Blended Learning Course on Entrepreneurship
University of the Philippines Open University
The Blended Learning Course on Entrepreneurship for Germany-Alumnae was developed and implemented in 2018.
Through this blended learning course, the UPOU and GIZ aim to contribute to the achievement to the SDGs specifically the following:
SDG 4: Quality Education
SDG 5: Gender Equality
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
The blended learning course was participated in exclusively by Germany Alumnae or women who worked, studied, trained, did internship or research in Germany, was sponsored by a German institution, or took part in training and education programs of a German institution.
It aims to empower women by honing their business skills specifically with the organization, marketing, production and financial aspects. Since most of the participants are working professionals, the course gave them the chance to acquire quality education through its online nature. Ultimately, once their business plans will be carried out, it can generate decent work and contribute to the economic growth in their areas.
The Blended Learning Course is comprised of two face to face meetings and an online phase. The Online Phase lasted for three months and were comprised of four modules namely the Organizational Management Module, Marketing Module, Production Module and the Financial Management Module. Each of the module discusses an aspect that is vital to entrepreneurship. Participants were asked to submit learning activities in each module which was later on merged together to generate a business proposal.
The course yielded 11 business proposals which the participants vowed to implement. Ultimately, once their business plans will be carried out, it can generate decent work and contribute to the economic growth in their areas.