Download image UC Berkeley School of Information launches first online Master of Information and Data Science degree. (PRNewsFoto/UC Berkeley School of Information) BERKELEY, Calif., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to the national shortage…
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Posted on 4 January 2013 by Rob Honeycutt This post has also been published on Climate Progress, and the PR Newswire press release has been published by Yahoo Finance, The Sacramento Bee, and The Herald, along with articles in Core77 and VentureBeat…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Quality theory as explanation, could a university be a case in system failure? #mosocoop #mtw3 #oldsmooc
(posted also in Posterous, but not sure how Posterous is working at the moment)
This is way off at a tangent but the news this week so far is raising the question - Could the finances of UK universities be such that some sort of problem will appear? Yesterday there was a report from the IPPR
Prof Paul O'Prey, vice-chancellor of Roehampton University, where home-student applications are up 27% this year after a dip in 2012, agrees that universities need to adapt to survive in the competitive new world of higher fees. "The ability to diversify and innovate is really important. We are widening our activities and developing new income streams. For example, we have gone into partnership with [private provider] Laureate to develop online courses, and partnered with a leading Swiss hospitality school to provide them with a London campus."
Saturday, March 09, 2013
Case for Design Science very clear in this article - Howard Davies Hong Kong #mtw3 #mosocoop #oldsmooc
I am still trying to find more through Google and blogs. Still almost nothing around the British Journal of Management, see previous post.
The starting point for the Design Science approach, which builds on Herbert Simon’s 1969 classic The Sciences of the Artificial, is the recognition that there are three different types of science. First, there are the Formal Sciences, Logic and Mathematics, which have no empirical content in themselves. Then come the Explanatory Sciences, whose purpose is to explain existing phenomena. In the physical sciences that includes Physics, Chemistry and Biology, and in the social sciences Economics, Sociology and Psychology. Then there are the Design Sciences, whose purpose is to design solutions to real world problems. These include Architecture, Engineering, Medicine, and Design itself, all of which are centrally concerned to produce artifacts which are new to the world and preferred to those currently in existence.
The distinction between Explanatory Science and Design Science has not generally been made clear in respect of management research, which has been based almost entirely on the explanatory social sciences.
Thursday, March 07, 2013
draft aims, start of learning design, Sustainability, #designscience #mosocoop Mar 15th #mtw3 #oldsmooc
This is a start on linking things together for the rest of this week and all of next. The OLDS MOOC continues with a showcase of work so far. The #mtw3 conference is still in the background. Towards the end of the year there will be another Futures Conference at LCC and Cross Media in Islington. My take is that this will fit with the phase of #mtw3 looking at academic publishing. But it is unclear how this could work as face to face. I mention this as relevant for March as online time and place can vary. IPEX 2014 is news already.
2nd Floor North, Chancery Exchange, 10 Furnival Street, London EC4A 1AB
change implementation, quality, business, systems, projects?
Meeting Fees: CQI members £10+VAT – Non-CQI members £20+VAT; “Pay on the Day”
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
I would like to know more about Design Science. The words are used more often but I'm not sure if they mean the same thing each time.