The Learning Advantage

The Learning Advantage

This book provides the answers to these questions through a series of case studies designed to help you change your organization's attitude toward learning by helping you make the clear link from learning to your company's bottom line.

Author: Karen Mantyla

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 9781562865030

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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"When times get tough, why is it that the training budget so often gets slashed first? And more important, how can you change this pattern so that your training budget is protected--no matter the economic or business climate? This book provides the answers to these questions through a series of case studies designed to help you change your organization's attitude toward learning by helping you make the clear link from learning to your company's bottom line. These case studies offer exemplary models of how to position learning for success by aligning learning strategy with business strategy and by leveraging the power of technology to deliver the best mix of training. Success stories come from a diverse set of leading companies, including Accenture's inspiring roadmap of how to develop a comprehensive learning infrastructure; The Microsoft Xbox case study, which shows the nexus of strategy, application, and ROI in its breathtaking training challenge to get a global sales and customer service workforce ready for the Xbox 360 launch (includes access to an online, interactive exploration of Xbox 360 launch), Caterpillar University's lessons on how it aligned strategy, technology, and employee development to build an award-winning learning institute with proven bottom-line results, The U.S. Department of Labor's case study, which reveals how this federal agency blended technology with traditional learning for maximum benefit."--Publisher's website.
Categories: Business & Economics

Building and Maintaining Adult Learning Advantage

Building and Maintaining Adult Learning Advantage

This book is ideally designed for educators, curriculum developers, instructional designers, digital content developers, analysts, administrators, researchers, academicians, and students.

Author: Hai-Jew, Shalin

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799845171

Category: Education

Page: 311

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Adult learning ability is by and large considered a “net good” and is established through extra resources, the cultivation of experiences, and services like tutoring and test-taking. However, even with the proliferation of such tools, there is no single solution that can address the needs of a broad population of students. To address each learner’s individual needs, educators must equip themselves with as many methods as they can to ensure learners’ success. Building and Maintaining Adult Learning Advantage is an essential publication that covers the varied facets of adult learning as well as how to keep learners on the cutting edge of their education. While covering a broad range of topics including collaborative learning, development motivation, and learning advantage constraints, this book introduces new, innovative strategies and methods for creating adult learner advantage. This book is ideally designed for educators, curriculum developers, instructional designers, digital content developers, analysts, administrators, researchers, academicians, and students.
Categories: Education

The Learning Advantage

The Learning Advantage

Here the focus shifts the context to practice-based learning or work-based
learning. Like the larger study of learning, the practice-based approach is
interdisciplinary, meaning that it draws on the learning from many different
approaches to ...

Author: D. Christopher Kayes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230305595

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

View: 945

Highlighting the best in management learning theory and practices, the authors provide a comprehensive approach to leadership from a learning perspective. This exciting new book, from award-winning authorities on learning, describes how leaders gain the advantage when they cultivate learning in themselves and others.
Categories: Business & Economics

My Learning Disabilty Advantage

My Learning Disabilty Advantage

Then practice the generation of these in the imagination as they are encountered
in the reading . Sooner or later important segments will become associated with
their own characteristic odours and tastes . Using my senses to advantage gives
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Publisher: Jon Van Loon

ISBN: 0978060202

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Organizational Learning and Competitive Advantage

Organizational Learning and Competitive Advantage

-C. Spender Knowledge as the Basis of Competitive Advantage It is now widely
accepted that the firms competitive advantage flows from its unique knowledge (
Prahalad and Hamel. I990; Rumelt et al.. I99I). This idea has been in our
literature ...

Author: Bertrand Moingeon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761951667

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

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`[I}n this volume, contributors from the fields of both strategic management and organizational behaviour have been brought together to explore the relationship between organizational learning and competitive advantage.... In their editorial introduction, Edmonson and Moingeon trace changes within the fields of strategy and organizational development that have encouraged a more integrative approach. On the strategy side, the emergence of the "resource view of the firm" has drawn attention to the importance of firm-specific resources including knowledge and how it is acquired, as sources of competitive advantage. On the other hand, organizational development practitioners have become increasingly interested in relating their traditional t
Categories: Business & Economics

The Cognitive Enrichment Advantage Teacher Handbook

The Cognitive Enrichment Advantage Teacher Handbook

In this school , every classroom was a highly traditional learning environment ;
even kindergarten teachers lectured primarily and drilled students on rote
memory tasks , albeit briefly . Students spoke when called on to state the one
right ...

