Search results

Advanced search   My selection

Training and development, vol. 41, no. 1, February 2014

Feature articles in this issue include: Creative leadership / B. H. Tan (pages 5-7); Mentoring for change: adding value where it counts / Siobhan Sutherland Rogers (pages 8-9); Communicating to influence behaviour during change / Andrew Harvey (pages 10-11); Building a case for [learning and development] L&D: win over management through measurable results / Cynthia Stuckey (pages 12-13); Effective frontline leader development programs / Karen Schmidt (pages 14-15); The key to successful public sector reform / Michael Carman (page 17); Places to look for virtual classroom [return on investment] ROI / Roger Courville (pages 18-19); [Massive online open courses] MOOCs: where to from here? / Anne Bartlett Bragg (pages 20-21).

Feature articles in this issue include: Creative leadership / B. H. Tan (pages 5-7); Mentoring for change: adding value ...  Show Full Abstract  

Corporate authors: Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD)
New Zealand Association for Training and Development (NZATD)
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia; New Zealand
Resource type: Journal issue
Subjects: Management; Teaching and learning; Outcomes

VITAL Object

Web 2.0 applications as alternative environments for informal learning: a critical review

Enthusiastic educational commentators are casting the internet in a new light through the emergence of so-called 'Web 2.0' technologies, which place learners at the centre of online activities and facilitate supposedly new forms of creation, collaboration, and consumption. [Some] educationalists have even heralded a 'Web 2.0 transformation of learning' with 'potentially groundbreaking implications for the field of education' (Thomas 2008). Yet such enthusiasm has been tempered by a more sceptical reaction throughout other sectors of the educational and technology communities.

Enthusiastic educational commentators are casting the internet in a new light through the emergence of so-called 'Web 2.0' ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Selwyn, Neil
Conference name: CERI-KERIS International Expert Meeting on ICT and Educational Performance
Date: 2007
Resource type: Conference
Subjects: Technology; Teaching and learning; Research

VITAL Object

MOOCs in vocational education and training and higher education

This paper offers a brief overview of innovations in education, specifically massive open online courses (MOOCs), and proposes MOOC research and applications in tertiary education. The overview helps to inform funding bodies, educators and administrators on MOOCs. The paper uses the Diffusion of Innovations theory to contextualise research into MOOCs and other future scientific endeavours. The overview also illustrates two effects in the organisational diffusion of educational technologies - bandwagon and leapfrog effects. Bandwagon effects stem from social pressure rather than strategic planning driving the adoption of innovations. This 'me-too' behaviour often results in poor innovation use. In contrast to bandwagon effects, leapfrog effects hinder adoption and improve innovation use relative to early-adopter organisations. Leapfrogging organisations take a wait-and-see attitude towards adopting new technologies, and then use the technology more efficiently than many early-adopter organisations.

This paper offers a brief overview of innovations in education, specifically massive open online courses (MOOCs), and ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Murphy, Jamie; Williams, Alan; Lennox, Amy
Conference name: National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference
Date: 2013
Resource type: Conference
Subjects: Higher education; Vocational education and training; Technology;

VITAL Object

Training and development, vol. 41, no. 3, June 2014

Feature articles in this issue include: E-learning panel discussion at [Australian Institute of Training and Development] AITD2014 (pages 8-11); Wearable technologies: shaping the future of learning / Anne Bartlett-Bragg (pages 13-14); Using social media to enable lifelong learning / Martin Swan and Gerald Keating (pages 16-17); Is gamification right for your business / Nicola MacDonald (pages 18-19); Virtually networking / Lisa Butler (pages 20-21); The productivity ladder / Colin Boyd (pages 26-27); Using correct terminology for learning resources / Darshan Shetty (pages 28-29).

Feature articles in this issue include: E-learning panel discussion at [Australian Institute of Training and Development] ...  Show Full Abstract  

Corporate authors: Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD)
New Zealand Association for Training and Development (NZATD)
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: Australia; New Zealand; Oceania
Resource type: Journal issue
Subjects: Teaching and learning; Technology; Lifelong learning

VITAL Object

Impact of massive open online courses (MOOCs) on employee competencies and innovation

Among the plethora of available tools to enhance employee competencies, massive online open courses (MOOCs) are an emerging phenomenon. Having grown in popularity these courses have recently started penetrating the corporate environments. As MOOCs are still at a very early stage, it is mostly in the last two years that their models and impact are starting to be analysed in scientific articles. The purpose of this work is to understand the exact impact that MOOCs can have on the workforce and especially to innovation which is a key competitive advantage for any corporation and is of paramount importance in knowledge economies.

