Outline & Schedule

522 is structured in four Stages, each of one or more weeks duration.  An outline for the whole course, including the major assignments is provided here.  Please note that the “end of a week” in this course, in terms of assignment deadlines, etc, refers to Sunday at midnight, Vancouver time.

WeekTopicDiscussion ForumsAssignments
Stage 1: Startup - Welcome to "Ventures in Learning Technologies"
W01: May 6-12StartupIntroduce Yourself! Emerging Markets Poll
Stage 2: Bootcamp - Exploring the global learning technologies marketplace and ramping up your roles as a venture analyst and entrepreneur.
W02: May 13-19Global MarketplaceOpportunity Horizon
W03: May 20-26Analyst BootcampPitch Critique
W04: May 27-Jun 2Entrepreneur BootcampFounders Parade
Stage 3: Analysis - Small Groups of peers conduct deep dives into specific emerging markets in order to package their findings as shared learning resources.
W05: Jun 3-9Opportunity Forecasts #1Forecast ReviewAssignment #2: Starting in W5, student groups will present their Emerging Market Analysis.
W06: Jun 10-16Opportunity Forecasts #2Forecast ReviewAssignment #1: Analyst Report Due end of W6
W07: Jun 17-23Opportunity Forecasts #3Forecast Review
W08: Jun 24-30Opportunity Forecasts #4Forecast Review
W09: Jul 1-7Opportunity Forecasts #5Forecast Review
W10: Jul 8-14Opportunity Forecasts #6Forecast Review
W11: Jul 15-21Opportunity Forecasts #7Forecast Review
W12: Jul 22-28Opportunity Forecasts #8Forecast ReviewAssignment #3: Venture Pitch Due end of W12
Stage 4: Launch - A culminating experience with you in the driver's seat of a venture of your choice and design, presented in an 'open market' of similar pitches from your peers.
W13: Jul 29-Aug 4Venture ForumVenture ForumAssignment #4: Participation Portfolio due end of Week 13.