viernes, 30 de agosto de 2013

This course: Method, tools and how you will be graded

The following course was prepared for a 2013-2014 MBA class at EOI -which was finally never taught. The course merges the traditional contents you might find in any syllabus covering international political issues adapted for a MBA audience with the empowerment of students through web2.0 and mobile tools. This lastest trait was for a while akin to EOI business school under Alfonso Hernandez Hermoso de Mendoza. In each class we would be covering the topics selected for the session -with readings and videos- followed by discussions. Students would also regain knowledge of tech tools, showing in an open fashion the accomplishments in the course whileand branding themselves globally. 
[posts in this blog are in progress]

We will addressing views from grand theory to applied corporate diplomacy.

As +Juan Manfredi defines, corporate diplomacy "places the entrepreneur as the spearhead of the organization. The role of the entrepreneur becomes closed to that of the statesman: having a long-term vision, and building up alliances, rather than just being a manager or strategist".

We will be using digital tools, tablets and computers. Mobile technology is often referred to as being a radical disruptive innovation. Often, the biggest challenges bring also the biggest opportunities. We will see what students are able to accomplish at the en of the course.


How you will be assesed? 

I will ask students to work in groups. Each group will dedide what project, among those suggested, they want to develope together after our first theoretical class. 

Groups are headed by a leader, coached by the professor, and make a practical presentation of each project. Digital artifacts built purposedly for this class [see next section] will be leveraged visually using Vizyfy. [See specially pages 3 and 8 in the vizify link provided to undertand what artifacts we will be focusing on].


Your personal Blog for this class, with entries for each session reflecting notes on the readings AHEAD of each session, linked to comments in this blog for each class. ¿Feeling insecure? via +NormaDragoevich we got [@NormaDra] this poster showing a step-by-step SEO guide for blog posts and this poster. Plus:

  • A professional LinkedIn profile, where the work in this class will be reflected and over 90% of connections to your class mates.
    • Tumblr. And this is mine: International Political Analysis
    • Twitter with the combined hashtags #redUNIA #IR (International Relations)
    • Google+ activity for the class, under the file international relations here.
    • Tools with a focus on big data and visualization for the social sciences
    1. Databoard, a way to explore several datasets and create your custom infographics
    2. The Datastore of The Guardian "Data are sacred" Ow!
    3. Gapminder
    4. Vizyfy, as stated, to grade you.

    This course profits from the work done in 2011 for Fundación Telefónica, covering ideas that are structuring the world of 2020 in different countries and power regions in the world. These ideas are fully reshaping the world we knew in the XIX and XX centuries wihin the XXI century.

    As a course book, Global Turning Points, by Mauro Guillen and Emilio Ontiveros will be aout first reference.

    What do we do with data

    We get interesting results and scientifically based analisys such as those you may find in the tables available at Gapminder.

    Further readings:

    El uso de Twitter como herramienta para la enseñanza universitaria en el ámbito de las ciencias sociales: Un estudio de caso desde la Historia económica. 2013. Misael Arturo López Zapico, Julio Tascón Fernández. Teoría de la Educación: Educación y Cultura en la Sociedad de la Información, ISSN-e 1138-9737, Vol. 14, Nº. 2, 2013 (Ejemplar dedicado a: Aprendizaje estratégico y tecnologías de la información y la comunicación), págs. 316-345.

    This course has the following classes unpublished yet:

    Other courses by Prof. Gil

    Public Policy for the XXI Century   read more 
    Smart Citizens   read more 
    Political Theory   read more  

    Other recent works:
    • Voluntariae is an attempt to widen the network of institutions, asociations and firma where students from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid might work as staggiers, supported by TicWisdom.
    • Politics by Doing is an open lab for students and those interested in Politics and International Relations in Universities I collaborate with: UNED, UCM,  UAM, UNIA, MBA Escuela de Organización Industrial
    • Smart cities Ecosystem: Spain, Europe, World, over 160 members worlwide
    • Conferences in international fora

    Olga Gil vitae

    Find Gil´s CV in International Relations -in Spanish- here:

    Olga has a personal and professional commitment with innovation in higher education and student centered approaches, following Tim Buckteeth:

    The last project she has participated on is as member of the jury in this iniciative that empowers civil society to build up new educative materials: