Information Literacy and Scholarship, Practice, and Leadership in IT Management
University of Phoenix
IT (Information Technology) management entails all the routine issues faced by any type of business manager in addition to the issues of software development, technology purchasing (not necessarily physical items), systems integration, the limits of technology and the related budgetary issues. General information literacy is important for any level of IT manager, as he or she needs to communicate successfully using many different modes, media, and technology with all types of IT workers, upper management, and technology product vendors. IT management also entails leadership of projects or departments. Information literacy is complex and related to the scholarship, practice and leadership (SPL) model as described in UOP (2011). Increasingly, IT workers are coming from foreign countries and bring various cultures, languages and attitudes to an organization. The management in such a situation needs to be aware of those cultural realities and how to modify approaches and understand responses during management activities. Such information is part of information literacy and formal educational curriculum for that should be available for prospective IT managers. According to Badke (2009), such curriculum was unavailable. With the advance of globalization, the importance of information literacy for IT management increases. The increasing varieties of cultures, religions, and belief systems in IT workers in the United States need to be handled effectively and without problems.
For example, many IT workers now come from India and China. Those workers’ belief systems are far different from the typical Western worker. They have very diverse religions, ideas, and cultures making good IT management dependent on understanding that and taking proper actions (Nag, 2011). The basic understanding of the major religions (e.g.: Hindu, Buddism,...
...research information because the Net Gen students depend highly on the Internet and Google scholar to retrieve their information. Students lack an understanding of what constitutes good-quality scholarly information (Badke, 2009) Teachers presently let the students use their search engine for information the students in higher education are making libraries last on their list for resource information simply because they were not taught the old methods of researching in a brick and mortar library. (Badke, 2009)
Researchers found that current and future generations are lazy and would rather watch videos or tutorials instead of reading information found in text materials. Why did they become lazy? In the early 1990’s the World Wide Web was born and it made life and researching easier, not thinking that the information could be erroneous ( Badke, 2009). Anyone pursuing higher education will have to obtain to the thought of incorporating scholar practice of informationliteracy. Students lack an understanding of what constitutes good-quality scholarly information. Students have difficulty evaluating the glut of information available and depend on questionable sources. (Russell, 2009)
Information competence is a basis for long-life learning competence. It is necessary in any way
...How Does InformationLiteracy Influence Scholarship, Practice, and Leadership in Education
In today’s society, a wealth of information is available at all times literally with just the touch of a button. To some, this ease of convenience is a blessing. For those who do not use proper discretion, the convenience is a curse. Due to the abundance of information located on the World Wide Web, students can pick and choose information at their leisure, without ever thinking about whether it is recognized as a scholarly document. With the swiftness that this information age has come upon us, some of our fundamental skills were somehow left behind. According to Russell (2009), a librarian who frequently meets with campus instructors to address any issues they may be having, professors worry that “students lack an understanding of what constitutes good-quality scholarly information” (p.92). In the field of education, particularly early education, teachers must not allow the informationliteracy to influence scholarship, practice or leadership in a negative manner, but instead embrace the potential informationliteracy possesses and take full advantage of teaching students a more responsible way to research, analyze, and apply their...
ManagementPractice: Critical Analysis and Review
NILAM SANGROULA (NIEL)
Date of Submission: 13 April 2011
The article “Are vulnerable workers really protected in New Zealand?” is written by two authors namely, Danae Anderson, researcher at Work research Institute, Auckland University of Technology, NZ and Rupert Tipples, Associate Professor of Employment Relations in Faculty of Commerce at Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand and is published in New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 39 (1): 52-67.
This article is concentrated on exploring the working condition of international migrant workers and pacific workers in primary sectors and are categorised as vulnerable migrants using Sargeant and Tucker’s 2009 framework. The writers have claimed that though protective measures have been adopted to defend the vulnerability of the workers, the result is still speech making only. The article has clearly identified the research topic and used secondary sources of the information to address the research questions. The article has been successful in raising the concerns of vulnerable workers in primary sectors such as exploitation at work, underpayment, employment dependency, visa conditions, lacking of formal written contracts for employment likewise, the article has been able to pull the attention of the concerned authorities to work...
Management and Leadership
Management and leadership are two separate skills needed to control the function and direction of task. Separating the definition of leadership and management is a difficult task.