Author: Katherine H. Greenberg

Publisher: KCD Harris & Associates Press

ISBN: 0976809508

Category: Education

Page: 240

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The Cognitive Enrichment Advantage Teacher Handbook provides a theoretical framework teachers can use to help their students learn how to learn. It builds upon an open and safe classroom atmosphere where students are encouraged to focus on the process of learning at least as much as the product. The Handbook explains how teacher/mediators employ guided discovery to help students socially construct a shared vocabulary as they focus on developing personal learning strategies. The approach is based upon theory and research showing how cognitive enrichment can help develop flexibility in thinking. This flexibility, together with an understanding how feelings and motivation influence learning, can help every student become a more effective, life-long, independent and interdependent learner. The approach has been used most often with marginalized students from preschool through adults in more than six countries.
Categories: Education

The Novice Advantage

The Novice Advantage

fact, I would argue that this is the most exciting time in the history of civilization to
be teachers, we just need to help students direct and harness the learning that
can go beyond the classroom and teach them to assess and reflect upon what, ...

Author: Jonathan Eckert

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781506341033

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 815

Inspiring to teachers of all experience levels, this guide uses humor and insight to show how to teach with daring, while growing through risk, reflection, and revision.
Categories: Education

Knowledge Management for Competitive Advantage During Economic Crisis

Knowledge Management for Competitive Advantage During Economic Crisis

At this point, we must ask ourselves what conclusions may be drawn to support
the learning practitioner who wishes to initiate learning interventions and
stimulate organizational learning. In line with Goldstein (2007), we can express
our ...

Author: Ordoñez de Pablos, Patricia

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466664586

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

View: 401

Strategy management has always been a crucial business aspect that a company must understand to remain successful in the business world. However, there are a number of different approaches that a company can employ in order to differentiate themselves from the competition. Knowledge Management for Competitive Advantage During Economic Crisis brings together the various approaches that affect the superiority of a company’s organizational performance and the gains they can make over their competitors. By focusing on concepts such as organizational learning and intellectual capital, this book is an indispensable reference source for researchers, practitioners, graduate students, and business managers interested in understanding what approaches are necessary to ensure superior organizational performance.
Categories: Business & Economics

Building a Global Learning Organization

Building a Global Learning Organization

The purpose of e-learning is to provide a convenient, time-efficient, and flexible
way of learning. What would create a real learning advantage would be a
convenient e-learning portal that provides cost-effective and time-efficient
methods for ...

Author: Patrick Graupp

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482213638

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

View: 616

Building a Global Learning Organization: Using TWI to Succeed with Strategic Workforce Expansion in the LEGO® Group describes how a multinational company developed a global structure for learning based on the TWI (Training Within Industry) program to create and sustain standardized work across multiple language and cultural platforms. In this book, Shingo Prize-winning author Patrick Graupp collaborates with two practitioners who performed the planning and implementation of the LEGO Group’s worldwide Learning Organization. The book outlines the organizational and planning models used by the LEGO Group to create the internal ability to give and receive tacit skills and knowledge. Describing how and why TWI is used as the foundation for success in knowledge transfer across diverse languages and cultures, it provides step-by-step guidance on how to establish a solid organizational foundation for your own Learning Organization. Providing expert insight into the work of culture change, the book explains how to work with people to create motivation for moving to a new system of learning. It details the critical elements that made the implementation at the LEGO Group a success, identifies the stumbling blocks they encountered along the way, and explains how they were overcome. Case studies describe in detail what these efforts looked and felt like in actual application. The TWI program has long been recognized for its ability to generate results. After reading this book, you will gain valuable insight into how your organization—whether large or small, national or international—can integrate this timeless tool into your operating structure and your daily culture.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Bilingual Advantage

The Bilingual Advantage

(3) What is the rationale behind teaching the content of mathematics, social
studies, and science in the students' native language?; and (4) What are the
instructional and learning advantages of using thematic content approaches?

Author: Diane Rodríguez

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772676

Category: Education

Page: 161

View: 103

This comprehensive account of bilingualism examines the importance of using students’ native languages as a tool for supporting higher levels of learning. The authors highlight the social, linguistic, neuro-cognitive, and academic advantages of bilingualism, as well as the challenges faced by English language learners and their teachers in schools across the United States. They describe effective strategies for using native languages, even when the teacher lacks proficiency in a language. This resource addresses both the latest research and theory on native language instruction, along with its practical application (the what, why, and how) in K–8 classrooms. Key features include: Examples of programs that address the needs of learners from diverse language backgrounds, including Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Bengali, and Russian. Teaching strategies, activities, and student tasks geared toward current academic standards. The role of primary language in ESL, dual language, special education, and general education programs. “At last, a book that focuses on the development of students’ bilingualism from the point of view of their home languages and not simply English! Rodríguez, Carrasquillo, and Lee lead teachers in uncovering the treasure of the home language in bilingual learning.” —Ofelia García, professor, The Graduate Center, City University of New York “I highly recommend The Bilingual Advantage . . . an essential tool to achieve equity and social justice as these evidence-based practices promote the high achievement and success of English learners within our schools.” —Jose Luis Alvarado, associate dean, College of Education, San Diego State University “This book brings together the latest research on the advantages of children learning in two languages and two cultures.” —From the Foreword by Margarita Calderón, professor emerita, Johns Hopkins University
Categories: Education

The Global Advantage

The Global Advantage

he decade of the 1990s has seen the emergence of knowledge as a company's
most valuable asset and learning as a company's most important competency.
CEOs and shareholders are now seeing knowledge as the “new organizational ...

Author: Michael J. Marquardt, Ed.D.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136357831

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

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In an economy where companies must globalize or perish, only a few have successfully taken their business to the world level. 'The Global Advantage' zeros in on 40 preeminent global companies, located across six continents. A key feature of this book is the author's 'GlobalSuccess' model, based on the research and work he has done with hundreds of global executives around the world. 'The Global Advantage' reveals his discoveries and evaluates how these leaders are bringing their corporations into the global stratosphere. The 'GlobalSuccess' model, build upon the authors experiences and ideas, shows you how to globalize your: * corporate culture * human resources * strategies * operations * structure * learning You will find specific strategies and principles for globalizing your organization's six dimensions, as defined by the 'GlobalSuccess' model, as well as what steps your company should take to move toward global status. In addition, the 'GlobalSuccess' capability and readiness profile helps you to measure the current level of globalization in your company, as well as how your company's globalization compares with that of your competitors.
Categories: Business & Economics

Inclusive Technology Enhanced Learning

Inclusive Technology Enhanced Learning

As they said, “studies which controlled for teacher and materials, and were of
longer duration and studies using pencil and paper equivalents of CAI showed
no learning advantage over traditional forms of instruction” (p. 219). Although ...

Author: Don Passey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135104740

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Inclusive Technology Enhanced Learning draws together a remarkable breadth of research findings from across the field, providing useful data on the power of technology to solve cognitive, physical, emotional or geographic challenges in education. A far-ranging assessment, this book combines research, policy, and practical evidence to show what digital technologies work best for which learners and why. Inclusive Technology Enhanced Learning takes a number of unique perspectives, looking at uses of digital technologies through a detailed learning framework; considering different groups of users and how they can be individually supported through digital technologies; and exploring how those who support different categories of learners can apply technologies to their specific support needs. This powerful meta-analysis of research on technology enhanced learning will be invaluable reading for anyone concerned with the impacts of digital technologies on learning across subject areas, age ranges, and levels of ability.
Categories: Education

Strategic Role of Tertiary Education and Technologies for Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Strategic Role of Tertiary Education and Technologies for Sustainable Competitive Advantage

APPENDIX EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS WORKSHEET The purpose of this
worksheet is to assist the reader in preparing written statements for each of the
three educational foundation areas: learning philosophy, learning theory, and ...

