SMS Teaching Workshop: Impact of New Technologies on Teaching and Higher Education

2 September 2014 at 4:10 pm Leave a comment

| Peter Klein |

Along with Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida I am chairing the Competitive Strategy Interest Group Teaching Workshop at the upcoming Strategic Management Society conference in Madrid. The workshop is Saturday, 20 September 2014, 1:00-4:00pm at the main conference venue, the NH Eurobuilding, Paris Room. Our theme is “The Impact of New Technologies on Teaching and Higher Education” and we have an all-star lineup featuring Bharat Anand (Harvard), Peter Zemsky (INSEAD), Michael Leiblein (Ohio State), Michael Lenox (University of Virginia), Frank Rothaermel (Georgia Tech), Vivek Goel (Chief Academic Strategist at Coursera), and Andrea Martin (President of IBM Academy of Technology).

Background: The higher-education industry is abuzz with talk about MOOCs, distance learning, computer-based instruction, and other pedagogical innovations. Many of you are already using online exercises and assessments, simulations, and other activities in the classroom. How are these innovations best incorporated into the business curriculum, at the BBA, MBA, EMBA, and PhD levels? What can business scholars, say about the impact of these technologies on higher education more generally? Are they sustaining or disruptive innovations, and what do they imply for the structure of the business school, and the university itself?

The plan for this session is to discuss how leading companies and business schools are (a) driving innovation in the Higher Education teaching space, (b) thinking about the business model of virtual education (MOOCs, social learning, etc.), and (c) testing some of the assumptions behind globalization in the education industry.

The full schedule is below the fold. Additional information about the workshop, and the SMS itself, is available at the conference website.

If you’re coming to SMS this year, please plan to join us for the workshop. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. If you’re planning to attend, please let us know by sending an email to csig.teaching2014@gmail.com. Feel free to email Gonçalo or myself at the same address with questions or comments.

Panels and Speakers:

Panel 1: The Business Model of Virtual Education: Hear It from the Top

This panel will describe initiatives on business education for the digital age at Harvard Business School and INSEAD and discuss the business model of virtual education.

  • Professor Bharat Anand: Harvard Business School, Head of the HBX Initiative and HarvardX Faculty Committee Member
  • Professor Peter Zemsky: INSEAD, Deputy Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation

Panel 2: Strategy Faculty on the Frontier: Learn from the Early Adopters

In this panel, senior strategy scholars will discuss how they use technology in the classroom and how they, as strategists, see the educational technology landscape.

  • Professor Michael Leiblein: Ohio State University
  • Professor Michael Lenox: Darden School, University of Virginia, Associate Dean and Executive Director of the Batten Institute
  • Professor Frank Rothaermel: Georgia Institute of Technology, Russell and Nancy McDonough Chair in Business and Sloan Industry Studies Fellow

Panel 3: Industry Best-Of-Breed: Insights from Practice

In this panel, two distinguished practitioners will describe what their companies are doing to promote educational innovation and how they see the future of the industry.

  • Dr. Vivek Goel: Coursera, Chief Academic Strategist
  • Ms. Andrea Martin: IBM, Distinguished Engineer and President of the IBM Academy of Technology

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