Jon Kolko on How to Lower Higher Ed Tuition and Enhance Curriculum

In Chapter 16 of 16 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, educator and designer Jon Kolko answers "What Was Your Approach to Determining Whether or Not You Wanted to Pursue Accreditation for Your School and What Did You Decide?" Kolko and his team choose not to pursue accreditation. Without it, he is able to more quickly adapt curriculum to meet changing student needs, hire non-PhD graduates to teach, and keep operational costs and hence student tuition low. Jon Kolko is VP of Design at MyEdu and the Founder and Director of Austin Center for Design (AC4D). He has authored three books on design and previously has worked in design roles at Austin, Texas venture accelerator Thinktiv and global innovation firm frog design. He was a professor of Interaction and Industrial Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and earned his Masters in Human Computer Interaction (MHI) and BFA in Design from Carnegie Mellon University.