The evaluation of higher education policy to drive university entrepreneurial activities in information technology learning

Crysdian, Cahyo ORCID: (2022) The evaluation of higher education policy to drive university entrepreneurial activities in information technology learning. Cogent Education, 9 (1). pp. 1-14. ISSN 2331-186X

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This study discusses the role of university and industry in Indonesia’s higher education system, particularly in learning information technology and the related fields. Three data sources were used to collect information on learning practices, i.e., the higher education policies representing the government’s perspective, the knowledge capitalization practices representing the industry readiness to act as a joint provider of knowledge and skill with the university, and the perspectives of human learner as the subject of learning processes. The study proposes two-stage evaluation on higher education practices that consists of policy analysis and the evaluation of learning practices based on the model of learning system. The former is to map the higher education policy to the spectrum of university entrepreneurial activities, while the latter is the survey on learning practices participated by the industry, students, and alumni. Policy analysis identifies the blank spot on the activities of consulting, spin-off firm formation, and the creation of a technology park. The evaluation of learning practices shows that the university still becomes the dominant actors in the transfer of knowledge and skill, except for the fields of entrepreneurship and project management which the industry excels. These results indicate that university contributes primarily in growing the internal capacity of human resource, while the industry contribute in shaping the professional life. This study suggests that the practice of higher education in Indonesia requires a more aggressive strategy in triple helix relations to enable the achievement of knowledge society and knowledge economy by strengthening the whole spectrum of university entrepreneurial activities.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: information technology learning; university entrepreneurial activities; university innovation; national innovation system; higher education; triple helix
Subjects: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0899 Other Information and Computing Sciences > 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Divisions: Faculty of Technology > Department of Informatics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Cahyo Crysdian
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2022 08:22


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