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Price-Babson Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators: Teaching Online

Whether you are an academic professional or an entrepreneur who teaches, you'll find this immersive, intense, and 100% virtual symposium is a transformative experience. Discover why how you teach is just as important as what you teach, especially when teaching online!

Not only will you experience Babson's best practices and teaching methods, you'll learn a one-of-a-kind entrepreneurship framework, Babson's hallmark methodology, Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® (ET&A™). You'll enjoy the benefits of action-based learning as you're given the tools to enhance your delivery of online entrepreneurship education.

Learn to Teach Entrepreneurship Online 

Like many of you, our Babson Academy faculty have pivoted to online teaching this year. They will share their pedagogical approaches to entrepreneurship education in hybrid and online environments. This online teaching entrepreneurship workshop includes a blend of self-paced and virtual learning, including group work and peer to peer collaboration. 

Session topics include: 

  • New approaches for teaching entrepreneurship experientially in online environments
  • How to keep students engaged and practicing entrepreneurship in virtual settings
  • How to convert face-to-face content to online content
  • A better understanding of how teaching online differs from face-to-face and how small changes in approach and organization can make a big difference

Schedule

The program consists of eight live sessions as outlined below and four to six hours per week of independent assigned work through Babson's Canvas platform. 

Week 1

  • Monday, January 11, 2021: 9:00 - 11:00 am, EST
  • Tuesday, January 12, 2021: 9:00 - 10:30 am, EST
  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021: 9:00 - 10:30 am, EST
  • Thursday, January 14, 2021: 9:00 - 10:30 am, EST

Week 2

  • Monday, January 18, 2021: 9:00 - 10:30 am, EST
  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021: 9:00 - 10:45 am, EST
  • Wednesday, January 20, 2021: 9:00 - 10:30 am, EST
  • Thursday, January 21, 2021: 9:00 - 10:30 am, EST

*Professor Neck will hold office hours thoughout the program.

Experiments and Adventures in Online Learning

What happened when Babson SEE Faculty Director Heidi Neck taught her first 100% online entrepreneurship course last spring? Read how she used WhatsApp, "vitamins," and other techniques to keep her MBA students engaged and entrepreneurial. 

Read the Article

Who Should Attend? 

This program is best-suited for the following individuals:

  • Higher education faculty who teach entrepreneurship
  • Deans and administrators at higher education institutions
  • Center and incubator leaders at higher education institutions
  • Entrepreneurs and practitioners who also teach

What Makes Babson Academy Programs Different? 

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Develop a tight-knit network of inter-     national education specialists that you can leverage to your advantage for years to come.

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Learn best practices, teaching methods, and world-class curricular approaches you can put to immediate use at your institution.

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Enjoy access to Babson's world-renowned entrepre- neurship educators and its Entrepre-  neurial Thought & Action® methodology (ET&A™). 

Participating Faculty: 

Faculty Director:

Heidi Neck - Jeffry A. Timmons Professor of Entrepreneurship, Academic Director Babson Academy, SEE Faculty Director. An award-winning educator and international speaker on entrepreneurship education, she has led the SEE program for over a decade. Neck is the lead author of Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach, written to help educators teach entrepreneurship in more experiential and engaging ways. Her award-winning textbook, Entrepreneurship: The Practice and Mindset is now in its second edition. Her latest book, The Ideate Method, guides students through an ideation technique empirically proven to help novice entrepreneurs generate high-potential new venture ideas. Neck is an educator, writer, speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur who believes in the power of entrepreneurship education to change the world and the people who create it. 

Faculty:*

Candida Brush - F.W. Olin Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship

Andrew Corbett - Professor of Entrepreneurship, Division Chair at Babson College, Paul T. Babson Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies

Alisa Jno-Charles - Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurshpi Division

Phillip Kim - Lewis Family Distinguished Professor in Social Innovation 

Beth Wynstra - Assistant Professor, Arts & Humanities Division 

Andrew Zacharakis - John H. Muller, Jr. Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies

*Subject to change