In 2013, the New Media Consortium rolled out the NMC Academy, a course site designed to offer its members (and the general public) free online mini-courses to support educators. Recently, the organization collaborated with Hewlett Packard to offer a series of courses on entrepreneurship.
Convinced that courses in finance, marketing, operations, and communications can be helpful across a number of disciplines, both organizations recommend them widely. The mini-courses are designed in such a way that they can be used to supplement college and university courses in a variety of subject areas.
Each course is relatively short, focused, and offers a certificate that verifies completion. The mini-courses provide students with clear objectives and practical storylines, and emphasize central concepts and skills. Essentially mini-MOOCs, the discussion forums in these courses give your students the opportunity to discuss concepts and skills with budding entrepreneurs from around the world.
If you are looking for well designed, easy-to-use, and completely free online supplements in any of the following areas–
Basics of Finance
Profit and Loss
Social Media Marketing
Unique Value Proposition
Marketing Benefits vs. Features
Managing Contact Information
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
IT for Business Success
Your Target Audience
Effective Business Websites
Energy Efficiency: Do More for Less
— consider signing up.
CSC is a member of the New Media Consortium, so it may be useful to sign up for these courses–or to have your students sign up for these courses–as an NMC Member. However, the Hewlett Packard site provides some additional materials that educators may find valuable.
Entrepreneurship at NMC: http://academy.nmc.org/course-collection/entrepreneurship/
Entrepreneurship at HP: http://www.life-global.org/en