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Strategic Role of Tertiary Education and Technologies for Sustainable Competitive Advantage

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Strategic Role of Tertiary Education and Technologies for Sustainable Competitive Advantage explores how education enables social and economic development through the targeted training of human capital and the evaluation and dissemination of knowledge resources across generations. This book provides entrepreneurs, leaders, policy makers, and educators with the necessary tools to make the most of higher education in order to meet emerging economic and social challenges through the use of new technologies enabling effective collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter 1: Educational Foundations Supporting IT in Higher Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FROM PHILOSOPHY TO ID MODELS
    4. PHILOSOPHY AND LEARNING THEORY
    5. LEARNING PHILOSOPHY
    6. BACKGROUND
    7. SUMMARY
    8. LEARNING THEORY
    9. EXAMPLES OF WRITTEN LEARNING THEORY STATEMENTS
    10. INSTRUCTIONAL THEORY
    11. FUTURE TRENDS IN INSTRUCTIONAL THEORY
    12. CONCLUSION
    13. APPENDIX 1
  8. Chapter 2: Improving Managerial Training Services in Project-Oriented Organizations with an Ontology-Alignment-Based Recommendation Mechanism
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE RESEARCH CONTEXT
    4. ONTOLOGY-ALIGNMENT BASED RECOMMENDATIONS
    5. INTEGRATION OF THE ONTOLOGY-ALIGNMENT BASED RECOMMENDATION MECHANISM INTO AN INNOVATIVE FRAMEWORK FOR SUPPORTING THE MANAGERIAL TRAINING SERVICES
    6. FUTURE DEVELOPMENT
    7. CONCLUSION
  9. Chapter 3: The Social Role of University Entrepreneurship
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    4. LINKS BETWEEN UNIVERSITY SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    5. DRIVERS AND CONSEQUENCES OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN UNIVERSITIES
    6. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 4: Higher Education and IT
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. NEW MARKETING AND ATTRACTING NEW STUDENTS
    3. NEW MARKETS
    4. NEW TOOLS AND MARKETING TECHNIQUES
    5. NEW COMMUNICATION CODES
    6. MULTICHANNEL COMMUNICATION
    7. BIDIRECTIONALITY
    8. THE NEED FOR A DIGITAL IDENTITY
    9. NEW COMPETITION
    10. COMPETITORS
    11. SOPHISTICATION OF DEMAND
    12. THE VANISHING MIDDLE MARKET
  11. Chapter 5: Fusion between Dry Knowledge and Wet Brain
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. PRESENT SITUATIONS OF CAPITALS ON EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE
    3. THE PROBLEMS
    4. VARIOUS SYSTEMS AT PRESENT
    5. THE DIRECTIONS FOR THE NEW METHOD
    6. FUSION BETWEEN DRY KNOWLEDGE AND WET BRAIN
    7. SIMPLE EXAMPLE ON THE WEB
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. FUTURE WORKS AND DIRECTIONS
  12. Chapter 6: 21st Century Higher Education Trends in Sultanate of Oman
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. OTHER TRENDS
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 7: More than Changing Classrooms
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONTEXT
    4. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
    5. LEARNING WITH TECHNOLOGY
    6. PROFESSIONAL LEARNING IN TECHNOLOGY-CENTRIC ENVIRONMENTS
    7. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    8. DATA ANALYSIS
    9. CASE STUDY FINDINGS
    10. IMPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING AN ONLINE COURSE
    11. DISCUSSION
    12. RECOMMENDATIONS
  14. Chapter 8: Indian Education System in the 21st Century
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INDIAN ANCIENT EDUCATION SYSTEM: AN INTRODUCTION
    3. STRUCTURE OF INDIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM
    4. INDIAN EDUCATION ACADEMIC STRUCTURE
    5. FORMS OF EDUCATION SYSTEM
    6. ICT IN INDIAN EDUCATION
    7. ICT IN SCHOOL EDUCATION
    8. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 9: E-Learning, Fuzzy Methods, and Sign Language Video to Enhance Teaching for Hearing Impaired
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF GSL (GREEK SIGN LANGUAGE)
    4. PRESENTATION OF THE ‘DEDALOS’ PROJECT
    5. AN E-LEARNING PLATFORM FOR THE DEAF AND HEARING IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS
    6. DESCRIPTION OF AFELS
    7. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 10: Neo-Liberal Governance in Higher Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SECTION 1: A CONSIDERATION OF REPUTATION
    4. SECTION 2: THE CONTEXTS
    5. SECTION 3: REPUTATION MANAGEMENT – PURPOSES AND APPROACHES
    6. SECTION 4: DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 11: Some Important Aspects to Enhance the Quality of the Technical Education System for Better Industry-Institute Interaction
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. 1. ROLE OF QUALITY FUNCTIONS IN TECHNICAL EDUCATION
    4. 2. INDUSTRIAL CASE STUDIES: NEED FOR FACULTY MEMBERS IN TECHNICAL EDUCATION SYSTEM
    5. 3. NEED OF INTERDISCIPLINARY SUBJECTS IN THE CURRICULUM OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION SYSTEM
    6. 4. IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES FOR STUDENT PROJECT WORK IN POLYTECHNICS AND ENGINEERING COLLEGES
    7. 5. INDUSTRIAL TRAINING OF STUDENTS IN TECHNICAL EDUCATION SYSTEM
    8. 6. CREATION OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R AND D) ENVIRONMENT IN POLYTECHNICS AND ENGINEERING COLLEGES
  18. Chapter 12: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Research Output and Utilization in Selected Southern African Universities
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. BACKGROUND AND LITERATURE REVIEW
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    6. RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 13: Research and Practices on Teaching Mode of Engineering Courses Driven by Software Platform
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PROPOSE THE TEACHING MODE
    4. BUILD THE TEACHING MODE
    5. CASE ANALYSIS
    6. THE RESULTS OF POPULARIZATION
    7. SUMMARY
  20. Chapter 14: Teaching Basic Calculus Using SAGE
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. SELECTION OF THE COURSE MATERIAL AND JUSTIFICATION
    5. WHY SAGE WAS SELECTED
    6. COURSE SCHEDULES AND OBSERVATIONS DURING TEACHING WITH SAGE
    7. EVALUATION OF THE LESSON BY THE STUDENTS
    8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
  21. Chapter 15: Pedagogy-Based Technology Enhancement in Tertiary Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. BACKGROUND AND RELATED WORK
    4. 3. LEARNING DESIGN FOR TERTIARY EDUCATION
    5. 4. LEARNING PROCESSES FOR TERTIARY EDUCATION
    6. 5. CONCLUSION
  22. Chapter 16: Entrepreneurship, Information Technologies, and Educational-Based Virtuous Circles in Post-Industrialized Economies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CULTURE, SCHOOLING, AND IT
    4. ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION AS A MUST
    5. TRADITIONAL VS. MODERN LABOR MARKETS
    6. ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND EDUCATIONAL-BASED VIRTUOUS CIRCLES
    7. CONCLUSION
  23. Compilation of References
  24. About the Contributors