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Technology Enabled Entrepreneurship Education
www.cybermichigan.org
Michigan Entrepreneurship Education Network
Resource Guide to Technology-Enabled
Entrepreneurship Education and Training
August 2006
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
A special note of thanks is extended to Dr. Karen Bantel for her hard work and commitment to this
effort and to the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation for their generous funding support.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW ............................................................................................................. 1
MEEN Program Evolution ................................................................................................................ 1
Importance of Online Entrepreneurship Education.......................................................................... 2
Learning Models: Blended or Online................................................................................................ 3
TEEM – A TEMPLATE FOR ONLINE ENTREPRENEURSHIP CURRICULUM ........................................ 4
Benefits of Collaboration .................................................................................................................. 4
TEEM Curriculum............................................................................................................................. 5
DEGREE PROGRAM OFFERINGS ............................................................................................................ 7
Online Entrepreneurship Degree Programs..................................................................................... 8
Online Degree Programs that include Entrepreneurship Courses .................................................. 9
Degree Programs (not Online) that include Online Entrepreneurship Courses ............................ 12
NON-DEGREE PROGRAM OFFERINGS ................................................................................................. 14
Universities, Colleges, and Community Colleges .......................................................................... 14
Non-Profit Foundations, Economic Development, and State Organizations ................................. 17
For-Profit Providers ....................................................................................................................... 19
AVAILABLE ON-LINE ENTREPRENEURSHIP CURRICULUM .............................................................. 19
AVAILABLE ON-LINE ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESOURCES ................................................................ 20
K-12: YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP ..................................................................................................... 22
METRICS OF SUCCESS ........................................................................................................................... 24
Entrepreneurship Education (in General) ...................................................................................... 24
Quality and Impact of Online Education......................................................................................... 25
APPENDICES
Appendix A: Michigan Entrepreneurship Education Network (MEEN) Overview .......................... 27
Appendix B: CyberMichigan Overview........................................................................................... 29
Appendix C: Technology Enabled Entrepreneurship Education (TEEM) Partner Organizations . 31
Appendix D: Users of the Planning the Entrepreneurial Venture (PEV) Curriculum .................... 33
Appendix E: Online Business Administration Degree Programs ................................................... 35
Appendix F: Distance Education Professional Organizations........................................................ 39
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INTRODUCTION and OVERVIEW
The Michigan Entrepreneurship Education Network (MEEN), launched in September 2002, was originally
supported by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and sponsored by the
University of Michigan Business School’s Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial
Studies. MEEN was dedicated to the development and strengthening of entrepreneurship education
programs in Michigan’s traditional degree-granting public universities. Its mission was to provide a strong,
enduring entrepreneurship organization for the State of Michigan entrepreneurship educators and related
professionals for networking, consultation and assistance in program development, training and
education, cross- program integration, information and resources, and funding. (For more information on
MEEN, see Appendix A.)
MEEN Program Evolution
Under the leadership of CyberMichigan, MEEN has evolved to its current emphasis on technologyenabled entrepreneurship education and training, and is aimed at a broader audience to include
practicing and prospective entrepreneurs. By its nature, entrepreneurship is creative and innovative; it is
ideally suited to technology - enabled education methods. ICT provides platforms and mechanisms for
innovations in pedagogy and delivery, including such methods as online resource sharing and
collaboration, which greatly enhance the learning experience. It also provides effective vehicles for
collaboration, mitigating the isolation that is often characteristic of the entrepreneurial process. Such
early stage collaboration facilitates experience sharing among respected peers, leading more quickly to
the identification of paths to success. This, in turn, catalyzes creation, retention, and expansion of first
and second-stage entrepreneurs. Additionally, the use of a web-based technology platform for education
delivery enables access for prospective and practicing entrepreneurs to educational materials and
business support tools around the clock, delivered to almost any location. (For more information on
CyberMichigan, see Appendix B.)
This resource guide, another key MEEN initiative, is a continuation of the original MEEN
Entrepreneurship Education Benchmarking Report. Completed in 2003, the original report is a
comprehensive review of university and college degree-based entrepreneurship curriculum (traditional
classroom delivery), aimed at providing entrepreneurship educators with information and benchmarks for
curriculum development purposes. It can be found at:
http://www.cybermichigan.org/4_0/MEEN%20Benchmarking%20Report_Final.pdf.
The current resource guide expands on the original report in several key ways by:
•
focusing on technology-enabled (online) entrepreneurship education curriculum, training, and
materials
•
including educational materials from a broader range of sources, expanding beyond U.S. public and
private universities to include community colleges, and non-profit and for-profit organizations
•
broadening the audience beyond college and graduate level entrepreneurship educators to include:
o
entrepreneurship educators targeted at community colleges and youth (high school)
o
entrepreneurs (and prospective entrepreneurs)
o
entrepreneurship service providers (consultants, coaches, mentors)
o
economic development organizations
The purpose of this Resource Guide is to provide a quick and easy method for understanding and using
web-based technology to achieve entrepreneurship education. The overall goal of the Guide is to
facilitate and enhance the entrepreneurship education of individuals involved in or with aspirations for
entrepreneurial pursuits. The strengthening of Michigan’s entrepreneurial culture and success has been
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identified as one of the most important initiatives the State must achieve to compete and thrive
economically.
Importance of Online Entrepreneurship Education
Online or distance learning/education is “the process of extending learning, or delivering instructional
resource-sharing opportunities, to locations away from a classroom, building or site, to another
classroom, building or site by using video, audio, computer, multimedia communications, or some
combination of these with other traditional delivery methods." (http://www.itcnetwork.org/definition.htm).
While the terms “online” or “distance learning/education” are used across a broad spectrum of contexts,
the International Journal of Educational Telecommunications describes several traits that tend to be
consistent across contexts:
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Separation of instructor and student in space and/or time
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Volitional control of learning by the student rather than the distant instructor
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Noncontiguous communication between the student and the instructor, either in print or in some form
of technology.
Distance instructors tend to facilitate learning instead of communicating a fixed body of knowledge, and a
higher level of interactivity between instructor and students, and among students, is generally achieved.
Online and distance learning/education has become increasingly important as a method to provide and
encourage lifelong learning. Individuals who take advantage of online learning tend to be older, and many
work during the traditional classroom hours. Key benefits of online entrepreneurship learning are:
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Access: rural entrepreneurs, for example, might have more difficulty accessing traditional educational
opportunities. Minnesota Rural Partners (MRP) provides virtual access for rural entrepreneurs at
Virtual Entrepreneurial Network (VEN) and through its BizPathways web portal.
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Flexibility: available when the entrepreneur can make time
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Cost: lower prices on materials are possible as a result of broad dissemination, and travel expense is
reduced
•
Specialized Materials: subject matter experts, for example, that would otherwise not be readily
available can be accessed in an online format
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Tailored Materials: the specifics of the entrepreneur’s situation (i.e., industry, technology, and stage
of company development) can be reflected in materials that can be tailored to niche markets with
broad dissemination
Online and distance learning has experienced an explosion of growth in recent years, as reported by the
Sloan Consortium: “Growing by Degrees: Online Education in the United States, 2005” (http://www.sloanc.org/resources/growing_by_degrees.pdf). This report represents the third annual report on the state of
online education in U.S. Higher Education. Key findings:
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Sixty-five percent of schools offering graduate face-to-face courses also offer graduate courses online
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Sixty-three percent of schools offering undergraduate face-to-face courses also offer undergraduate
courses online
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Among all schools offering face-to-face Master’s degree programs, 44% also offer Master’s programs
online
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Among all schools offering face-to-face Business degree programs, 43% also offer online Business
programs
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The overall percent of schools identifying online education as a critical long-term strategy grew from
49% in 2003 to 56% in 2005
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The largest increases were seen in Associates degree institutions where 72% now agree that it is part
of their institution’s long-term strategy, up from 58% in 2003
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The smallest schools, private nonprofit institutions and Baccalaureate colleges remain the least likely
to agree that online education is part of their long-term strategy
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Overall online enrollment increased from 1.98 million in 2003 to 2.35 million in 2004
The U.S. online higher education market in 2001 was $4.5 billion; in 2005, it reached $11 billion. (Source:
http://www.usdla.org/ppt/THINKEQUITY.ppt)
Further, the corporate market for online and distance learning is also exploding. For example, the number
of U.S. corporations offering distributed learning courses to employees grew from 391 in 1998 to 6,164 in
2003. (Source: http://www.usdla.org/ppt/THINKEQUITY.ppt)
Learning Models: Blended or Online
Distance learning models are either blended or entirely online. Research indicates that solitary work
tends to be more effective when blended with classroom interaction. A blended approach combines
several meeting types and delivery methods, enhancing the engagement of students in at least some
aspects of the learning opportunity (http://chronicle.com/weekly/v48/i28/28a03301.htm). Further, students
are more likely to complete a blended course than one that is entirely online
(http://www.learningcircuits.org/2001/apr2001/hofmann.html).
Rensselaer
Polytechnic
Institute
is
a
good
example
of
a
blended
approach
(http://www.pde.rpi.edu/services/techsupport/deliverymodes.shtml). Most distributed delivery courses are
taught in real-time by Rensselaer faculty members before a live class of graduate students at their Troy or
Hartford campus. Courses delivered to distance students combine live class sessions on one of
Rensselaer's campuses or at corporate sites with a blend of synchronous and asynchronous
technologies. Based on the format and structure of each course, specific technologies will be selected to
deliver the course to distributed sites and students, including:
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Online Conferencing:
Activities requiring synchronous (live) interaction utilizing an online
conferencing tool. Its features include Web-based audioconferencing, synchronized presentation of
content and Web-browsing, text chat, application-sharing, and synchronized white board.
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Internet Videostreaming, Live or Delayed (VSL, VSD): Lecture or content is captured on video,
digitized, and delivered via the Internet. Videostreams may consist of entire class lectures or shorter
video clips of specific content. Live videostreams are available for synchronous viewing while the
class is being conducted and may also offer real-time chat interaction with the instructor and
classroom. Delayed videostreams may be viewed on-demand or asynchronously at the student's
convenience.
•
Compact Disc (CD): Course materials, such as videostreamed lectures or video segments,
multimedia demonstrations or models, readings, application software, and databases are delivered on
CD and sent directly to sites and students.
•
Blackboard and WebCT: a course/learning management system used to create a web-based
interface and course website. Both provide students with access to course materials, videostreams,
chat sessions, a bulletin board for announcements and class discussions, contact information and
other important course resources.
•
Videoconferencing (VC): For sites that have the facilities and resources, videoconferencing provides
a live connection between Rensselaer and distributed sites with two-way audio and video interaction.
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Courses delivered by videoconferencing offer a "virtual classroom" environment in which students
can see, be seen, and interact freely with the instructor and classmates.
•
Electronic Discussion Boards or Blogs for the public - individuals outside of the class or in the
community
•
Electronic Resource Library for All Levels of Entrepreneurs
The entrepreneurship programs reported here are delivered using both models – entirely online and
blended. A designation of the model used in each case is made when available.
TEEM – A TEMPLATE FOR ONLINE ENTREPRENEURSHIP CURRICULUM
Several entrepreneurial support organizations throughout Michigan share a common interest in facilitating
the success of practicing and prospective entrepreneurs, specifically by providing technology-enabled
entrepreneurship education and other resource support to their members. With CyberMichigan’s support
and direction, these groups have joined together to articulate a collaborative vision for TechnologyEnabled Entrepreneurship in Michigan (TEEM). (See Appendix C for a listing and descriptions of TEEM
partner organizations.) A major initiative of the TEEM program is the development of an online
entrepreneurship curriculum. It is a standard, sequential entrepreneurship curriculum with web access
that allows practicing and potential entrepreneurs to pursue self-study or aided study through various
entrepreneurship support organizations throughout Michigan. The main goal is to broaden the reach and
effectiveness of entrepreneurship training by developing and disseminating an online entrepreneurship
curriculum. TEEM further seeks to create visibility and momentum for entrepreneurship in the state, and
to have a positive impact on Michigan’s entrepreneurial culture.
Benefits of Collaboration
The TEEM approach exemplifies the benefits of collaboration to achieve widely disseminated IT enabled
educational content. Specific aspects of the TEEM collaboration and the benefits of each are the
following:
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•
•
Sharing educational content and materials
o
Enables best quality, consistency, and optimum resource use
o
Leverages best practices across organizations
o
Frees resources to focus on more intensive interaction and mentoring for the most promising
entrepreneurial ventures
Developing a standard, sequential entrepreneurship curriculum with web access allows practicing and
potential entrepreneurs
o
To self-study to an appropriate base level of knowledge at which point higher-level,
interactive training can be more productive
o
To understand a sequential, “building block” approach and to participate at the levels most
appropriate for their needs
Offering a comprehensive, high quality educational program enhances the value that each partner
organization provides to their respective communities and stakeholders
o
Facilitates community support for such activities as
mentoring/coaching as an adjunct to educational sessions
accessing
local
talent
for
o
Allows greater focus on the specific opportunities and needs of each community, including
technology, industry, and regional considerations
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Sharing web-based delivery methods
o
Pools resources to enable access to such “cutting edge” content delivery technologies as
streaming video
o
Achieves economies of scale on content development, content delivery and web hosting
TEEM Curriculum
The TEEM curriculum is presented here as a suggested template for online entrepreneurship curriculum
aimed at the high-tech entrepreneur.
