Even before we moved to Atlanta, I was fascinated with the idea of using mobile networks to teach. Universities had been teaching remotely for years and I taught for 6 years in Auburn’s Executive MBA. But on-campus students desperately need to see the reality of the outside world … and it is very hard to bring that back to campus. The occasional guest speaker doesn’t really cut it.
By 2012, the technology pieces fell into the puzzle. I hopped around Atlanta with a laptop, a webcam and Verizon 4G. I delivered live lectures from the floor of a shipping dock, from a trade show floor, from the offices of Home Depot and Chick-fil-A logistics executives. Reality baby! I will probably write several articles about the concept and my experiences with it.