The 77th annual conference of VHB takes place from May 27 to May 29, 2015 in Vienna and the Know-Center was invited to contribute.

The 77th annual conference of  VHB (Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft) takes place from May 27 to May 29, 2015 in  Vienna. The Know-Center was invited to a panel of this conference, about the topic “Unity of research and teaching in Microeconomics: up-to-date or obsolete?”. In this panel, people seek answers for prominent issues concerning the Web and its influence on research and education.

The web, as we know it today, influences work and usage habits within the science realm. Science 2.0 describes how the “participatory web” changes research and publication processes towards „participatory science“. The many tools available in the Social Web, such as  Dropbox, Skype, Facebook, Wikis or Blogs, were not originally developed with specific needs of researchers and scientists in mind. In the meantime, however, these tools are also being used by them.

Moreover, questions about the evaluation of relevance and quality of web contents arise and need to be pondered upon. New methods to evaluate success of research institutions and individual researchers are also being discussed. All this does not only affect research as such, but also the process of teaching and education is changing with the emerging Social Web.

Peter Kraker from the Social Computing Team will represent the Know-Center at the panel and participate in the discussions.

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