Invitation: 2021 IEEE International Conference on Technology and Entrepreneurship ‘Leading Digital Transformation in Business and Society’

When: 24–27 August 2021 Who: Researchers active in entrepreneurship, innovation and technology management domains. Innovators, entrepreneurs and industry leaders, representing diverse types of companies and industries. Why: The conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners all over the world to share their unique knowledge and experience. Conference topics reflect a wide range of discipline-based, but also interdisciplinary…

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Business Schools: Going Digital Simply Must Make Sense!

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Most recently with Covid-19, everybody recognises that offline and online courses each both have their advantages and disadvantages. In the future, cases will be rare where it makes sense to offer an entire curriculum on-site only. The same applies to purely online programmes, although there is now more rationale for an online-only than a fully…

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Aalto – a rock in the COVID-19 storm

Aalto School of Business EFMD member tackles Covid-19

Is Aalto University School of Business one of the world’s most stable business schools amid crisis? Its Dean, Professor Timo Korkeamäki, discusses the school and its future with Stephanie Mullins, Associate Director at specialist business education PR consultancy, BlueSky Education.  “When the pandemic hit in Finland, we pretty much closed our premises in mid-March and stayed closed…

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The future of business education? Investing in digital and a new breed of academic, says Lancaster University Management School Dean Angus Laing

Stephanie Mullins, Associate Director at specialist business education PR consultancy, BlueSky Education, spoke with Angus Laing, Dean of Lancaster University Management School, about the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the institution and the wider industry for an upcoming podcast. “We know how conservative academic colleagues can be,” says Laing – who has led the school since…

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Universities, Be Aware: Start-Ups Strip Away Your Glory

About EdTech’s potential take-over of the higher education sector In 2012, the New York Times proclaimed the year of the MOOC, stating that online courses delivered on platforms such as Coursera and Udacity would disrupt the higher education sector. Universities and business schools worldwide pointed to the fact that studying is far more than listening…

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COVID-19, 5G and Educators

Over the past weeks, I have been reflecting on my next theme for this blog. The last one, months ago, suddenly became obsolete since it was written in the pre-COVID era, and the world is no longer the same! Like so many, I have been dedicating a great deal of time to taking in the…

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Digital Mongolia

Digitalisation has been a key theme at the EFMD conferences, symposia and seminars for a number of years. The importance of digitalisation in the business model of EFMD members cannot be underestimated. Nor can it be ignored in terms of the developmental and quality assurance role that EFMD plays. Online and blended delivery are part of the…

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How can business schools stay relevant in the digital age?

2019 EFMD Marcom, External and Alumni Relations conference

The recent bustling EFMD Marcom, External & Alumni Relations conference at Desautels Management School at McGill University in Montréal brought 90 participants together. One of them, Andrei Rydzkowski from the Alliance Manchester Business School, shares his insights from the event: Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the EFMD marketing conference in Montreal in which…

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A Night at the e-Assessment Awards

EOCCS was invited to join the e-Assessment Association on 10 April 2019 for their annual “e-Assessment Awards” in London, UK.  The association is an international not-for-profit membership organisation for those involved in, working with, using or developing technology to enhance assessment delivery. The finalists attending this year’s award demonstrated the innovation, in-depth research, transformational deployments…

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