#FLInnovation: Futurelearn

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The six-week Loughborough University MOOC on Innovation and Enterprise ended this week. The final session addressed developing a business plan and helpfully provided learners with an introduction to the key issues in business plan development. However,…

#FLInnovation: Intellectual Property

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The third week of the Loughborough University MOOC on Innovation looks at intellectual property, including copyright, patents, trademarks and design protection. Just writing that sentence gives some indication of the breadth of this subject area, and…

Futurelearn: Innovation & Enterprise

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I encouraged our second year Innovation & Entrepreneurship students to sign up for the FutureLearn MOOC on Innovation and Enterprise which has been produced by Loughborough University, the English Midland’s premier university. I promised I would…

Innovation and Enterprise MOOC

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Our second year Innovation and Entrepreneurship course uses the Wiley book “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” by John Bessant and Joe Tidd as the recommended text. There are many good entrepreneurship texts out there, and some adequate innovation…

MOOCs as Open Systems?

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I finally came across an interesting post on MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) by Clay Shirky. His main point is that the development of MOOCs is like the development of Open Software, and this openess will…

Coursera

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According to the BBC the University of Edinburgh has signed up over 200,000 students for its Coursera online courses that launch in the New Year.  You might ask how can the university provide any sort of support…