Management is defined as Planning, Organizing and Controlling (POC) all resources required to achieve goals of the organizational strategic business plans established by senior management in an efficient and effective manner. (Saterlee, 2009)
Leadership is a management function that associates itself with change and the ability to influence those that are being supervised. (Saterlee, 2009)
Important Learned Concepts
Understanding the application(s) is a requirement to manage the organization, in pursuit of achieving a strategic plan’s minimum requirement, involves recognition of the resources needed to complete the plan. Those resources required include all things that are foundational in cost accounting including material, labor and overhead. The correlation of foundational items with the requisite skills of those assigned to complete tasks are management requirements. (Saterlee, 2009)
According to Dalakoura (2010), “The concepts of leader and leadership development are to a large extent used interchangeably with no evident distinction made between them in literature”...
Scholarship, Practice, and Leadership
Joy N. Tinsen
August 3, 2014
Scholarship, Practice, and LeadershipInformationliteracy is foundational to scholarship, practice, and leadership. The three areas are dependent on information for their basic functions. Scholarship,practice, and leadership require informationliteracy: the ability to find, evaluate, and organize information for efficient operation. Nursing requires a high level of scholarship, practice, and leadership from initial entry to the profession. Informationliteracy is crucial to every area of nursing.
Nursing in Scholarship, Practice, and LeadershipScholarship in nursing begins before entering a nursing program, in the prerequisites required for acceptance. Nurses are scholars throughout their professional careers because of the continuously changing nature of healthcare. Nurses must pursue continuing education, often as a licensure requirement (California Board of Registered Nursing, 2014). Nurses are leaders. Every nurse has to lead patients toward health, lead families toward difficult decisions, and...
Scholarship, Practice and LeadershipUniversity of Phoenix
The Scholarship, Practitioner, Leadership (SPL) Model focuses on how leaders can incorporate the concepts of scholarship, practice and leadership to make a positive impact in their field. According to the University of Phoenix "the SPL Model incorporates lifelong learning (scholarship), social and workplace contribution (practice), and the ability to exert positive influence (leadership) in your academic, professional, and personal lives" (2010, p. 1). In this essay, one will focus on how informationliteracy influences scholarship, practice, and leadership in health care administration. Scholarship and LeadershipScholarship allows a leader to acquire new, valuable information which one can put to work in one's organization. McClintock (2003), states that scholarly practice that includes experimental knowledge is grounded both in theory and research. The knowledge obtained through scholarship enables one to put a strategy in place to move one's organization forward. Lack of knowledge or lack of reliable information can limit the ability of a leader to examine potential problems closely, and search for...
...How InformationLiteracy Influences Scholarship, Practice, and Leadership in Project Management (PM)
Na’Kisha Sherrard, MS
University of Phoenix
How InformationLiteracy Influences Scholarship, Practice, and Leadership in Project Management (PM)
According to the ProjectManagement Institute (2012), “Project Management is the application of knowledge, skills, and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently. It’s a strategic competency for organizations, enabling them to tie project results to business goals — and thus, better compete in their markets.” Informationliteracy is receiving acknowledgement in the Project Management field. InformationLiteracy is “defined as a skill of searching, evaluating, using and distributing all kinds of information, which is developed during whole life” (Turusheva, 2009, p. 127). Individuals who have studied how to learn are information literate. Informationliteracy involves “critical thinking, an awareness of personal and professional ethics, information evaluation, conceptualizing information needs, organizing information,...
...Changes in ManagementPractices
Ralph’s Rockin Ribs
Changes in ManagementPractices for Stage 2
My business I selected is Ralph’s Rockin’ Ribs who are in the first stage, the Silo Stage, of business maturity, and are moving into the second phase which can be a tricky phase if not properly implemented. In order to standardize the technology, they must force a new way of thinking on the business leaders to start thinking about what is best for the company in addition to their own business needs. (Ross 2006).
These are the funding goals I would suggest to the company as they move from level one to level two:
1. Create an IT Priorities Committee, made up of the executives that have the businesses that are moving into the future in the right way. I would limit this committee to no more than 15% of the number of stores you currently have, and pick the members from all over the nation, not just in one area.
2. Centralize funding of these growth items at the national level, and don’t make each store responsible to pay for its own IT growth, or to maintain the committee’s decided standards.
3. Replace old technologies with newer more efficient equipment and software.
There are many other challenges that a silo will face when maturing into a level two business that are all based around adhering to the newer standardized technologies, and ensuring that the appropriate standards are met,...