New Opportunities for Development?
Demographic, social, economic and technological revolutions have shaken the field of education in recent years. Access to better information and communication technologies coupled with growing youth unemployment, economic turbulence, climate change, as well as social revolutions (e.g. the Arab Spring) is rapidly changing the traditional classroom. Examples of such changes includes the dramatic growth in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), the development of digital badges, the increasing popularity of gamification and the ubiquitous access and use of smart phones and tablets.
Can these changes be harnessed to support social and economic development, including improved management skills, entrepreneurial outcomes, and gender equality? Are the confluence of technological and social change and a greater scrutiny of the role of business in environmental and social challenges requiring a re-think of the typical business school? These and related topics will be explored at the 3rd International Research Conference of the Maastricht School of Management, organized in co-operation with the Department of Educational Research and Development of Maastricht University.
- eLearning for management and entrepreneurship education – potential and limitations
- Massive Open Online Course - opportunities and threats for business schools
- Innovation, education and development – new insights
- Social and demographic changes and the future of business education
- Capacity development and higher education for development
- Empowerment of women through technological innovation in education
- Educational technology and environmental sustainability – new imperatives for business schools
Invitation to Submit Papers
Papers are invited on the topics listed above and on related topics on education, technological innovation and development. Abstracts should be accompanied by a CV and be no longer than 400 words. Preference will be given to new papers since all papers selected for presentation will be considered for a special publication on the topic. Accepted papers are due by 30 July. There is no registration fee. The conference is an initiative of the Maastricht School of Management in co-operation with the Department of Educational Research and Development of Maastricht University.