The Quantum Technology Open Master: widening access to the quantum industry
Department of Management, School of Business and Social Science, Aarhus University, Fuglesangs Alle 4, 8210, Aarhus V, Denmark
2 Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University, Jagtvej 155 A, 2200, Copenhagen N, Denmark
Accepted: 3 January 2024
Published online: 24 January 2024
In this article we conceive of the Open Master, a new form of Transnational Education, as a means of enhancing accessibility to specialist expertise in Quantum Technology. Through participatory action research conducted during the setup and operation of a pan-European pilot project, the QTEdu Open Master (QTOM), we examine the viability of this educational model to offer flexible learning opportunities to STEM Master’s students through the setup and year-long operation of an online course exchange platform. A crucial lynchpin in the Open Master model are the mechanisms of local accreditation available for the awarding of credit, which we divide into distinct course types varying in formality and applicability. Furthermore, we have elucidated the strategies taken by staff to successfully implement the Open Master and benefit from its transformative value, building long-lasting communities within and between faculty, and scaling up educational offerings across Europe. With this research, we reflect on a possible future for QT Education.
Key words: Quantum Technology / Online Learning / Transnational Education / Organisational Change / Internationalisation / Credit Transfer / ECTS / Community Building
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