International Workshop 6-7 June: “Economics of Knowledge and Challenges of Online Education” and “The Knowledge Economy and Challenges ahead”.

IPPM Honorary President Prof.Dr. Arben Malaj, in co-operation with Universita E-Campus Albania, was pleased to be invited to Milan in an event related to the challenges of online education HELMeTO 2019. During this workshop two important topics of importance and interest were addressed: 1) Economics of Knowledge and Challenges of Online Education 2) Knowledge Economy and Challenges Ahead. Some of the key issues are presented below:

I) Education is a complex ecosystem involving many different factors ranging from primary school to doctoral and postdoctoral studies. Democratization of knowledge based on the advantages of the knowledge economy has increased access to good information and teaching to any individual, regardless of where they live, regardless of the origin of their family property, General information, but particularly scientific information is not an attribute of the scientific, economic, or political elite of a country. Nowadays, real-time, a student, a student, a scholar, a student at each level of education and every part of the country has the same access to academic resources: books, scientific papers, specific studies in specific fields, methodologies of research and statistical dates – as an educator, professor or scientific supervisor. The democratization of knowledge is a public good that should be part of our local and national strategies to create a better link between the democratization of knowledge and income. The democratization of income requires more time. It may be the study’s objective regarding the alternative income-generating alternative through online services such as Uber / Airbnb. where technology has allowed additional revenue through investments already made as homes, machines, computers and minimal logistics. Democratization has great advantages.

II) Democratic societies should create citizens who are able to participate in the joint governance project. Education is a valuable asset for individuals and society, especially for democratic societies. All societies benefit from productive and knowledgeable workers who can create social redundancies and respond to preferences. Further research shows that levels of education are related to health and wealth: the more education a person has, the healthier and richer he is likely to be. The democratization of knowledge can be free, unlimited and at a very low cost: a) Every person – from any social group b) In any part of our country c) At any time of everyday life.

After the two topics, an open lecture was held on the topic: European Integration – Challenges of Western Balkan States.

For more detailed information about the topics discussed, see the attached materials.

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