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National Innovation Through Online Scholarship

Research is an important component of both online and ground based professorship. As matter of concern, trying to differentiate the two is dangerous as more universities move online and adjust the expectations of professors to fit online modalities. The institutions of higher learning have an important contribution to furthering knowledge through discovery and it makes no difference what modality they use. Removing this function can slow the pace of development for the nation by slowing new discoveries and innovation. The nature of that scholarship may be a little different than that which we find in the laboratories of hard sciences. The far majority of new ideas and scholarship activities don’t require a formal laboratory setting and often can be conducted in virtual format. Modern technology allows for data collection, research, and scholarly writing on a new level.  It could be argued that online tools could allow scholarship to flourish by connecting people, instituti

Online Tools for Scientific Research

Connecting with other researchers has taken on a new form in the online world. Through the use of free and paid services it is possible to connect with other scientists and collaborate on important projects.  The sites and services offer the opportunity to socialize, communication, share documents and brain storm in collaboration. A presentation by Dr. Jackie Krause provides tips and tools. Blogging, social media and online collaboration sites are making their way through the scientific community. Where professors and scientists research projects at their local universities with people they knew they now have the opportunity to collaborate with each other from many locations in the world. The use of the Internet makes such efforts possible and speeds up the production of scientific discovery.  Scientists can build social networks and share resources with others who are interested in the same topics as them. By not working in silo they can help each other find resources fr

The Improvement of Online International Business Education

A phenomenological study conducted in 2010 by Dr. Pimpa from RMIT University in Australia helps in identifying ways to improve online education.   The report argues that online education has immense possibilities for business, management and finance education. There are some needed adjustments that include being selection of materials, integrating programming, using strong platforms, and resource allocation. The purpose of his studies was to explore the issues of engagement in online education with international students.  The study used a qualitative semi-structured interview format with 27 undergraduate accounting, finance and international business. The small sample has some limitations in larger generalizations but does find potential opportunities to explore in greater depth. The study looked at similarities and differences with students and then used those results to discuss the findings with professionals in the field.  In general, the results found that the person