Professional Development and Workplace Learning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 1st Edition

  • Published By: Business Science Reference
  • ISBN-10: 1466686332
  • ISBN-13: 9781466686335
  • DDC: 658.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2170 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released April 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This multivolume reference explores the methods, skills, and techniques that are essential to lifelong learning and professional advancement. It provides crucial insights to employees, managers, leaders, industry professionals, and academics interested in the constantly shifting shape of the modern workforce. The set contains research on topics such as educational technologies, virtual learning environments, professional development in the digital information age, the use of mobile technologies in continuing education, and more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Associate Editors.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Fundamental Concepts and Theories.
1: A Short History of Instruction in the Use of Libraries.
2: Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning: A Review of Literature.
3: Informal Individual Learning via Virtual Professional Development: A Proposal for Massive Open Online Professional Informal Individual Learning (MOOPIL).
4: Teachers as Researchers and Instructional Leaders.
5: The Benedum Collaborative: Evaluating a Strategic Plan for Simultaneous Renewal.
6: Transformative Professional Development: A Professional Development Team Learns from Students Who Write across the Curriculum.
7: Information as a Human Right.
8: Program Administration and Implementation of an Online Learning Initiative at a Historically Black College University.
9: Professional Development Needs and Resources for Government Document Librarians.
10: Homeland Security Information Technology and Engineering (ITE) Professional Development Training for Educators in Urban High Schools.
11: The Professional Development School: Fertile Ground for Service - Learning Initiatives.
12: Outlining the Value of Cognitive Studies in Increasing the Strategic Management within Organizations.
13: Optimizing Conditions for Learning and Teaching in K-20 Education.
14: Overview of Theory and Practice in Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania.
15: Getting the Context Right for Quality Teaching and Learning.
16: Hard to Believe It All Started on a Napkin! Anatomy of a Long-Term School University Partnership to Create and Evaluate Effective Practice.
17: Teaching and Assessing Problem Solving in Online Collaborative Environment.
18: LIS Undergraduate Education in New Zealand: Development and Contemporary Issues.
19: Professional Development for Teaching Writing in a Digital Age.
Development and Design Methodologies.
20: Professional Development 1.5: Two Models for Helping Teachers Implement Digital Tools in Writing Pedagogy.
21: Incorporating Information Literacy into Instructional Design within Pre-Service Teacher Programs.
22: Co-Development of Professional Practice at a Professional Development School through Instructional Rounds and Lesson Study.
23: Developing a More Systematic Approach to Professional Development School Partnerships: The Case of PDS Efforts at a Large Urban University.
24: The Networked Learning Framework: A Model for Networked Professional Learning Utilizing Social Networking Sites.
25: Development of a Technology Plan.
26: Development Curriculum for Knowledge-Based Organizations: Lessons from a Learning Network.
27: Didactical Design for Online Process-Based Assessment in Teacher Education: Making the Informal Formal.
28: Teaching MSE Students to Teach: A Design-Based Research Model for Introducing Professional Skills into the Technical Curriculum.
29: Effective Online Learning Begins with Effective Teacher Preparation.
30: Promoting Multiculturalism in Technology Based-Education: A Framework for the Improvement of Compatibility between Educators of Special Groups and their Learners and a Case Study on Educators of Roma in Greece to Prove its Efficiency.
31: Leveraging Asynchronous Online Instruction to Develop Elementary School Mathematics Teacher-Leaders.