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The Delphi Technique: A Research Strategy for Career and Technical Education Wanda L. Stitt-Gohdes University of Georgia Tena B. Crews University of South Carolina Career and technical education research often centers around quantitative research designs. The Delphi Technique provides a structured communication process designed to produce a detailed examination of a topic and/or problem and discussion from the participating group. First-Year Seminar Program About the Module The CRAAP Test module helps students learn the difference between appropriate and inappropriate sources for papers and bibliographies by prompting them to evaluate five basic elements of the sources: Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose. Our hope is that this module will help your FSEM students find appropriate academic sources, thus enhancing their research.

Dialogue and connectivism: A new approach to understanding and promoting dialogue-rich networked learning Dialogue and connectivism: A new approach to understanding and promoting dialogue-rich networked learning Abstract Connectivism offers a theory of learning for the digital age that is usually understood as contrasting with traditional behaviourist, cognitivist, and constructivist approaches. This article will provide an original and significant development of this theory through arguing and demonstrating how it can benefit from social constructivist perspectives and a focus on dialogue. How Public Like a Frog: On Academic Blogging How dreary – to be – Somebody! How public – like a Frog –To tell one's name – the livelong June –To an admiring Bog! An Arcadian who shall remain nameless asked me a few weeks ago, "Wait, how come you don't blog on Arcade?"

The Delphi Technique in Nursing and Health Research - Sinead Keeney, Hugh McKenna, Felicity Hasson The Delphi Technique in Nursing and Health Research is a practical guide to using the Delphi methodology for students and researchers in nursing and health. It adopts a logical step-by-step approach, introducing the researcher to the Delphi, outlining its development, analysing key characteristics and parameters for its successful use and exploring its applications in nursing and health. The book addresses issues of methodology, design, framing the research question, sampling, instrumentation, methodological rigour, reliability and validity, and methods of data analysis. The Delphi Technique in Nursing and Health Research enables the reader to be aware of the limitations of the technique and possible solutions, to design a Delphi questionnaire for each of the different rounds of a study, to consider different approaches to the technique in relation to a study, to analyse the data from each round of a Delphi study, and to understand the importance of feedback between rounds. Key Features

The CRAAP test - Evaluating Web Resources - LibGuides at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University Currency: the timeliness of the information When was the information published or posted?Has the information been revised or updated? Learning to play, playing to learn: the rise of playful learning in higher education - Digifest speaker, Chrissi Nerantzi Ever thought about using Lego in lectures or play dough in seminars? Chrissi Nerantzi, principal lecturer in academic CPD at Manchester Metropolitan University, thinks you should at least be considering it. She explains why. What is playful learning? "Playful learning is using play activities to immerse ourselves and learn, either on our own or with others in a space we feel safe.

NEW SAVANNA: Is Academia Eating Its Young? The fate of bloggers has been a matter of some interest in the academic blogosphere. Not bloggers in general, but graduate students and junior faculty. The concern is not just that no professional credit accrues for blogging, but that blogging may actually hurt one’s career. It is a fact that many (older) faculty are, at best, ignorant of and indifferent to, online activity of all sorts, including blogging. Some – many? Enhancing rigour in the Delphi technique research Volume 78, Issue 9, November 2011, Pages 1695–1704 The Delphi technique: Past, present, and future prospects Edited By Gene Rowe and George Wright Institute of Nursing Research and School of Nursing, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, Shore Road, BT37 0QB, United Kingdom

Chucking the Checklist: A Contextual Approach to Teaching Undergraduates Web-Site Evaluation Find using OpenURL Buy This Issue Chucking the Checklist: A Contextual Approach to Teaching Undergraduates Web-Site Evaluation Abstract This paper criticizes the checklist model approach (authority, accuracy, objectivity, currency, coverage) to teaching undergraduates how to evaluate Web sites. The checklist model rests on faulty assumptions about the nature of information available through the Web, mistaken beliefs about student evaluation skills, and an exaggerated sense of librarian expertise in evaluating information.

1. general lack of time to share knowledge, and time to identify colleagues in need of specific knowledge; 2. apprehension of fear that sharing may reduce or jeopardise people's job security; 3. low awareness and realisation of the value and benefit of possessed knowledge to others; 4. dominance in sharing explicit over tacit knowledge such as know‐how and experience that requires hands‐on learning, observation, dialogue and interactive problem solving; 5. use of strong hierarchy, position‐based status, and formal power (“pull rank”); 6. insufficient capture, evaluation, feedback, communication, and tolerance of past mistakes that would enhance individual and organisational learning effects; 7. differences in experience levels; 8. lack of contact time and interaction between knowledge sources and recipients; 9. poor verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills; 10. age differences; 11. gender differences; 12. lack of social network; 13. differences in education levels; 14. taking ownership of intellectual property due to fear of not receiving just recognition and accreditation from managers and colleagues; 15. lack of trust in people because they may misuse knowledge or take unjust credit for it; 16. lack of trust in the accuracy and credibility of knowledge due to the source; and 17. differences in national culture or ethnic background; and values and beliefs associated with it (language is part of this). by gigisonnenstrahl Jul 9

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