E-learning in “innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship”: Exploring the new opportunities and challenges of technologies

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  • María M. E. Alemany Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial (ETSII), Universitat Politècnica de València, Camino de Vera, s/n 46022 Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  • Ana Vallés Lluch Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial (ETSII), Universitat Politècnica de València, Camino de Vera, s/n 46022 Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  • José F. Villanueva Lópe Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial (ETSII), Universitat Politècnica de València, Camino de Vera, s/n 46022 Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  • Jorge García-Serra García Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial (ETSII), Universitat Politècnica de València, Camino de Vera, s/n 46022 Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Abstract

Companies and society demand professionals be able to provide creative solutions with added value as well as to implement them in order to face the arising challenges in the increasingly dynamic environment. Although the transversal competence “Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship” is essential for engineers that should find innovative solutions to problems, teachers find many difficulties when training and evaluating their students in the scope of the regular courses: large groups, very adjusted time to technical contents. In this context, the School of Industrial Engineering (ETSII) at Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) is aware of the opportunities offered by new information and communication technologies to support teachers in this task while enhancing students’ generic outcomes. For this reason, an e-learning platform has been created on this competence, that offers valuable resources to students to implement this competence throughout the assigned course tasks, and supports teachers prompted to train and evaluate this transversal competence. With this platform, the authors aim to contribute to the still neglected educational aspect of entrepreneurship and address for the first time in an e-learning system its relationship with innovation and creativity.

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Published

2021-03-04

How to Cite

Alemany, M. M. E., Vallés Lluch, A., Villanueva Lópe, J. F., & García-Serra García, J. (2021). E-learning in “innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship”: Exploring the new opportunities and challenges of technologies. Journal of Small Business Strategy, 31(1), 39-50. Retrieved from https://libjournals.mtsu.edu/index.php/jsbs/article/view/1976

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