Professor Deborah Streeter
The Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership hosted Cornell University professor Deborah Streeter on April 3, 2006 in a video conference entitled, “Using Rich Media to Bring Entrepreneurship to Life in Your (non-Business) Classroom.”
Streeter, who holds the senior Bruce F. Failing Chair of Personal Enterprise and Small Business Management in the department of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell, has developed an entrepreneurial teaching database called “e-Clips.” The e-Clips database, assembled by Professor Streeter, contains thousands of video clips that create a “virtual panel of experts intended to stimulate discussion, illustrate concepts and create a real world feel in teaching entrepreneurship.”
Fifteen faculty members attended the video conference, which was held live at the University of Illinois, and simulcast at Howard University in Washington D.C., and Washington University in St. Louis. In her presentation, Dr. Streeter demonstrated how to search for, find, download and utilize the video clips in the database, and how to incorporate the information into classroom instruction.
Academy Executive Director Tony Mendes expressed enthusiasm for Professor Streeter’s work, and the relevance of this type of event to the Academy’s mission on the Urbana campus.
“One of the Academy’s imperatives is to strengthen the teaching of entrepreneurial principles by empowering faculty to incorporate these principles into the courses in their disciplines. Faculty frequently ask for information about entrepreneurial teaching methodologies. The e-Clips workshop is an excellent example of a novel pedagogical tool that is useful and applicable in any discipline.”
For more information about the e-Clips database, visit Professor Streeter’s website