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Wharton Digital Press  |  August 11, 2014

New Online Coursera Course from The Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook Authors

In case you haven’t heard of Coursera, it is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide to offer courses online for anyone to take! Learn on your own schedule by watching short video lectures, taking interactive quizzes, and completing peer-graded assessments, all while connecting with classmates and teachers.

Below are the top 3 reasons you should enroll in the Social Entrepreneurship course:

  1. World-renowned faculty! The course is taught by Ian C. MacMillan, Wharton professor and academic director of the Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Center, and James Thompson, director of the Wharton Social Entrepreneurship Program, authors of The Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook, who will be joined by Peter Frumkin, professor and faculty director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania.  You will benefit from the teachers’ combined 45 years of social entrepreneurship experience.
  2. Free ebook! Once you are registered for the course, you can download a free Coursera edition of The Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook, by MacMillan and Thompson. This ebook covers Phase One of the start-up to scale-up process: Pressure Test Your Start-Up Idea.
  3. Two ways to learn! Students are given the option to choose from two tracks in the course. The first is the open track, in which you do assignments given to you by the instructors based on cases and problems in the world.  The second option is the signature track, in which you bring your own project to the course and the assignments you complete are related to the project you are pursuing.

For more information, visit The Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook.