Developing social entrepreneurs through distance education: the value of commitment and interactivity with the learning community
by Marta Solórzano-García; Julio Navío-Marco
International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation (IJMLO), Vol. 13, No. 1, 2019

Abstract: Given that the creation of successful interactions and collaboration networks develops into sustainable and successful social entrepreneurial organisations, learning communities can serve as an ideal environment to train students in social entrepreneurship. This paper describes massive open online learning communities as an appropriate methodology for the distance teaching of social entrepreneurship and how the students on a massive online open course in social entrepreneurship commit to the learning community generated in this virtual environment. Data from a pioneer social entrepreneurship massive open online learning communities were analysed using three statistical methodologies. The analysis demonstrates that a student's commitment to the distance learning community is directly related to his degree of participation, the rewards received, his correspondence with the other students and recognition from the other members of the community.

Online publication date: Tue, 04-Dec-2018

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