Synchronous or asynchronous online teaching

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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?

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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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¿Qué hay de “nuevo” en la disrupción?

Mientras la crisis de Corona afecta a las instituciones de educación superior, hay un buen número de rumores y discusiones sobre cómo esto cambiará “dramática e inevitablemente” la forma en que las universidades trabajan y enseñan. Sin embargo… esto puede que no sea cierto para todos, observa Bernhard Bachmann

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Edtech as a catalyst for the advancement of ecosystem-based management education

A prolific research stream has investigated the role of universities and schools in innovation ecosystems and their participation as economic development partners with industry and local, state, and national governments. However, the recent developments of business schools’ “business and organisational models” have opened a new question: are the emerging networks surrounding schools and the unbundling process of their provisions transforming them into educational ecosystems?

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What is ‘new’ about disruption?

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With the Corona crisis hitting higher education institutions, there is a good deal of buzz and discussion about how this will “dramatically and inevitably” change the way universities work and teach. However… this may not be true for everyone, observes Bernhard Bachmann

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Building a sustainable online strategy post COVID-19?

Ginny Gibson, Stephanie Lambert and Anne Swanberg on EFMD’s invitation to a workshop in a hybrid format The impact of COVID-19 across the globe has been (and continues to be) catastrophic and unprecedented. Whilst we cannot escape the difficulty, sadness and uncertainty that define this pandemic, in many instances we have seen people and organisations…

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The acceleration of digitalisation within education as a result of COVID-19

Federico Frattini on the impact of COVID-19 on society and changes within education There is no doubt that the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic will be profound and will have a significant impact on multiple sectors of society, in the Global North and beyond. In particular, the education sector, from schools to universities has been…

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Hybrid classes transform learning

A conversation with professors at Hult, IE and IMD When you gather top professors from three international business schools to discuss the challenges and successes of teaching in a Covid world, you are faced with the stark realisation that things may never be the same again. For many years, online learning was an option for…

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Crisis as opportunity

During a global pandemic when business school leaders are preoccupied with virtual learning, budgets, and student bubbles, where do doctoral programmes feature on the list of priorities? Ask Julie Davies, Nicola Palmer, Elena Braccia, Karen Clegg and Mark Smith Far from being the Cinderella of business schools, we believe that doctoral researchers are key to…

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Experience of the lockdown

The nature of the business school offer has come under particular scrutiny during the pandemic of recent months with many schools switching to some form of online learning.

The student experience of this move to online learning has been mixed. CarringtonCrisp and EFMD have run the GenerationWeb study for 13 years, primarily examining student views of best practice on business school websites. This year the study went further seeking student views on their experience of studying through the lockdown.

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COVID-19: crisis, lessons and opportunities

Business education worldwide has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Martin Lockett looks at the challenges faced by business schools and the opportunities that are now emerging No one imagined that 2020 would be a year of massive disruption in business schools. But as the year started, the first cases of COVID-19 were becoming public…

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From A to Z

Reference dictionary Corporate learning for the digital world The global technological revolution is transforming business models and the way we think about management. Is the learning and development community ready to face the changes? By Valery Katkalo, Martin Moehrle, Dmitry Volkov. We live in an era in which digital technologies are integrated into virtually all…

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7 questions to ask before joining an online programme

Paul Hunter provides an insider’s guide to the questions you need to ask before signing up for an online programme – and the answers you need to hear. Q1: Will this programme help me in my career? Unscrupulous providers, keen to get your credit card number, will undoubtedly respond with a resounding yes. However, this…

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The digital revolution in management education

Nowhere is the impact of digital technology more apparent – and important – than executive education custom programmes. Olga Alonso Pelegrín and Sergio Vasquez Bronfman investigate the implications, particularly the use of ‘blended’ teaching One area undergoing a true digital revolution in Executive Education is custom/bespoke programmes, since this is where technology is making a very deep impact in response to…

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Digital learning: How to train for long-term impact

David Pontoppidan and David Everhart say that a solid understanding of the basics of learning is now in place and technological aids are increasingly available. Now is the time to put them together into blended learning journeys that deliver high and lasting impact.

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Stacking the odds

Stackable programmes and courses deliver flexibility and options to the market and allow universities to unlock their breadth of knowledge. Paul Kofman describes a quiet revolution Technological disruption affects every sector of the economy including education. From TEDx talks on YouTube to edX MOOCs and Udacity nanodegrees, the mode of delivery is increasingly online. Just as FinTech lowered the bar on…

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EOCCS Symposium 2017

Ginny Gibson analyses the first EOCCS Symposium, where over 50 delegates from business schools and other corporate organisations that have achieved or are working towards EOCCS accreditation, shared their views Ginny Gibson analyses the first EOCCS Symposium, where over 50 delegates from business schools and other corporate organisations that have achieved or are working towards…

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Building a global presence

Julia Balogun describes how commitment and a successful partnership are helping a UK management school anchor and build its diverse online masters programmes The University of Liverpool and its partner US-based Laureate Online Education, have been delivering online programmes worldwide since 2001. Over the last decade international education has grown in size and stature at…

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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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Digital Learning 2.0

After the scurry of educational providers rushing into the breach and scrambling to be part of MOOC mania, the hype has all but dissipated. Paul Hunter explains why MOOCs (massive open online courses) undoubtedly have their place for disciplined and curious individuals with an iron will, available time and a natural predisposition to persevere. However, for time-stretched executives…

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