NYU Tandon Future Labs x P2PU
This open course is a collaboration between P2PU and the NYU Tandon Future Labs. The Keystone course was designed by the NYU Tandon Future Labs as a virtual eight-week crash course for early-stage founders and aspiring entrepreneurs with technology-enabled ventures in New York State. In this collaboration, P2PU has adapted this course material to integrate the learning circle framework by emphasizing group activities, opportunities for reflection, and peer collaboration.
Participants will leave the learning circle with a deeper grasp of key entrepreneurial concepts, an elevator pitch, and a completed executive summary of their company’s strategy.
Anyone can use this material to facilitate a learning group or educate themselves on the process of starting a company.
This course is designed to be run as a learning circle: a facilitated study group for people who want to meet regularly and learn about a topic with others. There are no teachers or students in a learning circle - it is a group where everyone learns the material together. The learning circle’s facilitator decides the meeting schedule, keeps the group on task during meetings, and supports individual learners’ participation and goals. (Learn more about learning circle facilitation here.)
All of the materials, discussion prompts, and activities needed to run a group with minimal preparation are incorporated into this course. The flow of each meeting will vary, but generally: participants will watch short instructional videos, discuss the subject matter, and complete short activities. Most of the work takes place during the meeting. Check each module for tips on facilitating specific material.
P2PU created Course-in-a-Box in 2014 as a free and lightweight tool for building online courses. We wanted to preserve the modular structure of MOOCs outside of the bulky (and often proprietary) environment of learning/content management systems. Course-in-a-Box is open-source, and we welcome contributions on our Github repo.
p.s. Designing a course for learning circles? Check out the Learning Circle Course Creation guide for some best practices on course design.