Among the plethora of available tools to enhance employee competencies, massive online open courses (MOOCs) are an emerging ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Karnouskos, Stamatis; Holmlund, Martin
Date: 2014
Resource type: Thesis
Subjects: Globalisation; Teaching and learning; Innovation;

VITAL Object

Training and development, vol. 40, no. 3, June 2013

Feature articles in this issue include: Change management: your roadmap to training success / Siobhan Sutherland Rogers (pages 4-6); Recognition of prior learning: benefits and challenges / Wendy Cato (pages 7-9); Does your talent measure up?: recognising the link between learning and performance / Sean Conrad (pages 10-12); A frontline perspective / Paul White (pages 14-15); Uncovering the motivation to learn / Deborah Keep (pages 16-17); New Age industries and flexible work: and how (and why) to train flexible workers / Brendan Moloney (pages 18-20); Implementing a learning management system: lessons learned / Bronte Moran (pages 22-23); The state of mobile learning: part two / Anne Bartlett-Bragg (pages 24-26); Does an iPad have a place in business? / Annette Bannon (pages 27-29); Guru quest: the 3-Rs of the training guRRRu’s journey / Scott Jacovou-Johnson (pages 30-31).

Feature articles in this issue include: Change management: your roadmap to training success / Siobhan Sutherland Rogers ...  Show Full Abstract  

Corporate authors: Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD)
New Zealand Association for Training and Development (NZATD)
Date: 2013
Geographic subjects: Australia; New Zealand; Oceania
Resource type: Journal issue
Subjects: Management; Pathways; Workforce development;

VITAL Object

Web-supported pedagogies for self-directed learning and transferable skills in Vietnam

In the last decade, various measures have been put in place to transform the Vietnamese technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system from a supply-driven into a demand-driven one. For that purpose, a legal framework and a quality assurance system have been established, the network of TVET institutions has been enlarged and the teacher training system has been adapted to strengthen the technical and pedagogical skill needs.

In the last decade, various measures have been put in place to transform the Vietnamese technical and vocational education ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Hong, Minh Le; Funfhaus, Annika
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: Vietnam; Asia
Journal title: TVET@Asia
Resource type: Article
Subjects: Technology; Teaching and learning; Vocational education and training;

VITAL Object

Development and evaluation of a pedagogical model for an open university in Nepal based on geographical, regional, and linguistic factors

This thesis researched characteristics and success rates of Nepali participants in a series of online courses in order to develop a pedagogical model designed for an open university in Nepal, based on the geographical, regional and linguistic diversity of Nepali learners. The original contribution to knowledge is the examination of geographic, regional and linguistic backgrounds of Nepali learners and a determination as to whether these factors influence the online learning of Nepali students. It is expected that the resulting model may serve as a construct for open university initiatives in Nepal and in other developing countries.

This thesis researched characteristics and success rates of Nepali participants in a series of online courses in order to ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Bainbridge, Susan
Date: 2013
Geographic subjects: Nepal; Asia
Resource type: Thesis
Subjects: Providers of education and training; Teaching and learning; Economics;

VITAL Object

Investigating the possibilities for online delivery of a successful campus-based pre-entry programme

Over several years at a widening-participation institution, a successful pre-entry programme was developed to provide a diverse body of nursing students with the academic skills necessary for higher education (HE) transition. Restructuring and financial constraints led to the cancellation of the programme in 2011. This paper will report on research that aimed to evaluate the campus-based initiative and investigate the potential in developing an online/blended alternative.

Over several years at a widening-participation institution, a successful pre-entry programme was developed to provide a ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Mckendry, Stephanie
Date: 2013
Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe
Journal title: Widening participation and lifelong learning
Resource type: Article
Subjects: Pathways; Higher education; Evaluation;

VITAL Object

Moodle maintenance

This project aimed to upskill [Brisbane Indigenous Media Association] BIMA staff in the development and maintenance of a Learning Management System (LMS) in order to develop quality processes and practices that can be maintained by current staff and transferred to new staff.

This project aimed to upskill [Brisbane Indigenous Media Association] BIMA staff in the development and maintenance of a ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Scott, Mike
Date: 2013
Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania
Resource type: Report
Series name: Continuous Professional Learning projects
Subjects: Technology; Teaching and learning; Workforce development;

VITAL Object