Using Web-Based Technologies in a Graduate Class to Develop an Entrepreneurship Knowledge Portal

Using Web-Based Technologies in a Graduate Class to Develop an Entrepreneurship Knowledge Portal

Nory B. Jones (University of Maine, USA), Bret Golann (University of Maine, USA) and Gloria Vollmers (University of Maine, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/jwltt.2006040103
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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to share the experiences and lessons learned from an experimental graduate class using Web-based technologies that resulted in the development of a statewide entrepreneurship knowledge portal. Given the demands for Web-based systems and technologies to facilitate entrepreneurship, this class experience could be used as a model to help other states build or improve upon their entrepreneurial Web-based systems. The research was driven by the results of a comprehensive Kauffman Foundation study of Maine entrepreneurs’ needs. This article also explores issues and challenges associated with teaching a complex course using complex Web-based technologies, distance delivery techniques, and working with entrepreneurs to meet their needs.

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