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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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The effect of pupil team learning vs. individual work on reading materials involving organizational thinking

Feldman, Susan T. January 1963 (has links)
Thesis (Ed.D.)--Boston University.
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Concurrent Individual and Social Learning in Robotic Teams

Ng, Larry 26 November 2012 (has links)
Despite the advancement of research and development on multi-robot teams, a key challenge still remains as to how to develop effective mechanisms that enable the robots to autonomously generate, adapt, and enhance team behaviours while improving their individual performance simultaneously. After a literature review of various multi-agent learning approaches, the two most promising learning paradigms, i.e., cooperative learning and advice sharing are adopted for future development. Although individually these methodologies may not provide a solution, their proper integration will provide a platform that allows for the incorporation of multi-agent learning with social behaviours. These methods are examined in relation to the performance characteristics of single-robot learning to ascertain if they retain viable learning characteristics despite the integration of individual learning into team behaviour. Further, various modifications to the Q-Learning algorithm were tested, and the best performing modification was implemented into the proposed multi robot learning approach.
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Concurrent Individual and Social Learning in Robotic Teams

Ng, Larry 26 November 2012 (has links)
Despite the advancement of research and development on multi-robot teams, a key challenge still remains as to how to develop effective mechanisms that enable the robots to autonomously generate, adapt, and enhance team behaviours while improving their individual performance simultaneously. After a literature review of various multi-agent learning approaches, the two most promising learning paradigms, i.e., cooperative learning and advice sharing are adopted for future development. Although individually these methodologies may not provide a solution, their proper integration will provide a platform that allows for the incorporation of multi-agent learning with social behaviours. These methods are examined in relation to the performance characteristics of single-robot learning to ascertain if they retain viable learning characteristics despite the integration of individual learning into team behaviour. Further, various modifications to the Q-Learning algorithm were tested, and the best performing modification was implemented into the proposed multi robot learning approach.
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Learning for Sustainability through Community Forest Management

Assuah, Anderson 05 March 2015 (has links)
Community forestry is considered a collaborative governance approach that notionally provides local communities with some decision-making authority about forest management, as well as being promoted as a promising approach for ensuring forest sustainability and encouraging social learning among participants. Based on these potential benefits, this research investigated how collaboration and learning can help in managing community forests sustainably. The research involved a qualitative case study, focused on the Wetzinkwa Community Forest Corporation (WCFC) located in Smithers, British Columbia. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with WCFC participants, forest tours, participant observation, and document review. The results indicate that individual and social learning did occur through collaborating on forest management issues such as sustainable forest management and benefit distribution. Further, the data shows the WCFC was making progress in sustainably managing the forest through efforts such as protecting forest under-story and embarking on a project to ensure forest health and resiliency.
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ENVIRONMENTAL HOSTILITY, INDIVIDUAL LEARNING, AND INTRAPRENEURSHIP AS PREDICTORS OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING: A STUDY APPLIED TO TWO SELECTED MINING COMPANIES IN CHILE

Molina Oyarce, Carlos E. 2009 May 1900 (has links)
Organizations are faced with competitive and changeable environments which demand more prepared employees to successfully cope with these current and future challenges (Oswick, Grant, Michelson, and Wailes, 2005). Organizations, as a way to cope with more hostile environments, may foster individual learning, intrapreneurship, and organizational learning within their employees in order to potentially increase the organizational level of competitiveness. In other words, individual learning, intrapreneurship, and organizational learning may help organizations increase their levels of productivity and be better prepared to face uncertain scenarios. The purpose of this study was to examine the path of relationships among Environmental Hostility, Individual Learning, Intrapreneurship, and Organizational Learning for two selected mining companies in Chile. A survey instrument was applied to 383 participants who worked in the mining companies. Structural Equation Modeling was the statistical technique utilized to examine if the collected data supported the researcher?s proposed model. None of the models - the researcher?s proposed model, a proposed model based on Exploratory Factor Analysis, and a proposed model based on AMOS; were considered as confirmed models. For this reason, four possible arguments were elaborated to explain why the data did not fit any of the models. First, there is a lack of empirical support of the potential relationships among the construct/variables of the proposed model. Second, this study is a pioneering work in examining Environmental Hostility, Individual Learning, Intrapreneurship, and Organizational Learning altogether. Third, previous studies related to the construct/variables of this study were mainly conducted in the United States and Australia. Fourth, and finally, the social and economic scenarios that Chile faced during the last century were very different than the social and economic situations confronted by the United States in the same period.
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Learning and Leadership in Organizations: Toward Complementary Communities of Practice

Driver, Michaela 01 January 2002 (has links)
The goal of this study is to stimulate dialog in the research community around a model of learning linked to leadership in organizations. It is an attempt to integrate various communities of practice and divergent approaches by placing equal emphasis on developing a model of organizational learning as well as on embedding the development process itself into the context of a scientific dialog. A model of how learning in organizations can be conceptualized as a role negotiated between superiors and their subordinates is developed and investigated. The model postulates that individuals in organizations accomplish learning by specializing in certain learning tasks. This specialization is based on role behaviors and resources that constrain or facilitate learning opportunities negotiated in the workplace between subordinates and their superiors. How this learning may be shared to result in organizational learning and implications for theory development are discussed.
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THE IMPACT OF INDIVIDUAL LEARNING ON ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD ROUTINIZATION: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY

Heath, Michele Lynn 14 June 2018 (has links)
No description available.
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Individens lärande på arbetsplatsen : En studie av hur formellt och informellt lärande sker och samverkar / Individual learning at the work place : A study how formal and informal learning occur and interact.

Walla, Ann Kristin, Sjöbeck, Ulrika January 2004 (has links)
Background: Learning is important for companies’ existence in today’s society and many studies discuss the importance of life long learning and learning organizations. An increased understanding for how the individual learn at the work place is importance to study to gain an accepting for how learning occurs, both formal and informal. Purpose: The purpose with this study is to describe the process of learning at the work place from an individual perspective, with focus on how formal and informal learning occur and interact. The purpose is also to confirm, contradict or develop existing theories. Realization: The study is based on eight interviews with consultants at two major banks in Sweden. Results: The study show that formal and informal learning exist at the work place. The formal learning take place throws a license, courses and educations. The informal learning happen throws interaction between colleagues. The study also shows that it exist connections between formal and informal learning. They occur at the same time, during different phases, depend on the situation and circumstances outside the organization lead to a need of both formal and informal learning.
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In Their Own Words: How Does the Succession Experience of Second Generation Family Business Owners Influence Future Approaches to Succession?

Cheokas, Gaynor G 12 August 2013 (has links)
Family owned businesses strive to not only be successful as measured by profit, market position, and other determinants used to gauge businesses success, but they also strive in the continuity of transitioning management and ownership from one generation to the next. This study explores the experiences of second generation successors with the succession process and how those experiences may influence their approach to planning the next generation succession. A qualitative case study approach was followed, using data collected from twelve second generation family business owners. This research examined the succession experiences of these owners in the areas of succession planning, successor development, individual learning, and the culture of stewardship. A contribution to the body of knowledge is made by developing these areas. This research addresses a gap in the literature where no research existed which specifically focused on second generation experiences. A contribution to practice is made by outlining how these areas influenced second generation family business owners as they contemplate approaches to future succession. This research identifies possible areas for future research.
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An online intelligent system for teaching engineering design technologies

Oraifige, Amal Yousef Nour January 2010 (has links)
No description available.

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