Modeled after existing “best in class” high-tech entrepreneurship curricula such as the Kauffman
Foundation’s FastTrac® TechVenture™ program and Stanford University’s Technology Ventures
approach, and integrating Michigan-specific training and case studies, the TEEM entrepreneurship
curriculum enables the development of critical deliverables for business plan feasibility, launch and
growth. The program is modular, web-based, interactive, and utilizes an open source model – which
assumes that affordability facilitates broad dissemination. The 10-module seminar series takes earlystage entrepreneurs through critical elements of defining and refining their business vision, and testing its
feasibility. A detailed methodology is outlined for defining: the business concept, product benefits and
value capture, target audience and selling propositions. This is provided in a clear step-by-step, “how-to”
method.
While still under development, the 10-module seminar series is expected to have approximately the
following content:
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•
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Unit 1: Technology Entrepreneurship
o
Entrepreneur
o
Opportunities that Capture Value
o
Source of New Opportunities; Screening Process
o
Elevator Pitch – Customer Profile; Category of Business; Competitive positioning
o
Elevator Pitch – Key Benefits
o
Elevator Pitch – Why you win; Call to Action
o
Inventory of Resources
Unit 2: The Executive Summary: Communicating the Strategy &Vision
o
Overview & Investors
o
Attention Grabber, Problem, Solution
o
Market Need Analysis
o
Management Team
o
Business Model and Financial Projections
o
Investment Offering & Exit Strategy
o
What Works: Case examples of Executive Summaries
Unit 3: Driving the Process of Innovation (Building Competitive Advantage and Positioning)
o
Innovation Today
o
Knowledge Discovery - A Key to Innovation
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•
•
•
•
o
The Innovation Process
o
Context & Technology
o
Building a Knowledge Community
o
Engagement & Eliciting Knowledge
o
Uncovering Personas, Needs & Desires
o
System Thinking & Value Modeling
o
Innovation Insight and Decision Making
o
Putting it All Together
Unit 4: Market Segmentation and Go to Market Plan
o
Finding First Market
o
Business/Industry Dynamics
o
Value Chain and Industry Structure/ Barriers to Adoption
o
Competitive Landscape
o
Defining your Position
o
What Changes are Needed (To adopt solution for first market segment(s))
o
Path to the Market
Unit 5: Management Team
o
Defining Core Capabilities and Context Activities
o
Characterizing Values/Beliefs/Future World Diagram
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Who We Are: Shared Beliefs That Energize
o
Team Members Needed
o
Organization, Roles, Chart
Unit 6: Business Model and Operating Metrics
o
Define the Ideal Business Model
o
Canonical Forms of Business Model
o
Business Model Assumptions; Similar Industry/Foreign Industry Examples
o
Model Uniqueness: Compared to Standards of the Industry
o
Drivers of the Business and Operating Goals
o
Enabling Improvement in Top 10 Drivers
o
Quarterly Targets for Key Metrics (Balance Scorecard)
Unit 7: Marketing and Sales
o
Go to Market Plan
o
Ideal Target Customer; Barriers to Achieving Success with a Customer
o
Winning Early Sales; Measuring Customer Success and Economic Buyer ROI
o
Sources of Leads
o
Staircase of Commitment; Tools to Move up Rungs
o
Who on the Management Team Can and Will Sell?
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o
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•
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Sales Team, Strategy, Compensation
Unit 8: Financial Plan and Sources of Entrepreneurial Growth Capital
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Sources of Capital
o
Angels, Venture Capital, Grants
o
Customer and Strategic Partner Financing
o
Milestone Chart: Finance-able Events
o
Drivers of the Finances; Industry Norms
o
Cashflow, Profit/Loss, Balance Sheet
o
Assumptions, Projections
o
Exit, IRR; Worth the Risk?
Unit 9: Leading the Entrepreneurial Venture to Success
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Summary of “Good to Great” Level 5 Leadership (Collins)
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“Good to Great” Principles
o
Summary of 4 Principles and Assessment
o
Case studies: Rocks in the Road
o
Guidance from Advisory Boards, Board Members, Peers
o
Developing the Management Team
Unit 10: Entrepreneurial Firm Lifecycle
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Stages and Management Keys: Startup, Hyper Growth, Stable Growth, Maturity, Decline, Exit
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Start with the End in Mind; Sources of Enduring Value for an Enterprise
o
Managing Metrics and Valuation Models: How the Business World Keeps Score
o
Industry Dynamics: Fragmentation/Consolidation/Reform/Regulation
Plans are for curriculum units to be available on a rolling basis as developed, throughout 2006-07. The
curriculum will initially be available to individual entrepreneur-users through their affiliation with an
organization in the TEEM collaboration partner network – i.e., SmartZones, SBTDCs, university offices of
technology transfer, etc. This facilitates a blended approach - allowing the supporting organizations to
provide value-added one-on-one feedback at critical points within the curriculum to ensure quality
completion of deliverables developed throughout the course. A broader launch of the curriculum (beyond
those entrepreneurs connected to TEEM partners) is expected within 2-3 years. Long-term plans also
include curriculum delivery outside of Michigan. For more information on the TEEM curriculum, please
contact Nancy Weatherford by email: [email protected]
DEGREE PROGRAM OFFERINGS
The programs in this section offer online entrepreneurship courses that contribute to a degree, as follows:
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Online Entrepreneurship Degrees
•
Online Degrees that include Entrepreneurship Courses
•
Degrees (not Online) that include Online Entrepreneurship Courses
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Note: The Kauffman Foundation offers the Planning the Entrepreneurial Venture (PEV), an e-learning
course for community colleges that blends online content with traditional classroom instruction. Students
research, develop, and write a business plan for a new venture. The community colleges below that
utilize the PEV course are designated with an asterisk (*). As a grant to community colleges through July
2007, the Kauffman Foundation will offer the online course materials for either a credit or non-credit
course offering. For more information, please contact: Tina Sterling, (573) 446-2673, [email protected]
(See description under “Available Online Entrepreneurship Curriculum” below.) See Appendix D for a list
of current community colleges that are utilizing the PEV curriculum.
See Appendix E for a description of programs that offer online degrees in business administration
(Associates, Masters, and/or MBAs), yet which do not specify an entrepreneurship concentration.
Online Entrepreneurship Degree Programs
•
American Sentinel University (ASU): offers an Executive MBA program in Entrepreneurship.
http://www.americansentinel.edu/EMBA-Capstone-EN.php
•
Andrew Jackson University (AJU): offers an online Bachelors of Business Administration with a
concentration in Entrepreneurship: http://www.aju.edu/bsb.htm, and an MBA with a concentration in
Entrepreneurship: http://www.aju.edu/mba.htm
•
Bucks County Community College: offers an Associates Degree in Small Business Management:
http://www.bucks.edu/catalog/2015-17-54.html#2054 including an online “Small Business
Management” course: http://www.bucks.edu/online/manager/cip.php?sect_id=1892&view=online
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Cameron University (Online): offers an online Master of Science in Entrepreneurial Studies:
http://www.cameron.edu/online/graduate/mes_degree_prog.html with three options for specialization:
Global Entrepreneurship, General Entrepreneurship, or Technological Entrepreneurship.
•
Canadian Virtual University (CVU): is a partnership of Canadian universities offering 250 degrees,
diplomas, and certificates completely online and through distance education. CVU offers a Bachelor
of
Commerce
in
Entrepreneurial
Management.
http://www.cvu-uvc.ca/cgibin/cvu/cvuinfo.cgi?subj=Entrepreneurship&levl=--All+Selected--&univ=--All+Selected-&langInstr=English&sub=start+search&qn=search_select&lang=en
•
Capitol College: offers an online MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship: http://www.capitolcollege.edu/academicprograms/graduateprograms/mba/index.shtml
•
Central Pennsylvania College: offers an online Associates Degree in Entrepreneurship and Small
Business: http://centralpenn.educationdomain.com/programs.jsp?view=biz#
•
Columbus State Community College: offers an online Associates Degree in Business,
http://www.ohiolearns.org/catalog/displaydegree.php?id=257, with a concentration in Small Business
Management: http://www.cscc.edu/DOCS/BMGTDES.HTM, including the following courses: “Small
Business Development”, “Small Business Operations”, “Case Studies in Small Business”, “Small
Business Management Internship”, and “Small Business Management Internship”.
•
Davenport University Online (in Michigan): offers an online Bachelors of Business Administration in
Entrepreneurship and an Associates Degree in Entrepreneurship:
http://www.davenport.edu/tabid/230/Default.aspx
•
DeVry University: offers an online Bachelors Degree in Small Business Management and
Entrepreneurship:
http://www.devryonlinedegrees.com/a2program/index.jsp?CLK=6033110482519750&CCID=&QTR=&
ZN=&ZV=&KY_T=&redirected=redirect_devryonline&CLK=6033110482519750&CCID=&QTR=&ZN=
&ZV=&KY_T=
•
Ellis College of New York Institute of Technology: offers an online Bachelors in Business
Administration /Small Business and Entrepreneurship: http://ellis.nyit.edu/bach/bs_ba.php#sbe
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•
Genesee Community College: offers an online Associates in Business Degree, including a
concentration in Entrepreneurship:
http://www.genesee.edu/academics/programs/business/entre/default.cfm
•
Herkimer County Community College: offers an on-line Associates Degree in Small Business
Management:
http://www.hccc.ntcnet.com/internetacademy/programs/smallbusinessmanagement.htm
•
Jones International University (JIU): offers an online MBA in
http://www.jonesinternational.edu/ourPrograms/specialization.php?prg=1&spc=3
•
Kaplan University: offers an online MBA in Entrepreneurship:
http://www.kaplanonlineuniversity.com/index.cgi?site_id=0000617056&media_id=0000290467&xsme
mid=$xsmemid&otrm=2863423&xssale=$xssale&osss=1&omss=0
•
Monroe Community College: offers an online Associate Degree in Business with a concentration in
Entrepreneur, Small Business Management:
http://www.monroecc.edu/etsdbs/MCCatPub.nsf/ee12489d1a1a08d0852570990067556c/0a6d48441
944635985256bc30047386d?OpenDocument
•
Northern Virginia Community College: offers an online Associates Degree in Business:
including
a
“Small
Business
Management”
major:
http://eli.nvcc.edu/degrees.htm,
http://eli.nvcc.edu/courses/summer06/subus165w.htm.
•
Park University: offers an online MBA
http://www.park.edu/grad/masters-mba.aspx#3
•
Peirce College: offers an online Bachelors of Business Administration, with a concentration in
Entrepreneurship/Small Business: http://www.peirce.edu/business/entrepre_sbm.asp
•
Southeast Community College: offers an online Associates Degree in Business:
http://www.southeast.edu/prospect/pro_distance.html, including an Entrepreneurship major:
http://www.southeast.edu/BSAD/bsad_curricul.html, including an online course “Small Business
Management”: http://distance.unl.edu/search.cfm
•
Stephens College: offers a blended Master of Business Administration with emphasis in
Entrepreneurial Studies. This program consists of 9 blended courses and 3 online courses. A blended
course is 8-weeks in duration and includes two class meetings.
http://www.stephens.edu/gcs/mbaprogram/BlendedMBA.php
•
University of Maine at Augusta: offers an online Bachelors in Business and Associates in Business,
with a Small Business Management concentration:
http://www.uma.edu/academics/uacadbusiness.html
•
Westmoreland Community College: offers an online Associates of Business Degree, with a Small
Business Management concentration: http://www.wccc-pa.edu/ac/academics.htm#business
•
Williston State College: offers an online Associates Degree in Business with a concentration in
Entrepreneurship: http://www.wsc.nodak.edu/distance/entrdegree.htm.
with
a
concentration
in
Entrepreneurship:
Entrepreneurship:
Online Degree Programs that include Entrepreneurship Courses
•
American Institute of Business Online College: offers an online Associates Degree in Business that
includes “Entrepreneurship” as a core requirement:
http://www.aib.edu/academics/majors/business_majors.htm#BusinessAdministration.
•
Athabasca University (Canada): delivers distance education to students around the world, and is an
open university. It offers an online Bachelors Degree that includes a course titled “Introduction to
Small Business Management”: http://www.athabascau.ca/course/ug_subject/list_ef.php#entp. It also
offers an online MBA program that includes a course titled “New Venture Development”:
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http://www.mba.athabascau.ca/Titan/aucimwebsite.nsf/AllDoc/555AF4E3B8214D1087256B7B0080C
A0F?OpenDocument
•
Babson College: (Ranked #1in U.S. News and World Report for Entrepreneurship): offers the Fast
Track MBA, a part-time program combining traditional classroom instruction with Web-based,
distance
learning.
