The Intel® Learn Program
The Intel® Learn Program has brought the future within reach for more than a million young people in communities around the world where there is limited access to technology in homes and schools. Through participation in this informal education programme, designed to take place after school, students learn the skills necessary to work and compete in the increasingly knowledge-based economy of the 21st Century.
Purpose and process
Designed especially for young learners in developing countries, the Intel® Learn Program aims to extend learning beyond the classroom using an engaging, project-centred approach. Its goal is to ensure the effective use of technology linked to development of enterpreneurial knowledge and skills in learners between the ages of 8 and 25.
Intel Learn is composed of three units:
- Technology and Community
- Technology at Work
- Technology and Entrepreneurship
Each session is divided into 'Plan It', 'Do It', 'Review It', and 'Share It' sections; they provide opportunities for students to:
- use their technology and thinking skills to complete activities related to the theme of entrepreneurship and develop the elements of a business plan
- choose a business idea of their own and build upon it in the activities that follow
- learn and do activities related to developing their business idea, market research, financial planning, marketing, and business operations
- put together a business plan presentation, which they showcase to others
A detailed description of the process can be found in the attached file
Through participation, students can:
- Gain first-hand experience of internet search, multimedia, graphics, spreadsheets and word processing
- Discover how computers are used in a variety of jobs and careers
- Recognise what is meant by 'Entrepreneurship'
- Understand the elements of a business plan and what is required to set up and start a business
- Develop skills in critical thinking, information collection and analysis and problem solving
- Practise effective collaboration and teamwork skills
Curricular or thematic relevance
The theme of this course is Technology and Entrepreneurship. Through participation, young people learn some of the basic concepts and processes of entrepreneurship, and discover how technology can be used to advance a business idea.
How to organise:
The course consists of 16 sessions, each approximately 2.5 hours long. It is recommended to take place as an after- school, extra-curricular programme.
Assessment and evaluation approaches
There is a strong emphasis on presentation throughout the course. Students work together to collect information, analyse it, and present it to fellow learners, families, and community leaders
Intel Learn is administered in partnership with local governments, communities, and non-profit organisations.
From Argentina to the Ukraine, Intel Learn has already enriched the lives of more than one million learners in 15 countries. For further information, see: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/education/k12/intel-learn.html
Files for download:Technology_and_Entrepreneurship_Curriculum_Learner_Edition.pdf / 11750kB
Interesting course. The guide for learners provides an educator with a very well described lessons and exercises as well as with all necessary background. It would be good to see what age groups this tool is meant for.