Sep 16th 2015

Social Learning for Social Impact (edX)

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Join the world’s first GROOC – a MOOC for groups – to collaborate with others globally and create social change.

Do you want to make a difference by collaborating with other like-minded individuals from around the globe? Maybe you’re already working with a group doing social impact work in an established organization/NGO. Or perhaps you have an idea for a social initiative and want to team up with others, locally or virtually. Or maybe you’re just concerned about the direction the world is heading and want to join a global conversation about creating some positive, sustainable change. If so, this first ever GROOC is for you.

Our GROOC has a distinct pedagogy: we believe profound learning happens when people share their experiences with each other, ask questions and tell stories. It’s called social learning. There are no right or wrong answers and no tests along the way. Instead, you’ll delve into relevant issues that concern all social initiatives, at any stage of development.

Over seven sessions, you will be exposed to concepts and models from our four course designers and will hear from top international scholars and practitioners who combine the best thinking with the most effective doing. Plus, you’ll have access to more than 20 “deep dive” interviews with fascinating individuals who are at the forefront of creating social change, including Muhammad Yunus, Mary Gordon, Marshall Ganz, and many more.

The goal of our GROOC is simple: to inspire the creation of social initiatives that will help rebalance society. Join us to engage in meaningful social learning with a worldwide network of people who want to create a better world together.

What you'll learn:

The learning outcomes of this course will be highly personal and will depend on your level of participation in the GROOC community.

That said, our GROOC has been designed to help you:

- Work as a high-functioning team (Co-Creating)

- Learn your way to a prototype (Designing)

- Grow your social impact (Scaling)

- Find resources to help sustain your efforts (Resourcing)

- Discern when and how to measure your impact (Assessing)