Towards University 2.0: A Space where Academic Education Meets Corporate Training

Roumen Nikolov

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    The paper analyses the need of an institutional change of the universities in order to adapt to the current requirements of networked and knowledge economy. The e-Learning phenomenon and the ICT driven global educational reform are analysed as well in parallel with the needs of implementing new pedagogy models. Some university models are briefly described, such as: Research University, Enterpreneurial University, eUniversity and Corporate University. The paper puts its attention also on the Web 2.0 technologies and their influence on the new business models. The emergence of the Entreprise 2.0 model is briefly described. University 2.0 is defined as a research and entrepreneurial university which integrates Web 2.0 technologies and applications in all university activities, including ones with all knowledge intensive stakeholders, and implements the features of the Enterprise 2.0. The role of the community of practice and the open innovation is analysed. The case of Sofia University that has developed a new computing curricula and strives to implement the European e-Competence Framework by applying the University 2.0 model has been analyzed and presented as well.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2009


    • Knowledge Society
    • e-Learning
    • Web 2.0
    • University 2.0
    • life-long learning
    • competence development
    • ICT practitioner
    • Enterprise 2.0


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