Universities Should also Learn

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 716)

Abstract

The political changes after the fall of Communist command found their institutions of tertiary education unprepared. Often, their “spirit of obedience” still survives and have various consequences including their mental disability to accept innovative teaching methods including e-learning, massive open online courses, etc. As a case, our paper analyzes the situation at Slovak universities from the point of view of Knowledge Management. We propose Organizational Learning as a method expecting the universities to become “living bodies” using the trial and error methods in order to learn from their own experience as well as from experience of sister institutions around the World. As we believe, it is the only way leading to their development and prosperity. We present four roles of universities that could serve as potential transition models and a framework that supports building an “atmosphere of learning”.

Keywords

Quality of tertiary education Transition of universities University roles Diversification of universities Academic culture Knowledge Management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vysoká škola manažmentu (School of Management)BratislavaSlovakia
  2. 2.Slovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaSlovakia

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