At the beginning of May 2014 one particularly lively and well-informed debate on international dimensions in learning and teaching methods took place with the special guests of the Romanian-American University (RAU). Professors William Perttula, Matthew R. Lee, and Mitsuhiro Shimmen proved again the ability to pull things together into a more integrated whole, while building an energetic conversation about the need for a proper global education, by asumming the responsibility for upholding the shared goal of quality higher education.
From the very beginning of the dynamic exchange of ideas and views it was remembered that long time ago, in the sixties, McLuhan predicted that the emerging new electronic network will recreate the world as a “global village”, enabling knowledge sharing about different solutions. Today, we already live in a world of digital empowered intelligent customers, of digital products, of digital business operations and digital competitors. And within the context of increased knowledge and technological developments there is a real need to use innovation to adapt to this new context and to adequately contribute to the involved transformation, considering both the technological change and the context shift, but without losing what we achieved on our continuous way of moving from good to great in ensuring the quality of teaching, by working smarter, not just harder, in organizing the problems to be solved, the needed expertise, and the social arrangements enabling all this necessary work to be done.
The attendance at this very special event filled with great ideas reflected the importance of managing adequately the existing communication channels and acting in a responsible manner in sharing ideas and creating shared value within the strong commitment of promoting the quality of teaching.