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    NSF - Nifty Assignments in Entrepreneurship Education - Open 2011 NSF - Nifty Assignments in Entrepreneurship Education - Open 2011 Presentation Transcript

    • Nifty Assignmentsin Entrepreneurship EducationNCIIA 2011
      organized by
      Clif Kussmaul & Trish Boyles
      Muhlenberg College
    • Every educator wants to find good materials to adopt or adapt.
      Conference sessions describe programs, courses, and materials, often at a high level.
      Colleagues describe individual experiences.
      Good ideas may go unreported or lack sufficient detail.
    • Nifty Assignments help us to share these ideas & experiences.
      A great NA is:
      easy to adopt & adapt
      relevant in many settings
      thought-provoking
      fun for students & teachers
      NA sessions are popular at other conferences,and NAs are archived online.
    • This session seeks to share NAs & encourage more in the future.
      8 Nifty Assignments 5 minutes each plus questions
      spontaneous NAs from attendees
      simple format:
      title, keywords, author info, bullet points
      please pass them to Clif or Trish
      general discussion & more sharing
    • Team Triangle Count
      team dynamics, decision making, problem solving
      Clif Kussmaul clif@kussmaul.org Muhlenberg College(from Carol Wellington @ Shippensburg Univ.)
      Student teams spend 5-10 minutes counting the triangles in a complex figure.
      Teams consider team roles & strategies.
      Teams report conclusions to class & discuss.
    • Team Triangle Count
    • Golden Rolodex
      networking
      Michael Lehman mslehman@katz.pitt.eduUniversity of Pittsburgh
      Each student picks 5 people they don’t know.
      engineering, law, health sci, industry, etc.
      Interview each person face-to-face.
      Write 2 page reflection paper.
    • Shooting Video to Discover Unmet Needs
      perception, opportunity recognition, customer needs analysis
      Jonathan Weaver weaverjm@udmercy.edu Univ of Detroit, Mercy, Mech Eng Dept
      Show selective attention video (next slide).
      Each student compiles a 10 minute video of people in typical activities.
      Identify & list unmet needs or opportunities.
      Share videos with class to identify more.
    • Shooting Video to Discover Unmet Needs
    • Just Do It: Accelerated Startup Exercise
      teamwork, opportunity identification, action-orientation, bootstrapping
      Trish Boyles tboyles@muhlenberg.eduMuhlenberg College
      Students teams develop, launch, & operatea startup idea with minimal funding (<$5).
      Summary presentation one week later onidea, process, obstacles, lessons learned.
    • Back of the Envelope Calculation
      technical calculation, approximation
      Susannah Howe showe@smith.edu Smith College
      Each student gets an envelopeand uses it to make a rough calculation,often very early in a project.
    • The Melting Pot
      brainstorming, creativity
      Michael Lehman mslehman@katz.pitt.eduUniversity of Pittsburgh
      Each student lists 5 things they like to do.
      Teams of 3 combine 1 idea from each listand blend them to form a business idea.
      Teams share their idea with the class.
      Teams define target market, competitive advantage, business name, & logo.
    • DeBono’s 6 Hats: Innovating on the Common Water Bottle
      idea/concept generation, parallel thinking, team dynamics
      Jonathan Weaver & Darrell Kleinkeweaverjm@udmercy.edu Univ of Detroit, Mercy, Mech Eng Dept
      Instructor introduces DeBono’s 6 Thinking Hats (next slide).
      Student teams practice each hat to identify innovations related to water bottles.
    • DeBono’s 6 Hats: Innovating on the Common Water Bottle
      White hat Facts & Information
      Red hat Feelings & Emotions
      Black hat Caution
      Yellow hat Positive and Optimistic
      Green hat New Ideas
      Blue hat The Big Picture
    • Transfer Map
      transferable knowledge/attitudes/skills, professional development
      Susannah Howe showe@smith.edu Smith College
      Each student identifies & lists their own transferable knowledge/attitudes/skills.
      Student teams aggregate the listsand make a visual map.
    • Transfer Map
    • Other Nifty Assignments?
    • Newspaper Challenge
      teamwork, opportunity recog, skill recog
      Frances Mitchell, Innovation Academy, TCD/UCD
      Give newpaper to mixed discipline teams.
      Use contents of pockets/bags to create valuefrom something in the newspaper.
      Present result at end of day.
    • Reframe the Problem
      redesign
      Tina Seelig, Stanford Univ.
      Students walk around finding problems.
      Analyze & redesign nametags.
      What are the real goals?
      Reframe problem, prototype.
      (see also Wallet Project)
    • Elevator Pitch
      communication, networking, marketing
      Dean Chang, Univ of MD
      1-2 min elevator pitch about yourself
      basic info, e’ship experience, unique features
      Watch recording of yourself
      3 good things, 3 improvements, 1 borrowed idea
      Record yourself on cell phone