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UMass Online Receives Grant

BOSTON, MA, July 15, 2002 UMassOnline, the University of Massachusetts’ web – based learning division, today announced the receipt of a $143K grant from the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to produce the Technology Enhanced Entrepreneurship Education (TE3) conference. The three-day TE3 conference, scheduled for October, will introduce entrepreneurship faculty from business schools nationwide to cutting-edge technology that enhances the education and learning of entrepreneurship.

“TE3 is designed for entrepreneurship educators who plan to use technology to teach entrepreneurship in undergraduate, graduate, and continuous (life long) educational programs,” says Jack Wilson, TE3 Clinic Director, UMass Amherst Professor of Management, and CEO of UMassOnline. “The conference will give entrepreneurship educators experience with a smorgasbord of technology-enhanced education options, including face-to-face technology-enhanced learning, online learning, videoconferencing, and ‘live online learning’ over the Web.”

TE3 participants will learn how to construct technology-enhanced entrepreneurship programs for their institutions, including techniques to help analyze their audiences, academic goals, institutional cultures and technology platforms. In addition to Wilson, TE3 conference faculty will include nationally prominent authorities on online entrepreneurship from Stanford University, Babson College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Harvard Business Online and the University of Massachusetts.

The TE3 conference will take place in the conference center of the University of Massachusetts President’s Office in Boston. Wilson expects entrepreneurship faculty leaders from top business schools nationwide to attend this one-of-a-kind conference.

UMassOnline, the gateway to the University of Massachusetts’ online education programs, provides access to high quality and affordable online courses, certificates, degree programs, and corporate and professional education opportunities. To learn more about UMassOnline, visit www.UMassOnline.net.

For more information about the Technology Enhanced Entrepreneurship Education conference, contact Lisa Le Bel at (617) 287 – 7004.

About the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership: Established in 1992 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership is the largest organization focused solely on entrepreneurial success at all levels-from elementary students to high-growth entrepreneurs. The Kauffman Center works to accelerate entrepreneurship in America by reaching individuals of all ages through two focus areas: the delivery of entrepreneurship education and development, and the promotion of an entrepreneurial environment. The Kauffman Center is fully funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. For more information visit www.entreworld.org.