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에라스무스 대학교 로테르담 캠퍼스의 Local Economic Development 학습자 리뷰 및 피드백

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Welcome to this MOOC on Local Economic Development (LED). Local economic development refers to the processes by which local governments, businesses, and civil society groups get together to raise income sustainably and improve their lives in a well-defined area. It’s about creating jobs, securing livelihoods, improving infrastructure and managing local resources. What do I learn? We will be dealing with questions such as the following. Why does economic development take place in some areas of the world and not in others? Why doesn’t it happen in your place? What prevents people from having the lives they want to live right there? Could your region make more of the opportunities of globalization and new technologies? Did the promises of decentralization in your country fail to deliver better public services and more responsive governments? If these are the questions you are asking yourself, this is the right course for you. It explores the where, who and how of economic development. Please have a look at our list of contents for the coming 8 weeks: 1. What is LED? What drives it? 2. How does globalization shape LED? 3. How does decentralisation affect LED? 4. How does competitiveness affect innovation? 5. What are entrepreneurship and its dimensions? 6. Why are value chains and clusters so important? 7. What are some LED strategies? 8. Your project How will I learn? In each week you will be able to access the content of the videos, suggested readings and additional videos for selective deepening. You will also find assignments that you have to complete if you want to earn a certificate for this MOOC. We will first introduce our “toolkit”, a series of theories and concepts that will help you read the situation in your locality. We will explore the main factors affecting local economic development, such as globalization, decentralisation, and competitiveness. We will discuss key components, like entrepreneurship and innovation and look into the organization of local economies into clusters, value chains and learning regions. We will conclude by deepening on some specific constructs that make local economies grow to benefit their communities. You will also contribute your ideas in the discussion forums, where you will learn from other participants around the world. What makes this course special? There is plenty of information in Internet on local economic development, which is mostly prepared by international donors or multilateral organisations. So what does this course do differently? First of all, the course is offered by academics that have significant published research on local economic development. This course gathers a wealth of academic knowledge that often fights the assumptions on what things are supposed to be like. Second, the instructors of this course have participated in dozens of capacity building projects in Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa. Putting learning at the centre, they worked with communities, local governments, international donors and business associations. They often found a significant distance between theory and practice in local economic development, and this has been the basis of learning. Third, the course is acutely aware that each region is different and does not attempt to offer a one-size-fits-all recipe. It singles out key factors that drive local economic development and enables participants to do their own learning process, defining local problems and appropriate solutions. The aim of the course is that participants come up with their own ideas on how to promote local economic development. How will I get a certificate? If you want a certificate for participating in this MOOC, you will need to complete a small assignment each week and participate in the discussion forums. In the end of the MOOC, you will put these contributions together in one final document, your Capstone Project. I hope you find this course exciting and that you get to share our passion for promoting local economic development. Your instructors Dr. Georgina M. Gómez, ISS Prof. Emeritus AHJ (Bert) Helmsing, ISS Dr. Jan Fransen, IHS...

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2022년 3월 17일

I found it very much practical and implementable with specific strategy. I appreciate the instructors and the LED team to devise such skill course for professionals around the world.


2021년 3월 13일

The course is insightful and relevant for promoting Local Economic Development.Am very motivated and interested to keep learning.Moreover,the course is taught by renowned experts.

필터링 기준:

Local Economic Development의 67개 리뷰 중 51~67

교육 기관: Nwozor P C

2021년 9월 30일


교육 기관: Kavipriya.S

2021년 4월 18일

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교육 기관: Sundus J

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교육 기관: NANA Y N

2022년 7월 25일

교육 기관: Chow K M

2022년 6월 16일

General practical examination directed at the problem of raising local economic competitiveness with useful case studies. Since the times of Adam Smith and Karl Marx, it must have apparent that institutions matter – a lot. The challenge has been, how to successfully create and cultivate the institutions?

Then, this question comes tantalizingly similar to, how to successfully create and cultivate an enterprise; i.e., the recipe to succeed at entrepreneurship? Now, if this question has been answered, then no business would ever fail. ​This course shows the great strides taken at solving poverty, and still more need to be done.

교육 기관: Aashish K

2020년 6월 3일

It taught me about the need of local economic development and how it can be done with efficiency. It helped me to realize why my locality needs to be involved in economic activities to boost up national economy and we need to start small and gradually look to the bigger picture.

교육 기관: Marcia M L d M

2018년 9월 17일

The material of the course is excellent. However, the course lacks an active discussion forum. Input, feedback, and discussion are the core of a such course subject.

Thank you for this opportunity!

교육 기관: Óscar B P

2021년 7월 6일

Although dated and dense, it contains a great deal of scopes and tools to effectively put LED strategies to work. However, it requires time, attention and willingness to get the best from it.

교육 기관: Dr. J A C

2021년 3월 29일

I thought the course was very informative. It really gave me an introduction into the field of LED. Definitely have a lot of notes to study.

교육 기관: Hiram S

2020년 7월 20일

Very useful, I only wished it had more methodical exercises (like some management exercises and maybe some quantitative operations).

교육 기관: IOANNIS A

2020년 12월 12일

I loved the case studies part. It should contain more of them!

교육 기관: Miguel D V

2021년 12월 29일

Good, sure

교육 기관: Rose L

2021년 6월 2일

Informative and Helpful to those who may want to better understand how local economic development work in developing countries.

교육 기관: Christine D

2018년 4월 16일

The video lectures could have been in more detail and more examples could have been used to explain concepts.

교육 기관: Suraj I

2018년 4월 19일

Good as an introductory course. But would have appreciated depth in the tutorials.

교육 기관: SAMUEL S

2021년 8월 25일

​i can't pay for my certificate