Combining Technology, Theory and Practice: A Finnish Experience

Combining Technology, Theory and Practice: A Finnish Experience

John Lew Cox (University of West Flordia, USA) and Terry R. Armstrong (Armstrong Consulting, USA)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-150-6.ch005
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Offering a valid educational experience at remote locations having few academic resources has always been a problem, financially and logistically. Yet, previous models and attempts at distance learning came up short in a number of areas. Now the Internet has opened up new possibilities. The authors were given the task of teaching an undergraduate course in Strategic Management in a remote Finnish location without many needed library resources. Their experiences led serendipitously to an approach combining a few strategic models, the Internet, and student presentations to allay fears the authors had about academic soundness in previous models. This chapter gives details of how the design of the course, which could not have been taught adequately without the Internet, has led to a fascinating approach for using the Internet in a traditional classroom as well as in remote areas.

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