Transforming the educational system for the digital economy

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Innovation and Sustainable Competitive Advantage: From Regional Development to World Economies - Proceedings of the 18th International Business Information Management Association Conference, 2012, 2 pp. 714 - 720
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The current educational system is demand driven. Students need to be trained with relevant skillswhich will help them to connect to jobs. There is a need for educational reform to achieve certainlevel of attainment. The delivery of courses online is becoming common with many educationalinstitutions. Adoption of social media has changed the learning pattern of students. The current elearningmodel needs to be changed to incorporate new technological developments. Though thedelivery of courses on line is becoming popular, from the learners' point of view, the curriculum in elearningmust help in developing the required training needs for specific job skills. Need arises toidentify skills and qualifications required for jobs in the new economy. In this paper, the authorsdiscuss e-learning based on industry needs using emerging technologies such as mobile, cloud andbusiness process management (BPM) tools. It further discusses the adoption of technologicalinnovation, and how BPM tools can give more flexibility to change the delivery model, in turnchange the learning pattern of students. A delivery model integrated with BPM tools is proposed.
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