The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Enabling Entrepreneurs to Shape a Better World“ is an interactive, practice-oriented, and free online course on social entrepreneurship. Over an eight-week period, the course will provide thousandsofstudents and professionals from all over the world with the practical and scientific expertise needed to enable them to start their own social businesses. Students from across disciplinary backgrounds can learn invirtual teams and generate their own social business models to resolve global social issues through real, problem-based cases from China, Mexico, and Germany. Students also will have the opportunity to participate in a business model competition, with a special prize going to the concept presenting the most potential for sustainable impact and the best financial sustainability.
Expert Perspectives, Continuity in Facilitation
The GESS MOOC combines the best of both worlds. We invited expert speakers to give talks within their areas of expertise and specialization. At the same time, the MOOC features consistent voices who tie the lessons together, provide points for your own personal reflection, and set expectations for our learners’ weeks of exploration throughout the entire MOOC experience.
Each week, the MOOC will feature internationally renowned scientists, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs to present their experiences and expertise in social entrepreneurship. These lectures will aim to serve as the foundation from which the creation of thousands of our students’ social start-up models will develop. Current speakers include EBAN Impact President and EBAN Board Member Hedda Pahlson-Moller, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus, Andy Goldstein from the LMU Entrepreneurship Centre, and co-founder of Strategyzer Alexander Osterwalder.
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