An avalanche is coming, with predictions of tremendous radical disruption to the global higher education system.
The University of Edinburgh is at the vanguard of this change in the UK, having already delivered Massive Open Online Courses to hundreds of thousands of people around the world* and with a well established portfolio of high-quality, credit-bearing postgraduate programmes that are delivered entirely online, in a wide-variety of subjects including Medicine, Law and GeoSciences.
On Wednesday 4th December 2013, at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, there will be a breakfast seminar to explore and discuss how entrepreneurship education is and can be revolutionised through online learning. Delivered as a collaboration of Informatics Ventures, Edinburgh BioQuarter and the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation; with support from Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group.
Our three speakers are thought-leaders on the topics of online learning and entrepreneurship education. Ian Ritchie, Vice President (Business) of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, will chair the panel discussion.
Agenda - Wednesday 4th December, 2013.
Venue: The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ.
08.00-08.30: Networking Breakfast.
08.30-08.40: Welcome, Introductions and Scene Setting: Andrew Mitchell - Digital Learning Developer at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation and Managing Director of CleanWeb Factory Ltd.
08.40-08.55: The University of Edinburgh’s vision for online learning: Professor Jeff Haywood.
08.55-09.10: Online Learning and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Dr Joanna Mills.
09.10-09.25: The Future of Learning: Simon Nelson.
09.25-09.55: Audience Q&A and a panel discussion. Chaired by Ian Ritchie, Vice-President (Business) of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
09.55-10.00: Closing remarks.
This breakfast seminar is free to attend. However, we are aiming to develop an online entrepreneurship curriculum for Scotland. If you would like to contribute to this great cause and support a future generation of entrepreneurs, please feel free to make a donation.
Suggested level of donations are £5 for students/startups, £10 for public sector and £15 for corporate. This covers our basic event costs.
About The Royal Society Of Edinburgh: We are an educational charity, registered in Scotland, operating on a wholly independent and non-party-political basis and providing public benefit throughout Scotland. We were established in 1783 and since then have drawn upon the considerable strengths and varied expertise of our Fellows, of which there are currently more than 1500, who are based in Scotland, the rest of the UK and beyond.
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