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Informational Competencies Entrepreneurship and Integral Values in Higher Education

Informational Competencies Entrepreneurship and Integral Values in Higher Education
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Author(s): José Manuel Saiz-Alvarez (Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico, & Nebrija University, Spain), Edgar Muñiz-Ávila (Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico) and Delia Lizette Huezo-Ponce (Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico)
Copyright: 2017
Pages: 22
Source title: Innovation and Shifting Perspectives in Management Education
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Neeta Baporikar (HP-GSB, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1019-2.ch004

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Abstract

Universities play a key role in modern societies inserted into a globalized economic world. This chapter studies how informational competencies, entrepreneurship, and integral values in higher education are necessary to foster economic growth and fight corruption. The authors especially are focused on distance education as it can be a tool to fight poverty by diminishing high illiteracy rates, mainly existing in developing countries. The purpose of the chapter is two-fold: 1) to study the impact of informational competencies in both education and entrepreneurship, and 2) to emphasize the importance of acquiring integral values by learners to be applied into educational processes based on emotional intelligence. As a result, students will be defined as prospective entrepreneurs endowed with the ability to recognize, internalize and understand emotions to be adjusted into relations and business behavior to impulse their goals. And in this sense, online education has an important role to play, especially in postgraduate studies, as in the case of MOOCs that are also analyzed.

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