It
includes
extensive
entrepreneurship
course
options:
http://www3.babson.edu/MBA/programs/fasttrack/default.cfm
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Ball State University: (Ranked #25 in U.S. News and World Report for Entrepreneurship). Offers a
distance
learning
MBA
that
includes
several
entrepreneurship
courses:
http://www.bsu.edu/cob/article/0,,4333--,00.html
•
Bemidji State University: offers an online Bachelors of Business Administration:
http://www.arrowheadu.com/html/programs/buad/index.html, including a course titled “Small Business
Case Analysis”:
http://www.iseek.org/sv/27002.jsp?col=onlineco&tb=ONLINE_courseS_V&provider=60004&division=
000&course=BUAD%204469&charset=iso-8859-1 and “New Business Venture Creation”:
http://www.iseek.org/sv/27002.jsp?col=onlineco&tb=ONLINE_courseS_V&provider=60004&division=
000&course=BUAD%204458&charset=iso-8859-1
•
Bergen
Community
College:
offers
an
online
Associate
Degree
in
Business:
http://www.bergen.edu/pages/402.asp#business_administration_option, including a course titled
“Small Business Management”: http://www.bergen.edu/pages/369.asp
•
Black
Hawk
College:
offers
an
online
Associates
Degree
in
Business:
http://www.bhc.edu/index.asp?NID=200 that includes a course titled “Small Business Management”:
http://www.ilcco.net/ice/coursedetailsview.cfm?Key=9588
•
Charter Oak State College:
offers an online Bachelors of Business Administration:
http://www.charteroak.edu/Prospective/Programs/index.cfm that includes a course titled “Studies in
Entrepreneurship”: http://www.ctdlc.org/Courseoffer/detail.cfm?cid=5970&sr=1
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Chippewa Valley Technical College: offers an Associates Degree in Business, including a course
titled: “Small Business Management”: http://www.cvtc.edu/Apps/Catalog/courses.asp?program=10102-3
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Colorado Community Colleges Online (CCCOnline): is comprised of thirteen member colleges in the
Colorado Community College system, Dawson Community College of Montana, Northwest Missouri
State University, and Pickens Tech of Denver: http://www.ccconline.org/about/. CCCOnline allows
access to an Associates Degree in Business, which includes a course titled “Small Business
Management”: http://cccns.cccs.cccoes.edu/remote_display.asp
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Craven Community College: offers an online Associates Degree in Business:
http://www.cravencc.edu/educational/degrees/busadmin.cfm, including a course titled “Small
Business Management”: http://www.cravencc.edu/educational/coursedescriptions/bus.cfm
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East Carolina University: offers an online Bachelors of Business Administration:
http://www.ecu.edu/cs-bus/undergraduatecoursedescriptions.cfm, including courses titled
“Entrepreneurship” and “Small Business Management”.
•
Eastern Oregon University: offers an online Bachelors of Business Administration:
http://www.eou.edu/dde/Degrees/BusAdmin.htm, including a course titled “Independent Business
Management”.
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Edmonds Community College: offers an online Associates Degree in Business:
http://requirements.edcc.edu/2005-06/545T.pdf, including the following courses: “Small Business
Management” and “Finance-Small Business”.
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Empire State College (State University of New York): offers an online Associates Degree and
Bachelors of Business Administration:
http://www.esc.edu/ESConline/across_esc/cdl/cdl.nsf/15426921122a6c4e85256c05006d8129/49bb7
9307ea5384085256d250071706f?OpenDocument, including a course titled “Entrepreneurship and
Small Business Management”:
http://www.esc.edu/admin/esc/cdl/cdlcat.nsf/byid/6FBD7A2C5E960ECB85256516005B4583?opendo
cument
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Greenville Technical College: offers an online Bachelors of Business Administration:
http://www.college-online.com/, including a course titled “Small Business Management”:
https://www.college-online.com/schedules/Spring06OnlInfoPages/MGT%20120.html
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Horry-Georgetown Technical College: offers an online Associates Degree in Business:
http://www.hgtc.edu/academics/default.htm, including a course titled “Small Business Management”:
http://www.hgtc.edu/distancelearning/et/webct/welcomepages051.htm#mgt120
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Kennedy-Western University Online: offers an online Bachelors of Business Administration:
http://www.kw.edu/degreePrograms/areas_bus_admin_courses.asp?active=areas, including courses
titled “Entrepreneurship” and “Small Business Management”.
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Kentucky Community & Technical College System: offers an online Associates Degree in Business:
http://www.kyvu.org/learning/allprograms.asp, including a course titled “Small Business
Management”: http://www.kyvu.org/learning/viewclass.asp.
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Lenoir
Community
College:
offers
an
online
Associates
Degree
in
Business:
http://www.lenoircc.edu/nsite/academicprogs/busadminA25120.htm, including a course titled “Small
Business Management”: http://www.lenoircc.edu/nsite/pdf/academic/busadminA25120.pdf
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LeTourneau University: offers an Accelerated Online MBA, including a course titled “Entrepreneurship
and Creativity”: http://www.letu.edu/opencms/opencms/futurestudents/SGPS/accelonline/progcourse.html
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Milwaukee Area Technical College: offers an online Associates Degree in Business:
http://www.matc.edu/documents/catalog/Business_Mid_Management_AAS_Degree.html, including a
course titled “Small Business Management”.
•
Minnesota School of Business: offers an online MBA degree, including a course titled “Business
Plan”: http://www.msbcollege.edu/msbonline/programs/mba_course_discriptions.html
•
Minot State University: offers an online Bachelors of Business Administration:
including
these
courses:
http://www.minotstateu.edu/online/management.shtml,
“Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management” and “Entrepreneurship/New Venture”.
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New River Community College: offers an online Associates Degree in Business:
http://de.nr.edu/de/degrees.asp, including a course titled “Small Business Management”: http://db.ecva.org/Action.lasso?-database=cec-main.fp3&-layout=detail&-response=results.lasso&logicalOp=or&-recordID=32899&-search
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Piedmont Community College: offers an online Associates Degree in Business:
http://www.piedmont.cc.nc.us/Academics/programsofstudydetails.asp?id={6A4FE0D3-829A-11D487B0-004033A26DA0}, including a course titled “Small Business Management”.
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Rogers
University:
offers
an
online
Bachelors
of
Business
Administration:
http://www.rsu.edu/academics/bulletins/bulletin.asp?Y=current&P=bachSc_BusAdMgmt, including a
course titled “Entrepreneurship”.
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Saint
Leo
University:
offers
an
online
Bachelor
of
Business
Administration:
http://www.saintleo.com/degree_BA_BAM_curr.asp, including a course titled: “Entrepreneurship and
Family Business”.
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Suffolk County Community College: offers an online Associates Degree in Business, including a
course titled “Entrepreneurship”:
http://depthome.sunysuffolk.edu/East/BusinessOnline/ONLINE/indexDegree.htm
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Syracuse University: (Ranked #26 in U.S. News and World Report for Entrepreneurship): offers the
iMBA, in which students participate in a required week-long residency at the start of each term, then
work online for the remaining fourteen weeks of the term. Includes entrepreneurship courses:
http://whitman.syr.edu/prospective/imba/
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University of Baltimore: offers an online Bachelors of Business Administration and an MBA:
http://ubonline.edu/, including a course titled “New Venture and Industry Analysis”:
http://www.marylandonline.org/Jump?to=http://www.ubalt.edu/ubonline/index.html
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University of Florida: offers an online MBA program:
http://www.floridamba.ufl.edu/FutureStudents/internettwoyear.asp, including a course titled
“Entrepreneurship”: http://www.floridamba.ufl.edu/FutureStudents/internetcurriculum.asp#2year
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University of Massachusetts- Amherst: offers an online MBA degree:
http://www.isenberg.umass.edu/MBA/PartTime_MBA/, including a course titled “Entrepreneurial
Planning and Analysis”: http://www.isenberg.umass.edu/MBA/Electives/
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University of Massachusetts Online: offers an online MBA program
http://www.umassonline.net/degrees/MBAProfessionalProgram.html, including a course titled:
“Business Plan Preparation”:
https://www.umassulearn.net/DCEsearch.asp?search=58622&type=CrPopup
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University of Minnesota, Crookston (Center for Adult Learning): offers an online Bachelors of
Business
Administration:
http://cal.umcrookston.edu/distanceEd/04_Distance_Programs.htm,
including a course titled “Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business”:
http://onestop2.umn.edu/courses/cr/courses.jsp?designator=ENTR&submit=Show+the+courses
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University of Nebraska – Lincoln: offers an online MBA program: http://mba.unl.edu/distance.html,
including
a
course
titled
“Entrepreneurship
and
Venture
Management”:
http://mba.unl.edu/discurriculum.html
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University of Northwestern Ohio: offers an online Bachelors of Business Administration:
http://www.unoh.edu/academics/collegedl/degrees/index.php?curriculum=28, including a course
titled: “Entrepreneurship”:
http://www.unoh.edu/academics/collegebusiness/catalog.php?query=MA430, and an online
Associates Degree in Business:
http://www.unoh.edu/academics/collegedl/degrees/index.php?curriculum=5, including a course titled
“Small Business and the Entrepreneur”:
http://www.unoh.edu/academics/collegebusiness/catalog.php?query=MA122
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University of Wisconsin - Platteville: offers an online Bachelors of Business Administration, including
a course titled “Small Business Management”: http://www.uwplatt.edu/disted/degrees/bsad/index.html
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Worcester Polytechnic Institute: offers an online MBA degree:
http://www.mgt.wpi.edu/Graduate/Online/, including a course titled “New Venture Management and
Entrepreneurship” http://www.mgt.wpi.edu/Graduate/mgcourses.html
Degree Programs (not Online) that include Online Entrepreneurship Courses
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Des Moines Area Community College: offers a variety of online courses that count toward an
Associates Degree in Business:
http://www.dmacc.edu/online/, including “Small Business
Management” and “Small Business Marketing”: http://www.dmacc.edu/online/entrepreneurship.asp.
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East Carolina University: offers a Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-
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bus/managementconcentrations.cfm#, including the option to complete their degree online, after
taking prerequisite courses: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-bus/onlineundergraduate.cfm.
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Grand Rapids Community College (in Michigan): * offers an Associates Degree in Business,
including a blended online entrepreneurship course titled “Starting a Business”:
http://www.grcc.edu/ShowPage.cfm?PageID=6265#BA101
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Great Basin College: offers an Associates Degree in Business with an Entrepreneurship Emphasis:
http://www.gbcnv.edu/business_admin/. Some courses are available online, including a course titled
“Small Business Management”: http://www.scsr.nevada.edu//cgibin/viewDE.cgi?searchType=1&COURSE_NAME=small+business+management
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Halifax Community College: offers an Associates Degree in Business, with some courses available
online, including a course titled “Small Business Management”:
http://www.hcc.cc.nc.us/Online/Schedule.htm
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Harold Washington College and the City Colleges of Chicago: offers an Associates Degree in
Business, including the following online course titled “Entrepreneurship”:
http://cdl.ccc.edu/SP06_course_listing.asp
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Hill College: http://www.hillcollege.edu/ offers an Associates Degree in Business, with an
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management major:
http://www.hillcollege.edu/catalog/catalog_degreePlansMgmt.pdf, including the following online
courses: “Small Business Operations”, “Small Business Financing”, and “Small Business
Management”.
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Johnson County Community College: * offers an Associates Degree in Business, with extensive
Entrepreneurship offerings: http://banweb.jccc.net/student/courses/search/index.php, including two
entrepreneurship courses currently offered online: “Introduction to Entrepreneurship”:
http://www.jccc.net/home/course_outline/default/ENTR120 and “Fast Trac Business Plan”:
http://www.jccc.net/home/course_outline/default/ENTR142. JCCC intends to offer a third course
online, “Opportunity Analysis”, in January, 2007. Several additional courses are planned for online
delivery in January, 2008, including:
o
Financial Management for Small Business
o
Legal Issues for Small Business
o
Franchising
o
Family Business
o
Funding Acquisition
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Kingsborough Community College: offers “Virtual Enterprise (VE)”, a class that gives students the
opportunity for practical and task-oriented instruction in simulated business environments. More than
1500 practice firms in 20 countries are part of the International Practice Enterprise market. The
participating enterprises, by way of the Internet, engage in commerce with each other.
http://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/academicDepartments/TAH/VE.HTM. VE was developed in collaboration
with the City University of New York (CUNY) and the New York City Department of Education. (See
additional detail see description below under K-12: Youth Entrepreneurship - City University of New
York (CUNY) Institute for Virtual Enterprise (IVE))
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Metropolitan Community College: offers a variety of online courses, some of which contribute to an
Associates Degree in Business: http://www.mccneb.edu/online/default.asp, including a course titled
“Small Business Entrepreneurship” http://www.mccneb.edu/schedule/classresults.asp
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Mount Hood Community College: offers an Associates Degree in Business with a concentration in
Entrepreneurship and Small Business: http://www.mhcc.edu/pages/1207.asp. Some courses are
offered
online,
including
a
course
titled
“Small
Business
Management”:
http://www1.oregonone.org/ow1/plsql/ow1_course_desc?p_crs_id=004508000115&p_temp=0
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Nicolet College: offers an Associates Degree in Business. Some courses are available online,
including a course titled “Small Business Management”:
http://www.nicoletcollege.edu/online/smb_ltr.htm
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Nova Southeastern University: offers an online MBA (eMBA):
http://www.huizenga.nova.edu/programs/flexible_formats.cfm and an MBA with a concentration in
Entrepreneurship: http://www.sbe.nova.edu/entrepreneurship/default.cfm. Some MBAEntrepreneurship courses are available online.
