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

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

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