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Synthesis of Research on Managing Administrative Functions of Web-based Training


This paper synthesizes the research on managing web-based learning emphasizing theadministrative role of the course facilitator. Topics such as how to establishing meeting times, track attendance, monitor participation, and grade participant contributions provide the readerwith a basic understanding of key responsibilities facilitators need to manage in order to provide effective online training. Based on the research findings, guidelines were developed for onlinecourse facilitators to use.

Common Data Collection Strategies Effective In Qualitative Studies

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Action research, in simple terms, is an approach that teachers and facilitators use to critically evaluate problems encountered on a regular basis in the classroom. In order to conduct action research, one must determine the best method for data collection. For purposes of this paper, interviewing, observation, and questionnaires have been selected because they provide the most accurate information regarding the effectiveness of technical and operational training in the researcher’s current environment. The purpose of an interview is to understand the experiences of others better – to get their individual story. Observation, an intuitive process, allows individuals to collect information about others by viewing their actions and behaviors in their natural surroundings is also discussed. Questionnaires are used to measure attitudes, facts, or values held by individuals. Sample documents demonstrating the different research techniques discussed are located in the appendices. The paper concludes by evaluating the effectiveness of the different techniques by reviewing how the sample documents were used.

Methods To Increase Learning Involvement And Achievement In The Affective Domain


Research has shown that emotion is a more powerful influence on learning than cognition. Yet, researchers still often struggle to understand how emotions impact learners and learning. This paper attempts to (1) reviews basic brain anatomy and structure (2) demonstrate the relationship among key adult-learning principles to the affective domain and learning, (3) review the twelve laws of emotion and links them with effective instructional design and training techniques, and (4) discuss the role of emotional intelligence in learning. Cognitive and affective theories of learning will be discussed as well as information surrounding how to promote learning in the affective domain using effective training methods.



Learners today encounter a wide range of learning opportunities to link new knowledge with existing experiences through just-in-time resources such as the Internet, television, and computer or web-based training. Many of these learning opportunities require the individual to take more responsibility for the learning process than the traditional classroom-based, instructor-led method did. This paper identifies six different types of JITT tools and then discusses the advantages and disadvantages to each.

Analysis of Learning Organizations and Knowledge Management Principles


ZBS Company is currently undergoing major changes due to a shifting market economy. Consequently, it is trying to determine the best approach for it to take to manage the rapidly changing environment. 

Enduring Contributions And Contributors To Instructional Design During The Twentieth Century


The state of Instructional Systems Design in 2002 allows practitioners to improve individual and organizational performance, efficiency, and effectiveness merging the latest technology with traditional classroom practices. 

Sixteen Personality-Factor Questionnaire (16 P-F)


The 16 P-F is an objective personality test developed by Dr. Raymond Cattell. Using factor analysis, Cattell categorized 170 adjectives that described human behavior into sixteen dimensions or factors. These 16 source traits were then used to form his personality questionnaire.

The Power of Two - The Value of Sharing


Mentoring can be defined as a significant, beneficial effect on the life or style of another person, generally as a result of personal one-on-one contact. A mentor is one who offers knowledge, insight, perspective, or wisdom that is especially useful to the other person. 

A Tour of Your Tomorrow: A Videotape Review


In a world full of choices, making the right career decision can be difficult. The career decision-making videotape, A Tour of Your Tomorrow (1993), by Rich Feller and Joe Vasos, allows individuals of all ages to see and understand many of the career choices available to them. The two-part videotape series divides the working world into six Holland type-of-interest categories.  Segments on each category encourage individuals to use their strengths and diversity to find careers in which success and happiness rely on continuous improvement through lifelong learning and job satisfaction.

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