...RHT 101 March 14th 2013 First attempt at an on-line course In today's world everything is and anything is available online. From newspapers to TV and media to shopping, everything is a mouse click away. For the past several years there has been a boom in online learning and online education. Almost every college is now offering online classes for their students. There are several accredited colleges that were started only to offer online classes. On the road to success, students encountering online education reap many benefits that better prepare them for their future. This is my first experience with on-line learning, and it has been a great experience so far. The teachers are very helpful and guide the students with text and videos on how to take an online class. Anytime a student requires any assistance they could just email the teacher and so far I've experienced that all my teacher’s reply within one day if not within hours. There are various benefits of having an online class. There is no need to drive to college every day and you can save money on gas and driving expenses. You can do your assignments on your own time and set your own schedule. It is easier for people who work to do this in their time after work or on their days off. Also, transferring credits is a breeze as I could take summer online classes and transfer them to my four year college while working at the same time. Chicago is a city well known for its cold weather. There are many instances in a year...
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...Creating Effective Teams An essential process that is required for any business organisation is an effective group development process and managers need to understand how to create effective and productive teams and the roles performed by each of the members. The theory used is the Tuckman’s five stages of group development process that involves forming, storming, and norming, performing and adjourning. Another important aspect of effective teams is the right mix of role categories from Belbin theory, which identifies nine types of people, categorised into three specific skills of action, people and thought orientation roles. This essay will analyse the roles managers undertake to facilitate effective team management that is productive and effective in business organisations. An important aspect of leadership management in any organisation team leaders need to have a good understanding of Tuckmens’ stages of team development to build a cohesive productive workplace and an ability to identify Belbin specific types of people and adapt your approach when dealing with the different types of people. (Manning, 1996, pg. 298-302)(Belbin Team Roles. 2013.) Dr Meredith Belbin (1981) team roles based on the behaviour characteristics and interpersonal skills of the individuals within a team. He determined that there were nine different roles in an effective team who undertook specific tasks. These nine roles classified into three major groups. The three major groups of Belbin......
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ONLINE COURSE RESERVATION
Arise and Shine
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction 1
1.1 Purpose 1
1.2 Scope 1
1.3 Definitions, Acronyms and Abbreviations 1
1.4 References 1
1.5 Overview 1
2. Positioning 1
2.1 Business Opportunity 1
2.2 Problem Statement 1
2.3 Product Position Statement 2
3. Stakeholder and User Descriptions 2
3.1 Market Demographics 2
3.2 Stakeholder Summary 2
3.3 User Summary 2
3.4 User environment 3
3.5 Stakeholder Profiles 3
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...DESIGNING EFFECTIVE WORK TEAMS Types of Work Teams Most commonly, types of teams can be grouped into self-managed work teams, cross-functional teams, and virtual teams. As mentioned in part one, the authors of Organizational Behaviour define a group as “two or more people interacting interdependently to achieve a common goal” (Saks & Johns, 2014). In other words, a team is a collection of individuals who are interdependent in their tasks, who share responsibility for outcomes, who see themselves and who are seen by others as an intact social entity embedded in one or more larger social systems (for example, business unit or corporation), and who manage their relationships across organizational boundaries. (Sundstrom, De Meuse, & Futrell, 1990). Self-managed work teams are work groups that have the opportunity to do challenging work under reduced supervision. Cross-functional teams are work groups that bring people with different functional specialties together to better invent, design, or deliver a product or service; and virtual teams are work groups that use technology to communicate and collaborate across time, space, and organizational boundaries. (Saks & Johns, 2014). Designing Effective Work Teams According to Johns & Saks, there are three fundamental dimensions to teams functioning effectively: the task, team composition, and management support. (Saks & Johns, 2014). The task is what the team is required to carry out; a task is viewed by team members as a......
