Strategic Role of Tertiary Education and Technologies for Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Strategic Role of Tertiary Education and Technologies for Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain) and Robert D. Tennyson (University of Minnesota, USA)
Release Date: June, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 369
ISBN13: 9781466642331|ISBN10: 1466642335|EISBN13: 9781466642348|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4233-1

Description

Strategic Role of Tertiary Education and Technologies for Sustainable Competitive Advantage explores how education enables social and economic development through the targeted training of human capital and the evaluation and dissemination of knowledge resources across generations. This book provides entrepreneurs, leaders, policy makers, and educators with the necessary tools to make the most of higher education in order to meet emerging economic and social challenges through the use of new technologies enabling effective collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital Literacy
  • Diversification of Provisions
  • E-Learning
  • Education Policies
  • Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
  • Global Networking
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Learning Technologies
  • Organizational Learning
  • Personalized learning

Reviews and Testimonials

The 16 papers in this collection identify emerging trends in tertiary education courses and programs that train workers in internationally competitive fields. The opening chapter surveys educational foundations directly associated with instructional design for IT employment in higher education and provides example written statements. Other chapters describe the social role of university entrepreneurship, higher education trends in the sultanate of Oman, professors' transitions to synchronous e-teaching, the Indian education system, institutional reputation management, and e-learning methods for teaching the hearing impaired.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos is a professor in the Department of Business Administration and Accountability in the Faculty of Economics at The University of Oviedo (Spain). Her teaching and research interests focus on the areas of strategic management, knowledge management, intellectual capital, and China. She serves as an Associate Editor for the Behaviour and Information Technology journal. Additionally, she is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital (IJLIC) and the International Journal of Strategic Change Management (IJSCM). She is also Editor-in-Chief of IGI Global’s International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management (IJABIM), as well as editor for a number of IGI Global book publications and full book series.
Robert Tennyson is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota. He is also the editor of Computers in Human Behavior (Elsevier). He has published over 200 scientific papers, books chapters and books. His presentations include numerous international settings and audiences. Research includes concept learning, instructional design principles and strategies, technology-based learning systems, computer simulations and games, and evaluation.

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