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


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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Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Table of Contents
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, Robert D. Tennyson
Chapter 1
Robert D. Tennyson
Technology has always been welcomed in higher education as a means to improve student learning. However, technology application in higher education... Sample PDF
Educational Foundations Supporting IT in Higher Education
Chapter 2
Constanta-Nicoleta Bodea, Maria-Iuliana Dascalu, Patricia Ordoñez de Pablos
This chapter proposes a recommendation mechanism to enhance the managerial training in Project-Oriented Organizations (POOs). The mechanism is... Sample PDF
Improving Managerial Training Services in Project-Oriented Organizations with an Ontology-Alignment-Based Recommendation Mechanism
Chapter 3
Carmen Paunescu, Ramona Cantaragiu
This chapter discusses the dimensions and characteristics of social entrepreneurship in universities and its role in developing sustainable... Sample PDF
The Social Role of University Entrepreneurship
Chapter 4
Higher Education and IT  (pages 120-127)
Lluís Jovell Turró, Montserrat Peñarroya Farell
The introduction of IT in the learning process has completely transformed the way in which training is taught today, and the process of attracting... Sample PDF
Higher Education and IT
Chapter 5
Shigeki Sugiyama
With globalization, people, goods, and thoughts move without limitations of time, place, and people. Because information technology and the... Sample PDF
Fusion between Dry Knowledge and Wet Brain
Chapter 6
Neeta Baporikar
Education is all pervasive. It is rightly said that “to educate is to enlighten,” and the only way for developing either the self or the nation is... Sample PDF
21st Century Higher Education Trends in Sultanate of Oman
Chapter 7
Lorayne Robertson, Wendy Hardman
The transition from the lecture hall to the online teaching environment requires more than a change of venue – it requires role changes as well as a... Sample PDF
More than Changing Classrooms: Professors’ Transitions to Synchronous E-Teaching
Chapter 8
Rabindra Ku Jena, Amruta Gahlod
Education plays a vital role in developing a nation culturally, economically, and socially. That is why every nation focuses on this sector. For its... Sample PDF
Indian Education System in the 21st Century
Chapter 9
Athanasios Drigas, Dimitris Kouremenos, John Vrettaros
This chapter discusses the e-learning methods that were used within the Dedalos project for the teaching of English (as a second language) to deaf... Sample PDF
E-Learning, Fuzzy Methods, and Sign Language Video to Enhance Teaching for Hearing Impaired
Chapter 10
Paul Morrissey
This chapter analyzes the emerging trend in tertiary education to manage institutional reputation, and it offers evidence from case studies in... Sample PDF
Neo-Liberal Governance in Higher Education: The Quest for Enhanced Reputation
Chapter 11
Jayant G. Joshi
The outcome of technical education system is fresh engineers/technicians who are the backbone of the industrial sector. It is the responsibility of... Sample PDF
Some Important Aspects to Enhance the Quality of the Technical Education System for Better Industry-Institute Interaction
Chapter 12
Luckson M. Kaino, Choshi D. Kasanda, David Mtetwa
This chapter analyzes the contribution of academic research outputs in ICTs towards the improvement of economic and social development of... Sample PDF
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Research Output and Utilization in Selected Southern African Universities
Chapter 13
Yiping Yang, Yue Qiu, Xi Zhang
This chapter introduces a model of “Problem refining + Paper presented + Project application + Software development + Patent declaration” on the... Sample PDF
Research and Practices on Teaching Mode of Engineering Courses Driven by Software Platform
Chapter 14
Katerina Tsarava, Spyros T. Halkidis, Pantelis Venardos, George Stephanides
This chapter presents an attempt to review basic calculus concepts to high school students with the help of a Computer Algebra System, namely SAGE.... Sample PDF
Teaching Basic Calculus Using SAGE
Chapter 15
Yacine Atif
Formal instruction still occurs predominantly in classroom environment, despite the rapid progress in online learning. The authors present digital... Sample PDF
Pedagogy-Based Technology Enhancement in Tertiary Education
Chapter 16
José Manuel Saiz-Álvarez
Information Technologies are transforming traditional educational models based on new communication skills. Using a comparative analysis, the scope... Sample PDF
Entrepreneurship, Information Technologies, and Educational-Based Virtuous Circles in Post-Industrialized Economies
About the Contributors

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.