E-Learning: The Cornerstone to Transferring Entrepreneurship Knowledge

E-Learning: The Cornerstone to Transferring Entrepreneurship Knowledge

Cecilia Hegarty (University of Ulster, UK)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-901-4.ch018
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Entrepreneurial knowledge and innovation resonates with positive views, hence the need to tell everyone about entrepreneurship and give students the opportunity to learn more about it. By the same token, universities have long experimented with different learning environments to accommodate student needs (Hannay & Newvine, 2006). Internet-based education and distance learning are commonly known as e-learning. E-learning provides a method of reaching high volumes of students within a culturally rich virtual workspace. It is arguable that e-learning has become a cornerstone tool in entrepreneurship delivery. This chapter aims to stimulate debate among practitioners on the use of information technology in the process of entrepreneurial learning. Learning activity, pedagogical shifts within the wider disciplines of entrepreneurship education, and the spin-off effects for entrepreneur training programs are all considered. The application of information technology through entrepreneurship e-learning packages is shown to have magnified the entrepreneurship potential in wider society.

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