This year (2016) The Goa Project features a separate track on Entrepreneurship.
Any form of Entrepreneurship is not easy. But there are specific sectors that are more challenging than the others. If you are trying to build a sustainable organization in a difficult and / or unglamorous market, this is a great opportunity to show case it to the world. Please come and share your success stories, failures, learnings and experiences.
Some examples (but not limited to) are:
Creative entrepreneurs in design / performing arts / social impact space
Consumer facing business that is self-sustainable and profitable
Sectors like infrastructure, waste management, renewable energy, engineering, agri-food..
The tragedy of the commons
Useful technologies that require behavioural change / have poor adoption curves..
Developing markets outside India
Difficult to monetize sectors such as music or entertainment
Any thing else and more..
The emphasis is not really on the sector or even the problem-opportunity-solution. Tell us how you are cracking the challenges of adoption, sustainability and scalability. Even if it is Work in Progress, there is a lot we can all learn from you.
Eight things you should know about blended learning
To guide you through what blended learning is and how it works, as well as to provide an insight into the key ingredients for successful blended learning.
Blended learning is one of THE buzzwords in education and training and it’s a game-changer. But what exactly is it? Why is it proliferating, how does it work and what do you need to do it? Can student-centred models and self-directed learning really work? Where do 21st Century skills come into this (and what exactly are they, anyway)? How can it replace more traditional methods of instruction, and how can we persuade learners that it can? I believe I have some useful answers for all of the above, based on hands-on experience as both a trainer and learner.
Beth has been working in the field of English language teaching in various countries around the world since 1999. She’s always been passionate about the role of technology in education and what exciting opportunities it opens up. She’s currently the academic lead for blended learning and quality standards for the British Council, India and is a trained-e-moderator. She has been involved in designing, developing and delivering the British Council’s myEnglish blended learning English language courses which launched in 2015.