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...представителите на компанията е от критична важност в този случай. Да продава продуктите на компанията. Разбира се, крайната цел на всяка една компания е да генерира печалба. Независимо от локацията, народността и религията на своите служители всички компании са създадени с основната цел да генерират печалба и онлайн маркетингът може да бъде еднин от важните, а понякога и основния двигател на приходите. - - Основните клонове и аспекти на дигиталния и онлайн маркетинг са: • • • • • Online Advertising Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Email marketing Social Media Marketing (SMM) • • • • Content Marketing Online PR Website Design Web Analytics Поради липсата на български еквивалент, при по-голямата част от термитите се налага използването на директното им наименование от английски. Всеки един от компонентите ще бъде разгледан в настоящата разработка, а в следващата част по всеки един от тях ще дадем пример за тяхната имплементация в реалната бизнес среда. Online Advertising Онлайн рекламата е сравнително малък дял от цялостната картина на онлайн маркетинга. В него се включват няколко направления в това число: Display advertising Retargeting advertising Основната идея, която стои зад този клон на онлайн маркетинга е позиционирането на продукта на компанията на различни сайтове чрез визуални елементи, наречени „банери“ с цел генериране на трафик към рекламен сайт или страница на същата. В оригиналният си вид банерите са......
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...The Surprising Foil to Online Education: Why Students Won’t Give Up Paper Textbooks Joanne McNeish, Mary Foster, Anthony Francescucci, Bettina West Purpose of the Study. Digital resources are an integral part of online education. Although advocates of digitized information believe that millennial students will embrace the paperless classroom, this is not proving to be the case. This research addresses gaps in our understanding of student resistance to giving up paper-based learning resources by examining attributes of the paper textbook that are perceived as necessary for knowledge transfer and that are not present in digital information modalities. Method/Design and Sample. Phase 1 used focus groups to identify the content of items that were incorporated into a quantitative instrument in phase 2. A sample of 386 undergraduate students taking marketing courses at a Canadian urban university completed the online survey. We then used Confirmatory Factor Analysis to test the factors linked to resistance to discontinuing paper textbooks. Results. Students’ resistance to giving up the paper textbook positively relates to the way in which the paper textbook facilitate learning and study processes, is permanent and under the students’ control during and after the course is finished. The fluid and dynamic nature of digital content compared to the more consistent and predictable nature of information on paper appears to be a barrier to the acquisition of knowledge for the purpose of...
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...Multicultural teams have become very common in recent years. With cross border mobility becoming much easier the number of people moving from one country to another has grown significantly. This has also led to more people from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds intermarrying. Their children could be born and grow up in different countries and have hybrid cultural identities. Globalization and the advances in communication and transportation technology have reduced trade barriers and increased interaction among people. Multicultural teams have become more common in our organizations, and contemporary international management literature has identiﬁed that the management of multicultural teams is an important aspect of human resource management. Recent studies have focussed on the positive eﬀects of using multicultural teams, for example, Earleyand Mosakowski (2000) stated that multicultural teams are used because they are perceived to out-perform monoculture teams, especially when performance requires multiple skills and judgement. However, there has been little research into construction-speciﬁc multicultural teams, and many construction organisations, although expanding into global operations do not fully appreciate the implications and are often unable to respond to cultural factors aﬀecting their project teams. 1.1 Objective of the diploma paper • To explain challenges faced by Multicultural team and how to manage them • To give recommendations on effective......
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...“Distance Education in High Schools” Parbudyal Singh & William Pan And “Online Education: Lessons for Administrators and Instructors” Davison M. Mupinga Distance and online education are increasingly common methods to study allow students to independently studies. This gives those students much greater freedom in their choices; in comparison to traditional courses and schools. Mupinga (2005) explains distance education as teaching when students and instructors are not actually together. Despite continuing and major growth at the areas of distance education, these types of new learning approaches are controversy. Mupinga and the team of Singh & Pan (2004) wrote on the advantages and challenges of these educational methods. Pan and Singh wrote from their own experiences of being distance university education instructor themselves. They did have a bias that distance education was superior and the best way forward. Also, Pan & Singh focused on university based distance learning only. On the other hand, Mopinga examined the high school distance learning aspect and concerns about teachers themselves. The similarities between the two journal articles enumerating the path of distance education; however, due to the articles being in 2004 and 2005, many technologies have changed or not commonly used such as VHS tapes, cable television and mail courses. Others such us WebCT, Blackboard, and Whiteboard are still used in educational......
