The impact factor assumes that the most cited articles are the most influential, but influence is only one aspect of importance
...With research workflows moving online, shouldn't we be able to follow what's going on in academia better than we did 50 years ago?...
YouTube Soumitra Dutta will become the eleventh dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management effective July 1, 2012. Dutta joins Johnson from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France and will succeed Joseph Thomas, who is stepping down after a five-year term as dean.
Johnson's Dean on How Technology Leads to Innovation ... discusses how he sees technology spurring innovation in education and the business world
Our purpose was to take soundings about recent developments in technology as they apply to higher education and to frame the implications for management education and Darden. Without mentioning companies or individuals, let me offer some (10) conclusions I’ve drawn:..
www.redinnova.com/en/, 14/15 June 2012.
is one of "Supporters" (first in list at end of page).
The 20 finalists for the 4th BBVA Open Talent & Red Innova competition have been chosen. 500 projects from Spain and Latin America were submitted for the “Technology and innovation” and “Financial services” categories of this competition. This prestigious international programme for entrepreneurs and start-ups supports development of innovative technology projects.
The projects chosen will be presented to a specialist jury at Red Innova 2012, which will be held at Madrid’s Circo Price on 14 and 15 June. The entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to explain their projects to leading businesspeople and others interested in the digital world.
This year, the 20 finalists have been divided into two categories:
Technology and innovation
- MoveinBlue (Spain)
- Wideoos (Argentina)
- TeDa! GalaxyMovil (Colombia)
- Kalakai (Chile)
- Clic Educa (Chile)
- Buguroo Offensive Security (Spain)
- AgentBot (Argentina)
- OxoBox (Argentina)
- Energywe (Spain)
- Socialare (Argentina)
- Meddoc (Colombia)
- Gamisfaction (Spain)
- StartBull (Colombia)
- MProjects Soluções em Informática Ltda (Brazil)
- Bolsa.com (Spain)
- BULL4ALL (Spain)
- Ventura MatchMakers (Colombia)
- RinPay (Spain)
- Ahorro.net (Spain)
- Mykey Acceso Autorizações Virtuais Ltda (Brazil)
You can find out more about these projects on the BBVA Innovation Centre website.
BBVA will give 100,000 euros to two initiatives, in return for a 10% holding in their share capital. The two winners will be announced at the end of Red Innova. Through this competition, the Bank is demonstrating its commitment to technology-based projects and talent. Through programmes such as Open Talent, BBVA supports internationalisation and the development and visibility of projects and companies committed to new business models for banking, technology and the Internet.
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Red Innova is an international meeting place for innovation, the Internet, creativity and the entrepreneurial spirit where Latin America meets the world. With presentations on the latest issues, Red Innova is an essential opportunity for finding out about the future of the digital world, developing international networking opportunities and getting to know leaders in technology, innovation and Internet.
Over 2000 visitors from Europe, Latin America and the USA will be able to attend presentations and workshops on the latest tools, new business projects, international investment opportunities and international success stories; there will also be a session dedicated to leading developers.
BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a solid leadership position in Spain, it is the largest financial institution in Mexico and it has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States. Its diversified business is biased to high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. BBVA ranks among the leading eurozone banks in terms of ROE and efficiency. Corporate responsibility is inherent to its business model, and it promotes inclusiveness and supports research and culture. BBVA operates with the utmost integrity, long-term vision and best practices, and is included in the main sustainability indexes.
Students learn just as much in a course that’s taught partly online as they would in a traditional classroom, but such courses won’t reach their potential until they are both easier for faculty members to customize and more fun for students, according to a report released today.
The report, “Interactive Learning Online at Public Universities: Evidence From Randomized Trials,” is based on a study conducted by Ithaka S+R, a consultancy on the use of technology in teaching.
The finding that hybrid courses are no better or worse than traditional ones isn’t, as it might appear, “a bland result,” said one of the co-authors, William G. Bowen, president emeritus of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
“One of the responses most frequently raised in efforts to experiment with this kind of teaching is that it will expose students to risk,” he said in an interview. “The results of this study show that such worries are overblown.”
The results do indicate that such courses, as they exist today, “do no harm,” said Mr. Bowen, who serves as a senior adviser to the Ithaka group. “But surely these courses are going to improve dramatically as they become more customizable and more fun.”...
