Hundreds of 2016 World Social Forum participants will meet to brainstorm new solutions to climate change. This is the wild idea of Henry Mintzberg, internationally renowned management academic.
Four students have set up a school in a refugee camp near the Iraqi city of Dohuk, the first of its kind within this camp. Having met through an online course run by the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Canada, the students from Morocco – the world’s first online course specifically designed for group learning (also known as GROOC) – the students from Morocco, the UK, Iraq and Canada established the Heart ELT (English Language Teaching) School.
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.
I had always been slightly skeptical about online jobs but I’ve never been so sure about the influence of the Internet until now. This course has made it possible for thousands of people from around the globe to connect, regardless of age, social background, pre-requisites, and location.
Read GROOC facilitators' blog posts: GROOC Reflections, December 3, 2015
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
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!).
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.
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.
Le professeur et trois de ses collègues de la Faculté de gestion Desautels ont créé le premier MOOC au monde destiné aux groupes.
This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to sit down with my McGill colleague Henry Mintzberg to talk about his new GROOC.