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...Effective Online Learning Everyone has a different learning style, which makes learning online very different from the traditional brick and mortar environment. A brick and mortar environment is a controlled environment in which an instructor is available to answer any of the questions that their students may have, whereas online the student must email their instructor and wait for their response. There also is less peer to peer interaction in an online course to try and solve the problem and gain the solutions. In an online course, the student may also have distractions such as family, work and the many other activities of their daily living; however, I believe that all of these challenges can be overcome and effective online learning can be achieved by practicing organization, communication, and time management. To be a successful online learner, I will have to be very organized and will have to ensure that my priorities are in order. My family of course is first followed by work and then school. I will have to look at my schedule and ensure that there is time blocked out to study. Beings that I get distracted very easily, I will have to ensure that I am in a place where it is quiet and where I can be by myself. I will use my laptop to do all of my online assignments upstairs in my house so that I will easily be able to remove myself of all distractions, i.e. husband, baby, and television. I will ensure that I am staying on track in the class by utilizing......
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...Indicators of Effective and Efficient Use of Language A Paper Work Presented to Professor Rowena J Rivero The Faculty of the Graduate School Meycauayan College In Fulfillment of the Requirements for the ENG202 Descriptive Linguistics Nathaniel R. Bautista Student CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION Words are basic element in communication, to communicate effectively one must know what exactly he/she wanted to express. Use specific rather than general words avoid clincher, there repeated words lost its effectiveness, because of redundancy. Do not use slang, jargon, or foreign words. It only confuse your listener, you also avoid euphemisms that can create subtle ideas. Above all avoid self–favorite words. In this world of complex individual men and women are two distinct creatures, who actually had opposite expressions, ideas and choice of words. This is the main reason why conflicts arise. A lot of studies show the diversity of men to women. To start with let us explore the languages each one utilizes. Facilitating better connotation between sexes, doesn’t mean that men need to completely change their behaviors or that women need to change, but in order to improve communication and have more harmonious relationship and effective work environment, we each have to work harder to understand and respect our differences. The men speak “menglish” women say “it’s a girl thing“. It may sound the same the same but words and phrases have entirely different meanings......
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...Effective team is defined as a group of people in a institution or company to work together effectively.The reason of this is that a group of people work together can achieve much more better than an individual of the team were working on their own.(wiseGEEK)(n.d.) There are 3 model can be determine the effectiveness of a team that are context, team composition, and also team processes. First of all, the factor that madam May May should advice to Julia is context. Julia should be manage her team as a small team.This is because the team size will effects upon team conflict and problem.So that, the smaller the number of people in the team, the less will be the conflict, because everyone have their own opinions.If there are less member and it's easy to coordinate and collaborate team member, so that team leader can make a decision easily.In addiction, work in a small team is also can make sure all the member interact with each other in the working place. Next, madam May May should advise Julia to provide adequate resources and to her team members.Julia should also provide moral support to her team members.For example, this support includes timely information, proper equipment, adequate staffing, encouragement, and administrative assistance and so on. Besides that, Julia should encourage trust and cooperation among her team members.This is very important because it is very difficult to work together without the trust of teammates.Julia should be a proficient in......
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...mundane manager tasks means that running effective teams may not be possible until Dalman adjusts his own managing style. A sandwich chain is a perfect business to implement a team work environment. In these establishments there is generally a breakdown of activities that Lei and Dalman can positively take advantage of. For example, these establishments cannot run without a branch manager or supervisor. This individual can also be a team leader Lei and Dalman can trust. In a side by side comparison of traditional versus team work environments, Zenger, Musselwhite, and Perrin (1994) list cross training as an element of teamwork. In a traditional environment “jobs are narrowly defined.” In a teamwork environment “jobs require broad skills and knowledge.” Moreover, in a traditional work environment, each employee is trained for with specific technical skills to perform the job tasks. In a team environment “Continuous learning requires interpersonal, administrative, and technical training for all (Zenger, Musselwhite, and Perrin, 1994). If the person cutting the bread for the sandwiches cannot run the cash register, there will not likely be any teamwork. To change to a teamwork environment, Dalman and Lei will need to develop a trusting relationship with each branch manager or supervisor that is based on functional leadership skills and interpersonal relationships among team members. Dalman will need to trust that a manager knows that the team member cutting the bread can......
