Ralph Hanke
biography :: conference marerials
A Scalable and Adaptable Problem-Based Learning Course in Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship skills are vital to the future of the US economy and its ability to support continual wealth creation. Traditional educational methods of chalk and talk lectures and exams do not teach such skills; indeed they may hinder them. A course entitled Introduction to Entrepreneurship was piloted in spring 2004, showing a new way to provide a valuable entrepreneurial learning experience to a large number of students from across the university and at various levels. A scalable model reduces teacher load in course creation management, and shifts student interaction venture. This paper describes the course, underwritten by the Kauffman Foundation, and preliminary conclusions on learning outcomes, successes, and changes to be implemented in future semesters.