Venture Lab’s fall 2012 courses officially ended on December 25, 2012 just in time for the holidays. During holidays and the first weeks of January, Venture Lab team was working hard on designing course highlights to acknowledge students’ hard work and to share their amazing stories with the world.
The second free online offering of Technology Entrepreneurship attracted tens of thousand of entrepreneurs from all over the world. Entrepreneurs formed teams and worked on their business ideas. Professor Chuck Eesley from Stanford University taught them the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship as pioneered in Silicon Valley. Entrepreneurs learnt about the process of finding a high-potential commercial opportunity, gathering resources such as talent and capital, figuring out how to sell and market the idea, and managing rapid growth. Many are still working with their teams on their startups. We have gathered a few of their stories to share it with you. Check them out at: venture-lab.org/venture/highlight . If your projects is up there on the highlights, kudos to you and your team. If it’s not, don’t worry! we believe that you are awesome and you have done an amazing work, share your story with us and we will share it with the world!
Tina Seelig’s Crash Course on Creativity attracted a very diverse student body from over 150 countries around the world. Please check out the course highlights at venture-lab.org/creativity/highlight to see the rainbow of student body with their picture and lessons they have learnt from the creativity class. Tina’s amazing lectures covered framing problems, challenging assumptions, brainstorming and creative teams. The Venture Lab team learnt a lot from Tina’s principles of creativity and practices them every day when designing a new learning experience for you. Crash course on creativity attracted the most amazing students and helped them unleash their potentials. Students worked on creative solutions in their weekly challenges. For example, their second team challenge was to reframe a loaf of bread. Team Just Bread with members from Argentina, Uzbekistan, and United States created this powerful video only using one loaf of bread:
There are many of similar projects. Venture Lab team congratulates all creative students for the amazing work they did!
Last but not least, Designing a New Learning Environment (DNLE) brought educators from all over the world together. DNLE has created an amazing community of people who care about education and are yet discussing and envisioning learning environments of the 21st century two months after the end of the class. We have showcased some of the DNLE projects and stories at venture-lab.org/education/highlight . We have a few more stories from DNLE teams on the blog. If you are a member of these teams, we congratulate you on your achievement. We believe that all of you did a great job and worked very hard. We are all ears to hear your stories.
We look forward for many more amazing classes here at Venture Lab!