Category: Questing for innovation and entrepreneurship: Curriculum design and student learning


An Experiment of Innovation Education in a Japanese University

A knowledge-based society is urging universities to change education. There are three factors to consider for this change: student-centered learning, rapid change of specialization, and the power of group work. Although Asian students study hard and earn good scores in paper tests, their learning is often solitary and passive. This is a serious issue in


Universities and their Engagements with Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) Initiatives: An Environmental Scan

The ongoing rise of digitally immersive technologies is hard to ignore. According to a recent study by the Global Virtual Reality Association, by 2020 the augmented and virtual reality (AR-VR) sector will create an estimated 225,000 to 480,000 jobs in Europe alone. Come 2025, the global economic impact of immersive technologies is expected to reach


Facilitating Student Learning to Go Beyond Knowledge and Skills: A Case on Teaching Business Research by Action-Learning Project Approach

Significant learning concerns with not the least acquisition and application of knowledge and skills, but also knowing oneself and others, developing one’s caring, as well as learning how to learn (Fink, 2003). Project-based learning in general, and action-learning project approach in particular, are promising to bring about student learning that goes beyond cognitive development (DeFillippi


Replacing Traditional Classroom Teaching With Blended Learning: Is It Effective in Improving Vocabulary?

As learners enrolling in Business English Diploma course in the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka find it challenging to improve English business vocabulary, we explored whether different delivery modes influenced this outcome achievement. Three tutors taught the same content to three groups of students using face-to-face, online and blended modes over 3 months in


Using Analytics to Uncover Early Determinants of Academic Performance for Adult Learners

By and large, the arrival of the digital age have accelerated the development of analytics to guide data-informed efforts in teaching and learning. This has also transformed the way how higher education institutions look to optimize student success. In this study, through the use of data mining techniques, the UNIVERSITY* gained a better understanding of


Learner-led Approach in Education (LED)

This paper discusses a different approach to teaching: the learner-led approach in education (LED). While there are many interpretations of LED, this paper focuses on students selecting their own research topic, constructing a lesson plan and homework assignment based on that topic, and then leading their classmates in a mini-lecture/presentation about their research. The reasoning