Open Web Sources
Links to open educational web resources for teaching and learning in many fields are listed here.
1. Wikieducator Open Educational Resources
providing links to exemplary open educational resources, institutional repositories, subject portals and collections and community developed content in many fields of education. This is a valuable portal for educators around the globe.
2. The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education (CBE)
The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education equips business leaders for the 21st century with a new management paradigm—the vision and knowledge to integrate corporate profitability and social value. CBE is a part of the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program (BSP), an organization dedicated to developing leaders for a sustainable global society.
Caseplace.org is a dynamic and practical on-line resource for up-to-date case studies, syllabi, and innovative teaching materials on business and sustainability - from corporate governance and ethical issues to sustainable development. It is the leading resource for business school teaching materials that incorporate social and environmental elements into mainstream b-school discussion topics.CasePlace.org partners with case publishers and top business journals to connect the real-world practice of sustainability to education in the business school classroom. Their case collection is carefully selected from the largest and most prominent case publishers, including Harvard Business School Publishing, ecch, Darden and Ivey and the most high quality materials that touch carefully on social, environmental and ethical issues are chosen.
The vision statement of Cloudworks’ states that "it is a site for finding, sharing and discussing learning and teaching ideas, experiences and issues”. Cloudworks emphasis is on building a dynamic collection of ideas and experiences; via a variety of educational content (learning designs, case studies, resources and tools) plus active discussions about the use and effectiveness of this content in different contexts.
TALCIE stands for Teaching and Learning for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The TALCIE community of practice is a group of people - students, alumni, teachers and practitioners - that elicits the participation of its members and community to make it easier for us to enable the best possible learning experience for people who want to become more creative, innovative and entrepreneurial. TALCIE offers free educational resources under Creative Commons license on various creative and innovative entrepreneurial activities and competitions. Venture Design Studio under the The Entrepreneurial Experience Course by Dr.Alex Bruton provides the method to conduct a Venture pitching and assessing session. The Mount Royal Innovation Tournament contains interesting videos of students’ competition entries on creating and measuring as much value as possible from ordinary objects like a business card, string, paper bag, plastic bottle etc.,
2. The Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP)
The Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) is the entrepreneurship education and research center located within the School of Engineering at Stanford University.The Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) Entrepreneurship Corner is a free online archive of entrepreneurship resources for teaching and learning. STVP offers a wide range of teaching resources in the form of links to books, journals, videos etc.,
STVP's Entrepreneurship Corner is an internationally recognized resource for educators who teach students about technology and high-growth entrepreneurship. It is an online archive of content from the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and leading entrepreneurship faculty at universities world-wide. This constantly-expanding resource includes an extensive searcheable database of video clips and podcasts of entrepreneurial thought leaders; reading lists; case studies on entrepreneurship; and links to conferences, foundations, and groups that support entrepreneurship education.
3. MIT Sloan Teaching Innovation Resources
MIT Sloan Teaching Innovation Resources (MSTIR) is a collection of teaching materials, including case studies, simulations, deep dives, and industry, business and country overviews that MIT Sloan provides as a free teaching resource open and available to the world. The various materials posted on this site have been developed by MIT Sloan faculty and students. The areas currently include the global financial crisis, sustainability, industry evolution, and global entrepreneurship.
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all Massachusetts Institute of Technology course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. It is a free publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT. Excellent teaching resources are available on Managing Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Developmental Entrepreneurship. A search function with key words is an efficient way to find the resources in this website.
1. London Women Mean Business – LinkedIn group
London Women Mean Business is a networking group managed by Business Link in London. Use the group to network, access free business support, find out about free events, and ask questions about all aspects of running a small or medium sized business in London. Exclusive invites to women-only events and access to free guides and information.
2. UnLtdWorld – Social Network for Entrepreneurs
UnLtdWorld is a open platform social network aimed at connecting social entrepreneurs, social innovators and socially-minded people. It allows entrepreneurs to build a personal business community, make connections, collaborate and network to make new contacts. It also helps to promote buisness, get business insights and find resources, toolkits and guides.
1. International Council for Small Business (ICSB)
The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) was the first international membership organization to promote the growth and development of small businesses worldwide. It is devoted to the advancement of management development practices for potential entrepreneurs and existing small business owner/managers through education, research, and the free exchange of ideas. The knowledge center offers information on all of ICSB conference proceedings, white papers, innovative teaching resources, and experiential learning materials for registered members. The knowledge links to SME and Entrepenuership Blogs and a number of SME business websites.
StartupNation is a free service founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. It has grown to be the leading online content and community resource for entrepreneurs. It connects to the local business and entrepreneurial networks in the North America and contains a lot of useful information for budding entrepreneurs. Links to podcasts, articles and business advise blogs can also be found here.
3. Business Link in London - Social Enterprise
Business Link in London for Social enterprise is a free, impartial, independent business advisory service available to anyone starting up or running a small or medium sized business. BLL provides high quality, actionable information and practical advice, connecting to expert assistance to help one to succeed. BLL website contains excellent free tool kit for setting up social enterprises, guides on business plans to market analysis, videos and many more useful resources for entrepreneurs. The Resource Directory is a valuable repository of case studies, templates , tips and fact sheets on a wide array of entrepreneurial topics. The other BLL links are, [www.businesslink.gov.uk/london/women Women's Online Centre for female entrepreneurs] and [www.businesslink.gov.uk/london/enable ENABLE website ] for deaf and disabled entrepreneurs .
1. BBC’s Dragons’ Den
BBC’s Dragons’Den is a series of video shows on Entrepreneurs pitching for investment in the Den from the ‘ Dragons’, who are five venture capitalists willing to invest their own money into the ventures of the budding entrepreneurs, in exchange for equity. The Dragons Den webpage also contain an online resource bank called the ‘Business School’ to learn about nine essential elements of business. It also connects to many of BBC business links and external sources useful for doing business.