Assessment of Learner Characteristics

A Brief Description of the Population The population of students that would be subjected to the given instructional topic are students who have enrolled for the “Essentials of Small Business” course taught at the first year level in the Marketing Diploma at X University. This course is also offered in other programs and students from … Continue reading

Description of Instructional Goal

Topic of the Instructional Session  Use of Social Networking Media to Promote Small Businesses Marketing Efforts. This topic will be initially taught as pilot project in a current small business entrepreneurship course that I am presently teaching at the X  University. It will attempt to incorporate how social media could be used to promote small … Continue reading

THE THIRD CULTURE VERSUS PARK’S VIEWS ON ACCULTURATION: POINTS OF CONVERGENCE AND DIVERGENCE

1.      INTRODUCTION This essay intends to reflect upon the ideas stipulated by Robert Park, on the topic of  acculturation presented in his work ; ‘The Crowd and the Public’, during the turn of the 20th century. In the 1960’s, a series of studies were conducted to understand how children of foreign diplomats and expatriates living … Continue reading

WHY REINVENT THE WHEEL: INSIGHTS FROM THE FIELD OF LISTENING TO EXTEND THE E-LISTENING RESEARCH AGENDA

1.      INTRODUCTION 1.1    Listening Research The current body of listening research constitutes studies that represent disciplines such as psychology, communication, linguistics, anthropology and management. (Bodie, Worthington, Imhof & Cooper, 2008). As a consequence, the field includes many definitions that describe listening from multiple lenses. Thus, there is no consensus among scholars in defining listening;   the field … Continue reading

Measuring Resistance and Usage Intensity of Moodle based Learning Management Systems

Masters in Education (Educational Leadership) – Measuring Resistance and Usage Intensity of Moodle based Learning Management Systems https://nishancperera.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/perera-2010-measuring-resistance-usage-of-moodle-based-lms.pdf

Context Identification, Policy Problem Definition & Modeling

Part 01 1.      Context, Environment of the Problem Situation The faculty members at X polytechnic University uses many forms of learning management systems (LMS) to support their teaching efforts. The variety of LMS adopted causes problems for students since it leads to a new learning curve experience all the time and causes problems for support … Continue reading

Addressing Resistance to use Technology by Faculty Members Through Professional Development Initiatives from Different Cultural Lenses

Structure of this Paper This paper is presented in two parts. Part 01 will address the background, research problem, research questions, literature review and the methodology used to measure resistance vs. usage intensity in using learning management systems for teaching and learning purposes by faculty and students attached to the School of Business at X University. … Continue reading