Apua yritysten ongelmien ratkaisuun – ilmainen verkkokurssi!

1-9 hengen mikroyrittäjille on nyt saatavilla verkkokurssi, jonka pohjana on käytetty väitöstutkimusta 33 eri alan yritysten yhteisistä ja yleisistä ongelmista. Ongelmia on kartoitettu yhteensä huimat 690 kappaletta ja selkeästi monet niistä ovat yhteisiä kaikille yrittäjille.

Hugo Simberg

Verkkokurssi soveltuu sekä aloitteleville yrittäjille että kokeneille sarjayrittäjille ja mikä parasta se on ilmainen. Kurssi kestää n. 30-60 minuuttia (voit edetä omaa vauhtiasi ja tehdä vaikka osissa) ja sen aikana käydään läpi yhteensä 10 eri aihetta jotka auttavat sinua kehittämään oman yrityksesi kilpailukykyäsi.

Tavoitteeni oli luona kurssi joka on samalla helppo, nopea sekä tehokas. Toivottavasti onnistuin siinä, mutta otan mielelläni vastaan parannusehdotuksia.

ilmainen verkkokurssi!

Ultra Lean Business

Alla muutamia lyhyitä otteita kurssilta:

Helpoin, nopein ja tehokkain tapa oppia omista asiakkaista on ymmärtää miksi asiakas ostaatuotteita tai palveluja juuri sinulta, eikä esimerkiksi kilpailijaltasi.

Kaikki tekevät joskus virheitä tai epäonnistuvat tekemisissään. Usein ne koetaan negatiivisina asioina ja yritetään unohtaa mahdollisimman pian. Väärin!

Joku viisas on sanonut että “Riittää kun olet hieman parempi kuin kilpailijasi”. Tämä pitää usein paikkansa ja näin ollen menestymisellesi onkin tärkeää…

Yrittäjänä ja/tai toimitusjohtajana sinä olet vastuussa yrityksen suunnasta ja vauhdista – kukaan muu ei sitä tee. Liikkeelle kannattaa lähteä selkeän…

Maailma muuttuu kiihtyvää vauhtia ja muutoksen nopeus tulee kasvamaan myös jatkossa. Jotta pystyt parhaiten vastaamaan muutokseen, on tärkeää tuntea ensin oma toimiala ja siihen aiemmin liittyneet muutokset. Esimerkinomaisesti, keskitymme alkuun 3D-tulostukseen.

Tällä hetkellä vain noin 5-10% Suomalaisten yritysten liikevaihdosta tulee digitaalisesta kaupankäynnistä, mutta tämä osuus kasvaa kiihtyvää vauhtia. On ennustettu että digitalisaation myötä jopa 30-45% nykyisistä töistä poistuu (ja korvautuu muulla työllä) seuraavan 10-20 vuoden aikana, joten myös merkitys pienyrityksiin tulee olemaan huomattava

Comprehensive school teachers learn about coding in a MOOC

Republishing from Aalto university blog (original source: http://media.aalto.fi/en/current/news/2015-10-02/)

Aalto

Next autumn, computer programming will become a part of all basic education teaching in Finland.

The research group on learning environments of the Aalto University Department of Media is involved in Code Alphabet (Koodiaapinen) that offers a programming MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) for free for Finnish comprehensive school teachers. Beginning next autumn, coding or programming will be a part of all basic education teaching, and there are already over a thousand teachers enrolled on the MOOC that starts on 10 October. It is possible to enrol until 24 October.

Programming is an effective and versatile tool for studying.

‘Programming is an effective and versatile tool for studying’, says Project Researcher Tarmo Toikkanen from the Department of Media.

‘The goal is that children learn to understand how computers work and what kinds of tasks are best suited for computers. For teachers, this MOOC offers a guided opportunity to try in practice those same programming environments their students will most likely use. Most of the teachers’ pre-anxieties will fade in just a few minutes, as they realise this is not really that difficult’, he assures.

Follow-up for the course

In Code Alphabet, coding is regarded as a creative method of expression and a developer of logical thinking, not only a tool for problem solving. The goal of this coding MOOC is to solve the question of how to teach programming in a way that motivates children, and to inspire teachers to imagine how coding could function as a tool in the teaching of different subjects.  In addition to the seven-week course, Code Alphabet offers a Library, where all the material of the course are permanently available. Teachers can use these materials to support their teaching in the future.

The course will be organised also in spring 2016.

The course will be organised also in spring 2016, and after that, it will be organised annually. Finnish Eliademy was chosen as the platform for the MOOC. The research group of the Department of Media took part in the development of this platform through Tekes-funded LEAD project between 2012 and 2014.

‘I believe that through fruitful cooperation, the Eliademy platform developed into something that now nicely serves the needs of the Code Alphabet’, remarks Toikkanen.

The Code Alphabet also participates in the international TACCLE3 project (Erasmus+) that focuses on teaching coding in European schools.

Further information:

Senior Researcher Tarmo Toikkanen
Tel. +358 50 60384
tarmo.toikkanen@aalto.fi

Learning Environments research group http://legroup.aalto.fi
Code Alphabet (mostly in Finnish) http://koodiaapinen.fi/en/

The 3 online courses you should follow in May @Eliademy

With the beginning of a new month come new promises of improving yourself and getting out of your comfort zone. In May, take up the challenge of learning brand new things on Eliademy!