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...Of Course Management System Course Management System 1. Introduction 1 1.1 Purpose 1 1.2 Scope 1 1.3 Definitions and abbreviations 1 1.4 References 1 1.5 Overview 1 2. Overall Description 2 2.1 Product Perspective 2 2.2 Product Functions 2 2.3 User Characteristics 4 2.4 Constraints 4 2.5 Assumptions and Dependencies 4 3. Specific Requirements 4 3.1 External Interface Requirement 4 3.1.1 User Interfaces 4 3.1.2 Hardware Interfaces 4 3.1.3 Software Interfaces 4 3.1.4 Communication Interfaces 4 3.2 Functional Requirements 5 3.2.1 Creating Courses 5 3.2.2 Grade Management 5 3.2.3 Homework Submissions 5 3.2.4 Group Management 7 3.2.5 Online Quizzes 9 3.2.6 Create Accounts 10 3.3 Performance Requirements 10 3.3.1 Response Time 10 3.3.2 Throughput 10 3.3.5 Capacity 11 3.3.6 Utilization of Resources 11 3.4 Software System Attributes 11 3.4.1 Security 11 3.4.2 Reliability 11 3.4.3 Scalability 11 1. Introduction 2.1 Purpose The purpose of this document is to present a detailed description of the course management system. It will explain the purpose and features of the system, the interfaces of the system will do, the constraints under which it must operate and how the system will react to external stimuli. This document is intended for both stakeholders and developers of the system. 2.2 Scope It domain use to use it large domain it use for efficient......
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...EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF MULTICULTURAL TEAM Abstract Multicultural teams have become more common in recent years, and contemporary international management literature has identiﬁed that the management of multicultural teams is an important aspect of human resource management. This paper has focused on the positive eﬀects of using multicultural teams. Using data from 20 interviews in Mwanza Tanzania, the results show that management within multicultural team environments can be eﬀective when project managers demonstrate an awareness of cultural variation. Participants further highlighted that, one of the critical components of building multicultural teams is the creation and development of eﬀective cross cultural collectivism, trust, communication and empathy in leadership NAME: SARAH CHRISTOPHER KITELEJA 11/23/2012 EMPOWER STUDENT 2012 COUNTRY: MWANZA- TANZANIA A. Table of Contents 1. INTRODUCTION3 1.2 Objective of diploma paper3 1.3 Significant of the study3 2. BACKGROUND OF THE PROBLEM3-4 3. MANAGEMENT OF MULTICUTURAL TEAM…………………………………………………………………………………...4 3.1 Type of multicultural team & its diversity 4 3.2 Condition for higher performance4-5 3.3 management of Multicultural team……………………………………………………………………………..6-7 3.4 management of Multicultural team…………………………………………………………………………..7-9 4. THE USE OF DMIS IN MANAGEMENT OF MULTICUTURAL TEAM…………………………………………..10-12 5. CHALLENGES IN MANAGING MULTICULTURAL TEAM……………………………………………………………13-14 6. RECOMME...
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...have a dynamic discussion in an online classroom environment? It is possible to have a dynamic discussion in an online classroom environment. Unfortunately, often times we make prejudgments or have pre-conceived notions of people by observing the way one looks, dress etc. Being online takes that element out of the equation and most times provides an equal playing field. • What do you think are the benefits of being in an online classroom? In today’s society, people have heavy responsibilities at work and home. Therefore, it is almost impossible to attend courses on campus due to scheduling issues. Distant learning provides a student that cannot attend campus classes, an opportunity and flexibility to further education to obtain certifications, diplomas and/or degrees. Distant learning allows a student to attend courses that are suitable to their needs. Students can do assignments at their convenience at any given time such as 2am or 2pm as long as the assignment is posted by the due date vice the regimental times for campus classes. Students can choose an online school that provides time-frames suitable for when a student anticipate having a degree in their declared major such as 5-week, 8-week or 9-week courses. Students can choose an online school that provides a learning curriculum that will assist them in being successful i.e. online lecturing in conjunction with textbook/e-book. • What are the drawbacks of being online, and how can we work around......
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