collaboration.
Business and engineering schools aim to upgrade experiential learning.
THE LX CONSORTIUMbrings together business, engineering, and liberal arts schools that have a strong learning experience—or LX—component. The alliance, which is still in the formative stages, will also bring in major corporations that hire recent graduates. Much of the organizing work so far has been conducted by Andrew Allen, director of experiential learning at the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, and David Comisford, founder and CEO of EduSourced, a software platform for experiential project-based learning in both business and engineering schools. They saw the need for the consortium during discussions about the common challenges faced by institutions that offer project-based learning experiences.
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