At Eliademy, we’ve prepared you a selection of 3 free online courses which have already received awesome reviews to help you choose what to learn. Now it’s up to you to challenge yourself to improve your knowledge online!

 

1/ Road to the Free Digital Society – by Vitaly Repin, in collaboration with Richard M. Stallman

Road to the Free Digital Society is a course of Vitaly Repin and Richard Stallmman taught on EliademyRoad to the Free Digital Society just started this week and will last until June 7 2015.

It is an online course of Vitaly Repin, founder and CEO of the dynamic Finnish start-up Metida Print. Vitaly started his career at Nokia Open Source Operations in 2007 and truly believes in software freedom and collaboration. His personal credo “Dare to be wise” tells us much about his interest in e-learning, as well as the energy he put into making this outstanding online course.

He teaches it in collaboration with world-famous software freedom activist and computer programmer Richard M. Stallman. Richard M. Stallman is the president and founder of the Free Software Foundation and is at the head of the free software movement since 1983. Passionate expert, Richard M. Stallman has dedicated his life on liberating source code and making it available to all.

Through Road to the Free Digital Society, Vitaly Repin and Richard M. Stallman address such questions as how we define software freedom, what human rights in computing are, what software licenses are, how we contribute to the Free Digital Society, etc.

Open for everyone, this course will be of interest to you no matter your background!

 

2/ Digital Marketing for Developers – by Alan Mendelevich (AppCademy Online)

Digital Marketing for Developers is a free online course of AppCademy Online, taught on EliademyBuilding an app and monetize it is no easy business! While building the application is a hard task, the marketing part may be as hard for developers, who are not always used to deal with customers. The course Digital Marketing for Developers provides a brief yet rich introduction to Digital Marketing with examples familiar to developers. It will help you build useful applications, spread the word about them and get new users. By taking this 6 module-course, you will learn about how to find out which application to build, how to monetize it, how to publish it, how to maintain and increase your online presence and how to advertise your app.

Digital Marketing for Developers is taught by Alan Mendelevich, a seasoned software developer, who has delivered many talks on Windows Phone development, marketing and monetization at different events in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and the UK. The course is offered by AppCademy Online, the online version of the AppCademy Acceleration Camp, a 4-week training camp managed by Aalto University (Espoo, Finland). Developed in collaboration between AppCampus and Eliademy, AppCademy Online consists of a serie of short online courses of which many are available for free on our e-learning platform.

 

3/ Learn to Build Mobile Apps from Scratch – by Eduonix Learning Solutions

Learn to Build Mobile Apps from Scratch is a course of Eduonix Learning Solutions, taught on EliademyWho has never dreamt of building his own app which will solve his particular problem?

You don’t have much experience with programming? No problem, Eduonix teaches you how to build mobile apps from scratch!

Eduonix Learning Solutions is a well-known training organization, which strives to provide the best and most effective learning environment to everyone. Its vision is to “bring quality skill building content and world class learning experience to everyone using both online and offline mediums” and it wants to “add fun and joy back to learning”. In line with this vision, it uses our e-learning platform Eliademy to deliver some of its courses.

In the course Learn to Build Mobile Apps from Scratch, you have the chance to learn to use web technologies to create Mobile apps which runs on all popular platforms like Android, iOS and Windows Phone. All you need is a PC or a Mac with internet connection. No prior knowledge is assumed, which is truly an asset for this course targeted at beginners in programming. Thoroughly thought, this course contains 33 lectures and over 7.5 hours of content!

 

To review the courses we recommended you last month, click here.

If you want to enroll in an online course, you can also take a look at Eliademy’s Catalog of Courses, where you will find content on all topics. Good learning!

The importance of OER online courses in the democratization of education

“Open Educational Resources (OER) provide a strategic opportunity to improve the quality of education as well as facilitate policy dialogue, knowledge sharing and capacity building.” (UNESCO, [1])

 

Eliademy recently started crowdsourcing OER (Open Educational Resources) online courses in order to democratize education worldwide. OER are educational resources such as texts, images, videos, assignments, courses, etc. which are freely accessible to anyone and can be used to teach and learn. They can be part of the public domain or released under a license allowing free use, adaptation and distribution. According to the OER Research Hub, teachers notably share OER in the format of videos, images, lesson plans and quizzes [2]. Online courses are also increasingly released as OER, even if they are still only a few. This trend represents a huge progress in the democratization of education for a number of reasons.

On Eliademy teachers can offer their courses as Open Educational Resources.

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The 3 online courses you must follow in April @Eliademy

This month we want to review for you 3 free outstanding courses that can help you develop your business and language skills. They are all available on our Public Catalog for free.

As we started crowdsourcing courses under CC license recently, let’s start with a course of the OER (Open Educational Resources) section of the catalog: Introduction to Pitching by the AppCademy Online. Then we will review the brand new course of Adam Crookes Marketing a business on Snapchat and finally a nice short Language course of Spanish by Ana Selby.

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New online course: How to start crowdfunding

Kristiina Pääkkönen, the Country Manager of FundedByMe in Finland, just launched a new course about crowdfunding on Eliademy. We are glad to republish the article she wrote on LinkedIn:

New online course: How to start crowdfunding

When I met Daniel Daboczy on January 2013 I did not know much about crowdfunding. I was amazed by his wide knowledge and crowdsourcing mindset, friendly attitude and the unique charismatic and engaging leadership style. “Welcome to the team” he said and hugged me warmly.

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