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Beginner Level
Approx. 17 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 44 min), 7 readings, 3 quizzes
8 videos
Social Entrepreneurship13m
Learn8m
The Challenges of Social Entreprenurship4m
Lessons to be Learned1m
Are You a Social Entrepreneur?1m
How Did I Become a Social Entrepreneur?9m
What is a Social Entrepreneur?1m
7 readings
Help us learn more about you!10m
How To Go Through This Course10m
A special webpage for Coursera students10m
Using the Workbook5m
Meet the Social Entrepreneurs20m
Learn From Others5m
*Lessons Left on the Ground*10m
1 practice exercise
Check your understanding in this ungraded quiz20m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Immersion

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 31 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
It's Not About You!1m
Check Yourself4m
Real Experience: You Cannot Learn from Phone Calls58s
Live the Problem8m
Volunteer5m
Use on the Ground Knowledge1m
Build an Ecosystem4m
2 readings
*Knowing vs Understanding*10m
*Faux Immersion*10m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Ideas

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 38 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Solving a Problem8m
Idea or Good Idea?3m
Research7m
A Good Idea is Context-Specific and Can Change11m
“Problem First” vs. “Solution First”3m
3 readings
*Good Ideas*10m
*On Whose Shoulders?*10m
*Developing an Idea*10m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Be Ready for the Challenge

3 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 39 min), 4 readings
16 videos
Why “Necessity” May Be Hard to Grasp 1m
Example of “Necessity”50s
Join1m
Personal Challenges4m
Profit2m
Emotions6m
Emotional Roller Coaster4m
Threats to You and Your Business2m
Extreme Emotional Challenges1m
No Glamour (“You'll Want to Quit”)2m
Uncertainty53s
Burnout1m
Isolation & Feeling Misunderstood4m
Financial Problems1m
Moving Slower Than You'd Like1m
4 readings
*Necessity*10m
*Joining the chorus*20m
Ecosystem Mapping Activity1h 30m
A reflection on your eco-system map10m

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