for real-world jobs.
XTOL designs learn-by-doing experiential short courses for use by universities, corporations and professional organizations, as well as Master's programs in partnership with degree-granting universities around the world. Our programs combine the Socratic teaching method with simulations of real-world on-the-job experiences to teach students the skills they need to land competitive jobs in their chosen field, advance in their career or begin new careers.
We believe the best way to learn is through
Unlike other online programs, XTOL is not an attempt to recreate the university experience. Research shows that people remember best if they have experienced something, practiced it, made mistakes, tried again and succeeded. In an XTOL program, students do not simply attend lectures and take notes; nor do they watch online lectures and take tests. Instead, XTOL courses put people in challenging, real-world situations where they work in small groups, producing the same deliverables they would produce on the job. Experienced professionals in the field serve as mentors and are available online as needed. XTOL is creating a revolution in education.
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Who We Are
A revolution in education
for students around the world.
Professor Roger Schank, co-founder of XTOL
is one of the world's leading visionaries in artificial intelligence, learning theory, cognitive science, and the building of virtual learning environments. Dr. Schank has had a significant impact on the landscape of all learning, specifically e-learning and simulation design. He has written hundreds of white papers, technical reports, and articles, and dozens of books. Dr. Schank was selected as one of the top ten movers and shakers in eLearning in the world
for 2010 and 2011. Dr. Schank was formerly a professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, Yale University, Northwestern University and Carnegie Mellon University. He was also the founder and Director of the renowned Institute for the Learning Sciences at Northwestern University.
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XTOL has an exclusive relationship with Socratic Arts
Socratic Arts is XTOL’s exclusive design and development partner for high-quality Master's degree programs and short courses.
Socratic Arts has been building online masters programs for more than ten years, first in Computer Science for Carnegie Mellon University's
Silicon Valley campus and then an MBA program for La Salle University
XTOL’s short courses and Master's degree programs:
- Are delivered online, accessible anywhere at any time.
- Prepare students for real, existing jobs.
- Offer learn-by-doing experiences that build real world skills.
- Allow students to work together in teams guided by mentors with real-world experience who are readily available.
- Are designed by a combination of real-world practitioners and world-class professors.
XTOL’s offerings will be available through universities in the United States, Europe and Asia.