18
Sep

IE University today started its 2017/2018 academic year with the launch of two new degree programs (Design and Politics, Law and Economics) along with a global community of 2,900 students of 110 nationalities at its campuses in Segovia and Madrid.

This year a total of 940 new students from 82 nationalities will be attending IE University to study their different degree programs. Of these, 67% are from outside Spain, making the academic institution a reference center for foreign students. In addition, 53% of new students are women.

Addressing students and staff at a ceremony to mark the start of the academic year, and that is the first contact between students and their families and the academic authorities and faculty of IE University, IE University’s Rector, Salvador Carmona welcomed António Bernardo, President for Latin America of global strategy consultants Roland Berger, who gave the opening session of the morning session, while Juan Picón Co-president of international law firm DLA Piper, gave the inaugural lecture in the afternoon program.

In his opening address, Rector Carmona expressed his satisfaction that close to 1,000 students from eighty-two different countries have chosen IE University to study their degree programs. Of this class of 2021, Carmona highlighted the wide range of nationalities and “a good balance in gender, with 53% women,” highlighting how such  diversity “will enrich our students’ experience.”

Carmona recalled that last year saw the launch of a degree program in Management in Information Systems, joined this year by new degrees in Design, as well as Political Sciences, Law and Economics taught by the schools of Architecture and Law, respectively. The Rector noted that IE University will continue to introduce new degree programs at its different faculties. Read more…

12
Sep

How to assess the impact of education: The most popular method.

Written on September 12, 2017 by Santiago Iñiguez in Education

By Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, Executive President of IE University

Traditionally, the paradigm used to measure the impact of training on the individual is the Four Level Evaluation Model, created by Donald Kirkpatrick..[i] Here I will deal with the pros and cons of this method. The four levels proposed by Kirkpatrick, or different evaluation areas as to the effectiveness of a program, which are ordered on the basis of their complexity, ease, or even whether it can be implemented.

Level 1.

This measures participants’ response and satisfaction. Normally, the effectiveness of this level is measured through surveys after the session or course, registering the opinion of participants about the teacher’s abilities, (e.g., communication, knowledge, attention paid to participants), and how interesting or useful the material was. This is the most commonly used approach, and possibly the one most valued by CLOs, who are under pressure to offer courses that capture participants’ attention.

Perhaps the biggest risk in giving such importance to evaluation surveys is that it may overrate the performance of professors: “star academics” and gurus tend to give very entertaining and interesting courses, even if there is little evidence of any improved learning experience in relation to effort or the development of certain skills. But the simple truth is that satisfaction surveys are necessary: participants on executive training programs must score at least 4.5 out of five, or 8.5 out of 10. We should remember that directors attend these types of programs while continuing to work, sometimes giving up their own leisure or family time, meaning that CLOs expect them to be both entertaining and informative. Poor results in satisfaction surveys do not just affect teachers of the institutions delivering the program, but also directly on the credibility of the CLO. Read more…

11
Sep

Hannah Rothschild and Kofi Appenteng in conversation with Rolf Strom-Olsen

Friday 22 September 2017, 5.15pm Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real, IE University, Sala Capitular

Prize-winning documentary filmmaker and novelist Hannah Rothschild, chair of the Board of Trustees of London’s National Gallery, talks to Kofi Appenteng, a Ghanaian-born lawyer based in the United States and president of the Ford Foundation and the Africa America Institute, about the challenges civil society faces in addressing the future challenges of our society. Moderated by Rolf Strom-Olsen.

