Welcome to our first day of class. A New Year always brings new ideas to explore. We continue with our #TravelExploreDiscoverLearnEducate initiatives to bring extra content to our courses. We will follow the modules and concepts in the course but we aware that I normally add current events and topics related to global issues and the Sustainable Development Goals. This course has been our Online Learning Lab for years and it has been a great opportunity to introduce innovative learning initiatives. Welcome aboard.
Today many countries celebrate Wise Men Day. We want to use this day to remind you about the Three Rs of the Environment: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. We want to use emerging technologies and systems to take care of our environment. You can make your own impact by using these rules at home. Let’s take care of our planet with the systems and concepts that we will learn during this course.
Gota Fría Storms in Comunitat Valenciana created flooding due to heavy rains. High winds and bad weather created high waves in beaches of Port Sagunto near Valencia. Kite Surfers in a beach with red flag were flying over the waves. What are the risks associated with this practice? How #CityManagement should rule these practices? How #EmergencyManagement teams should #BePreparedForEmergencies ? #SafetyFirst is one key #OutdoorsLearning objectives.
Fall 2019 #GlobalVirtualCampus continues with our#GlobalManagement courses and the #SDGs. We are going to visit old and new countries, explore and visit global companies inlcuding USA companies in Europe and European companies that are impacting USA economy. We will see how local governments and working with local companies to support the Sustainable Development Goals. We will incorporate emerging energies and technologies to our courses’ content. We will add outdoors learning to combine more formal and non-formal higher education.
We will use this Fall Faculty Virtual Semester abroad to expand our courses. We are global learners and professors enhancing our Global Management courses.
Summer term is winding down and it is time to extract the lessons we are going to carry to next term. Change Management continued as one of our main topics. We have to plan for changes based on our priorities, values, and beliefs. We have to be ready for unexpected changes that can impact our personal and professional life. Our actions, talks, and thoughts should be an example to others in our circles of influence. We live in one globe that we have to protect. We should embrace sustainability actions to build a better world. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a good set of global goals to add our contribution and make it happen. The more we travel, the more we learn about others. Share your learning experiences and influence others to know more our planet.
During Summer 2019 more than 40,000 Scouts from more than 150 countries attended the 24th World Scout Jamboree in the USA. Former UN Secretary General and Scouter from Korea Ban Ki-moon challenged Scouts to be Global citizens, be champions of the Sustainable Development Goals, and be agents of climate change. We want to combine his recommendations with our lessons in our courses. We continue enhancing our formal and non-formal educational methods to improve higher education management programs. Our digital leaders of the future are already leading their youth groups in their countries. Be prepared.
Presentation 2 – How to Connect Global Higher Education Courses with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. Dr. Jose Lepervanche, Professor of Supervision and Management AFPD 3135 | Course Num. 7152 | Room 2012 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. Specific SDGs have been incorporated to courses in global management to research how governments, companies, non-profits, communities and people have been connecting them to their vision, plans, goals and activities. These SDGs have been used in assignments, online discussions, projects and class roundtables, TED, TEDx talks, TED Ed Lessons and TEDxFSCJ Learning Adventures to complement learning.
In the near future 5G Networks are expected to be bring new innovations in the technological, economic, societal and environmental perspectives. The promise is to have better performance in terms of latency, reliability, energy efficiency, wireless broadband capacity, elasticity, and more. New applications in automated vehicles, robotics, and e-health are some of the areas where industries will see big changes.
Discussion: Search for benefits of 5G Networks as they relate to your workplace. How these 5G technologies can improve your industry or area of work?
Global Learning Opportunities Building Engagement (GLOBE) project integrating United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals with TED Talks related to Leadership and Social Responsibility. Students select TED videos and produce an individual report about speaker contributions to one or more SDGs. Teams select a video to produce a TEDxFSCJ Learning Adventures’ presentation. Students select the best videos to create a TED Ed Lesson for online discussions. This GLOBE project idea can be used for future courses including new TED Talks and different SDGs. #GLOBE4SDGs