Daphne Koller is one of the two leaders of Stanford’s online efforts. She’s a professor in the Stanford artificial intelligence lab and wrote about the Stanford experience in her own op-ed in the New York Times last month (excerpt: "A 2010 analysis (PDF, 94 pages) from the (US) Department of Education, based on 45 studies, showed that online learning is as effective as face-to-face learning, and that blended learning is considerably more effective than either").
She’s my guest today, by phone from Palo Alto, California.
Daphne, welcome to the podcast.
Daphne Koller: Thank you, Steven.
Steven Cherry: Maybe first you could just describe the format of the Stanford online courses.
Daphne Koller: So the format we’ve chosen to adopt is a format where the primary content, the primary mechanism for conveying the content to students...
It seems that nearly every week we report on groundbreaking news from TED, the global nonprofit known for its “Ideas Worth Spreading”. Today, it announced its latest efforts in the education space: a dynamic TED-Ed site with new teacher tools for customized learning experiences....
“The new website is all about what teachers and students can do with those videos,” explains TED-Ed catalyst Logan Smalley. “The goal of TED-Ed is for each great lesson to reach and motivate as many learners as possible. The new website goes a step further, allowing any teacher to tailor video content, create unique lesson plans, and monitor students’ progress. By putting this new technology to use, we hope to maximize time in class and give teachers an exciting tool for customizing – and encouraging – learning.”
...One of the platform’s major features is the ability for teachers to “Flip” video content — from YouTube or the TED-Ed platform — and create tailored lesson plans. The term “Flip” is a nod to a method of teaching called Flip Teaching...(The role of the classroom teacher is then to tutor/coach the student when they become stuck, rather than to impart the initial lesson)
Launched in 2007, HHI's Program on Crisis Mapping and Early Warning examines the use of information communications technologies in conflict and disaster settings. Research focuses on identifying patterns in humanitarian emergencies to improve response. HHI examines the impact of crisis mapping, geospatial and crowd sourcing technologies to prepare, mitigate, and respond to emergencies.
The Satellite Sentinel Project is a game-changing collaboration, combining commercial satellite imagery, academic analysis, and advocacy to promote human rights in Sudan and South Sudan and serve as an early warning system for impending crisis.
(The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative manages the day-to-day operations of SSP, developed SSP's methodology, leads the analysis of all satellite imagery and information from the field, and writes and produces SSP's reports. HHI is a university-wide center with a mission to relieve human suffering in war and disaster by advancing the science and practice of humanitarian response worldwide.)
"Breaking the Mold on Blended Learning" (PDF, 29 pages), Marie Eiter and Toby Woll Principal Investigators, Nov., 2011
www.uniconexed.org - UNICON is a global consortium of business‐school‐based executive education
Summary of Survey Responses
In summary, our survey data indicate that blended learning has entered the mainstream of executive education. Our data confirm that schools are offering blended learning programs, and new technologies are supporting this effort. Much of the increased activity in blended learning is driven by client demand. Companies today desire a greater application of concepts to the world of work. In addition, chief learning officers perceive learning as an ongoing activity, not an event. Blended learning allows the learning experience to be extended over a longer period of time and to be integrated into the participants’ work experience. Finally, clients want efficiencies in both time and scale...
2012 Horizon Report, February 3, 2012
New Media Consortium, @NMCorg
Each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging technology that will have significant impact on higher education and creative expression over the next one to five years. The areas of emerging technology cited for 2012 are:
Time to adoption: One Year or Less
Time to adoption: Two to Three Years
Time to adoption: Four to Five Years
Strangely, most European top business school don’t include a course related to technology/information management or how to educate business managers in leading technology management to improve their businesses, foster business process improvement, e-commerce, business integration, information quality, customer experience, business synergies, innovation and competitiveness. Most Business managers and companies invest huge amounts of money in ERP systems, CRM, or business intelligence applications and they don’t have a clue about them...
uValue (uValue Mobile, iOS 4.0+, Jan 20, 2012) is a corporate valuation app for the iPad (now also available in its fully functional form for the iPhone and iPod Touch). The app helps you value businesses using conceptually rigorous, yet practical, widely-used tools. You can value firms using the ‘weighted average cost of capital’ (WACC, or 'cost of capital') approach, the ‘adjusted present value’ (APV) approach, the ‘dividend growth model’ (DGM), or real option valuation (ROV) techniques. The app also includes a set of handy calculators to value bonds, annuities and perpetuities, as well as to calculate the cost of capital, to forecast exchange rates, to lever/unlever betas, and so forth.
