Handbook of Research on Transdisciplinary Knowledge Generation

Handbook of Research on Transdisciplinary Knowledge Generation

Author: Wang, Victor X.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522595328

Category: Reference

Page: 475

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Traditional methods of viewing the world through the scientific method or instrumental knowledge do not adequately serve the needs of theory, research, and practice within an increasingly complex world. Through transdisciplinary theory, the focus is on a new form of learning and problem solving involving cooperation among different parts of society to meet the complex challenges of society. The Handbook of Research on Transdisciplinary Knowledge Generation is a critical scholarly resource that examines mutual learning across disciplinary lines as a strategy by which to understand the world and apply practical knowledge. Featuring a wide array of topics such as linguistic diversity, medical education, and social constructivism, this book is essential for educational professionals, researchers, students, administrators, and academicians.

Handbook of Research on Ethical Challenges in Higher Education Leadership and Administration

Handbook of Research on Ethical Challenges in Higher Education Leadership and Administration

Author: Wang, Viktor

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799841425

Category: Education

Page: 466

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Higher education institutions are, more so than other organizations, deeply complex, and they present a unique challenge to their leaders and administrators. The unique complexities of higher education call for governance founded on thoughtful consideration of leadership practices, theory, and styles that reflect the values of the institution and its mission. Embedded in a rapidly changing society, the future of higher education leadership and administration is necessarily dynamic and demands a strong ethical core to guide research, knowledge production, and organizational behavior. TheHandbook of Research on Ethical Challenges in Higher Education Leadership and Administration is a cutting-edge research publication that examines leadership ethics that higher education institutions must employ to be proactive, visionary, and ethically sound. The publication covers the importance of leadership ethics in higher education as well as the foundation for developing frameworks in which to ground the presence of leadership ethics in higher education. Featuring a wide range of topics such as distance education, free speech, and leadership, this book is ideal for librarians, academicians, administrators, researchers, education professionals, policymakers, and students.

Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research

Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research

Author: Ngulube, Patrick

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799814726

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 639

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In today’s globalized world, viable and reliable research is fundamental for the development of information. Innovative methods of research have begun to shed light on notable issues and concerns that affect the advancement of knowledge within information science. Building on previous literature and exploring these new research techniques are necessary to understand the future of information and knowledge. The Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research is a collection of innovative research on the methods and application of study methods within library and information science. While highlighting topics including data management, philosophical foundations, and quantitative methodology, this book is ideally designed for librarians, information science professionals, policymakers, advanced-level students, researchers, and academicians seeking current research on transformative methods of research within information science.

Handbook of Research on Digital Content Management and Development in Modern Libraries

Handbook of Research on Digital Content Management and Development in Modern Libraries

Author: Thanuskodi, S.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799822028

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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Collection assessment can be defined as the systematic quantitative and qualitative measurement of the degree to which a library’s collections meet the library’s goals, objectives, and the needs of its users. E-resources are creating new challenges for collection assessment, which require that the collection be measured, analyzed, and judged according to specific criteria for relevancy, size, quality, and use. The Handbook of Research on Digital Content Management and Development in Modern Libraries is a critical scholarly resource that examines collection management and quality within information services. Featuring a wide range of topics such as e-resources, knowledge management, and consortia, this book is ideal for professionals, academicians, academic librarians, researchers, and students in the fields of library and information science, education, computer science, and information technology. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support executives concerned with the management of expertise, knowledge, information, and organizational development in different types of work communities and environments.

Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Library and Information Science

Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Library and Information Science

Author: Kaushik, Anna

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522598275

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 434

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With the perpetual advancements of technology, library and information science professionals are tasked with understanding these technologies and providing accurate and comprehensive information to other potential users. These professionals must develop best practices for understanding these technologies in order to best serve other users. The Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Library and Information Science is a critical research book that examines advancing technologies and new innovations and their influences on library and information sciences for improved best practices. Featuring an array of topics such as digital libraries, distance education, and information literacy, this publication is essential for librarians, knowledge managers, information retrieval specialists, library and information science professionals, information scientists, researchers, web librarians, academicians, educators, IT specialists, and managers.

Building Competencies for Organizational Success: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Building Competencies for Organizational Success: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: Harper, Donta S.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799865186

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 217

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Competencies historically have been vital for skill building, and competency-based approaches have demonstrated their impact on business performance and organizational effectiveness in today’s marketplace. However, this has been discussed exclusively in chapters and books as separate propositions. It is essential to understand the two as linked together, building upon the other, merging individual and organizational perspectives of competencies development. Building Competencies for Organizational Success: Emerging Research and Opportunities presents a narrowly focused discussion of competency-based approaches and performance management and examines how these concepts align with business processes and procedures, management systems, and business objectives. It brings to light a new era of business performance management that complements the collaborative working of individuals and organizations to achieve business desires and addresses such topics as competent organization, knowledge management, and performance management systems. This book helps leaders, managers, executives, consultants, practitioners, academicians, researchers, and students with the understanding of how to utilize intellectual assets as well as how to develop a better future and outcomes for business and people management.

Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation in the 21st Century: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation in the 21st Century: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: Smith, Dimitra J.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799841241

Category: Education

Page: 190

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Community colleges are essential in preparing the 21st century workforce. Research has indicated that there is a shortage of individuals prepared for skilled workforce opportunities, such as plumbers, electricians, and many others. In fact, while college is essential in workforce development, it is not the only route that can lead to a successful livelihood. Developing a skill that transfers into an essential trade is a route less taken. Community colleges are ideally situated to respond to the shortage of a prepared workforce by providing an array of programs that reach a wide range of individuals with talents that may not include a college degree. Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation in the 21st Century: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a comprehensive reference source that covers the essential role of community colleges in developing a skilled workforce via varying educational opportunities that include degree completion, workforce development, and skill enhancement. Readers will benefit from the book’s ability to advocate for the need for individuals with skillful trade options, provide different areas to consider as trade options, discuss the role of community colleges in preparing a workforce, examine the challenges that can arise for individuals with a trade, and present a global outlook on the workforce of the 21st century. Covering topics that include career pathways and STEM programs, the book is especially valuable for academic institutions that are looking to provide options for talent expansion. Leadership and education scholars, leadership practitioners within community college and university settings, leaders within workforce development sectors, researchers, and students will also find this reference useful for developing a skilled and competent workforce.

