The fourth industrial revolution aka Industry 4.0 has impacted the Higher Educational (HE) sector in many ways. Opportunities and challenges such as emerging educational technologies, students with highly developed digital skills entering HE, curriculum design for both existing and emerging disciplines just to name a few need to be addressed in teaching & learning related research preparing the HE sector.
This workshop focusses on research addressing the opportunities and challenges of creating innovative learning spaces for the 21st century.
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Through this tutorial, attendees will learn how to move from a problem description to the development of a system dynamics running model, that can be simulated in order to explore different strategies of a production company, willing to balance inventory levels with potential demand variations. The attendees will learn how to develop stocks & flows structures, how to introduce feedback in the model and how to use simple algebraic formulas in order to derive pretty complex system’s behavior. The behavior of the system over time, in response to demand input, will be visualized and analyzed in detail. It is suggested to register to http://silico.app before attending the Tutorial: a free-of-charge registration is available for basic plans.
Stefano Armenia, PhD, is a research fellow in Business Organization at Link Campus University (Rome, Italy). He has a degree in Computer Engineering and Automation (Sapienza University of Rome, 1998) and a MSc in Business Engineering (Tor Vergata University, Rome, 2002). He also has a PhD in Business & Management Engineering (Tor Vergata University, Rome, 2004). As of today, he’s applying Systems Thinking and System Dynamics in various research areas, mainly dealing with the management of policies and strategies in complex organizations, with the evaluation of social impacts of policies as well as with the development of new decisional framework in dynamical environments. Since 2002, he is member of the International System Dynamics Society (USA), for which he is VP Chapters & SIGs. Since 2015, he is the president of SYDIC, the Italian Chapter of the System Dynamics Society and has been the IT Officer of the European Academy of Management (EURAM). He teaches “Business Information Systems” at the Faculty of Economics & Management at the Tor Vergata University of Rome and “Business Organizations” and “Organizational Behaviour” at Link Campus University, Rome. He is Associate Editor of the “International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior” (Emerald) and of the Journal “SYSTEMS” (MDPI). He has also been Co-Editor in chief of the journal “Kybernetes” (Emerald) for the term 2016-2020