MIT U LAB Returns for MOOC

MIT Sloan School of Management course,  Transforming Business, Society, and Self with U.Lab, has returned to, part of the not-for-profit enterprise composed of 30 leading global institutions that aims to transform online and on-campus learning on an open source platform, for another session. The course, taught by MIT’s Otto Scharmer, was reviewed as “eye-opening” or “life-changing” by 88 percent of the students who had previously completed it.

According to edX, ” U.Lab has inspired the first-known use of a MOOC by a government as a platform for citizens to shape the issues that matter to them, it has been used in management teams of the world’s leading NGOs, and it is now being used in 42 Impact Hubs worldwide – by locally-rooted, globally connected communities of change makers to catalyze systemic change.”

During the course, participants will learn the necessary skills to develop their leadership and self-knowledge as well as their deep listening, observation and dialogue skills. Students will also develop practices for creating institutional innovations that will have a positive impact on society. Students in the U.Lab you will learn Theory U, an approach to leading profound change that has been developed by action researchers at MIT, and practiced by leaders around the world, for over 20 years.

The course began on Sept. 10, 2015. It will run for eight weeks. There is not cost to complete this course. Video instruction of the course are taught in English, Indonesian and Portuguese. In the previous run of the course in January 2015, 30,000 people from 190 countries enrolled in U.Lab. Cours participants include  national government leaders from Scotland, founders and members of 42 Impact Hubs around the world, business leaders in the U.S, Brazil, and China, and many other inspired change makers from over 190 countries worldwide.



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