Besides studying the regular school curriculum, students work together to run a business in their school – the profit earned can be used for funding their education, charity, and social innovation.
This model can also be adopted in MOOCs (e-MOOC). Corporate classrooms or e-MOOC is an e-commerce cum MOOC platform for students to create innovative products and solutions and also get hired in the process. Students learn the subject matter through online classes, post their product ideas and top voted products/services are developed. Students post their products online on an e-commerce platform and utilize profits for social development. Corporations can post their requirement/challenges for products and services on the platform. They can also hire students from the platform. The products developed can be green technological solutions or even apps and programs to solve world problems.
Students invent, file patents, manufacture, market, account, and provide customer service. Products may include craft, groceries(farmed by them) besides other innovative products. If they make a profit they can use the money for charity or social good. It’s important that they learn to constantly innovate and create new products so that it does not serve as a profit-motive organization but instead become centers of innovation.
Each department can be divided among the different grades, based on their curriculum and skill required. For example, students studying about accountancy can be in the accounts departments, students in science can be in product development, art students can create art and craft.
- Help students prepare for the real world
- Create self-sustaining educational institutions without the need for fees
- A direct link with the industry to facilitate hiring
- Help students develop different skills including teamwork and management
- Facilitate students to understand their purpose -if it is in product development, artistic skills or any other field
- Imparting entrepreneurial skills to students
- Generate innovative solutions to world problems
In an uncertain future, it is imperative to teach students to be self-sufficient. In addition to arming students with scientific knowledge, teaching modern farming methods(eg. hydroponics), sustainable housing and other life skills enable them to face the future.