Author: Ordóñez de Pablos, Patricia

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466642348

Category: Education

Page: 369

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Strategic Role of Tertiary Education and Technologies for Sustainable Competitive Advantage explores how education enables social and economic development through the targeted training of human capital and the evaluation and dissemination of knowledge resources across generations. This book provides entrepreneurs, leaders, policy makers, and educators with the necessary tools to make the most of higher education in order to meet emerging economic and social challenges through the use of new technologies enabling effective collaboration and knowledge sharing.
Categories: Education

Quizmo Phonetic

Quizmo Phonetic

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Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1089193919

Category: Phonetics

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Categories: Phonetics

The American Workplace

The American Workplace

The higher the number of repeated orders for the same product over the course
of a year (as measured by batches of product) – holding differences in other
variables constant—the greater is the short-term learning advantage and the
fewer ...

Author: Casey Ichniowski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521650283

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 287

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Many managers are frustrated by a bewildering array of advice about what works in the workplace. This volume contributes to a growing consensus about effective workplace practices. The collection combines detailed studies of single industries (automobile assembly, apparel, and machine tools) with cross-industry studies of financial performance. The contributors find that systems of innovative human resource management practices can have large effects on business performance. Success does not come from any single innovation, but from a coherent system encompassing pay, training, and employee involvement. Although a majority of contemporary US businesses now have adopted some innovative work practices, only a small percentage of businesses have adopted a coherent new system. A concluding chapter outlines barriers to diffusion and discusses public policies to remove barriers and enhance dissemination of effective management.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Self Propelled Advantage

The Self Propelled Advantage

It was not school; it was learning at home. We weren't up at the crack of dawn,
gulping down breakfast, scrambling to find matching shoes, and running out the
door to catch the school bus, separated from everything related to family. Instead
 ...

Author: Joanne Calderwood

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781614482970

Category: Education

Page: 248

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A home education expert and mother of eight shares her experiences and insights into harnessing a child’s natural desire to learn. Joanne Calderwood has been a popular magazine columnist for several years and has become a popular speaker at home-education conferences across the country. Her self-propelled philosophy of education has transformed lives across the nation and around the world. In The Self-Propelled Advantage, Calderwood shares her wisdom, experience, and philosophy of education and parenting, as borne out in the lives of her own exceptional children. Informative and inspiring, The Self-Propelled Advantage is for any parent who places a high value on their children’s education. Detailing her methods for raising inquisitive, diligent, self-motivated children, Calderwood also shares valuable information on preparing for college entrance exams like the SAT and ACT. Having taught one SAT perfect scorer, one near-perfect scorer, and four students who have gone to college on full academic scholarships, Calderwood has proven how successful her methods can be.
Categories: Education

Facilitating Organizational Learning KM

Facilitating Organizational Learning   KM

The transnational corporation must learn how to exploit its specific resources –
either acquired in the country of origin or in foreign markets. It cannot forget that
the source of a long-term competitive advantage is focused on the variety of skills
 ...

Author: Peter A. C. Smith

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781846631900

Category: Knowledge management

Page: 71

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Categories: Knowledge management

Creating a Learning Society

Creating a Learning Society

The spirit of this book is that a country's policies have to be shaped to take
advantage of its comparative advantage in knowledge and learning abilities,
including its ability to learn and to learn to learn, in relation to its competitors, and
to help ...

Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231525541

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

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It has long been recognized that an improved standard of living results from advances in technology, not from the accumulation of capital. It has also become clear that what truly separates developed from less-developed countries is not just a gap in resources or output but a gap in knowledge. In fact, the pace at which developing countries grow is largely a function of the pace at which they close that gap. Thus, to understand how countries grow and develop, it is essential to know how they learn and become more productive and what government can do to promote learning. In Creating a Learning Society, Joseph E. Stiglitz and Bruce C. Greenwald cast light on the significance of this insight for economic theory and policy. Taking as a starting point Kenneth J. Arrow's 1962 paper "Learning by Doing," they explain why the production of knowledge differs from that of other goods and why market economies alone typically do not produce and transmit knowledge efficiently. Closing knowledge gaps and helping laggards learn are central to growth and development. But creating a learning society is equally crucial if we are to sustain improved living standards in advanced countries. Combining accessible prose with technical economic analysis, Stiglitz and Greenwald provide new models of "endogenous growth," up-ending thowhe thinking about both domestic and global policy and trade regimes. They show well-designed government trade and industrial policies can help create a learning society, and how poorly designed intellectual property regimes can retard learning. They also explain how virtually every government policy has effects, both positive and negative, on learning, a fact that policymakers must recognize. They demonstrate why many standard policy prescriptions, especially those associated with "neoliberal" doctrines focusing on static resource allocations, have impeded learning. Among the provocative implications are that free trade may lead to stagnation whereas broad-based industrial protection and exchange rate interventions may bring benefits—not just to the industrial sector, but to the entire economy. The volume concludes with brief commentaries from Philippe Aghion and Michael Woodford, as well as from Nobel Laureates Kenneth J. Arrow and Robert M. Solow.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Immigrant Advantage

The Immigrant Advantage

What We Can Learn from Newcomers to America about Health, Happiness and
Hope Claudia Kolker. school programs acted up more than they would have if
they hadn't been there. The study also found that overall, the students in the ...

Author: Claudia Kolker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416587118

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Do you have a relative or friend who would gladly wait on you, hand and foot, for a full month after you had a baby? How about someone to deliver a delicious, piping hot home-cooked meal, just like your mother’s, right to your front door after work? Do you know people you’d trust enough to give several hundred dollars a month to, with no receipt, on the simple promise that the accumulated wealth will come back to you a year later? Not many of us can answer “yes” to these questions. But as award-winning journalist Claudia Kolker has discovered, each of these is one of a wide variety of cherished customs brought to the United States by immigrant groups, often adapted to American life by the second generation in a distinctive blending of old and new. Taken together, these extraordinary traditions may well contribute to what’s known as “the immigrant paradox,” the growing evidence that immigrants, even those from poor or violence-wracked countries, tend to be both physically and mentally healthier than most native-born Americans. These customs are unfamiliar to most Americans, but they shouldn’t be. Honed over centuries, they provide ingenious solutions to daily challenges most of us face and provide both social support and comfort. They range from Vietnamese money clubs that help people save and Mexican cuarentenas—a forty-day period of rest for new mothers—to Korean afterschools that offer highly effective tutoring at low cost and Jamaican multigenerational households that help younger family members pay for college and, eventually, their own homes. Fascinated by the success of immigrant friends, Claudia Kolker embarked on a journey to uncover how these customs are being carried on and adapted by the second and third generations, and how they can enrich all of our lives. In a beautifully written narrative, she takes readers into the living rooms, kitchens, and restaurants of immigrant families and neighborhoods all across the country, exploring the sociable street life of Chicago’s “Little Village,” a Mexican enclave with extraordinarily low rates of asthma and heart disease; the focused quiet of Korean afterschool tutoring centers; and the loving, controlled chaos of a Jamaican extended-family home. She chronicles the quests of young Indian Americans to find spouses with the close guidance of their parents, revealing the benefits of “assisted marriage,” an American adaptation of arranged marriage. And she dives with gusto into some of the customs herself, experimenting to see how we might all fit them into our lives. She shows us the joy, and excitement, of savoring Vietnamese “monthly rice” meals delivered to her front door, hiring a tutor for her two young girls, and finding a powerful sense of community in a money-lending club she started with friends. The Immigrant Advantage is an adventurous exploration of little-known traditional wisdom, and how in this nation of immigrants our lives can be enriched by the gifts of our newest arrivals.
Categories: Social Science