Open Mind is an Erasmus+ project, which aims at promoting Social Entrepreneurship to female learners and students from non-business studies through an innovative gamified open online course.
It has been already one year since 8 organizations from Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, Romania and UK joined efforts to create a new learning experience for people interested in social entrepreneurship, no matter of their academic status and specialty.
In the first 12 months the Open Mind partnership developed the main project outputs – a massive open online course (MOOC) that introduces students to the basics of social entrepreneurship and the gamified platform through which the e-course will be delivered.
The initiative involves the VUZF University of Finance, Business and Entrepreneurship, the Business Foundation for Education, “D.A.Tsenov” Academy of Economics and the technological company 11235 Ltd from Bulgaria; the Institute of Entrepreneurship Development in Greece, the University of Lodz – Poland, University Titu Maioerescu – Romania and the University of Sheffield, UK.
Open Mind second meeting hosted by the University of Lodz, 18 May 2017
The MOOC comprises 8 modules with overall duration of 75 hours of study (3 ECTS credits).
1. Basics in social economy and entrepreneurship
2. Business Management
3. Legal Framework
4. The Business Model Canvas
5. Social enterprise marketing
7. Business plan writing
8. How to implement social projects and produce social impact
In addition to it the learners will find an E-Book of 50 inspiring practices of female social entrepreneurship collected from the partners’ countries.
The course methodology contains also a Syllabus, a Recognition Toolkit and Handbook for trainers. Тhe whole content has been translated and more than 60 mentors and coaches have been trained to provide online support to students in their learning journey.
Тraining of trainers in the Academy of Economics – Svishtov, Bulgaria
The gamified learning platform will be soon accessible through the Open Mind official webpage http://open-mind-project.eu. It will operate in all partners’ languages – Bulgarian, Greek, Polish, Romanian and English.
The game elements (missions, levels, awards, leader boards, collaboration and fun) create an engaging and motivating learning environment, through which students will develop the basic knowledge, skills and mindset, required to become social entrepreneurs in an exciting way.
Till the end of 2017 the gamified e-course will be piloted with 120 students and adult learners. The results will be promoted during the national Open Mind Workshops in February next year.
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