Spiders in the Net: Universities as Facilitators of Community-based Learning

  • Gerhard Fischer
  • Markus Rohde
  • Volker Wulf
Keywords: Social Networks, Social Capital, Social Creativity, Learning, University-Industry Collaboration

Abstract

This paper explores the importance of universities in the knowledge society beyond their traditional role in research and education. It argues that, especially in the fields of applied sciences and engineering, they have the potential to exploit local knowledge and provide opportunities for students to become lifelong learners. First, they need to reinvent their conception of education by taking industrial practise and social networks into account.
Published
2006-08-02
How to Cite
Fischer, G., Rohde, M., & Wulf, V. (2006). Spiders in the Net: Universities as Facilitators of Community-based Learning. The Journal of Community Informatics, 2(2). Retrieved from http://www.ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/337
Section
Special Section on Learning in Communities