Hybrid Classroom - an Opportunity or a Threat?
When the Covid pandemic struck in the spring of 2020, HBS pivoted to remote instruction while maintaining the interactive and engaged discussions which distinguished the case system pedagogy. In fall 2020 HBS adopted a hybrid approach, fitting out its classrooms with monitors and technology to enable some students being in-person and others remote, investing significant time and resources. The senior leadership of the school believed that this was a sound long-term investment with rewarding payoffs for several years to come. Dean Datar in 2022 now has to decide how best to leverage the hybrid classroom and whether remote learning for MBA students, Global alumni and Executive Education participants was feasible and financially viable. Study from Anywhere, seemed possible, but was it the right thing for HBS to offer, and if so to whom, and how?