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Ohio University: offers a Bachelors in Business Administration. Some courses are available online,
including a course titled “Small Business Operations”:
http://www.ohiou.edu/independent/webcourse.htm
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University of Houston at Victoria: offers a Masters of Economic Development and Entrepreneurship:
http://www.uhv.edu/bus/ede/default.asp, with some courses available online, including a course titled
“Entrepreneurship”: http://www.sugarland.uh.edu/PDF/uhv2006sumschd.pdf
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William Howard Taft University: offers a MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Small
Business Management that utilizes a directed independent study approach that requires no
classroom attendance. While not all lesson assignments are completed online, MBA students are
required to submit some assignments electronically: http://www.taftu.edu/mba_entrep.htm
NON-DEGREE PROGRAM OFFERINGS
The following organizations offer non-degree online entrepreneurship courses and training.
Universities, Colleges, and Community Colleges
Some of the course offerings described here can apply toward some form of certification, as indicated.
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American Institute of Business Online College: offers non-degree online courses, including
entrepreneurship courses: http://www.aib.edu/onlineEducation/upcomingClasses.htm#summer
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Andrew Jackson University (AJU): offers an online Certificate in Entrepreneurship:
http://btc.aju.edu/Certificate_Entrepreneurship.asp
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Atlantic Cape Community College: offers non-credit online courses, including a course titled “Small
Business Management”:
http://venus.atlantic.edu/online/courseDesc.php?t=20062&i=BUSN104L01&r=BUSN-104&s=L01
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Brigham Young University Independent Study: offers over 400 online courses ranging from 7th grade
to university-level curricula to students worldwide. http://ce.byu.edu/is/site/. It offers a course titled
“Entrepreneurship: Starting Your Own Business”:
http://www.gnacademy.org/mason/catalog/browse.html?classid=byu-bus29;sponsor=Brigham%20Young%20University
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Bucks County Community College: offers an Associate Certificate in Entrepreneurship:
http://www.bucks.edu/catalog/3138.html, including a course titled “Small Business Management”:
http://www.bucks.edu/online/manager/cip.php?sect_id=1892&view=online
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Cameron University (Online): offers an online Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship:
http://www.cameron.edu/online/graduate/ces_degree_prog.html
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Canadian Virtual University (CVU): is a partnership of Canadian universities offering 250 degrees,
diplomas, and certificates completely online and through distance education. CVU offers a Diploma in
Technology Management and Entrepreneurship. http://www.cvu-uvc.ca/cgibin/cvu/cvuinfo.cgi?subj=Entrepreneurship&levl=--All+Selected--&univ=--All+Selected-&langInstr=English&sub=start+search&qn=search_select&lang=en
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Capella University: offers a Business Administration Certificate in Entrepreneurship:
http://www.study2u.com/institutes/capella-university/cat/business-administration-certificateentrepreneurship/index.php
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Central Community College: offers a variety of online courses:
http://webclasses.cccneb.edu/public/online/courseoffered.htm, including a course titled
“Entrepreneurship”: http://webclasses.cccneb.edu/public/BSAD253/index.html
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Des Moines Area Community College: offers a variety of non-credit online business
planning/entrepreneurship courses: http://www.dmacc.edu/online/cebusinessplan.asp
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DeVry University: offers a Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship.
http://www.devryonlinedegrees.com/a2program/index.jsp?CLK=6033110482519750&CCID=&QTR=&
ZN=&ZV=&KY_T=&redirected=redirect_devryonline&CLK=6033110482519750&CCID=&QTR=&ZN=
&ZV=&KY_T=
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East Mississippi Community College: offers a variety of online courses:
http://www.emcc.cc.ms.us/online/CourseOfferings.php, including a course titled “Entrepreneurship”:
http://www.emcc.cc.ms.us/online/Summer2006OnlineSchedule.php
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Fox Valley Technical College: offers an online Certificate in Business Owners' Entrepreneurship and
Certificate in Entrepreneurs' Start-up Venture:
http://www.fvtc.edu/areasofstudy/?ID=tp7.asp%3FID%3D20-145-2%26YEAR%3D2007
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Gateway Community College: offers an online education program http://distance.gatewaycc.edu/,
including the following entrepreneurship course: Rich Dad's CASHFLOW (Entrepreneurial financial
literacy):
http://enroll.gatewaycc.edu/Enrollment/ClassSchedules/default.htm?trm=20066&crs=EPS102
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Great Basin College: offers a Certificate with an Entrepreneurship Emphasis:
http://www.gbcnv.edu/business_admin/. Some courses are available online, including a course titled
“Small Business Management”: http://www.scsr.nevada.edu//cgibin/viewDE.cgi?searchType=1&COURSE_NAME=small+business+management
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Hill College: http://www.hillcollege.edu/ offers a Certificate of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
including
the
Management:
http://www.hillcollege.edu/catalog/catalog_degreePlansMgmt.pdf,
following online courses: “Small Business Operations”, “Small Business Financing”, and “Small
Business Management”.
•
Illinois Central College: offers a variety of online courses: http://courses.icc.edu/ including a course
titled “Small Business Management”: http://www.ilcco.net/ice/coursedetailsview.cfm?Key=9835
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Johnson County Community College: * offers a Business Entrepreneurship Certificate (vocational across 16 specialties), and a Business Plan Certificate. All for-credit courses can be taken non-credit.
JCCC’s Entrepreneurship program is extensive:
http://banweb.jccc.net/student/courses/search/index.php, with two entrepreneurship courses currently
offered online: “Introduction to Entrepreneurship”:
http://www.jccc.net/home/course_outline/default/ENTR120 and “Fast Trac Business Plan”:
http://www.jccc.net/home/course_outline/default/ENTR142. JCCC intends to offer a third course
online, “Opportunity Analysis”, in January, 2007. Several additional courses are planned for online
delivery in January, 2008, including:
o
Financial Management for Small Business
o
Legal Issues for Small Business
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o
Franchising
o
Family Business
o
Funding Acquisition
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John Wood Community College: offers a variety of online courses: http://www.jwcc.edu/, including a
course titled “Entrepreneurship”: http://www.ilcco.net/ice/coursedetailsview.cfm?Key=9646
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Kellogg Community College (in Michigan): offers an online Entrepreneurship Certificate:
http://academic.kellogg.cc.mi.us/weimerk/weimerk/Kellogg Community College Entrepreneurship
Certificate.rtf
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Kentucky Community & Technical College System: offers an online Small Business Management
Certificate: http://www.kyvu.org/learning/AllPrograms.asp
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College of Lake County: offers a Small Business Management Certificate:
http://www.clcillinois.edu/credit/programs/bus.asp, including an online course titled “Business Plan
Development”.
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Madison Area Technical College: offers an online certificate in Small Business Operations:
http://matcmadison.edu/matc/ASP/showprogram.asp?ID=3023
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) OpenCourseWare (OCW): is a free and open
educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world. OCW is a large-scale,
Web-based electronic publishing initiative of MIT course materials, funded jointly by the William and
Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and MIT. It is not a degree-granting or
certificate-granting activity, does not provide access to MIT faculty, and does not require any
registration. The intent is to publish the materials from virtually all of MIT's undergraduate and
graduate courses by 2007. http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/index.htm
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Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College: offers a number of online courses:
including
a
course
titled
“Entrepreneurship”:
http://www.mgccc.edu/~distance_learning/,
http://sbcjcweb.sbcjc.cc.ms.us/MsvccVisitor/Course_Detail.asp?id=2088&sem=1
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Normandale Community College (Continuing Education): offers a series of online courses within an
Entrepreneurship/Marketing major:
http://www.normandale.edu/continuingEducation/?choice=category&cat=44
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Northern Virginia Community College: offers an online Certificate in Small Business Management:
http://eli.nvcc.edu/degrees.htm
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North
Hennepin
Community
College:
offers
an
online
Certificate
in
Business:
http://www.nhcc.edu/programs/detail.cfm?idr=1000051&view_all=0, including a course titled “Small
Business Management”: http://www.nhcc.edu/programs/detail.cfm?t=2&u=1&c=Bus%201800
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North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC): offers a range of online courses:
http://www.niacc.edu/online/index.html, including a course titled “Introduction to Entrepreneurship”:
http://www.niacc.edu/online/entrep_online.html and a number of courses for continuing education
(non-degree) that relate to starting specific types of businesses: http://www.ed2go.com/cgibin/oic3/newofferings.cgi?name=niacc&dept=BP&path=
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Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Online Education: offers students the option to take up to
two courses before applying to be accepted into a college program. Entrepreneurship courses
include: “Global Entrepreneurship”:
http://access.nscc.ca/courses/outlines/FITT3101.htm?outline=Information and “Small Business
Management”: http://access.nscc.ca/courses/outlines/MGMT3420.htm?outline=Information
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Penn State Distance Education World Campus: offers a variety of courses that are primarily
technology based and delivered via the World Wide Web. Most are offered on a semester basis with
students and faculty interacting together in a group. The Independent Learning Program offers over
150 courses that can be taken for general interest or used to complete a degree or certificate
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program. Though some Independent Learning courses are online, most are predominantly printbased. http://www.outreach.psu.edu/de/what_is_de.html#de. The following is a course titled
“Business Planning”: http://soar.ois.psu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/SOAR.woa/wo/3.0.5.3.1.12.3.22.1
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Piedmont Community College: offers a Certificate in Small Business Management and a Certificate in
Small Business Startup:
http://www.piedmont.cc.nc.us/Academics/programsofstudydetails.asp?id={6A4FE0D3-829A-11D487B0-004033A26DA0}, including a course titled “Small Business Management”.
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Stanford Center for Professional Development Online Programs: enables viewing of Stanford
professional seminars and courses online:
http://scpd.stanford.edu/scpd/programs/professionalEdu.htm. For current course listings:
http://scpd.stanford.edu/scpd/students/dam_ui/pages/quarterList.asp. Online Seminars, offered
during the fall, winter and spring quarters, are a series of free seminars on a broad range of topics
featuring presentations by Stanford faculty, senior researchers, and industry experts. These can be
viewed online via streaming video. Entrepreneurial seminars offered in Winter, 06: “The
Entrepreneurial Engineer” and “Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders”:
http://scpd.stanford.edu/scpd/students/form.asp
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Strayer University: offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Business Administration in Small Business
Management and Entrepreneurship: http://strayeruniversity
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University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension: offers non-degree online courses
http://www.uclaextension.edu/, including a course titled “Maximize Success and Sustainability:
Solutions for Business”: http://www.uclaextension.edu/
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University of Hawaii at Manoa: offers a Graduate Certificate in Telecommunications and
Entrepreneurship: http://www.hawaii.edu/dl/programs/te.htm
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University of Nebraska at Kearney (Division of Continuing Education): offers a variety of online
courses for college credit: http://www.unk.edu/acad/continuing_ed/, including a course titled “Eyes on
Nebraska: The Economics of Entrepreneurship”:
http://www.unk.edu/uploadedFiles/academics/continuing_ed/schedule/06U_online.pdf, and
“Entrepreneurship”: http://distance.unl.edu/search.cfm
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University of Wisconsin (Independent Learning): offers a variety of non-degree online courses
http://www.learn.wisconsin.edu/il/, including a course titled “Managing the Small Business”:
http://www.learn.wisconsin.edu/catframe.asp
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Weber State University: http://www.weber.edu/ offers an online non-degree course titled “Small
Business Management”: https://www.uec.org/uec/home/students/details.jsp?_ID=3577
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Western Carolina University: offers an online non-degree graduate program in Entrepreneurship:
http://online.wcu.edu/entrepreneurship/
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Westmoreland Community College: offers an online Certificate in Small Business Management:
http://www.wccc-pa.edu/ac/academics.htm#business
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Williston State College: offers an online Certificate in Entrepreneurship:
http://www.wsc.nodak.edu/distance/entrcert.htm
Non-Profit Foundations, Economic Development, and State Organizations
As these organizations have a broader mission than do educational institutions, offerings often expand
beyond courses, to include interactive training materials, and/or tools. Some offer a comprehensive web
portal including such services as access to experts and online communities. Services are either free or
available at a reduced (subsidized) price.