Aswath Damodaran is a professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business, New York University.
Anant Sundaram is a professor of Finance at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
How are technology leaders helping their organizations adapt to the accelerating change and complexity that mark today’s competitive and economic landscape? To find out, we spoke in person with 3,018 CIOs, spanning 71 countries and 18 industries. Public and private sector CIOs described both the challenges and opportunities from increasing complexity. They shared how they are innovating with technology for organizational success.
Executive summary PDF 2011 Global CIO Study -- The Essential CIO
Delivering courses in cyberclassrooms has gained broad acceptance among top college leaders, but the general public is far less convinced of online education's quality, according to new survey data released this week by the Pew Research Center, in association with The Chronicle...
Article of WSJ, July 18,2011
M.B.A. students from top-ranked schools are increasingly naming technology firms as their most-desired employers, according to a new survey, recalling the fervor of a decade ago, when the dot-com boom attracted plenty of freshly minted business-school graduates...
Article of Businessweek, July 25, 2011.
Tablet technology is beginning to transform case studies from straightforward narratives into complex and changeable plots—a metamorphosis nearly a century in the making
Top-20 Business School Aims to Extend Its Global Reach With Internet M.B.A.
The University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School is taking its brand online.
While online programs are still mostly seen as the purview of for-profit schools, like the University of Phoenix and Capella University, UNC is hoping to change that image.
The business school this Monday launched an online M.B.A. program with 19 students, dubbed MBA@UNC, that will offer the same core curriculum as its regular full-time M.B.A. program. It is the first online program of its kind from a top-20 U.S. business school.
Via NCWIT (www.ncwit.org) is the National Center for Women & Information Technology. We are a coalition of over 250 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase the participation of girls and women in computing and IT.
NCWIT Entrepreneurial Heroes (x60) is a series of magazine-style audio interviews highlighting women entrepreneurs in information technology (IT) careers. NCWIT Heroes are women innovators from small companies, larger corporations, and non-profits, whose ideas and products are changing the way we think, work, play, and communicate. Listen as these successful, creative, and technical women discuss their lives and their work – how they first get involved with technology, why they chose to be entrepreneurs, and what advice they would give to young people interested in IT or entrepreneurship.
Digital technology has not only changed many economic sectors, it has transformed them by lowering costs, increasing access, and delivering the personalized, customized, and interactive experiences that consumers have come to expect. Higher education, however, has yet to experience the kind of disruption and subsequent gains in productivity realized by other knowledge-based industries. While colleges and universities have used technology to streamline back office functions, improve research collaboration, and give teachers new tools to manage their classrooms, they have yet tap the potential of digital technology and embrace private sector-led innovation to transform learning, dramatically lower costs, or improve overall institutional productivity...
Starting today (May 24), you can now download a new $4.99 app from Graduate Management Admission Council to allow you to study for the GMAT exam pretty much anywhere on the fly with your iPhone, iPod Touch or IPad in hand. The app is now available at iTunes.
All in all, it’s an invaluable tool to help prepare for the test..
On 16 June, in the framework of the Digital Agenda Assembly, we will have the opportunity to discuss with Member States’ representatives, experts and stakeholders how to support the mainstreaming of eLearning in national policies as an agent for modernization of education, for all subjects and skills. Mainstreaming eLearning is one of the key actions of the Digital agenda for Europe.
The Digital Agenda Assembly workshop dedicated to the eLearning thematic is a good opportunity to build momentum for change; the times are difficult, budget cuts are present everywhere. The challenge is greater …
The Dartmouth.com, May 2, 2011
Tuck School of Business and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers partnered for the first time to host 40 of the nation’s most esteemed executives in cable technology and operations, according to M. Eric Johnson, a science of administration professor and director of the Glassmeyer/McNamee Center for Digital Strategies at Tuck. The week-long leadership insitute, which took place between April 26 and April 30, was designed to help participants manage changes in their industry and to reinforce business, leadership and critical thinking skills necessary to remain competitive in an increasingly technological world, according to the Institute’s online brochure...Participants were also exposed to a variety of guest speakers such as Glenn Britt ’71, chairman and chief executive officer of Time Warner Cable Inc.
...“The key thing to understand about the cable industry is that you need to follow the changes in technology,” he said. “The industry is so fiercely competitive that without learning this innovative strategy and financial accounting it’s hard to succeed.”
