Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

My eldest son, Jimmy, and I were able to attend a portion of the Global Social Benefit Incubator at Santa Clara University last week. I was very excited to hear about the Messina Commons, a new project by the global Jesuit universities to share curriculum (similar to MIT's Open Courseware work). We were able to hear the elevator pitches of more than a dozen social entrepreneurs from literally all over the world.

Online Training for TeleGreening Your Workplace

Tech Soup Blog

Online classes are typically less expensive than conventional coursework and according to Kent State University research (PDF) there is no significant difference in terms of learning effectiveness between in-person training and online or virtual classes. The options for online training range from simple how-to courses to learn, say, the quick basics on creating a Flash video to a class in multi-variable calculus from MIT Open Courseware.

NpTech Tag Summary: Highlights from the NpDev and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Open Content, Online Privacy, and Virtual Worlds Where Most Needed points out that few US Universities jump on MIT's Free Courseware Bandwagon. From Flickr User Philswin2003 The above flickr photo is from the Nonprofit Software Development Summit and some flipchart notes illustrating what's going on right now: inspiration, matchmaking, and practical methods!