Educational Entrepreneurship: A New Dimension of Creating Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
An entrepreneurial mindset is essential to a nation’s socio-economic growth but it has not been established in the proper way among the people of Bangladesh. The aim of this study is to infer the role of universitybased academic programs in developing entrepreneurial ecosystem growth in this country. A university has been taken as a case study and more than 15 academic programs have been chosen for this research purpose. The study shows that interdisciplinary academic programs that focus on practical and experimental works, regardless of major in the higher educational institution, have a great impact in creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem. It also gives us a broad view that university plays like a driving force of changing the entrepreneurship culture. Various external factors hold a major position in successful startup venture in the university environment. A model framework has been designed to show the role of a university to promote and explore the concept of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the inter level.
The Role of Moodle in teaching and learning process in Bangladesh
In this work we put forward the investigation of using Moodle at a private university in Bangladesh. Moodle has been used here as an online learning platform in addition to the face-to-face class. Two courses (English and Computer Fundamentals) were under observation for two semesters during the research. This research has been conducted at a private university of a Bangladesh where 657 students were the target group. The aim of this paper is to find out how much effective to use Moodle for virtual learning of the students. It has been found that maximum number of students responded to this online platform positively and their learning was enhanced rather than others as they spend their time in this platform while staying at home too with some few exceptions. By this way, their leisure time, which they like to spend on browsing social media, is spend in virtual learning. It is also found that online selfassessment tools in Moodle helped the learners to assess themselves as well as their peers. Nevertheless, some exceptions have also been found who did not like to interact and some technical issues have also been arisen.
Technogagement: Enhancing Student Engagement through edTech tools
What student engagement trends do you predict for the future? We’re not really thinking about true engagement that leads to deep learning. This purpose of the study is to determine that whether videos are the powerful edTech tool to engage the students inside the classroom as well as outside the classroom. The results of the practical method, done in the classroom, show that the videos are more effective when the teachers create the videos by themselves using Screencast tools as it directly relates to their specific subject areas. After watching the videos after uploading in the online platform by teachers, students take notes using online tool VideoNot. es and they share their ideas and observation in the classroom. Based on the understanding level the teachers do their assessment on online and also can grade them using another tech tool, Google form. In other words, when the teachers use videos of theirs, the students more likely to understand the topic rather than the scattering online videos.