Tom Blacksell is chief executive of Capgemini Consulting UK
...Business schools that fail to recognise the ubiquity of new technology, or fail to exploit the benefits of online learning, risk lagging behind not only the students they aim to teach but also the recruiters who come to these schools in search of MBAs. They may also find that a lack of familiarity with new technology puts them at a disadvantage when trying to attract corporate clients in the competitive executive education market...
MobileU is a community of educational institutions with a shared interest in mobile development. Please join the iMobileU mailing list to share your school's experiences and learn what others are doing. This website serves as a hub for the mailing list as well as the many open source frameworks created and used by iMobileU's members.
April 12, 2011.
Nordic countries again top the rankings for the tenth anniversary edition of the Global Information Technology Report, created and written by INSEAD and the World Economic Forum. Singapore ranks number two, while the UAE and other Middle Eastern countries show significant improvement in technological readiness. INSEAD Professor Soumitra Dutta discusses the report's findings with Knowledge Editor-in-Chief Shellie Karabell. (Access the report click here (PDF, 435 pages); press release click here)
Rather than delving into many ironies of Microsoft accusing Google of similar anti-competitive practices to the ones that resulted in billions of dollars in fines against the Redmond company over the past decade, let's consider what Microsoft's move means and how Google might respond.
By filing a complaint with the European Commission last Thursday, Microsoft has taken its battle with Google into the 'nonmarket' domain — the social, political, and regulatory space where the rules governing market competition are set and enforced. Better than any other technology company, Microsoft knows — painfully well — that the nonmarket domain forms part of the competitive playing field. It also knows that firms can shape this part of the business environment through deliberate strategies...
In a recent speech to a group of students at TechBoston in Dorchestor, Massachusetts. President Obama had this to say about video games:
I'm calling for investments in educational technology that will help create ... educational software that is as compelling as the best video game. I want you guys to be stuck on a video game that's teaching you something other (than) just blowing something up.
When I started my career in video games in the early 1990s, the idea of a sitting President saying anything positive about video games was pretty much unthinkable...
To thrive in the business world today, you must rapidly create newer and better products and experiences—more engaging, more what people want or like. But how do know how people feel? You can already track their clicks, but how do you know that you’re connecting with them emotionally?
The author of nearly two hundred scientific articles and chapters in multidimensional signal modeling, computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, human-computer interaction, and affective computing, Picard is an international leader in envisioning and inventing innovative technology. She holds multiple patents, having designed and developed a variety of new sensors, algorithms, and systems for sensing, recognizing, and responding respectfully to human affective information, with applications in autism communication, human and machine learning, health behavior change, marketing, advertising, customer service, and human-computer interaction.
If you have been following this column throughout 2010, then you know that I advocate preparing your campus IT organization for what I am convinced will be a tsunami of opportunity presented by cloud and above-campus service offerings. Google Apps, Microsoft Live, Amazon EC2, and a host of other commercial solutions represent what will be only the first wave of cloud solutions to reach widespread adoption by many IT organizations. The coming wave won't just be dominated by commercial providers, but will also provide customized solutions built by higher education for higher education.
In May 2010, EDUCAUSE and NACUBO hosted a workshop for business and technology leaders to discuss how to influence the future makeup of cloud services to meet our communities' needs. The session resulted in a white paper that called on the higher education community to explore the development of a formal cloud computing consortium that could serve as both a clearinghouse for solutions and "would operate as a venture philanthropy, finding and evaluating cloud delivery experiments and matching their sponsors with funding sources. [….] Such a broker/facilitator would reduce the barriers to usage and eliminate or reduce the need to negotiate new contract terms each time a service is consumed or invoked" . These recommendations from the report, along with the steady drumbeat of new cloud-based offerings for higher education , make clear the importance of higher education embracing a future that not only expects but also depends on community-developed cloud solutions...
Fast Company, How Bill Gates' Favorite Teacher Wants to Disrupt Education, February 16, 2011.
Gates- and Google-funded Sal Khan seeks to make his popular YouTube lessons universally accessible, and change the nature of education in the process...
+ "pause and repeat", "do homework in the classroom"
On April 4, 2001, MIT announced it would publish educational materials from all of its courses freely and openly on the Internet. Ten years later, OCW has shared materials from more than 2000 courses with an estimated 100 million individuals worldwide. Join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary of this groundbreaking effort.
