NovoEd is the only online learning platform that provides a connected, effective and engaging learning environment for students using a combination of techniques in crowd sourcing, design and analysis of reputation systems, and algorithm design.

NovoEd’s philosophy is to advance the online learning experience by making online courses more experiential, interactive, and collaborative. On our platform, students not only have access to lectures by thought leaders and professors from top universities, but they are also able to form teams with people around the world and work on class projects.

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E.g., 2016-10-22
E.g., 2016-10-22
E.g., 2016-10-22
Jan 9th 2017

Have you ever faced a decision you really struggled over, but just couldn’t find your way? Imagine you had been given a set of tools, so you were confident of making the best choice you could make. This course provides a path to developing those decision skills and improving your life.

Average: 6.5 (12 votes)
Nov 1st 2016

Social enterprises and non-profit organizations often collect data to satisfy funders and create glossy reports, rather than to improve impact for the people they aim to serve. What if it didn't have to be this way? For the past 2 years, Acumen has been applying lean experimentation principles to the collection and use of social impact data. We call this new approach 'Lean Data." We've learned that social entrepreneurs can use new technologies to gain information about customers more quickly and efficiently than ever before, yielding powerful business insights about how they can make products, services and programs more meaningful for customers.

Average: 6.3 (6 votes)
Oct 25th 2016

Social sector leaders must connect their impact work with the right business model to achieve sustainability. With finite resources and limited staffing, organizations that are more focused on immediate needs rather than long-term sustainability can find developing the right business plan challenging. This course teaches nonprofit organizations, social entrepreneurs, corporate entrepreneurs and social change leaders how to use financial modeling and creative approaches to market-based funding to scale the impact of their work. This course will be valuable for organizations of all shapes and sizes, and particularly useful for those in the early stages of development.

Average: 6.7 (6 votes)
Oct 25th 2016

You've come up with an amazing prototype for a new product or service that could benefit villagers in rural Kenya or slum dwellers in India. Now how do you figure out if there is a sustainable business model to get this innovation into the hands of your customers? This 5-week course from +Acumen & Santa Clara University's Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship will help you think through how you can create financial value while delivering products or services to the poor.

Average: 8 (1 vote)
Oct 25th 2016

One simple idea can lead to job creation, innovative new technologies and the establishment of lasting institutions. Learn how to develop and launch your own social venture in this course, which shows students how social entrepreneurship can be one of the greatest forces for positive change in the world.

Average: 6.8 (5 votes)
Oct 18th 2016

Building a better world requires entrepreneurial leadership. What we must understand, however, is that entrepreneurship is not just about personal profit--it is an approach that can propel long term impact for the greater good. You will learn about a Principled Approach to entrepreneurial leadership fueled by Ten Golden Rules for impact and meaning. Through stories and case studies, students will learn to apply the Ten Golden Rules to accelerate organizational success.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Oct 18th 2016

Are you worried about your organization's sustainability? Do you need to take your organization's impact to the next level? This course will equip you with the knowledge necessary to scale your organization's impact and reach by setting your programs apart from those of your peers.

Average: 6.5 (2 votes)
Oct 17th 2016

Aimed at a general business audience, this course provides an overview of a wide range of additive manufacturing technologies and offers a framework to help learners understand the business implications of these technologies.

Average: 6.5 (4 votes)
Oct 11th 2016

Acumen and The Ariel Group have created a hands-on course to help you develop your practical skills as a storyteller. Whether you work in an office making presentations in the boardroom, as a teacher with 30 to 300 students, interacting with customers, or one-on-one with individuals, using the elements of story bring you closer to your audience.

Average: 5.1 (15 votes)
Oct 11th 2016

On October 11, 2016, the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa will open a the new fiction writing course How Writers Write Fiction 2016: Storied Women. Centered on female authorial voices and female literary characters, this online course will be offered completely free to all participants and will welcome writers of all genders.

Average: 9 (3 votes)
Oct 11th 2016

Far too often organizations see donors through the distorted lens of retention rates and giving capacity. When it comes to fundraising, organizations must remember that relationships are a two-way street. The best fundraisers engage their donors in a multitude of ways: they build relationships, identify common interests, listen, and show gratitude. Through this course, students will learn the ins and outs of fundraising from a seasoned fundraiser. Based on the instructor's book "How to Connect with Donors and Double the Money You Raise," the course will show successes and reveal failures that will expose the nuances of effective fundraising practices. Learners will then apply the knowledge and stories learned from the class to the practices of their own organizations' development teams.

Average: 5 (3 votes)
Oct 11th 2016

A nonprofit's strategy determines whether the organization will sink or swim. Nonetheless, nonprofit leaders are often unable or unwilling to plan in the short-term to achieve long-lasting social change. This course will help you develop successful strategies to achieve your organization's goals and make strides towards meaningful impact.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Oct 11th 2016

Backing an organization's programmatic work through thoughtful assessment of its capacity is a critical step towards making nonprofits stronger and more effective. In this course, students will analyze their organization's current capacity and prioritize ways to further impact.

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Oct 10th 2016

In the course participants will learn how to develop a learning module using best practices in pedagogy and instructional design. Using a project-based approach participants will learn and apply the fundamental elements and principles in a module design that leads to higher engagement and learner outcomes.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Oct 4th 2016

In this 4 hour course from +Acumen and the Center for Creative Leadership, you'll complete interactive diagnostic activities that will help you and your team unearth the social capital & relationships that you bring to the table. You'll be exposed to new data visualization tools for mapping your network; learn about 5 network traps to avoid that are particularly common to the social sector; and, most importantly, gain concrete strategies for building genuinely collaborative relationships.

Average: 4 (4 votes)
Aug 30th 2016

+Acumen desarrolló este curso conjuntamente con el Grupo de Impacto de Acumen para ayudar a responder estas preguntas: '¿Qué significa crear impacto social?' '¿Cómo es el proceso?' y '¿Por qué medir el impacto social y qué medir?' Este curso se centra en la forma como Acumen mide el impacto de su portafolio de empresas y cómo usted podrá aplicar estas herramientas en cualquier contexto.

Average: 5 (3 votes)
Jul 26th 2016

Human-centered design is a process that starts with the people you're designing for and ends with new solutions that are tailor-made to suit their needs. Prototyping is a crucial part of this process. Building prototypes gives you a chance to get your ideas out of your head and into the hands of the people you're designing for. By getting feedback early and often, and continuing to improve your idea, you'll be well on your way to getting useful ideas and solutions out into the world.

Average: 1.7 (3 votes)
Jul 18th 2016

On July 18, 2016, the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa will open the new MOOC Whitman's Civil War: Writing and Imaging Loss, Death, and Disaster. This free open online course will embark upon a journey through Walt Whitman's writings on the American Civil War. Through Whitman's lens, we will explore how writing and image can be used to examine war, conflict, trauma, and reconciliation - in Whitman's time and today.

Average: 7.5 (2 votes)
Jul 5th 2016

TE introduces the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship pioneered in Silicon Valley and now spreading globally. This is an online course where participants are learning in teams, and practicing entrepreneurship through concrete projects, some of which have become real startups.

Average: 8 (3 votes)
Jun 21st 2016

Acumen and El Grupo Ariel han desarrollado este curso práctico para ayudarle a desarrollar sus habilidades para narrar historias. Independientemente de que usted trabaje en una oficina haciendo presentaciones en la sala de juntas, sea profesor de 30 o 300 alumnos, interactúe con clientes, o se relacione con personas a nivel individual, el uso de los elementos narrativos le permitirá establecer una mayor cercanía con sus oyentes.

Average: 6.8 (5 votes)