Synchronous or asynchronous online teaching


Previous discussions on synchronous or asynchronous teaching focused on technical and didactical aspects. But the decision on online teaching formats is also highly relevant to a school’s strategy. Thomas Bieger and Samuel Heer explore its impacts on long term value for students, resource planning, and in the end the positioning of the school in the academic value chain

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What does the future hold for Europe’s universities?


A lasting lesson from this pandemic is that collaboration can lead to a more sustainable future for higher education – through its worst crisis, a shared ecosystem inspired a global solution that minimised the impact of campus closures worldwide. Anthony Tattersall investigates

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Fighting COVID-19 with technology

New entrepreneurial technologies can enable safe face-to-face teaching at our universities, says Gunther Friedl In March 2020, like all German universities, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) shifted all teaching to online. Germany enforced a lockdown, and all universities were prohibited from face-to-face teaching. While online teaching worked surprisingly well, and students commended our activities…

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We call it Transpersonal!

John Knights discusses new leadership and education for the information age One of the reasons for the success of the Industrial Age in the Western world was the introduction of education for all. Though there are many parts of the world where the standard remains inadequate, in macro terms education has continually increased across the…

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Digital mindset: transforming the way Russia is governed

In order to make accurate predictions and simply to keep the public informed, authorities should have proper tools and interfaces to collect, analyse and represent large amounts of digital data from figures that the health agencies report to the data streams sent out by the proximity apps now being rolled out by the smartphone manufacturers.

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Corporate learning as an accelerator of digital transformation

The COVID-19 experience will accelerate digital transformation even further says Martin Moehrle Digital transformation challenges traditional ways of organising work, of defining careers and work identity, of understanding competition within clearly defined boundaries, and of experiencing products and services. It requires organisations to somehow reinvent themselves and, thereby, to recognise that transformation is more about…

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Achieving success in digital transformation


– GOLD WINNER OF THE 2019 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – Digital technology over the past few years has been developing faster than industries can exploit its advantages. In particular, traditional players with their roots in the pre-digital era must learn to adapt fast. When launching digital transformation initiatives, many organisations start with low-hanging fruit such…

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Techno-Humanism: If algorithms make all the decisions, who is the leader?


At the EFMD Special Interest Group (SIG) “Innovation in Leadership” kick-off in March 2018, I called for our group to help innovate leadership in the context of rapid digital transformation and ambiguous globalisation.   A year later, the SIG facilitators, Nigel Paine and Roger Delves, note that the challenges faced by the 12 companies involved…

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Discovery Journey: Innovation in Leadership Development


  Nokia is a giant among technology companies. Long past its phase as the world’s largest producer of mobile phones, it is now a technology company delivering end-to-end networks for the 5G era. It enables digitalisation and automation as well as being a heavy part of the roll-out of IoT (the Internet of Things). It…

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The Siemens Global Learning Campus


  Siemens AG is a German multinational conglomerate headquartered in Berlin and Munich with over 379,000 employees worldwide and a turnover of more than €83 billion. It is the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe. Siemens is setting a course for longterm value creation through accelerated growth and stronger profitability with a simplified and leaner…

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Through the labyrinth


How to navigate the maze of teaching digital transformation, by Kyriakos Kyriakopoulos and Marina Gryllaki.   In industry after industry, dominant, established firms face a tsunami of digital disruption with the odds typically against them. Firms initially snubbed digital disruption or at best grafted digital infrastructure onto their existing processes and systems. But, sooner rather…

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Steps on the way to omni-learning

– By Peppe Auricchio – Corporate learning’s transformation is being announced across all channels, and with increasing vociferousness. Practitioners and experts alike warn that the way employees learn today is nothing like the learning of old – and hence, that disruption is upon us. This disruption, they say, concerns both the learning experience and the learning…

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What if you had satellite navigation – for everything?

– By Nick Shackleton-Jones – There’s a popular saying What got you here, won’t get you there. Today this is nowhere as true as it is in training. The world of courses, competencies and certification is rapidly evaporating – replaced by a new ecosystem of resources, guidance and ratings. As automation advances it consumes the…

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What is digital age learning?

We live in the information age (aka the digital age), which is a period in human history characterised by a shift from industrial production to information and computerisation, significantly changing how people interact with businesses and each other.

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Why Digital Age Learning is important

– By Nigel Paine – In the current Global Human Capital Trends report, which Deloitte has produced for the last five years, the focus has exclusively turned to “rewriting the rules for the digital age”. In the Preface, the authors defend this focus by claiming that “in an age of disruption business and HR leaders are…

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Digital Age Learning

The digital revolution profoundly impacts the future of work and it requires a fundamental rethink of the corporate learning function.

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