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Digital Learning & Entrepreneurship Education: 
Living and Learning on the Edge 
Professor Mark Brown 
5th December, 2014
Outline… 
1. Being Entrepreneurial 
2. Teaching to be Entrepreneurial 
3. Digital Learning as the Accelerator
1. Being Entrepreneurial
1. Being Entrepreneurial
1. Being Entrepreneurial
1. Being Entrepreneurial
Auckland Palmerston North Wellington 
Distance 
Worldwide 
32,000 students 
http://www.massey.ac.nz/ 
1. Being Entrepreneu...
1. Being Entrepreneurial
Officially launched 28th November, 2013 by Ruairi Quinn, Minister for 
Education and Skills, and Lord David Putnam, Irelan...
2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
“Defining entrepreneurship 
is complex” 
2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
Entrepreneurship is about: 
• a way of thinking and behaving 
• identifying opportunities 
• realisation of value 
• build...
Three dimensions: 
• “To learn to understand entrepreneurship – knowledge about 
entrepreneurship as a concept 
• To learn...
Learner-Content 
Interaction 
Learner-learner 
Interaction 
Teacher-Learner 
Interaction 
Interactivity 
Framework 
2. Lea...
Learner-Content 
Interaction 
Learner-learner 
Interaction 
Teacher-Learner 
Interaction 
Interactivity 
Framework 
Places...
Learner-Content 
Interaction 
Learner-learner 
Interaction 
Teacher-Learner 
Interaction 
Interactivity 
Framework 
Place ...
‘A key principle of learning design 
is to help make the design process 
more explicit and shareable’ 
(Conole, 2010, p.48...
Conceptualise 
What do we want to design, who for and why? 
The 
7Cs Design 
Framework 
Consolidate 
Evaluate and embed yo...
2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
Learning intentions that focus on skills… 
• to be able to work as part of a team 
• to be able to identify human problems...
Learning by sharing 
(Connectivist) 
Learning by listening 
(Instructionist) 
Learning by doing 
(Constructivist) 
Learnin...
Acquisition 
Participation 
The digital learning ecology… 
2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
Acquisition 
Physical Virtual 
Participation 
The digital learning ecology… 
2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
Acquisition 
Synchronous Asynchronous 
Participation 
The digital learning ecology… 
2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
Acquisition 
Lecture Capture 
Webinars Online Presentations 
Online Readings 
Real-time Tests 
Synchronous Asynchronous 
P...
Off Campus 
in Class 
The digital learning ecology… 
Synchronous Asynchronous 
Off Campus 
out of Class 
On Campus 
in Cla...
3. Digital Learning as the Accelerator
1984 2014 
Long ago our students danced at concerts, now they 
click, video, share and tweet! 
3. Digital Learning as the ...
3. Digital Learning as the Accelerator
3. Digital Learning as the Accelerator
A neutral tool that has no effect on learning? 
3. Digital Learning as the Accelerator
“Infused with the language of capitalism, neo-liberalism, 
globalization and enterprise 
pedagogy.” 
3. Digital Learning a...
3. Digital Learning as the Accelerator
A conclusion is the place 
where you got tired of thinking 
Conclusion… 
(or ran out of time)
The FUN of reflection… 
F = What is the fundamental point? 
U = What new understanding are you 
taking away? 
N = What new...
Contact Details 
mark.brown@dcu.ie 
@mbrownz 
http://www4.dcu.ie/nidl 
http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz
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Presentation at "Embedding Entrepreneurship Principles in your Teaching: The Experience in Non-business Disciplines". National Seminar Series, National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Dublin City University, 5th December, 2014.