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Center for Empowerment and Economic Development (in Michigan): offers an online
class titled “CEED Business Planning: a Blueprint for Success”.
http://www.businesseclasses.com/news.cfm.
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Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED): is a nonprofit organization that expands economic
opportunity. Based on its Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning (REAL)
Entrepreneurship curriculum, it offers eREAL - an online, facilitator-led, experiential course of study.
eREAL was developed by NC REAL Enterprises and CFED-REAL and can be used by educators in
high schools, post-secondary institutions, and such community-based organizations as e-learning
sites and small business development centers. As it is currently taught, the eREAL course is one
semester in length and entirely online using discussion boards, online collaboration tools, and email
interaction. Virtual Classroom (Live Chat) sessions and face-to-face meetings are optional:
http://www.cfed.org/focus.m?parentid=341&siteid=341&id=416. eREAL is currently being used in
three community colleges in North Carolina.
http://www.cfed.org/focus.m?edit=1&parentid=341&siteid=341&id=416. Michigan’s REAL program:
http://www.sbea.mtu.edu/sbe/REAL/index.html (See mention also under “Available Online
Entrepreneurship Curriculum” and “K-12: Youth Entrepreneurship” below.)
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Entrepreneurial Education Foundation: disseminates FastTracTM for the Kauffman Foundation.
FastTracTM is a comprehensive entrepreneurship-educational program that provides entrepreneurs
with business insights, leadership skills and professional networking connections so they are
prepared to create a new business or expand an existing enterprise. It includes practical, hands-on
business development programs and workshops for existing entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs,
as well as entrepreneurship curriculum for college students. FastTracTM programs are currently being
provided by 300 partner organizations in 49 states. FastTracTM programs are also being offered
outside the U.S. in Australia, Canada, and Russia. More than 165,000 participants have completed
FastTracTM classes in the United States since 1993. www.fasttrac.org
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Kauffman eVenturing: offered by the Kauffman Foundation, this site provides original articles, written
by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, and aggregates “the best of the best” content on the Web related
to starting and running high-impact companies. eVenturing is designed to be an interactive, vibrant,
and vital place to make important connections, access help and advice, and find relevant, practical
information and tools:
http://www.eventuring.org/eShip/appmanager/eVenturing/eVenturingDesktop?_nfpb=true&_pageLab
el=eShip_aboutThisSite
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Minnesota Rural Partners (MRP) BizPathways: is a web-based, one-stop shop for rural entrepreneurs
looking for resources and referrals to business services that can help grow their businesses.
BizPathways provides online, interactive business plans and financial plans templates to help users
work remotely with service providers. They also offer online access to experts on a variety of topics,
and the ability to form communities around specific topics. Individuals can access BizPathways for
$52 a year. http://www.bizpathways.org/Bizpathways/Index.aspx. (See mention below under “On-Line
Entrepreneurship Curriculum Available for License”).
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National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB): is the largest advocacy organization
representing small and independent businesses in Washington, D.C., and all 50 state capitals. It
offers a wide array of online resources, including educational tools and training materials:
http://www.nfib.com/page/toolsHome
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NxLeveL Training Network®: is a group of organizations engaged in various aspects of assisting
businesses and promoting community and economic development, including entrepreneurial training.
The organizations include: Small Business Development Centers, Chambers of Commerce, business
incubators, Councils and Associations of Government, Private Industry Councils, Planning Districts,
Community Development Corporations, USDA agencies, Native American Groups, SBA funded
training organizations, Community Development Financial Institutions, loan funds, and others. The
purpose of the Training Network is to develop the best training curricula possible, and to share best
practices among network partners, including effective operational, funding and management
strategies. It also promotes the efficient use of community resources though the building of effective
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community networks, while providing cost-effective training materials and helping to develop training
teams. The NxLeveL Entrepreneurial Training Programs are practical, hands-on business
development courses, with turnkey curriculum offered throughout the U.S. through the NxLeveL
Training Network, including: “Business Start-ups”, “Existing Business/Entrepreneur”, “Enterprising
Youth”, “Micro-Entrepreneurs”, and “Agricultural Entrepreneurs”. NxLevel Connect is an online
business plan and website generator:
http://www.nxlevel.org/shared/custompage/custompage.jsp?_event=view&_id=445505_c_sU128881_
s_i149913
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce: offers the Small Business Start Up Toolkit, which includes an array of
training materials, forms, agreements, and other tools: http://www.uschamber.com/sb/startup/default
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U.S. Small Business Administration (US SBA): maintains and strengthens the nation’s economy by
aiding, counseling, assisting, and protecting the interests of small business. The Small Business
Training Network, sponsored by the SBA’s Office of Entrepreneurial Development, is a virtual campus
housing free training courses, workshops and knowledge resources designed to assist entrepreneurs
and other students of enterprise: http://www.sba.gov/training/courses.html. Additional online tools and
educational training materials can be found at: http://www.sba.gov/starting_business/index.html
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The Veterans Corporation (TVC): is a Federally-chartered 501(c)(3) organization that is charged with
creating and enhancing entrepreneurial business opportunities for Veterans, including ServiceDisabled Veterans. TVC offers a variety of eLearning courses, at a subsidized price for veterans:
http://catalog.veteranscorp.org/catalog.html. Courses include:
o
Kauffman Planning the Entrepreneurial Venture
o
Kauffman First Step FastTrac™
o
The Knowledge Institute 10 Step Self-Employment Model Cluster
o
Learning Express Business Writing Skills Cluster
o
Learning Express Writing Fundamentals Cluster
o
Skills Tutor Writing Course
o
Technology Business Solutions Business Communications Cluster.
For-Profit Providers
The following for-profit providers offer an array of online entrepreneurship courses, some of which offer
some form of certification. This list is intended to be representative, not exhaustive. None of these
providers has had any relationship with CyberMichigan or its programs, and no recommendation on any
provider is offered here.
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Ed2go: consists of hundreds of online courses for adults from more than 1,500 of the biggest
colleges, universities, and other schools across the United States, Canada, and Australia, including a
course
titled
“Creating
a
Successful
Business
Plan”
http://www.ed2go.com/cgibin/ed2go/newcrsdes.cgi?course=cbp&title=Creating^a^Successful^Business^Plan&departmentnum=
BP
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E-Learn.uk.com: offers a wide variety of online small
http://www.elearnuk.co.uk/courses/index.php?category=2
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JER Group, Inc.: offers over 350 online and interactive, instructor-led workshops and tutorials as well
as 12 certificate programs: http://coursecatalog.com/dbpages/courses.asp?schoolid=45
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MicroBusiness Institute: offers several entrepreneurship micro-courses with online and print media,
accredited through Utah State University. E-mail contact: [email protected]
business
management
courses.
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•
Mindleaders: offers over 65 online courses
http://www.mindleaders.com/products/courses.asp
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Penn Foster Career School: offers a Certificate in Small Business:
http://www.pennfoster.edu/smallbus/index.html
•
Professional Career Development Institute: offers a Diploma in Professional Small Business
Management: http://www.pcdicourses.com/html/programs_rk.php?code=GL4-CPC20501Career_Institute
in
small
and
home
business
topics:
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AVAILABLE ONLINE ENTREPRENEURSHIP CURRICULUM
The following describes content and materials that are available for use. This section does not include
curriculum designed for youth (See “K-12: Youth Entrepreneurship: section below.) Licensing fees pertain
in some cases.
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Cornell University e-Clips: is a collection of thousands of video clips that were created from in-depth
video interviews or presentations by entrepreneurs and other experts involved with supporting
entrepreneurship and small businesses. Interviewees include startup and experienced entrepreneurs,
venture capitalists, bankers, angel investors, and employees of startup companies. e-Clips was
created for use in the classroom, originally to create a “virtual panel” of experts, to be used to
stimulate discussion, illustrate concepts, and create a real-world feel in teaching entrepreneurship.
http://eclips.cornell.edu/content.do?page=About
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Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED): is a nonprofit organization that expands economic
opportunity. Based on its Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning (REAL)
Entrepreneurship curriculum, it offers eREAL - an online, facilitator-led, experiential course of study.
eREAL was developed by NC REAL Enterprises and CFED-REAL and can be used by educators in
high schools, post-secondary institutions, and such community-based organizations as e-learning
sites and small business development centers. As it is currently taught, the eREAL course is one
semester in length and entirely online using discussion boards, online collaboration tools, and email
interaction. Virtual Classroom (Live Chat) sessions and face-to-face meetings are optional:
http://www.cfed.org/focus.m?parentid=341&siteid=341&id=416. eREAL is currently being used in
three community colleges in North Carolina.
http://www.cfed.org/focus.m?edit=1&parentid=341&siteid=341&id=416. Michigan’s REAL program:
http://www.sbea.mtu.edu/sbe/REAL/index.html (See mention also under “Non-Degree Program
Offerings” above and “K-12: Youth Entrepreneurship” below.)
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Kauffman Foundation - Planning the Entrepreneurial Venture (PEV): is a course designed initially for
community colleges. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation in partnership with Cisco Learning
Institute, this course is designed to blend online content with traditional classroom instruction and
meets the criteria for a credit offering. Students research, develop, and write a business plan for a
new venture. As a grant to community colleges through July 2007, the Foundation will offer the online
course materials for either a credit or non-credit course offering.
For more information:
http://www.kauffmancourses.org/. Contact: Tina Sterling, (816) 421-1106, [email protected] (See
mention of this program under “Degree Program Offerings” above.)
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Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT): is a free and open
resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Links to online learning
materials are collected here along with such annotations as peer reviews and assignments.
Membership is free and users may add materials, comments and assignments to MERLOT. A
number of entrepreneurship education resources are included in the MERLOT collection.
http://www.merlot.org
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Stanford Technology Ventures Program Educator's Corner: is a free collection of high-tech
entrepreneurship teaching resources including video clips, case studies, and course materials.
http://edcorner.stanford.edu/
AVAILABLE ON-LINE ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESOURCES
The following utilize an interactive online format to connect entrepreneurs with resources, and includes
non-profit and for-profit providers. This list is again intended to be representative, not exhaustive. None
of these providers has had any relationship with CyberMichigan or its programs, and no recommendation
on any provider is offered here.
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Be Your Own Boss: is the State of Michigan’s web portal of resources for entrepreneurs.
http://www.michigan.gov/beyourownboss
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The Collaborator: is a free, online web-based networking tool from the Air Force Research Laboratory
to help increase collaboration among technology researchers and developers, engineers and
scientists, and program managers across industry, academia, and government. The Collaborator
allows registered users with technology skills and capabilities to connect to others with matching
needs to share expertise, knowledge, ideas, and/or solutions. It addresses all defense-related
technologies
and
has
thousands
of
registered
users
and
organizations
https://www.thecollaborator.biz/collaborator/do/User/default
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Edward Lowe Foundation: Biz Info Library (in Michigan): a resource for entrepreneurs that will
combine material and services from the Edward Lowe Foundation, Kauffman Foundation and the JJ
Hill Library. (Not yet available.) For more information, email Scott Pemberton at [email protected]
http://www.edwardlowe.org
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Entrepreneur.com: is an established online community where business owners access actionable
information, expert answers and comprehensive services to solve their business challenges.
http://www.entrepreneur.com/
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Entrepreneurs' Organization: provides a web portal for business owners, all of whom run companies
that exceed $1 million. Founded almost 20 years ago, it now has over 6,000 members in over 120
Chapters in 40 Countries around the globe. Its core philosophy is “Direct Peer-to-Peer Learning”
consisting of: EO-on-demand (public discussions), forum (confidential monthly meetings),
marketplace (post and reply to business and personal), meeting-in-meetings (connect with other
members within your industry through trade conferences and industry shows), peerspectives
(interviews conducted by the Edward Lowe Foundation with entrepreneurs from around the world),
technology/EOnetwork (access EO’s global community 24 hours a day and seven days a week). It
also offers two additional programs: “Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences” and “Connection to Experts”:
http://www.eonetwork.org/
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Idea Bounce (Washington University - Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies): is a website to
connect creators, inventors, implementers, investors, business people, artists, service providers,
customers, mentors, and others-- the web of innovators who transform ideas into reality, create value
and bring inventions to market. IdeaBounce also provides events as opportunities to connect,
including 2-minute presentations from those with ideas. The goal is to create a collaborative learning
environment where ideas can be discussed openly. http://sces.wustl.edu/ideabounce/
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Innocentive: is a web-based community matching top scientists to relevant R&D challenges facing
leading companies from around the globe. It provides an online forum enabling major companies to
reward scientific innovation through financial incentives. http://www.innocentive.com/
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Kauffman Business EKG: a free financial benchmarking service provided by the Kauffman
Foundation, it provides a comprehensive assessment of a company’s financial vital signs. It includes
tutorial and diagnostic tools: http://www.businessekg.com/
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Knowledge Institute - New Hampshire Virtual Business Incubator: the Knowledge Institute works with
America’s public entrepreneurial assistance agencies to help all small businesses - including
veterans, women, disadvantaged persons, disabled individuals and others - to learn about and
connect with the resources they need to start, grow and succeed in business. The New Hampshire
Virtual Business Incubator is a national virtual business incubator network: http://nhvbi.buzgate.org/.
