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The integration of ICT in the Scandinavian education sectors and its effects on competitiveness in the new information society

Folkersen, Maja Vinde LU (2012) EKHR71 20121
Department of Economic History
Abstract
With the new information society and knowledge economy evolve different and more complex requirements to innovation and competitiveness. Scholars and policy makers have emphasized the importance of adapting to ICT and exploit its numerous possibilities, although the exact methods for doing so remain unclear. The integration of ICT in educational institutions and their curricula have been stressed as important in preparing students for the requirements of the new information society. In this paper, we will shed light on what constitutes an efficient integration of ICT in education, by analyzing various examples of successful ICT integration in the Scandinavian countries. We argue that diversification and advancement of students’ skills are... (More)
With the new information society and knowledge economy evolve different and more complex requirements to innovation and competitiveness. Scholars and policy makers have emphasized the importance of adapting to ICT and exploit its numerous possibilities, although the exact methods for doing so remain unclear. The integration of ICT in educational institutions and their curricula have been stressed as important in preparing students for the requirements of the new information society. In this paper, we will shed light on what constitutes an efficient integration of ICT in education, by analyzing various examples of successful ICT integration in the Scandinavian countries. We argue that diversification and advancement of students’ skills are important aspects in educational innovation, suggesting that these could have positive effects on national competitiveness in the information society and knowledge economy. We suggest that the integration of ICT in Scandinavia could be enhanced through the linking of human resources, interactive collaboration and networking.

Key words: ICT integration, educational innovation and competitiveness (Less)
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Folkersen, Maja Vinde LU
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EKHR71 20121
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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English
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2760162
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  abstract     = {With the new information society and knowledge economy evolve different and more complex requirements to innovation and competitiveness. Scholars and policy makers have emphasized the importance of adapting to ICT and exploit its numerous possibilities, although the exact methods for doing so remain unclear. The integration of ICT in educational institutions and their curricula have been stressed as important in preparing students for the requirements of the new information society. In this paper, we will shed light on what constitutes an efficient integration of ICT in education, by analyzing various examples of successful ICT integration in the Scandinavian countries. We argue that diversification and advancement of students’ skills are important aspects in educational innovation, suggesting that these could have positive effects on national competitiveness in the information society and knowledge economy. We suggest that the integration of ICT in Scandinavia could be enhanced through the linking of human resources, interactive collaboration and networking.

Key words: ICT integration, educational innovation and competitiveness},
  author       = {Folkersen, Maja Vinde},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The integration of ICT in the Scandinavian education sectors and its effects on competitiveness in the new information society},
  year         = {2012},
}