MIT Faculty Newsletter, September/October 2010
—Shigeru Miyagawa, Chair, MIT OpenCourseWare Faculty Advisory Committee: "Among the many milestones we will celebrate during the Institute's 150th anniversary year, I am particularly proud of the 10th anniversary of MIT OpenCourseWare, which was announced on the front page of the New York Times on April 4th, 2001. Since the announcement, MIT has published materials from more than 2,000 courses, presenting the undergraduate and graduate curricula from all 33 of MIT's academic departments."...
...It is notoriously difficult to project the future; still, the exhibit below (Timeline of Events for the Coming Decade) presents a plausible chronology of the next 10 years. We see a series of “eras” triggered by the sequential rise of critical new technologies. The Era of the Smart Cloud, for instance, will enable significant portions of the Generation C lifestyle in the coming years, to be succeeded by the Era of the Sensor Economy, which the cloud will help trigger. Above the time line is a series of specific events keyed to and dependent on the arrival of the various eras; thus the Era of the Internet of Things will enable motor vehicle manufacturers to build cars with full machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity...
Student Employability and Preparation for Networked Economy Cited as Top Issues
More than three-quarters of top education officials around the world believe technology can play a major role in how students learn and how teachers educate, according to a global survey commissioned by Cisco and conducted by Clarus Research Group, a Washington, D.C.-based research firm.
Telephone interviews were conducted with 500 education administrators and information technology decision-makers in 14 countries on five continents...
The survey shows that educators across the globe see three critical learning issues:
Eighth Annual Sloan Survey of Online Education Shows Economy
Still Driving Growth
The 2010 Sloan Survey of Online Learning reveals that enrollment rose by almost one million students from a year earlier. The survey of more than 2,500 colleges and universities nationwide finds approximately 5.6 million students were enrolled in at least one online course in fall 2009, the most recent term for which figures are available.
...“This represents the largest ever year-to-year increase in the number of students studying online,”...
www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/02/disrupting_college.html, February 8, 2011
Clayton Christensen - Harvard Business Professor and praised author
America is in crisis. Employers say paradoxically they cannot find the right people to fill jobs even though the country is facing its highest unemployment rates in a generation. Competition with a rising China and India and their vast populations lend urgency to the need for the country as a whole to do a better job of educating its citizens.
The institutions to which the country would turn to help tackle this challenge—its colleges and universities—are facing a crisis of their own...
Download the full report (pdf, 72 pages)
Every member of the O3b team is passionate about bringing affordable, state-of-the-art broadband services to the 3 billion people who have been denied them for reasons of geography, political instability and economics.
O3b Networks raises total funding of US$1.2 billion, 29 November: 2010
In what could be a watershed moment for online education, Dartmouth College has announced it will combine professors from its highly rated Tuck School of Business (ranked 7th by U.S. News) and its Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice to launch a new, mostly online, master's program designed to prepare mid-career healthcare leaders for the future of their profession. With more provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act going into effect this month, the burden of ensuring effective reform has been passed from legislators to healthcare executives. Dartmouth's program aims to help health professionals be ready for whatever may be on the industry's horizon. The 18-month Master of Healthcare Delivery Science program will launch next July. "We don't know how the entire industry is going to reorganize," says Robert Hansen, senior associate dean and professor at Tuck. "All we can do is prepare them for change."... (See video in the YouTube section of BizDeansTalk, uploaded 1 June 2010, of Robert Hansen discussing the Master of Health Care Delivery Science - Overview)
Today, (February 9th, 2011), the New Media Consortium (NMC) and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) jointly released the 2011 Horizon Report. This eighth edition conveys annual findings from the NMC’s Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching and creative inquiry in higher education. Six emerging technologies are recognized across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, giving campus leaders and practitioners a valuable guide for discussion and planning.
View the work that produced the report at http://horizon.wiki.nmc.org
Download 2011 Horizon Report ( 1.6Mb, 40 pages)
Google TV has been popping up on college campuses across the country. We’re coordinating with the Google Student Ambassador Program and University Programs to share Google TV with students and faculty...
That is why we are announcing Google TV for EDU, a seeding program to support university research...
english.news.cn article, 16th December, 2010.
NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- Media conglomerate News Corp. has entered the race for next-generation education technologies, according to media reports on Wednesday.
The Wall Street Journal revealed that News Corp. recently paid 360 million U.S. dollars for 90 percent of Wireless Generation, a New York-based company that develops software to help schools evaluate and monitor student performance and tailor teaching plans accordingly. New York City is Wireless Generation's client.