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Digital Learning and Entrepreneurship Education: Living and Learning on the Edge

  1. 1. Digital Learning & Entrepreneurship Education: Living and Learning on the Edge Professor Mark Brown 5th December, 2014
  2. 2. Outline… 1. Being Entrepreneurial 2. Teaching to be Entrepreneurial 3. Digital Learning as the Accelerator
  3. 3. 1. Being Entrepreneurial
  4. 4. 1. Being Entrepreneurial
  5. 5. 1. Being Entrepreneurial
  6. 6. 1. Being Entrepreneurial
  7. 7. Auckland Palmerston North Wellington Distance Worldwide 32,000 students http://www.massey.ac.nz/ 1. Being Entrepreneurial
  8. 8. 1. Being Entrepreneurial
  9. 9. Officially launched 28th November, 2013 by Ruairi Quinn, Minister for Education and Skills, and Lord David Putnam, Ireland’s Digital Ambassador. 1. Being Entrepreneurial
  10. 10. 2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
  11. 11. 2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
  12. 12. 2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
  13. 13. “Defining entrepreneurship is complex” 2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
  14. 14. Entrepreneurship is about: • a way of thinking and behaving • identifying opportunities • realisation of value • building and learning from relationships • gathering resources • being positive and taking risks • building for the future 2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
  15. 15. Three dimensions: • “To learn to understand entrepreneurship – knowledge about entrepreneurship as a concept • To learn to become entrepreneurial - entrepreneurial skills and competencies development • To learn to become an entrepreneur – knowledge and entrepreneurial skills pertaining to business start-up and new venture creation” (Heinonen & Poikkijoki 2005; Bridge, Hegarty & Porter 2010) 2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
  16. 16. Learner-Content Interaction Learner-learner Interaction Teacher-Learner Interaction Interactivity Framework 2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
  17. 17. Learner-Content Interaction Learner-learner Interaction Teacher-Learner Interaction Interactivity Framework Places Tools Spaces 2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
  18. 18. Learner-Content Interaction Learner-learner Interaction Teacher-Learner Interaction Interactivity Framework Place of Learning (Where Learning Ocurrs) Mode of Learning (How Learning Occurs) Pace of Learning (When Learning Occurs) 2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
  19. 19. ‘A key principle of learning design is to help make the design process more explicit and shareable’ (Conole, 2010, p.482). 2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
  20. 20. Conceptualise What do we want to design, who for and why? The 7Cs Design Framework Consolidate Evaluate and embed your design 2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
  21. 21. 2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
  22. 22. 2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
  23. 23. Learning intentions that focus on skills… • to be able to work as part of a team • to be able to identify human problems that require solutions • to be able to solve a problem using more than one strategy • to be able to experiment with a variety of media in order to develop a solution 2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
  24. 24. Learning by sharing (Connectivist) Learning by listening (Instructionist) Learning by doing (Constructivist) Learning by making (Constructionist) 2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
  25. 25. Acquisition Participation The digital learning ecology… 2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
  26. 26. Acquisition Physical Virtual Participation The digital learning ecology… 2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
  27. 27. Acquisition Synchronous Asynchronous Participation The digital learning ecology… 2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
  28. 28. Acquisition Lecture Capture Webinars Online Presentations Online Readings Real-time Tests Synchronous Asynchronous Participation The digital learning ecology… Discussion Fora Online Clinic Wikis ePortfolio Video Streaming Online Chat Video Conferencing 2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
  29. 29. Off Campus in Class The digital learning ecology… Synchronous Asynchronous Off Campus out of Class On Campus in Class Acquisition Participation On Campus out of Class 2. Learning to become Entrepreneurial
  30. 30. 3. Digital Learning as the Accelerator
  31. 31. 1984 2014 Long ago our students danced at concerts, now they click, video, share and tweet! 3. Digital Learning as the Accelerator
  32. 32. 3. Digital Learning as the Accelerator
  33. 33. 3. Digital Learning as the Accelerator
  34. 34. A neutral tool that has no effect on learning? 3. Digital Learning as the Accelerator
  35. 35. “Infused with the language of capitalism, neo-liberalism, globalization and enterprise pedagogy.” 3. Digital Learning as the Accelerator
  36. 36. 3. Digital Learning as the Accelerator
  37. 37. A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking Conclusion… (or ran out of time)
  38. 38. The FUN of reflection… F = What is the fundamental point? U = What new understanding are you taking away? N = What new thing will you do in your course to promote entrepreneurial education? Conclusion…
  39. 39. Contact Details mark.brown@dcu.ie @mbrownz http://www4.dcu.ie/nidl http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz

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