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Socialisation

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

Socialisation is a term used to refer to the lifelong process of inheriting and disseminating norms, customs and ideologies, providing an individual with the skills and habits necessary for participating within his or her own society or in this case organisation. Socialization is thus ‘the means by which social and cultural continuity are attained’ and describes a process which may lead to desirable, or […]

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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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Natarajan & Nagar (2011)

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

Natarajan, N. K., & Nagar, D. (2011). Induction Age, Training Duration & Job Performance on Organizational Commitment & Job Satisfaction. Indian Journal Of Industrial Relations, 46(3), 491-497.   This article looked at the influence of induction age, training duration and job permanence of organisational commitment and job satisfaction employees of a large public sector organization. I showed that early induction training […]

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Steward et., al., (2007)

Posted by Hugh on August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Stewart, B., Briton, D., Gismondi, M., Heller, B., Kennepohl, D., McGreal, R., & Nelson, C. (2007). Choosing MOODLE: An Evaluation of Learning Management Systems at Athabasca University. International Journal Of Distance Education Technologies, 5(3), 1-7.   In this article the authors compared three Learning Management Systems (WebCt, LotusNotes, and Moodle) to see which would best […]

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Qualitative research

Posted by Hugh on August 4, 2014 in Project, References, Research Methods |

Qualitative research is a method of inquiry employed in many different academic disciplines, traditionally in the social sciences. The choice between qualitative and quantitative research relates to how the research conceptualizes the world (Silverman, 2013). Qualitative data is derived from many sources but mainly text and images (Creswell, 2009) (Flick, 2007) (Berg & Lune, 2014). Qualitative researchers […]

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Why Moodle?

Posted by Hugh on August 3, 2014 in Project |

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has used Moodle to manage its elearning for a number of years. Other Departments, Revenue Commissioners – Social Protections – Defence, also use Moodle. To ensure consistency and to enable sharing of courses I was informed that Moodle would be the Learning Management System (LMS) of choice for […]

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