It offers a search tool for locating free and low-cost public assistance programs available nationally
and tailored to the interests and needs of small and medium-sized businesses.
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Lycos Small Business: offers tutorials and tools on a variety of small business topics:
http://www.tripod.lycos.com/smallbiz/index.html
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MicroMentor: connects low-income business owners ("microentrepreneurs") to individuals who have
been successful in business ownership or management in the same industry. The intent is to help
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entrepreneurs grow their businesses through mentoring relationships. MicroMentor utilizes
technology to create and sustain the mentoring pair: http://www.micromentor.org/about.html
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Minnesota Rural Partners (MRP) BizPathways: provides online, virtual support to business service
providers and entrepreneurs trying to increase the rate of business start-ups and diversify their
community’s economic base. It was developed by Minnesota Rural Partners, funded by a grant from
the U.S. Department of Commerce. BizPathways (www.bizpathways.com) and its companion site
www.financeavenue.org, not only provide specific business planning and financing information, yet
also create a matchmaking service between business resource providers and entrepreneurs needing
timely, targeted assistance. Its customization tools give users personalized service that encourages
face-to-face support at the right time. BizPathways users access on-line assessments and on-line
business, financial, marketing and technology planning tools. BizPathways can be licensed to other
states, and personalized gateway pages for economic development organizations can be created so
that BizPathways becomes a customized tool for those organizations. (See mention above under
“Non-Degree Program Offerings”).
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Netpreneur Exchange: is a website designed as a communications center and virtual community for
entrepreneurs in Greater Washington and beyond. It includes many tools and resources available on
the web and offline, including Netpreneur newsletters, online discussion groups, content, databases,
and meetings. It offers such resources as Funding and Finance (offers entrepreneurs financing
opportunities) and Ad-Marketing Area (offers help for marketing entrepreneurs in the area):
http://www.netpreneur.org/index.asp?bhcp=1
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One Economy Corporation - The Beehive: One Economy is a nonprofit organization based in
Washington, D.C. that created the Beehive as a source for information and resources on money,
health, jobs, school and family. The Entrepreneur's Center is an online guide to starting and running
small
businesses,
including
such
online
tools
as
business
planning:
http://www.thebeehive.org/Templates/Ecenter/Level3NoRight.aspx?PageId=1.4084&Local=1&Lang=
1
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Smart Online: offers secure, web-based applications, services, and tools to start and grow a
business. Products/services are bundled under “Start Your Business” and “Grow Your Business”:
http://www.onebiz.smartonline.com/
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StartupZone: is a resource provider for pre-IPO startups, offering an array of products and services
that address startup companies' most common needs while creating opportunities for job seekers,
entrepreneurs, investors, and product or service vendors: http://www.startupzone.com/
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Yet2.Com: brings buyers and sellers of technologies together so that all parties maximize the return
on their investments. Yet2.com offers companies and individuals the tools and expertise to acquire,
sell, license, and leverage valuable intellectual assets. It locates finds IP and technology around the
globe, enabling clients to enhance their own resources and to address gaps in their IP portfolios.
http://www.yet2.com
K-12: YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The following describes online entrepreneurship curriculum for K-12 students. Some offer course credit.
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City University of New York (CUNY) Institute for Virtual Enterprise (IVE): builds student awareness in
Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Environmental Preservation within a
context of Sustainable Development. Virtual Enterprise (VE) is a business simulation program in
which student entrepreneurs conceive, develop and manage enterprises that trade their products and
services in a global marketplace utilizing various web-based technologies. Evolving from an ongoing
collaboration among Kingsborough Community College, the New York City Department of Education,
and the Kingsborough College Now program, VE has been a growing and increasingly vital program
on the campus of Kingsborough Community College. Students trade their products and services
through a worldwide network of 5,000 firms in forty countries through the MarketMaker, a web-based
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banking, credit card and stock market developed at CUNY. VE employs a student-centered approach
towards teaching, learning, and working which provides goal oriented instruction in a simulated yet
real entrepreneurial environment, using synchronous and asynchronous components. It now
encompasses
nearly
one-half
of
all
New
York
City
high
schools:
http://www.ive.cuny.edu/ve/introduction.php
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Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED): is a nonprofit organization that expands economic
opportunity. It offers eREAL, based on the REAL Entrepreneurship curriculum, an online, facilitatorled, experiential course of study. eREAL was developed by NC REAL Enterprises and CFED-REAL.
It can be used by educators in high schools, post-secondary institutions, and community-based
organizations like e-learning sites and small business development centers. As it is currently being
taught, the eREAL course is one semester (approximately 14-18 weeks) in length and all activity
occur online using discussion boards, on-line collaboration tools, and e-mail interaction. Virtual
Classroom (Live Chat) sessions and face-to-face meetings are optional.
http://www.cfed.org/focus.m?parentid=341&siteid=341&id=416
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Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED): offers the Future Entrepreneurs Program, developed
for middle and high school students in the greater North Carolina Research Triangle area, with
support from The Coleman Foundation and The Cisco Systems Foundation. It is an eight-lesson
curriculum for students to learn about the processes of entrepreneurship: from identification of
potential business opportunities to development of a business plan. The curriculum is free and
available online:
http://www.cednc.org/initiatives/student_programs/future_entrepreneurs/curriculum/index.html
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Disney Epcot Center - Opportunity City: brings the challenges of starting and running a business to
life for young entrepreneurs. Inspired by the success of the Disney-Kauffman Hot Shot Business
Internet simulation game (see below), Opportunity City features several activity stations, including
state-of-the-art interactive kiosks:
http://www.kauffman.org/entrepreneurship.cfm?topic=youth&itemID=603
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Disney Online – Hot Shot Business: an Internet simulation that allows kids to experience the
adventure of starting and running their own businesses. Hot Shot Business is a collaboration between
the Kauffman Foundation and Disney. Hot Shot Business blends fast-paced, fun game play with realworld lessons to teach kids entrepreneurship concepts and skills as they build a virtual business from
the ground up. The game is designed specifically for "tweens," children ages 9 - 12, to introduce
entrepreneurial thinking during a unique stage of their development when economic habits are being
formed. http://www.disney.go.com/hotshot/hsb.html
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Education, Training and Enterprise Center (EDTEC): is a national youth entrepreneurship training
company. Founded in 1985, EDTEC is a minority-owned firm with a mission to address the needs of
urban America by making the most of the human capital often overlooked by traditional training firms
through programs in management consulting, training, education, economic development and
information technology: http://www.edtecinc.com/about_edtec.htm. EDTEC offers the New Youth
Entrepreneur curriculum, which has sold nearly 20,000 sets worldwide. EDTEC, the Center for
Entrepreneurial Leadership at the Kauffman Foundation, and the US Department of Education's
Safetynet program collaborated to create a fully interactive, animated online version - New Youth
Entrepreneur Interactive. The course has online access for teachers, yet is currently delivered to
students in an on-site format: http://www.edtecinc.com/nyeint/nye_interactive.htm
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GenX Startup.com: is a web site to help teach Generation X about starting a business and to tell
others about what their fellow Gen X'ers are doing. Biz Nuts & Bolts is a web-based tutorial on the
elements of starting your own company: http://www.businessownersideacafe.com/genx/biznuts.html
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Marketplace for Kids: was developed to encourage youth to explore entrepreneurship and selfemployment through recognition and development of their inventive, critical thinking and problemsolving
skills.
A
free
curriculum
for
educators
is
available
at:
http://www.marketplaceforkids.org/information/vision.asp. (See mention above under “Available
Online Entrepreneurship Curriculum”.)
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Michigan Virtual High School (MVHS): is an online resource that enables Michigan high schools to
provide courses (all taught by certified teachers) and other learning tools that students wouldn't
otherwise have access to. Funded by the Michigan Legislature in July 2000, it works in cooperation
with individual school districts to grant course credit and diplomas. MVHS offers an online
entrepreneurship course: http://www.mivhs.org/course_details.cfm?courseID=020B0159
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National Council on Economics Education - EconEdLink: is a source of classroom-tested, Internetbased economic lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students. With over 470 lessons to
choose from, teachers can use as many of the lessons as they would like and as often as they would
like.
It
offers
lessons
on
a
number
of
online
entrepreneurship
topics:
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.cfm
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National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE): teaches entrepreneurship to young
people from low-income communities to enhance their economic productivity by improving their
business, academic and life skills. Since 1987, NFTE has reached over 120,000 young people,
trained more than 3,700 Certified Entrepreneurship Teachers, and continually improved its innovative
entrepreneurship curriculum. NFTE teaches entrepreneurship using an experiential curriculum aimed
at middle school, high school, and young adult students, with corresponding reading levels and
complexity: http://www.nfte.com/startaprogram/curriculum/. It is an internationally recognized awardwinning high school curriculum, titled “How to Start & Operate A Small Business” (9th Revised
edition), and is the winner of the 2002 Golden Lamp Award for Books—the most distinguished prize
in educational publishing. BizTech 2.0 is the new and improved online adaptation of the curriculum,
and can supplement or, in some cases, be used without the standard textbook:
http://www.nfte.com/biztech/. The entrepreneurship curriculum may be used in a semester-long or
year-long entrepreneurship course, integrated into an existing course, or used for an after-school
program or intensive camp. The programs are offered in a variety of settings, including public
schools, after-school programs at community-based organizations, and intensive summer business
camps.
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University of Nebraska at Omaha, UNO Center for Economic Education - Economic Education Web
(EcEdWeb): offers curriculum ideas for using the internet to teach economics (entrepreneurship
topics are integrated within materials), aimed at 6th grade to college level:
http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/teachsug.htm
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U.S. Small Business Administration: offers a number of on-line educational materials and tools for
teens at the Teen Business Link: http://www.sba.gov/teens/tips.html
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Venture Kids: is an entrepreneurship program for minority elementary students. It incorporates two
topics - education and entrepreneurship - and examines how each can play a role in personal and
professional success. An online entrepreneurship training program, “Build Your Very Own Business
Plan”, is available online: http://www.venturekids.org/buildPlanNow.asp
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YoungBiz: aims to empower youth with entrepreneurial, business, and financial skills through
innovative education and real-world experience. The company’s four primary lines of business are:
Media Services, Youth Programs, Professional Development Workshops, and the YoungBiz Online
Catalog. It offers an online activity based learning program called YoungBiz Net:
http://www.kidsway.com/
METRICS OF SUCCESS
Entrepreneurship Education (in General)
The original MEEN report describes metrics of success for entrepreneurship education as they pertain to
the following:
•
Student Related Learning Benefits
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University-Related Metrics
•
Economic Development Metrics
It also provides a number of resources pertaining to the broad topic of the “Impact of Entrepreneurship
Education”. (http://www.cybermichigan.org/4_0/MEEN%20Benchmarking%20Report_Final.pdf)
Quality and Impact of Online Education
The quality and impact on online education is a broad topic and is the primary focus for many
professional organizations. While we will not try to summarize here the spectrum of perspectives on this
topic, a comprehensive report developed by the Sloan Consortium - “A Synthesis of Sloan-C Effective
Practices, August 2005”.
http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/books/v9n3_moore.pdf - is a solid
representation of the current thinking. It summarizes practices that are innovative and replicable in each
of five pillars of quality in online education, including:
•
student satisfaction
•
access
•
learning effectiveness
•
faculty satisfaction
•
institutional cost effectiveness
See Appendix F for a description of the Sloan Consortium and additional Distance Education Professional
Organizations engaged in online education topics.
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Sources:
Sources are referenced throughout the report and also include the following:
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Forbes.com http://www.forbes.com/bow/b2c/category.jhtml?id=147
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Hofmann, J. 2001. Blended Learning Case Study. ASTD Learning Circuits.
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Instructional Communications Council (ITC) - Statewide Virtual Networks:
http://www.itcnetwork.org/NationalAlliancelist.htm
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Sherry, L. 1995. Issues in Distance Learning. International Journal of Educational
Telecommunications. 1(4), pp. 338.
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Small Business Administration (SBA): http://www.sba.gov
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U.S. News & World Report – ELearning Guide:
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/elearning/elhome.htm
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Young, J. 2002. 'Hybrid' Teaching Seeks to End the Divide Between Traditional and Online
Instruction. Chronicle of Higher Education.
