The theme of the Second 21st Century Academic Forum Conference at Harvard (March 8 – 10, 2015) was Teaching, Learning, and Research in the “Just Google It” Age. The organizers encouraged submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives under three major topic tracks: (1) teaching and learning in the 21st century and (2) creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship and (3) academic research for the 21st century.
At the Conference Melih Arat delivered a paper titled “Quest for Innovation in the Business Education” In the light of the current developments in business and technology, the traditional business education is being questioned. Participative classroom activities, mobile technologies, smart phones, tablets are providing opportunites for the renewal of traditional classroom based education. In the academic field there are extremely new approaches in practice. In this presentation the cases of new and extraordinary teaching methods based on interactive technologies and participative methods were examined.