Entrepreneurship education goes MOOC

Entrepreneurship roundtable summer 2014 featured a diverse range of entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship roundtable summer 2014 featured a diverse range of entrepreneurs

MOOCs are no longer just a small fad. The 6-week Coursera course on Entrepreneurship mentioned in this article had 23,000 students enrolled, including students from more than 180 countries. With high speed internet, education is no longer for an elite few and in my opinion that is a very good thing.

As many of you may know, I launched an online course on entrepreneurship (GC4510-008) this summer. 9 @ClemsonGC students enrolled in the course and participated from all over the easter United States. Certainly no comparison with 23,000 students, but still I felt like material covered in the course and the conversations generated between students was really interesting and I hope extremely valuable for the students enrolled. Even though we never met in person, we all had the opportunity to meet several times synchronously online.

The summer, we even have the opportunity to participate in 2 roundtables featuring 7 unique entrepreneurs active in various Graphic Communications fields including flexography, offset lithography, and digital printing, photography, marketing, and advertising. Through these virtual events, students had a chance to ask questions directly to entrepreneurs within the fields they were interested in.

No longer are we bound by the classroom in our exploration of the world around us and I can think of nothing more exciting for the profession of education than that!

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Inspirational entrepreneurs’ stories from Case Western’s “Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies” course.

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Beyond Silicon Valley: Using a MOOC to Build a Community of Support for Global Entrepreneurs
Lyubomir Hristev, 24, works at a marketing agency in Sofia, Bulgaria, and sports a neatly cropped black goatee. Tech savvy, creative, bursting with ideas, Hristev hails from a new generation of entrepreneurial Bulgarians….

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