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Social Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age XBR302



The fast-paced development of new digital technologies provides powerful resources for addressing today's social and environmental challenges. Combining the perspectives of business entrepreneurship, regional science and information systems, this breadth unit will uncover the potential of digitally connected social entrepreneurship as an agile and exciting vehicle for creating positive social and environmental change.

This unit will provide you with a dynamic suite of online resources and activities to develop the knowledge and skills required to become agents for positive social change. By identifying an issue of significance within their local, national or global communities, you will develop and "pitch" your own socially entrepreneurial initiative. To achieve this, you will assess the strengths of a number of resources and tools that may be utilised by social entrepreneurs, including Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).  

While not a prerequisite, if you have previously completed the breadth unit XBR102 Developing your Creative and Entrepreneurial Potential, you will have the opportunity to further develop and test your existing enterprise ideas.


Unit name Social Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age
Unit code XBR302
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School DVC Students & Education
Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching (TILT)
Discipline Tasmanian School of Business & Economics|Faculty Office SET|Institute of Regional Development

Dr Sophie Clark

Teaching staff

A/Prof Robyn Eversole, Prof Elaine Mosakowski, Dr Winyu Chinthammit, Dr Ben Wills, Dr Sophie Clark, Ms Rachel Taylor

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? Yes


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2017: $1,324.00 2017: $2,438.00 080301

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

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1: Weekly Online Quiz, 2: Case Study Report, 3. Strategies for Technology-Driven Impact Report 4. Idea Pitch and Strategy Presentation

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