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4
Sep

Hay Festival at IE University

Written on September 4, 2017 by Administrador de IE Blogs in Conference, IE Humanities Center, IE University

The following events will be hosted at IE University (Aula Magna, Sala Refectorio, Sala Capitular, Student Hub, Media Lab):

Wednesday, September 20th 

 19.30h / #34 Leïla Slimani y Nicolas Kassianides. Fundación Tres Culturas, Ministerio de Cultura del Reino de Marruecos, Institut Français, Embajada de Francia y AC/E

 

Friday, September 22nd

11.00h / #17 Jenny Valentine y Peter Florence. British Council

12.15h / #21 Michael Robinson, Andrew Hill y Martin Boehm. Editorial Aguilar

12.30h / #22 Taller ABC/IE. Inés Martín Rodrigo y Jesús García Calero. ABC

13.30h / #23 A. Vallvey, I. Moyano, S. Fuetterer, P. de Andrés. CEDRO

#24 A.C. Grayling y Manuel Muñiz. Fundación José Manuel Lara y British Council

17.00h / #26 Jordi Évole, Javier del Pino y Aurelio Martín. Asoc. de Periodistas de Segovia y Cadena Ser.

17.15h / #28 Hannah Rothschild, Kofi Appenteng y Anne McElvoy, IE Foundation

18.00h / #29 Benedetta Tagliabue, Dave Venables, Sean Sutcliffe y Michelangelo Giombini

AHEC y Ayuntamiento de Segovia

18.15h / #32 A.C. Grayling, Antonio Muñoz Molina y Peter Florence

Fundación José Manuel Lara y British Council

19.30h / #35 Richard Rogers y Martha Thorne. IE School of Architecture & Design

20.30h / #37 Taller Europa Literaria. Literature Across Frontiers, con el apoyo del Programa Europa Creativa de la Unión Europea

20.45h / #38 Deyan Sudjic y Liam Aldous. IE School of Architecture & Design

#39 Dolores Redondo y Antonio San José. Fundación José Manuel Lara

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28
Aug

LOS JUEGOS DEL PASADO

Written on August 28, 2017 by Manuel Lucena Giraldo in Arts & Cultures & Societies

Por Manuel Lucena Giraldo, Profesor Asociado de Humanidades

¿De dónde venimos? ¿Hacia dónde vamos? Ambas cuestiones constituyen la razón de ser de la historia y del trabajo de los historiadores, de acuerdo con unas premisas científicas. En primer lugar, no hay historia sin fuentes, sin testimonios del pasado evaluables y verificables. En segundo término, la historia admite y fomenta la imaginación, pero jamás la invención. La ficción está prohibida. En la medida en que lo histórico se añade como adjetivo a diferentes productos culturales (cine, novela o videojuego) para otorgarles credibilidad y satisfacer una demanda, debemos preguntarnos por la razón de esta convivencia. Quienes los consumen pretenden rememorar una experiencia, jugar a que están allí. Es una actitud humana primordial, según nos enseñó en «Homo Ludens» el gran historiador holandés Johan Huizinga.

En este sentido, los públicos de la historia se acercan a juegos, libros y películas «históricos» porque recrean una atmósfera, contienen un aire de época, evalúan acontecimientos cruciales bajo diversos puntos de vista. Allí pueden y deben estar al mismo tiempo la visión de un general y un soldado, la ama de llaves y la heredera, el zapatero y el campesino. Desgraciadamente, como «lo histórico» vende, hay mucha novela, película y juego que no debería llevar esta noble etiqueta, porque cuentan una ficción mediocre y carente de fantasía, en vez de dar prioridad a la evocación del escenario. Si pesa más la trama (los personajes) que el argumento (la explicación), aquello no es histórico.

Hay juego e historia si de alguna manera el lector, espectador o jugador, puede aprender y crecer en curiosidad. Más allá, por supuesto, quien aspire a saber historia «de verdad», la puede y debe leer en libros y revistas. El saber no ocupa lugar. Todo suma. Hay razones para el optimismo. Desde sus comienzos, los videojuegos se han proyectado con éxito en escenarios históricos exóticos, imperiales o ultramarinos, como una de las artes visuales de nuestro tiempo global. Mientras se produzcan con calidad y respeten las reglas de la Historia, con mayúsculas, será una alianza conveniente para todos.

Publicado en ABC (24/VIII/2017)

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