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APPENDIX A - Michigan Entrepreneurship Education Network (MEEN) Overview
Background
The Michigan Entrepreneurship Education Network (MEEN), launched in September 2002, was originally
supported by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and sponsored by the
University of Michigan Business School’s Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial
Studies. MEEN was dedicated to the development and strengthening of entrepreneurship education
programs in Michigan’s traditional degree-granting public universities.
MEEN transitioned in 2004 to a program under CyberMichigan, the only cross-sector, independent entity
responsible for providing ongoing analysis and long-term guidance for the state’s information and
communication technology (ICT). CyberMichigan aims to inspire and promote new levels of objective
research, analysis, collaboration, and entrepreneurship in the field of ICT as to make the promise of these
technologies realizable to every Michigan citizen.
Mission
To provide a strong, enduring entrepreneurship organization for State of Michigan entrepreneurship
educators and related entrepreneurial support professionals. To provide networking, consultation and
assistance in program development, training and education, cross- program integration, information and
resources, and funding. To represent Michigan’s interests to national and international entrepreneurship
organizations.
Target Audience & Goals
MEEN has expanded beyond its original audience of Michigan’s public universities to include private
universities, community colleges and entrepreneurial support organizations across the state. Along these
lines, MEEN's programmatic goals include:
•
Facilitate collaboration among organizations that support entrepreneurship across the state of
Michigan
•
Develop a shared strategic vision based on a common interest in educating and supporting
prospective and practicing entrepreneurs within the state
•
Leverage information and communication technologies (ICTs) to enhance impact and effectiveness
through resource pooling, sharing of best practices, co-creation of educational materials and wider
dissemination of resources to Michigan educators and entrepreneurs
Overview and Goal Accomplishment
Since inception MEEN has accomplished the following main goals:
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Created a comprehensive benchmarking and template report. Published in 2003, this report details a
comprehensive entrepreneurial education program - i.e., courses, course content, internships,
support services – tailored to the unique needs of Michigan’s universities and based on national
benchmarking of “best practices”. It also includes resources available to support long-term
entrepreneurship education program development, including: other sources for grant funding,
conferences, and professional organizations. This has been disseminated to all Michigan public
universities and is available on the CyberMichigan website: http://www.cybermichigan.org.
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•
Worked directly with all public universities to assist in developing their entrepreneurship programs.
MEEN has worked to understand the robustness of current entrepreneurship education programs in
Michigan’s universities with reference to the template. MEEN has identified opportunities for
enhancing the programs in ways that fit with the mission and goals of each university and provided
recommendations, materials, and assistance to Michigan universities to develop their
entrepreneurship education programs. All appropriate schools and disciplines within each university
(e.g., Business, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Information Sciences, and Medicine) have been
included.
•
Developed and presented faculty workshops at various universities to enhance entrepreneurship
education. Workshop topics have included:
o
“The Importance of Entrepreneurship Education and Programs”
o
“The Importance of University-Wide Entrepreneurship Programs”
o
“Elements of a Comprehensive Entrepreneurship Program”
Business Schools
Engineering Schools
o
“Entrepreneurship Support in Michigan”
o
“Elements of a High Quality Business Plan”
o
“Assessing the Commercial Viability of Entrepreneurial Ideas”
•
Provided grant funding, on a competitive basis, to support program creation and implementation
through the University Entrepreneurship Program Development Fund (UEPDF). MEEN has assisted
universities in their concept and proposal development, managed four rounds of applications,
awarded funds, and provided feedback on progress reports. The UEPDF has been disbursed across
seven university programs (to date), with awards in the range of $10,000-30,000.
•
Launched the creation of an enduring, collaborative network of entrepreneurship education programs
in Michigan’s universities. Launched with the Michigan Entrepreneurship Education Network (MEEN)
Faculty Workshop - “Facilitating Entrepreneurship Programs Now and in the Future” - on Nov. 13-14,
2003 in Ann Arbor. Aimed at all Michigan university faculty and administrators with interest and
involvement in entrepreneurship education, educational workshops were designed to facilitate
program development. Networking and idea sharing among the university programs was a major goal
of the conference. Further conferences are planned.
•
Launched the development of enduring partnership and integration between MEEN and other
entrepreneurship initiatives. This includes collaboration with Michigan’s Smart Zones, Small
Business and Technology Development Centers (SBTDCs), and other entrepreneurial support
organizations to develop a shared vision for technology-enabled entrepreneurship education and
support.
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APPENDIX B - CyberMichigan Overview
CyberMichigan – Who We Are
CyberMichigan, an institute within the nonprofit Altarum Institute, has been at the forefront of helping
Michigan policy makers, communities, and residents alike better understand and better harness the
power of information technology to improve the lives of all Michigan residents.
History
CyberMichigan originated in 1998 under the name of cyber-state.org and was a direct result of a
recommendation of the Michigan Information Technology Commission (MITC), a group convened by the
W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, and the Council of Michigan
Foundations. In its recommendation, the MITC called for an independent entity responsible for providing
on-going analysis and long-term guidance on the direction of information technology in Michigan. Since
its inception, CyberMichigan has been the only cross-sector, independent entity responsible for providing
such analysis and guidance to state, local government and community leaders on IT issues from
broadband, to entrepreneurship education, to web site design to healthcare.
Our Work Today
CyberMichigan plays a unique and critical role in convening the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to
ensure that Michigan’s citizens, as well as the communities in which they live and work, have quality
access to information and communication technologies (ICT) and the knowledge to maximize the use of
these tools. Today, CyberMichigan is inspiring, promoting, and facilitating new levels of objective
research, analysis, collaboration, and entrepreneurship in the field of ICT, with particular focus on how
ICT can lead to greater achievements in:
•
Healthcare
•
Entrepreneurship
•
E-Government
•
Education
To further its mission, CyberMichigan has received generous financial assistance from the W.K. Kellogg
Foundation, The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, and Altarum Institute.
Program Highlights
•
Michigan Consumers and Information Technology in Health Care (current)
•
Michigan Entrepreneurship Education Network (current)
•
Michigan Health Information Network (current)
•
Guidelines for All-literacy Websites (2004-present)
•
Workshops: Connecting Citizens to Online Local Government (2002-2004)
•
Technology in Education Alliance for Michigan (TEAM) (2001-2004)
•
Michigan Information Technology Advisory Group (MITAG) (2001-2003)
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•
Michigan Community IT News Briefings (2001-present)
•
SBC Excelerator Awards Program (2000-2002)
•
AmeriCorps: Technology Education and Access in Michigan (2000-2003)
•
Michigan Online Local Governments (1999-2004)
•
Survey of Information Technology in Michigan (1998-2004)
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APPENDIX C - Technology Enabled Entrepreneurship Education (TEEM) Partner Organizations
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Great Lakes Entrepreneurs’ Quest (GLEQ): The Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest is a year-round
educational program offering classes, training, coaching and mentoring to help entrepreneurs start,
develop or accelerate a high-growth business. The Quest's bi-annual business plan competition
provides a venue for early-stage entrepreneurs to receive feedback from successful entrepreneurs
and investors on ideas and plans submitted and will recognize the most promising entrepreneurs and
their businesses.
•
Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth: The DLEG’s mission is to promote job creation
and economic growth within Michigan. DLEG is comprised of a number of state agencies responsible
for job creation and retention, workforce development, urban revitalization and economic
development. The State of Michigan is committed to advancing the culture for entrepreneurship at
the state, regional and local levels through the promotion of entrepreneurship. In parallel to the
CyberMichigan/DLEG TEEM partnership, CyberMichigan participates in DLEG’s Entrepreneurship
Roadway task force - a strategic initiative encompassing: a comprehensive informational web portal
for Michigan entrepreneurs, an enterprise reward program for entrepreneurs, and the development of
a statewide enterprise advocate office for potential and practicing entrepreneurs. As the parent
organization for a number of the state’s economic development agencies, DLEG provides TEEM with
broad representation across agencies focused on job growth and economic development.
•
Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC): Formed by a cooperation between state and
local governments, MEDC’s goal is to facilitate job creation and economic growth, largely through
support of large corporations looking to expand within or relocate to the State of Michigan. However,
MEDC also provides support to the practicing entrepreneur through their Small Business and
Technology Development Center (SBTDC) program (described below) MEDC also administers the
21st Century Jobs Fund, the Michigan Life Science Pipeline – and other programs created by the
Governor to continue the growth of emerging technology sectors within the state. MEDC provides
TEEM with the state’s perspective on high-tech sector enterprise development and represents a
network of local communities and agencies across the state.
•
Michigan Information Technology Corporation (MITC)/Internet2/Merit Network: Home to Internet2 and
Merit Network, the Michigan Information Technology Center serves as the state and region’s
information technology industry accelerator by providing a central location that facilitates the
cooperation of leading IT organizations with education and industry-supported services. Internet2 is a
consortium being led by 207 universities working in partnership with industry and government to
develop and deploy advanced network applications and high-bandwidth technologies, accelerating
the creation of tomorrow's Internet. Merit Network is a non-profit corporation based in Ann Arbor
whose mission is to make Michigan a showcase for high-performance networking. Merit is governed
by Michigan's public universities, was founded in 1966, and was America’s first regional research and
education network. The MITC/Internet2/Merit partnership will provide TEEM with critical, leadingedge technology expertise and infrastructure support.
•
Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Centers (MI-SBTDCs): As referenced above,
the SBTDC functions in partnership with the MEDC.
The SBTDC's main objective is
to enhance Michigan's small business economic well being by focusing on new ventures, assisting
existing small businesses and innovative technology companies to ensure these companies grow and
prosper in Michigan. Twelve regional SBTDCs provide consulting assistance and support to potential
and practicing entrepreneurs. The SBTDCs provide first-hand knowledge of the business support
needs of Michigan entrepreneurs and a distribution network through which TEEM’s curriculum will be
disseminated to entrepreneurs.
•
Michigan SmartZones and Business Accelerators: Michigan SmartZones are collaborations between
universities, industry, research organizations, government, and other community institutions intended
to stimulate the growth of technology-based businesses and jobs by aiding in the creation of
recognized clusters of new and emerging businesses, those primarily focused on commercializing
ideas, patents, and other opportunities surrounding corporate, university or private research institute
R&D efforts. There are eleven SmartZones throughout the state that represent areas that comprise
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a critical mass of technology development assets. In addition to providing consulting support to
entrepreneurs, many SmartZones also house business accelerators which attract and support startup
and emerging high-tech businesses seeking business support services and research resources. Like
SBTDCs, the SmartZones and accelerators bring important “from the field” entrepreneurship
experience to the TEEM initiative, as well as insight into the perspectives of multiple stakeholders
involved in the continuum of high-tech enterprise development.
•
Technology Transfer Office of Michigan Universities: Many Michigan universities have technology
transfer offices to facilitate licensing and commercialization of university technologies - creating job
opportunities and positive economic development for the community, the state and the general public.
“Tech Transfer” offices provide professional support services to university researchers/inventors and
industry partners in need of licensing or patenting assistance and/or business startup support.
University partners provide TEEM with the perspective of the broader, research community and vast
expertise navigating the challenges and opportunities of transferring new knowledge into the
marketplace.
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APPENDIX D – Users of the Kauffman Foundation’s Planning the
Entrepreneurial Venture (PEV) Curriculum
College Listing
Adams State College
Lackawanna College
Adirondack Community College
Lakeshore Technical College
American Public University
Lawson State Community College
American River College
Lorraine County Community College
Anne Arundel Community College
Louisiana Technical College
Athens Technical College
Lyndon State College
Augusta Tech Community College
Madison Area Technical College
Blue River Community College
McCook Community College
Bryant College
Mesa Community College
Butler Community College
Mesalands Community College
Butte College
Montana State University College of Technology
Central Arizona College
Montgomery College
Central Carolina Community College
Mount Ida College
Chemeketa Community College Small Business Development Center
New Hampshire Community Technical College
Chippewa Valley Technical College
NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
City University of New York
Nicolet Area Technical College
Cochise Community College
North Shore Community College
Colby Community College
Northeast Community College
Craven Community College
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Danville Community College
Northern Essex Community College
Delaware Technical and Community College
Northwest Arkansas Community College
Edmonds Community College
Northwest State Community College
Elms College
Penn Valley Community College
Excelsior College
Pueblo Community College
Excelsior College
Salem State College
Fox Valley Technical College
Sandhills Community College
Garden City Community College
Seward County Community College
Gateway Technical College
Shoreline Community College
Genesee Community College
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
Grand Rapids Community College
Southwest Missouri State University
Hawaii Community College
Springfield Technical Community College
Hesston College
Stephens College
Holyoke Community College
Stratton College
Howard Community College
Tri-County Technical College
Howard University
Veteran's Corporation
Ilisagvik Community College
Washburn University
Jackson Community College
Washtenaw Community College
Jamestown Community College
Waukesha County Technical College
Johnson County Community College
West Virginia University
Kansas Women's Business Center
Western Iowa Technical College
Kingsborough Community College
Wytheville Community College
Kirkwood Community College
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Appendix D: Users of the Kauffman Foundation’s Planning the
Entrepreneurial Venture (PEV) Curriculum (cont.)
