What’s Your Big Idea?

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Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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“What’s Your Big Idea?” is a global learning community built around a set of modules presented over a six-week period that provide a framework for turning an idea into a reality by applying an entrepreneurial mindset. The framework applies equally to commercial, social, artistic and scientific opportunities. The course is taught by seasoned entrepreneurs with alums of the class serving as TA’s. Experts offer insight into the world's biggest problems in "reverse pitches" and challenge learners to solve them. Partners from Y Combinator and Feedback Labs, among others, will provide hands on advice and resources for the most promising ideas both during the MOOC and after. 

By the end of the course, all participants should have an understanding of the entrepreneurial mindset and what it takes to start an enterprise. Participants who have clearly developed ideas will be eligible for more intensive support during and after the...

“What’s Your Big Idea?” is a global learning community built around a set of modules presented over a six-week period that provide a framework for turning an idea into a reality by applying an entrepreneurial mindset. The framework applies equally to commercial, social, artistic and scientific opportunities. The course is taught by seasoned entrepreneurs with alums of the class serving as TA’s. Experts offer insight into the world's biggest problems in "reverse pitches" and challenge learners to solve them. Partners from Y Combinator and Feedback Labs, among others, will provide hands on advice and resources for the most promising ideas both during the MOOC and after. 

By the end of the course, all participants should have an understanding of the entrepreneurial mindset and what it takes to start an enterprise. Participants who have clearly developed ideas will be eligible for more intensive support during and after the class.

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4/10 starsTaking Now
6 years, 1 month ago
You cannot learn the course by taking multiple choice quizzes at the end of each week. You need to have some practical stuff to reinforce your learning. This is missing big time. Please check how most of the design thinking MOOCs designed.
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7 years, 3 months ago
This is a very interesting, well put-together and accessible course. I'm not sure why the other reviewers gave it such low ratings. My only problem --- though it's a big one --- is that there were no late days to apply, and I ended up not getting the Statement of Accomplishment because I missed one quiz deadline by less than a day! I've taken off a star for that. I've taken many MOOCs and can say that this is one of the most (if not the most) orderly ones in terms of structuring the presentations and giving notes. It's such a drag when a lecturer is all over the place and there's insufficient text within the video. I look forward to taking this course again in October.
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8/10 starsCompleted
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7 years, 7 months ago
I have not much business training but I have a business and always done business, so as an academic business beginner I really enjoyed the course. I think it's a great course for beginners.
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6 years, 10 months ago
From my experience, most free entrepreneurial business classes are trite and often not worth your time. So I did not have high hopes starting this class. That I'm giving it 2.5 stars is actually a good thing relative to most of the business classes I've taken. Given my low expectations, I expected to drop this during the first week. However, after a week, I am still staying in this one because there is some value for me, since I already have a Big Idea and am trying to refine it and find better ways to explain it. The very structured and sometimes too obvious course, does give me some questions to evaluate that are worth asking. I am not convinced this course is good for someone just starting out. The quizzes in particular seem to be the all-too common brain dead variety that either ask you something obvious (and have at least some answers clearly being wrong choices) or they ask you to regurgitate something, that is not important to... From my experience, most free entrepreneurial business classes are trite and often not worth your time. So I did not have high hopes starting this class. That I'm giving it 2.5 stars is actually a good thing relative to most of the business classes I've taken. Given my low expectations, I expected to drop this during the first week. However, after a week, I am still staying in this one because there is some value for me, since I already have a Big Idea and am trying to refine it and find better ways to explain it. The very structured and sometimes too obvious course, does give me some questions to evaluate that are worth asking. I am not convinced this course is good for someone just starting out. The quizzes in particular seem to be the all-too common brain dead variety that either ask you something obvious (and have at least some answers clearly being wrong choices) or they ask you to regurgitate something, that is not important to memorize (or possibly even know). If you are good at English, I highly recommend speeding up the voice on the videos (easy to do because it is Coursera). The professors deliberately talked slower (not just because they are from the South ;-)) so that people who have some challenges with English listening comprehension can better keep up - not a bad strategy for the professors. If you don't do the project and just take the quizzes to get a certificate, then this class is a waste of time or you really have no interest in becoming an entrepreneur. So do the project (even though this doesn't get you any "with distinction" or any other special credential). I wish the course had more examples (including more short interviews like the one it had at the end of week 1). I think real examples of an idea are more convincing then someone proposing their theories.
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