Hot new skills course gets the cloud treatment

New entrepreneurship mini-course is free and online

entrepreneurship-NMC-freeThe NMC Academy, the New Media Consortium’s online learning initiative, has announced a new mini-course, “Teaching Entrepreneurship with HP LIFE e-Learning,” developed in partnership with HP.

HP LIFE e-Learning is a free, cloud-based, peer-reviewed e-learning program that offers online IT and business skills training for entrepreneurs. Part of HP Living Progress, the company’s vision for creating a better future for everyone through its actions and innovations, the goals of HP LIFE e-Learning include helping create jobs and stimulating economic growth.

“Through this exciting partnership with HP, our goal is to inspire an entrepreneurial spirit in teachers, which we believe will nurture student creativity and entrepreneurial thinking reinforced through technology,” said Dr. Holly Ludgate, director of the NMC Academy. “The NMC is dedicated to providing powerful learning opportunities that enable educators to gain 21st century skills, and HP LIFE e-Learning embodies the innovative, hands-on approaches we want to see reflected in classrooms across the globe.”

Facilitated by Ludgate, “Teaching Entrepreneurship with HP LIFE e-Learning” is self-paced and estimated to take 9-12 hours so that learners can engage with the material around their schedules. The content is organized into four themes, designed to guide them strategically through the HP LIFE e-Learning entrepreneurship lesson development process, moving from the value of the entrepreneurial mindset, to the HP LIFE e-Learning platform and then implementing in the classroom and connecting to a global community.

(Next page: Themes of the course; enrollment information)