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Community of practice

Posted by Hugh on March 4, 2016 in References, Reflection |

A community of practice (CoP) is a group of people who share a craft and/or a profession. The concept was first proposed by cognitive anthropologists Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger in 1991. A CoP can evolve naturally because of the members’ common interest in a particular domain or area, or it can be created deliberately […]

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Survey and Questionnaire Design

Posted by Hugh on November 11, 2014 in Lit Review, Project, References |

Surveys give a snapshot of people’s thinking at a given point in time and collecting factual information relating to groups of people (Denscombe, 2010). Questionnaires are one of the most widely used means of collecting data (Rowley, 2014). A sample population is a sub-group of the entire population (Denscombe, 2010). In my survey the entire […]

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Great ideas revisited

Posted by Hugh on November 4, 2014 in Annotated, Project, References |

Kirkpatrick, D. (1996) Great ideas revisited. Techniques for Evaluating Training Programs. Revisiting Kirkpatrick’s Four-Level Model. Training & Development (January 1996) 54-59 Kirkpatrick reviews his own four-level model, regarded as a seminal work in the field of evaluation. While admitting that he has modified the guidelines, he maintains that the model is still valid since it […]

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Kirkpatrick Model of Evaluation

Posted by Hugh on November 4, 2014 in Project, References |

Four Levels of Learning Evaluation Kirkpatrick’s ideas were published to a broader audience in 1959 in a series of articles in the US Training and Development Journal, but they are better known from a book he published in 1994 entitled “Evaluating Training Programs.” (Kirkpatrick & Kirkpatrick 1994).  Other books that he has written on training evaluation […]

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Researching and writing a dissertation or project Reference list:

Posted by Hugh on November 3, 2014 in Project, References, Research Methods |

  Allison, B. (2004) The student’s guide to preparing dissertations and theses.  2nd ed. London: RoutledgeFalmer. Ball, S. (2012) The complete guide to writing your dissertation: advice, techniques and insights to help you enhance your grades.  Oxford: How To Books. Berry, R. (2004) The research project: how to write it.  5th ed.  Abingdon: Routledge. Biggam, […]

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Ilin (2013)

Posted by Hugh on October 17, 2014 in Annotated, Project, References |

Ilin, G. (2013). Moodle: A Way for Blending VLE and Face-to-Face Instruction in the ELT Context?. Turkish Online Journal Of Educational Technology – TOJET, 12(4), 103-112.   This article was about the introduction of blended learning using Moodle into a classroom based course to see how student-teacher interactions could be enhanced. It fits my study […]

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Research Methods References

Posted by Hugh on September 15, 2014 in References, Research Methods |

Allen M website http://www.alleninteractions.com/resources/michael-allen-s-books, accessed multiple times Beattie, R. S. (2006). Line managers and workplace learning: Learning from the voluntary sector. Human Resource Development International, 9(1), 99-119. Bell J., (2010), Doing your research project: a guide for first-time researchers in education, health and social science, Open University Press, Maidenhead. Berg, B. (2004). Qualitative research methods […]

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Derouin Fritzsche & Salas (2004)

Posted by Hugh on August 30, 2014 in Annotated, Project, References, Research Methods |

Derouin, R. E., Fritzsche, B. A., & Salas, E. (2004). OPTIMIZING E-LEARNING: RESEARCH-BASED GUIDELINES FOR LEARNER-CONTROLLED TRAINING. Human Resource Management, 43(2/3), This article explores learner lead course and the relevance of elearning. It lists 16 guidelines the would help in the instructional design phase of developing. There is a comparison of third level students and […]

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Beattie (2006)

Posted by Hugh on August 30, 2014 in Annotated, Project, References, Research Methods |

Beattie, R. S. (2006). Line managers and workplace learning: Learning from the voluntary sector. Human Resource Development International, 9(1), 99-119. This article highlights the significance the manger plays in helping people develop. They are the facilitators of learning in the work place. I believe that as the managers role is so critical then a tool […]

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Korte (2010)

Posted by Hugh on August 30, 2014 in Annotated, Project, References, Research Methods |

Korte, R. (2010). ‘First, get to know them’: a relational view of organizational socialization. Human Resource Development International, 13(1), 27-43.   This article looked at socialisation of new comers into a large organization. Although it focused primarily on the interaction with individuals and groups it did high light the importance of learning for the new […]

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