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Thursday, April 26


Online learning for SMEs on business model tooling: development and evaluation.
While business model innovation is becoming mainstream in big corporations, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) still struggle to put it into practice. Knowledge on business model innovation in academia is rapidly increasing, and practical tools to make this knowledge accessible are becoming available too (e.g. Strategyzer, businessmakeover.eu). What is largely lacking, however, are educational resources for SMEs for learning about business model innovation and supporting tooling. Therefore, this study considers the development and evaluation of five Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on business model innovation for SMEs. The MOOCs were designed adhering to six design principles. The design principles were defined based on exploratory interviews with SMEs and a literature review on e-learning for SMEs, and supported a MOOC design that should be accessible to SMEs with different (educational) backgrounds. Evaluation of the design principles was done through a combination of quantitative and qualitative analysis and showed that the MOOCS adhered to most of the design principles. This study has revealed that it is possible to transfer more complex theoretical concepts into a more practically oriented set of MOOCs by adhering to the six design principles. The design principles could be used by future researchers and practitioners who also want to make more theoretical concepts from academic research more accessible for more practically oriented learners, who sometimes have secondary education as highest level of education.


Martijn Cligge

Delft University of Technology

Timber Haaker

Delft University of Technology/InnoValor

Mark De Reuver

Delft University of Technology

Thursday April 26, 2018 10:30 - 10:55
Classroom 12


Leveraging OER to Earn Workforce Certifications and Demonstrate Skills Mastery in Applied Sciences
This presentation will share two case studies on the use of OER and U.S. government science resources in the applied sciences. The benefits and challenges of developing applied science courses with open educational resources from a faculty, project management, and instructional design perspective will be discussed. Student feedback on the use of these materials and sustainability plans for continuing to update and enhance courses will be shared.

• The Water Systems Technology program at College of the Canyons has been using OER in their introductory and advanced water mathematics courses for over 5 years to make their programs more affordable for students who are earning workforce certificates in the water treatment and distribution industries. Recently, the department has received a grant to develop 8 additional courses using OER in order to eliminate all textbooks costs from their program.

• For the past five years the South Mountain Community College Geoscience department has been encouraging its instructors to use government created open educational resources as the basis for their instructional materials in order to lower costs for students. Science instructors have struggled when trying to provide quality open resources for lab based classes. To address some of these challenges, the Geoscience department has begun to focus on skill based activities that demonstrate mastery of an OER tool or database.

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Una Daly

Director, Open Education Consortium
Open Education at Community Colleges

Sian Proctor

South Mountain Community College
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Lisa Young

Faculty Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Scottsdale Community College
I serve Scottsdale Community College as the Instructional Design and Educational Technology faculty member. I am passionate about helping our students learn whether it be through excellent instructional design, the use of educational technology to resolve and mitigate instructional... Read More →

Thursday April 26, 2018 10:55 - 11:20
Classroom 12