Teaching entrepreneurship online is daunting. In addition to the technical challenges, teaching entrepreneurship online comes with extra questions like:
- How do you make online classes experiential?
- How do you keep virtual students engaged?
- How do create connections between you and your students?
And most importantly…
How to can you teach entrepreneurial skills online?
Introducing ExEC Online
Over the last 5 years, we’ve worked hard to produce the best available experiential entrepreneurship curriculum possible. During that time, we’ve had a laser focus on in-person classes. Over the same time period…
We’ve seen an increasing number of our instructors being asked to teach entrepreneurship online.
This shift has inspired us to run an experiment this semester, creating a special version of ExEC that:
- Teaches entrepreneurship online
- Using the same experiential, interactive, approach we use for in-person classes
- That creates meaningful connections between students and professors
And most importantly…
Builds students’ entrepreneurial skills, regardless of where their career takes them!
Coming Fall 2020
Our ExEC Online students are launching companies, running experiments, testing their hypotheses and interviewing customers – everything they do in our in-person ExEC classes!
But that’s not even the best part. Based on what we’ve seen so far…
ExEC online could enable you to spend less time prepping, and more time coaching and mentoring individual students, which means your online classes could potentially be, more impactful than your in-person classes.
The combination of:
- Automatically scheduled assignments
- Pre-recorded video lessons
- Online experiential exercises that integrate with your LMS and
- Quick-grading rubrics
…means you can significantly reduce your prep.
Imagine an experiential, skill-building, online entrepreneurship course, with 10% of the prep of a traditional class – and just as much impact.
When Will You Teach Online?
Looking at the flexibility online classes offer students, and the potential for growth they offer universities means, it looks like online classes will be the part of all of our futures’.
For example, below you can see close to 50% of all Oregon Public school students are taking online classes now – more than double the rate just 10 years ago.
Whether you’re already teaching online, or think it could be in your future, know that we’re developing and testing an online version of our award winning experiential curriculum, that you can use starting Fall 2020.
Curious about ExEC Online?
If you’re teaching entrepreneurship in an online, or hybrid, class in Fall or Spring of next year and are curious about our online experiments, let us know and we’ll show you what we’re up to:
ExEC Online Interest Form