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Overview of the Edinburgh-Stanford Link's coming eLearning programme in entrepreneurship. School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Presented at BarCamp Scotland 2007.

Overview of the Edinburgh-Stanford Link's coming eLearning programme in entrepreneurship. School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Presented at BarCamp Scotland 2007.

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    BarCamp Scotland Edinburgh-Stanford Link eLearning Programme in Entrepreneurship BarCamp Scotland Edinburgh-Stanford Link eLearning Programme in Entrepreneurship Presentation Transcript

    • Online Entrepreneurship Courses The Edinburgh-Stanford Link Michael Clouser 03/03/2007 BarCamp Scotland
    • What is the Link?
      • A research collaboration between Edinburgh and Stanford Universities into speech and language technology, and related disciplines.
      • Each research project is jointly carried out on both sides of the Atlantic.
      • Funded by Scottish Enterprise, the Link works with companies and organisations to make its research applicable to business.
      • One way it does this is by creating state-of-the-art prototypes with commercial potential.
      • The commercialisation process favours Scottish companies for one year, after which time, technologies can be marketed around the world.
    • co-founder Michael Clouser
      • Associate w/ Edinburgh Stanford Link
        • Delivers entrepreneurial learning online and off
      • Ph.D. Student at UoE – Entrepreneurship and Innovation (expected 2008)
      • -Earned MBA and BS from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York (1999 and 1990 respectively)
      • Worked in Silicon Valley 5 years before coming to Edinburgh in 2004
      • Former Venture Capitalist for Dot Edu Ventures
      • Entrepreneur: Software, Internet, and Competitive Intelligence / Market Research firms
      • First real job: Pastry Chef; next Hotelier
    • About the co-founder Aghlab Al-Attili
      • Ph.D. Student in Architecture
      • Interested in virtual worlds and spaces
      • Graphic Designer
      • PT currently with Edniburgh-Stanford Link; media and web development
    • Program
      • Series of online courses
      • Short modules, asynchronous learning format
      • Leading to the “Diploma in Technology Entrepreneurship” from the UoE
      • Adult courses (“Continuing Professional Development”)
      • Courses either 15 hours or 6 hours in length (total learner involvment time)
    • Market
      • Technology entrepreneurs
      • Tech entrepreneur wannabees
      • Technology managers
      • Scotland first market, then rest of world
      • Aim is to keep the courses reasonably priced and to seek outside corporate sponsorship to achieve this goal
      • Focus is technology entrepreneurship
      • Can do niche courses such as those for Web 2.0 applications
    • Platforms
      • Platforms:
        • Originally planned for WebCT
        • University of Edinburgh supports WebCT: main driver of decision
        • MSc in
        • Reviewed Moodle. Question of ongoing support?
        • Planning to build course in SecondLife also: Discussion
    • Ues of Web 2.0
      • Purpose is to enhance the online student experience, and drive more interaction between the students
      • PLANNED THUS FAR
      • Bulletin boards
      • Online Chat
      • Delicious for sharing links
      • What about online collaboration tools
      • Any Suggestions or Ideas? Suggestions?
      • Questions?
    • Contact
      • Michael Clouser, Course Co-Founder
      • [email_address]
      • 0131.650.4436
      • Edinburgh-Stanford Link