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APPENDIX E – Online Business Administration Degree Programs
The following is a representative sample of universities that offer online degree programs in business
administration, yet do not specifically offer an entrepreneurship concentration. Not all of these programs
have been accredited by the AACSB. Additional sources for online degree programs are the following:
•
Bears' Guides:
o
Earning Degrees by Distance Learning: http://www.degree.net/books/bearsguide.htm
o
College Degrees by Mail and Internet: http://www.degree.net/books/m_i.html
o
Best MBAs by Distance Learning: http://www.degree.net/books/mba.html
•
Sloan-C, a consortium of a wide range of regionally accredited member institutions, consortia, and
industry
partners
(see
Appendix
E
for
description):
http://www.sloanc.org/programs/disciplineprograms.asp?discipline=Business%20and%20Management.
•
U.S. News & World Report – ELearning Guide:
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/elearning/elhome.htm
•
World Wide Learn: http://www.worldwidelearn.com/business-degree/index.html
American Global University http://www.americanglobalu.edu/
x
Arizona State University http://wpcarey.asu.edu/mba/online/
x
Ashworth College Online http://masters.ashworthcollege.edu/businessadministration/curriculum.html
x
Aspen University http://www.aspen.edu/programs/mba.htm
x
American InterContinental University Online http://businessadministration.aiuonline.edu/pgrogramdetails/bachelors_ba.asp and http://businessadministration.aiuonline.edu/mba.asp
x
Auburn University: Graduate Outreach Program http://eng.auburn.edu/bus_outreach/
Graduate Certificate
x
x
Baker College http://www.colleges-usa.com/bakeronline/
x
Ball State University http://www.bsu.edu/cob/article/0,,4333--,00.html
x
x
Bellevue University http://www.classesusa.com/featuredschools/bellevue/form.cfm
California State University – Dominquez Hills http://mbaonline.csudh.edu/
Global Executive
MBA
x
American Graduate University http://www.agu.edu/business_mgnt/degrees.html
Brookdale Community College
http://www.brookdale.cc.nj.us/content.php?ID=9&PHPSESSID=bd6e3fb978f2de3497e8e747ffe44474
Master of Science
Administration
MBA
Bachelors of
Business
Administration
Associates Degree in
Business
The following educational institutions offer online business degrees.
x
x
x
x
x
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California National University for Advanced Studies http://www.cnuas.edu/
x
x
Capella University
http://www.capelladegrees.com/1/index.jsp;jsessionid=EdkSmxsFR6p2lfbhpV367A**.worker2?redirect
ed=Form&a60=null
x
x
x
x
1
Cardean University http://cardean.edu/undergrad/bs_ba.php
Central Michigan University http://www.cel.cmich.edu/ecampus/courses/course-list.html?show=dl
x
Colorado State University http://www.biz.colostate.edu/mba/distance/distance.htm
x
Colorado Technical University http://www.ctuonline.edu/business/
x
Columbia Southern University
http://www.columbiasouthern.edu/distance_learning/College_degree/DegreePrograms.html
x
DeVry University http://www.devry.edu/keller/programs/overview.jsp
x
Drexel University http://www.lebow.drexel.edu/Current/Graduate/Programs/OnlineMBA.php
x
x
Duke University http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/mba/executive/global/index.html
x
East Carolina University http://author.ecu.edu/cs-bus/onlinegraduate.cfm
x
Florida Atlantic University http://www.itss.fau.edu/vmba.htm
x
Florida Gulf Coast University http://itech.fgcu.edu/distance/
x
Florida State University http://www.cob.fsu.edu/grad/mba_online.cfm
x
Georgia Southern University http://coba.georgiasouthern.edu/mba/webmba.htm
x
Golden Gate University http://www.ggu.edu/cybercampus/DegreesCourses/DegreesCertificates
x
Grantham University http://www.grantham.edu
x
x
Honolulu University http://honolulu-university.edu.opening.htm
x
x
IMPAC University http://www.impacu.edu/Programs/MBA.asp
x
Independence University http://www.cchs.edu/Programs/Programs.php
x
x
Indiana Wesleyan University http://business-degree.iwuonline.com/mba/;
http://www.iwuonline.com/areas-of-study.htm
x
x
James Madison University http://jmuonline.jmu.edu/online_programs/grad_programs.asp
x
Jones College (Distance Learning) http://rec.jones.edu/
x
x
Kaplan University Online http://www.kaplancollegeonline.com/
x
x
Keiser College http://www.keisercollege.edu/BAbus_dol.htm
x
Kennesaw State University http://coles.kennesaw.edu/webmba/webmba.html
Lansbridge University
http://www.lansbridge.edu/general/index.php?mnu=PROSSTDT&pg=prosstdt&pg2=prosstdtside
x
x
1
Cardean’s MBA program draws from the educational offerings of the Cardean Consortium of business schools: Columbia Business
School, Stanford University, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, and the London
School of Economics and Political Science.
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Graduate Certificate
x
Global Executive
MBA
MBA
x
Master of Science
Administration
Bachelors of
Business
Administration
Associates Degree in
Business
California Coast University http://www.calcoast.edu/programs_bsbusadmin.php;
http://www.calcoast.edu/programs_mba.php
x
Missouri State University http://msonline.missouristate.edu/courses/mbafoundation.htm
x
Oklahoma State University http://spears.okstate.edu/mba/
x
Portland State University http://www.emba.pdx.edu/
x
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute http://www.pde.rpi.edu/
x
South University
http://online.southuniversity.edu/academics/undergraduate/business_administration.asp;
http://online.southuniversity.edu/academics/graduate/business_administration.asp
x
Southern California University for Professional Studies and University for Distance Learning
http://www.scups.edu/academic_program/overview.asp
x
x
Southwest University http://www.southwest.edu/
x
x
State University of New York Institute of Technology http://web2.sunyit.edu/programs/graduate/mba/
x
x
x
x
Suffolk University http://www.business.suffolk.edu/online/index.html
x
Tennessee Tech University http://www.tntech.edu/mba/
x
Texas A&M University-Commerce http://www7.tamucommerce.edu/graduateprograms/Programs/online.asp
x
Universitas 21Global http://www.universitas-21global.com/index.jsp?CLK=6040708320013451&KW=k_9219_universitas-21_.50
x
University of Colorado – Colorado Springs http://business.uccs.edu/mba/
x
University of Illinois – Chicago
http://www.online.uillinois.edu/catalog/ProgramDetail.asp?ProgramID=295
x
University of Illinois – Springfield
http://www.online.uillinois.edu/catalog/ProgramDetail.asp?ProgramID=598
x
University of London
http://www.londonexternal.ac.uk/prospective_students/postgraduate/holloway/int_manage/index.shtml
University of Management and Technology
http://www.umtweb.edu/AcademicPrograms/AcademicPrograms.htm
x
x
x
University of Maryland University College http://www.umuc.edu/mba/index.html
x
University of Michigan-Dearborn http://www.webmba.edu/
x
University of Phoenix Online http://www.uopxonline.com/programs.asp
University of Texas – Arlington http://www.telecampus.utsystem.edu/index.cfm/4,627,82,56,html
x
x
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Graduate Certificate
Global Executive
MBA
x
Mississippi State University http://www.distance.msstate.edu/mba/
Strayer University
http://www.strayeronlineuniversity.com/STR_10393/request.cgi?site_id=0000617056&media_id=0000
272981&src=I2&otrm=12950&xssale=$xssale&xsmemid=$xsmemid&osss=1&omss=0#3
Master of Science
Administration
MBA
Bachelors of
Business
Administration
Associates Degree in
Business
Marist College http://www.marist.edu/gce/elearning/programs.html#mba
x
University of Texas – El Paso http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=1694
x
University of Texas – Pan American http://www.coba.panam.edu/mba/online.htm
x
University of Texas - San Antonio http://www.business.utsa.edu/mbaonline/
x
University of West Georgia http://www.webmbaonline.org/inst/westga.phtml
x
University of Wisconsin Internet Business Consortium http://learn.wisconsin.edu/internetmba/
x
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater http://onlinemba.uww.edu/
x
Valdosta State University http://www.webmbaonline.org/inst/vsu.phtml
x
Walden University http://higher.waldenu.edu/noctanopop/businessmanagement.cfm#mba
x
x
Western Governors University http://www.wgu.edu/business/programs.asp
x
x
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Graduate Certificate
Global Executive
MBA
Master of Science
Administration
MBA
Bachelors of
Business
Administration
Associates Degree in
Business
University of Texas – Dallas http://som.utdallas.edu/glemba/index.htm
APPENDIX F – Distance Education Professional Organizations
The following organizations are representative of the large number and broad range of distance learning
organizations available as a resource.
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American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC): is a non-profit distance education consortium
composed of approximately 65 state universities and land-grant colleges. The consortium was
conceived and developed to promote the creation and provision of high quality, economical distance
education programs and services to diverse audiences, by the land grant community of colleges and
universities,
through
the
most
appropriate
information
technologies
available.
http://www.adec.edu/admin/adec-background.html.
•
Corporation for Research & Educational Networking (CREN): is a non-profit, member organization of
over 220 universities, colleges, and research organizations to support higher education and research
organizations
with
strategic
IT
knowledge
services
and
communication
tools.
http://www.cren.net/cren/index.html
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Distance Education and Training Council (DETC): is a non-profit [301(3)(6)] educational association
located in Washington, D.C. It The Council was founded in 1926 to promote sound educational
standards and ethical business practices within the correspondence field and also sponsors a
nationally recognized accrediting agency called the "Accrediting Commission of the Distance
Education and Training Council". The independent seven-member Accrediting Commission of the
DETC was established in 1955; shortly thereafter it gained the approval of the U.S. Department of
Education as the "nationally recognized accrediting agency" under terms of Public Law. The Council
for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) also recognizes the Accrediting Commission. DETC has
emerged as a leader in global distance learning. DETC has accredited members in Canada, Ireland,
Japan, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. DETC offers distance learning
institutions the most current, relevant and practical services for the 21st Century. http://www.detc.org/
•
Educause: is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the
intelligent use of information technology. Membership is open to institutions of higher education,
corporations serving the higher education information technology market, and other related
associations and organizations: http://www.educause.edu/. Its resources includes the “Student Guide
to Evaluating Information Technology on Campus”: http://www.educause.edu/studentguide
•
Instructional Technology Council (ITC): is an affiliated council of the American Association of
Community Colleges established in 1977. ITC represents higher education institutions in the United
States and Canada, and is a leader in advancing distance education. ITC is constantly working to
raise awareness about the benefits of distance learning, instructional telecommunications, and future
needs and possibilities. ITC tracks federal legislation that will affect distance learning, conducts
annual professional development meetings, supports research, and provides a forum for members to
share expertise and materials. http://www.itcnetwork.org/
•
Mid-Atlantic Network for Teaching Learning Enterprises (MANTLE): was created to build a forum for
sharing and disseminating knowledge about distance education. A particular focus of the organization
is promoting the professional development of educators engaged in this type of instruction in the midAtlantic region. http://www.gmu.edu/departments/mantle/Welcome.html
•
Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C): is designed to help learning organizations continually improve quality,
scale, and breadth of their online programs, according to their own distinctive missions, so that
education will become a part of everyday life, accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any
time, in a wide variety of disciplines. Created with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, SloanC encourages the collaborative sharing of knowledge and effective practices to improve online
education in learning effectiveness, access, affordability for learners and providers, and student and
faculty satisfaction. Sloan-C maintains a catalog of degree and certificate programs offered by a wide
range of regionally accredited member institutions, consortia, and industry partners; provides
speakers and consultants to help institutions learn about online methodologies; hosts conferences
and workshops to help implement and improve online programs; publishes the Sloan-C View, the
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Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN), and annual volumes of applied research
studies; and conducts research, annual surveys on online learning and forums to inform academic,
government and private sector audiences. Sloan-C also offers an awards program and an effective
practices database for members to share the lessons they have learned. http://www.sloan-c.org/. It
also has a list of resources: http://www.sloan-c.org/resources/index.asp.
•
Teaching, Learning, and Technology Group (TLT Group): the non-profit TLT Group has helped over
900 educational institutions, associations, and corporations around the world to improve teaching and
learning by making more appropriate and cost-effective use of information technology without
sacrificing educational quality. Its most important asset is its network of hundreds of leaders and
institutions already working together to solve common problems and share effective strategies.
http://www.tltgroup.org/
•
United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA): is committed to being the leading distance
learning association in the United States. It serves the needs of the distance learning community by
providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity: http://www.usdla.org/
•
Web-Based Training Information Center (WBTIC): is a free information resource for anyone
interested in developing and delivering online learning. It includes articles about Web-based training
and e-learning industry trends, links to other resources, and access to participation in surveys.
http://www.webbasedtraining.com/default.aspx
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