Introducing Problem-Based Learning (PBL) for Creativity and Innovation in Chinese Universities: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Introducing Problem-Based Learning (PBL) for Creativity and Innovation in Chinese Universities: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: Zhou, Chunfang

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799835295

Category: Education

Page: 252

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Chinese universities are striving to integrate new educational elements such as student-centered learning, group learning, active learning, and learning by doing into current traditional curriculum systems for creativity development among young generations. However, the concept of creativity by its very nature is a complex term of many perspectives. It is necessary to clarify what creativity is, how creativity can be fostered in learning environments, and what universities should do in order to foster creative young talents. Introducing Problem-Based Learning (PBL) for Creativity and Innovation in Chinese Universities: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a critical scholarly resource that provides a multidimensional understanding on both challenges and opportunities of fostering creativity and PBL in Chinese universities and particularly discusses this implementation in a Chinese cultural context. Though related to a Chinese cultural context, the book can inspire other universities in other cultures, particularly in Asian areas, to learn why PBL is a potential strategy for creativity development and to rethink how to facilitate the innovation capability of universities in the future. Featuring a wide range of topics such as course design, educational technology, and curriculum development, this book is ideal for education professionals, academicians, teaching professors, researchers, administrators, and students.

Building Equitable Access to Knowledge Through Open Access Repositories

Building Equitable Access to Knowledge Through Open Access Repositories

Author: Koutras, Nikos

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799811336

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 319

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In today’s modern age where information is constantly being shared, intellectual property and protection remains a crucial aspect in economic development. Open access has emerged as a cutting-edge tool that allows writers and authors to share their work freely while still holding protection and security over it. With technology playing a crucial role in economic growth, open access practices could be a key contributor in the innovation and development of information and public policy. What researchers need is a comprehensive approach to the concept of open access practice, its foundations, and current status. Building Equitable Access to Knowledge Through Open Access Repositories provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of open access publishing practices in the digital age and applications within scientific and academic research. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as copyright protection, social justice, and European Copyright Framework, this book is ideally designed for researchers, scientists, policymakers, librarians, IT specialists, authors, publishers, academicians, and students seeking current research on the advancement of intellectual property rights in today’s technologically driven world.

Global Politics, Political Participation, and the Rise of Nationalism: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Global Politics, Political Participation, and the Rise of Nationalism: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: Stacey, Emily

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799873457

Category: Political Science

Page: 213

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Nationalist movements remain a force in contemporary American politics, regardless of political party. Recently, social issues have moved to the forefront of American society, and civilian participation in activism is at an all time high. The nationalism that the world started to experience pre-2016, but much more intently post-2016, has impacted international alliances, global strategies, and threatened the fragile stability that had been established in the post-September 11th world. Major political events in more recent times, such as the American election, have brought social issues into stark focus along with placing a spotlight on politics and nationalism in general. Thus, there is an updated need for research on the most current advances and information on nationalism, social movements, and activism in modern times. Global Politics, Political Participation, and the Rise of Nationalism: Emerging Research and Opportunities discusses the ways in which nationalism and nationalist ideologies have permeated throughout America and the international community. This work considers the rise of neo-nationalism stemming from the Tea Party in the United States, Brexit and the era of the Tory Divorce from Europe, contemporary electoral politics that are helping in the spread of nationalist policies and leaders (providing a normalization of policies that are sometimes anti-democratic), the 2020 resurgence of Black Lives Matter after the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and the role of the coronavirus pandemic in helping to shape the world order to come. This book will be ideal for activists, politicians, lawyers, political science professors and researchers, international relations and comparative politics professors and students, practitioners, policymakers, researchers, academicians, and anyone interested in the current state of global politics, nationalism, and activism in political participation.

4C-ID Model and Cognitive Approaches to Instructional Design and Technology: Emerging Research and Opportunities

4C-ID Model and Cognitive Approaches to Instructional Design and Technology: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: de Miranda, Guilhermina Maria Lobato Ferreira

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799840978

Category: Education

Page: 243

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There has been an evolution of the explanations on the results of research on human learning and how digital technologies have supported the design of more efficient learning environments. Previous theories such as Richard Mayer’s cognitive theory of multimedia learning and John Sweller’s cognitive load theory have gained signification attention and remain the two main theories within the multimedia learning field. However, there has not yet been a book compiled of several investigations on the specific 4C-ID model that covers different domains of knowledge. The 4C-ID model combines the two main theories of Richard Mayer and John Sweller to advance the field of learning and instruction. 4C-ID Model and Cognitive Approaches to Instructional Design and Technology: Emerging Research and Opportunities explores the behavioral and constructivist approaches to learning and instruction and focuses mainly on the particular cognitive approach and resulting theories and insights of the 4C-ID model. The chapters present the results of three experimental studies applied to the teaching of electrical circuits, initiation to computer programming using the Alice microworld, and computer programming using Python textual language. This book is a valuable resource tool for computer programmers, computer scientists, teachers, educational psychologists, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students interested in the various approaches to learning and instruction in terms of the 4C-ID instructional model.