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Students fund first school for Syrian children in refugee camp

Four students have set up the first school in an Iraqi refugee camp after meeting on the online course ‘Social Learning for Social Impact’ at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Canada.

Published: 26Jan2016

Trois programmes dans l'air du temps

Des milliers d'étudiants de partout dans le monde suivent gratuitement le cours en ligne Social Learning for Social Impact, travaillent en équipe et apprennent à réaliser des initiatives sociales qui auront des retombées. C'est la proposition du MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) de groupe, une première à l'Université McGill.

Read full article: LaPresse, November 10, 2015

Published: 19Nov2015

When the MOOC became a GROOC, we all became change-makers

Do you remember the first time you heard about a 'MOOC'? Maybe it was through a sponsored ad on Linkedin. Or a friend's Facebook post urging you to enrol - along with her and 160 000 other participants - in Stanford's Artificial Intelligence (AI) MOOC (those are real numbers!). 

Published: 30Oct2015

A different kind of MOOC

The Desautels Faculty of Management launched a world’s first on September 16, coining a new word in the process. According to the people who put the course together, “Social Learning for Social Impact” is the very first GROOC (Group MOOC), a new massive open online course that’s designed to foster social collaboration, interaction and learning.

Published: 2Oct2015

McGill lance un premier «GROOC» sur l’entrepreneuriat social

Le 16 septembre prochain, le début des cours se fera en ligne pour les élèves inscrits au premier « GROOC » (pour Group MOOC) de la faculté de gestion Desautels de McGill. À travers un MOOC (massive open online course, ou cours en ligne ouvert à tous) pour groupes, les professeurs derrière le projet, Henry Mintzberg, Leslie Breitner et Anita Nowak , révolutionnent les codes de la classe traditionnelle pour initier une discussion sur l’initiative sociale. 

Published: 18Sep2015

Henry Mintzberg: Social learning for social impact

Global’s Elysia Bryan-Baynes speaks to Professor Henry Mintzberg on his new “Social Learning for Social Impact” course at McGill University, which aims to inspire social change to create a positive and sustainable impact on the world.

Watch the interview: Global News, September 8, 2015

Published: 9Sep2015