The Sweet Smell of Success
Recap on Virtual Entrepreneurship
The course developed and taught for the University of Colorado Denver was a great success. If you haven’t seen the video, it can be viewed below. My previous post described the course and the video describes the objectives but the real surprise was in the survey results from the students. Mind you, this was a condensed course – it wasn’t abbreviated. There was a lot of work to complete in a very short time frame (8 weeks) and the students were sure to let me know they didn’t appreciate the amount of work. At the same time, the results of the course, and the value of virtual worlds in learning cannot be denied.
On a scale with a high value of 6, the Virtual Entrepreneurship course was compared to the average score for courses taught within the business school as a whole (where my course was housed) and also compared to the average score for courses taught throughout the campus. Scores in key areas support the further development of courses using virtual environments:
Heading VE Course Business School Campus
Course as a learning experience 5.5 4.7 5.0
Courses compared to all others 5.3 4.5 4.8
This isn’t a statement of value…it is one of perception. Students in Virtual Entrepreneurship were engaged throughout the course, they saw the results of their cumulative knowledge, and they were able to build new knowledge – all the things experiential learning should do. If they felt they learned something, then perhaps we should redefine what “traditional” learning encompasses.
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