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Internationalizing a Master of Design Program in Strategic Foresight and Innovation

Lotfabadi, Ramtin Internationalizing a Master of Design Program in Strategic Foresight and Innovation. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Lotfabadi, Ramtin
Abstract:

This study establishes a framework for a strategic and normative plan for creating a
graduate level Master of Design program in the Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) free
zone. The program investigated for internationalization is the MDes in Strategic Foresight &
Innovation at OCAD University. Drawing from foresight methods, the research is grounded in a
contextual understanding of societal, academic and business implications of internationalizing a
Canadian graduate level program for the Middle Eastern market. The report makes a number of
recommendations for adapting the SFI program for international implementation, and for the
design of a manageable and sustainable prototype that leverages hybrid distance education. The
objective of launching a sustainable and scalable pilot program in DIAC that grows over time, is
to provide graduate level education in strategic thinking and design of innovation, to a broader
developing region in much need of quality higher education.

Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
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Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2014 18:46
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2014 18:46
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/122

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