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Education and competence - an edge in transition?
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australien.
2013 (English)In: ANZAM 2013: Managing on the Edge, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We explore how the competence edge that tertiary education used to provide, may be getting blunt and challenged by self-study and practice-based training. Online educational resources (OERs) provide easy access to training material for those who know how to find and use it. Combined with settings in which to apply the skills and knowledge thus acquired, OERs can appear as an attractive alternative even to those who have the alternative of attending prestige university programs. Relying on interviews and discussions with young people on the traditional university path, those on the alternative path, and with people of different ages with a university degree, we assess the viability of a major shift in favour of the alternative path, and management implications.

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Education, Online educational resources, Competence, Training, Career
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-106509ISBN: 978-0-9875968-1-9OAI: diva2:716495
27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM 2013), 4-6 December 2013, Hobart, Australia
Available from: 2014-05-09 Created: 2014-05-09 Last updated: 2014-05-20

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