The student entrepreneur’s learning journey

“Simply embarking on the process of learning…does not guarantee success.”

When your students embark on their learning journey, what ship are they on? Is it a cruise ship? Are they just along for the ride? Or are they pushing themselves into the unexplored depths of the ocean?

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Inspiration from the top restaurants in the world: how to make your course a Michelin star experience

Inspiration from the top restaurants in the world: how to make your course a Michelin star experience

Nearly 100 years ago, a tire company launched a travel guide that would forever change the restaurant industry’s ambitions.

Introduced in 1931, the Michelin guide’s original intent was to get motorists to explore France (and use more tires). Restaurants were scored on a zero to three star rating. Today, the Michelin star is one of the most coveted awards in the restaurant industry.

How do you get a Michelin star? By providing consistent, high quality food with a world-class experience.

As an educator, I often find myself looking for sources of inspiration from elsewhere. Here’s how you can use principles from award-winning restaurants to elevate the course experience.

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5 product management skills to help course creators design and iterate their courses

Whether it’s getting fit or learning how to basket weave, learners use your course to achieve an outcome that will improve their lives. Your course is a product that helps them get there, so it’s time to start managing it like one.

After interviewing over 50 product managers for a new set of courses we are launching at Rice, here are 5 skills I learned from them that help me design and iterate my courses.

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5 lessons for educators that want to turn the email inbox into a classroom

I launched my 1st email-based course at Rice University’s Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Enterpreneurship last semester

I was curious if email-based courses could be used to improve existing university courses.

After having over 100 entrepreneurship students take the course, here are 5 lessons learned.

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Email-based courses: turning the inbox into a classroom

Email-based courses: turning the inbox into a classroom
If you teach courses or manage a student-facing educational program at a university, the last year has probably had you rethink your approach to student learning. In search for inspiration, I’ve recently become fascinated with email-based courses (EBCs). While online content creators and course instructors use EBCs as a marketing tool, in this short read I explore their applicability to higher education to elevate the student experience.
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