The Embassy of Spain in collaboration with The Arts House present the 3rd Spanish Film Festival in Singapore. Spain has successfully produced a good number of movies categorized under the term film noir. A selection of famous movies where the crime fiction and intrigue are accompanied by the extraordinary sensuality of their protagonists it is…Details
Prof. Dr. Ricardo Perez Garrido talks about how IE faculty and students of IEâ??s Master in Telecom & Digital Business, as the pioneers in business schools, explore new ways of teaching and learning in virtual social networking platform Second Life.
Prof. Dr. Perez is the Program Director of this Master which is supported by companies like Accenture, Cisco, Nokia and TelefÃ³nica.
Prof. Dr. Perez, what are reasons behind IE’s initiative to use virtual platform as alternative teaching method?
We want to be ahead of the game in terms of understanding the link between technology and society, and given the growing adoption of these type of platforms for leisure and work, we cannot be left out of this trend. In fact, we want to be able to lead this challenging environment as we have done in the past with other collaborative technologies, and help companies, communities and society in general understand its relevance, impact and feasibility as learning and sharing tool.
How does IE promote and facilitate teaching on a virtual platform?
We have created an island and provided professors with the technical help needed to explore this virtual world as just another platform for their teaching. In fact several training sessions of the Master in Telecom & Digital Business have already taken place in this environment with great results, at least in terms of identifying potential and limitations of the platform.
During this process, what are reactions from students and teaching faculties?
This is completely new for all. For now, only a small percentage of students are part of Second Life or other online virtual worlds, and the same case applies for faculty. But in fact, given the identification of this phenomenon as a global trend, both students and faculty are eager and willing to try the new tool and accept the good and bad things that being a pioneer means.
Even though most of the Master programs at IE Business School are taught in English, being based in Madrid, Spain’s vibrant capital, knowing Spanish is a big advantage. Not just only to get even more immersed into the local culture but also because: more than 500 million people speak Spanish around the planet Spanish is…Details
过去是因为吃火锅有气氛，10多个人的聚会火锅是最理想不过了；还有就是马德里中国炒菜的“本土化”之彻底，实在让人折服的不得不选吃他国菜系。这次年夜饭，本来我们都是要吃炒菜的，可是老板却要求我们吃火锅，因为他们生意太好，瓦斯不够，火锅是最快的。虽然很是不情愿，老板的态度和理由也让人大跌眼镜，可是她“不吃这家你也没其他地儿吃”的自信彻底把我们征服了，最后我们“不得不吃”火锅。可怜我们中IMBA Section 1的Vera, Sean, Fiona周五还要跟他们班40个老外一起再吃一次，说是要发扬中国文化，咳咳，只能祝福他们“好胃“了。
On behalf of IE Business School and all its members we wish you a happy and prosperous Lunar New Year 2008.