Exploring the Lifelong Changemakers Framework Model for Developing Robust ICT-Integrated Social Entrepreneurship Curriculum

ID: 35849 Type: Roundtable
  1. Lani Fraizer, Synergies in Sync, United States
  2. Farzin Madjidi, Pepperdine University, United States

Wednesday, October 10 11:15 AM-12:15 PM Location: Salle de Bal Est View on map

No presider for this session.

Abstract: Social entrepreneurs are impassioned leaders who strive to find systemic solutions for matters affecting human welfare such as poverty, unemployment, and poor access to quality healthcare. Their social-value creating work is defined as social entrepreneurship. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the Lifelong Changemakers Framework Model (Fraizer, 2009; 2011) to lay the groundwork for a larger discussion on the role of ICT as vehicles for entrepreneurship education (Fraizer & Madjidi, 2011) with emphasis in social sector. Participants will come away with tools to develop or integrate topics in existing curriculum to help pave the road for the future ICT workforce.


1) Create a common understanding of social entrepreneurship 2) Distinguish social entrepreneurship from charity, philanthropy and traditional business entrepreneurship 3) Create a common understanding of ICT and its role in social entrepreneurship 4) The "Lifelong Changemaker Framework" model will be presented and how it can be applied for developing robust curriculum with ICT-integrated social entrepreneurship topics interwoven in the class regardless of topic. 5) Hands-on application of learning tools and activities will be introduced and practiced during this session.

Topical Outline

I. Social entrepreneurship - Current trends - History - Examples - Opportunities II. What it is and what it's not. - Social entrepreneurship vs charity - Social entrepreneurship vs philanthropy - Social entrepreneurship and traditional business entrepreneurship III. Global need for social entrepreneurship education. - Current trends and opportunities - Literature review synopsis - What's needed today IV. Role of technology in the implementation of social solutions. - Social media and social networks - Real-world examples - Areas of opportunities for the ICT workforce and beyond V. Applying the Lifelong Changemakers Model for developing robust curriculum. - About the LCF Model - Tools for Development - Exploring Assessment Strategies - Developing for Sustainability - Post-Development Quality Assurance


Intended audience are technology educators and/or teachers who use technology in their classroom with interest in preparing students for sustainable social entrepreneurial careers regardless of field of study.

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About Dr. Lani Fraizer Professor, practitioner, writer and business owner at the intersection of social entrepreneurship, information and communication technologies and workforce development; Lani Fraizer champions cultivation of tech-savvy-leadership skills to create meaningful career opportunities for working generations. For more details visit Educause: http://www.educause.edu/Community/MemDir/Profiles/LaniFraizer/58627 About Dr. Farzin Madjidi Dr. Farzin Madjidi teaches in the doctor of education in organizational leadership program at GSEP. He has held management positions with the city of Los Angeles and Matrix Capital Associates, Inc., and has been a consultant to such organizations as AT&T, Federal Express, SWRL, and Psychemetrics, Inc. Madjidi has won outstanding teaching awards from the University of Phoenix, Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management, and GSEP. He has also published several articles in the areas of organizational effectiveness in the nonprofit and public sectors and learning in virtual environments.


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