1. Process for identifying learning needs
Learning is a necessary process for achieving business objectives and essential to improving organisational performance. It bridges the gap between the organisation’s current capability and that needed to deliver the business results. From an individual point of view, it enables people to add to their stock of personal competences and develop their full potential.
The process for identifying learning needs is given by:
* Stakeholder Analysis
Identify all posible stakeholders with an interest in the training process, including the identification and assessment of the learning needs. Stakeholders analysis in the context of needs assessment will reveal the importance and posible influence of the stakeholders in TNA (Training Needs Analysis), their type of participation, interest and posible impact on them.
* Selecting and using the research methods to identify learning needs Identifying learning needs is a form of research. First, evidence suggests that there is a basic problem which can be addressed through training. Various methods includes self-report questionnaires, observation, individual interviews, checklist / job description, diary records, work sampling, thecnical expert conference, critical incident and examination of existing records.
* Logistics and strategy for the TNA
Once the questions and methodology have been decided upon, the following issues are also important to think about: * How many interviews, observations, questionnaires, samples, etc.? * Where?
* With how many groups?
* By whom?
* How long (days)?
* Training of interviewer (Guidelines for consolidation, piloting with students and revisions were necessary). * Field work
* Analysis (primary)
* Workshop – consolidation
* Presentation to stakeholders
All of these points need to be carefully planning.
* Planning identification of organisational needs
There are two steps:
* List organisations with a stake in the training
* List questions to ask them, e.g. what are the critical changes affecting the work and operations of the organisation?
* Planning identification of individual needs
This should be carried out using a participatory methodology, ideally with the trainees themselves, prior to the training, or with the other skateholders who are able to provide good quality information about the profesional activities of the target group.
* Data collection
This is the point when plans become action. If the planning has been effective, the the data collection should go smoothly, but always expect the unexpected. Flexibility, commitment, energy, organisation and sense of humour will all be needed during this period.
* Analysis of the data collected in the TNA
* Presenting the TNA data
* Reporting the data
* Sharing the results
All the skate holders involved in the TNA should have the opportunity to give feedback on the results. This may be done through a workshop, to which key stakeholders are invited.
2. Difference between data and information
While the data refers to facts or statistics used for reference or analysis the information is knowledge that comes from study, experience, or instruction. Another difference among data and information is how data can be any numbers, symbols, or characters processed by a computer. On the other hand, information is any class of knowledge which is exchangeable between people about concepts, things and facts establishing a context. More importantly, data is a representation of information and information is interpreted data.
Is defined as the facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education. There are two types of Knowledge. Implicit, that comes from practical skill or expertise. Or explicit, which involves theoretical understanding of a particular subject. That is the reason why knowledge can be...
This papers’ objective is to identify and analyze the educational needs of nurses working in the emergency room. This paper also identifies the priorities of educational opportunities that need to be addressed and challenges that emergency departments may face where professional development of nurses is concerned.
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...“A learningneeds assessment is a systematic approach to studying the state of knowledge, ability, interest, or attitude of a defined audience or group involving a particular subject” (University of Idaho, 2009, p. 3). There are two goals for a learningneeds assessment. The first goal is learn what the target audience already knows, and the second goal is understand what can be done to make teaching the target audience successful (University of Idaho, 2009). On the pulmonary step down unit at Christiana Care Hospital Newark campus a learningneeds assessment was conducted on if nurses knew how to perform proper mouth care on ventilator patients.
Type of Institution
Christiana Care Health System is one of the country’s largest hospitals. This health system is ranked 17th in the nation for hospital admissions (Christiana Care Health System, 2012). Christiana Care Health System has two campuses located in Delaware. The smallest campus that is also the headquarters is located in Wilmington, Delaware, and the largest campus is located in Newark, Delaware. This health system is a teaching, not-for-profit level one trauma center with more than 1,100 patent beds. Christiana Care employs more than 10,000 people, making the hospital the largest private employer in Delaware.
Nursing Services Provided
In 2010, Christiana Care Health System joined the nation’s elite. The “health...
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Personal Learning Management
As course assignments, assigned reading, assigned and interest-based research, and other learning activities are completed, the learner may recognize the economic value of what has been learned. Knowledge gained through learning can be forgotten if concepts are not reviewed on a regular basis. It is possible to design an application to record high economic value learning tasks and insights that will allow for periodic review. This application will help solve the issue of knowledge being forgotten by allowing the information and concepts to be kept in front of the individual for regular review.
The application that must be programmed will be a simple user friendly app that will allow the user to see and record progress over a given class which will give the user the ability to not only see what has been done but to have it brought back to the forefront of what they already went over in course assignments, reading and researches for a particular class. So in essence the program will help each student record each task and can,...
...but starved for knowledge.” (Lewis, p. 4)
In today’s Information Age organizations are looking more and more towards the productive manipulation of information to succeed and stay competitive. Increases in technology give rise to an increased emphasis on the human aspects of the socio-technical system: a complex system where workers and technology interact together to achieve some common objective. Accomplishing business objectives involves better understanding and implementing of technical terms: data – raw facts without meaning; information – meaningful data; and knowledge – understanding gained through taking action based on information. Organizational learning works within the confines of this data-information-knowledge progression in increasing degrees to form knowledge. As organizational learning increases, it augments and refines organizational knowledge. Knowledge management (KM) provides a way for businesses to optimize organizational learning and organizational knowledge by helping them make better decisions and take more productive actions. KM is concerned with two areas in the facilitation of organizational learning and organizational knowledge: the management of information, and the management of people.
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Introduction to Marketing Research
1. Boeing commissioned Harris Interactive, Inc. to conduct a study to determine the aircraft preferences of fliers. Boeing did this because they understood the importance of continuously monitoring the dynamic marketplace and understanding the needs and priorities of Boeing customers. -TRUE
2. Informative capitalizes on theneed for “recent” marketing research by providing clients with data on a weekly basis.- FALSE
3. Toyota conducted a secret market research project code-named Genesis which led to the development of the Scion line of cars.- FALSE
4. The Scion line of cars was advertised through traditional channels such as network television and magazines.-TRUE
5. Quick-Track® is a syndicated market research project conducted quarterly to track key consumer behavioral and attitudinal measures for all major fast food and pizza chains in individual markets.-FALSE
6. Marketing research is the systematic and objective identification, collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of information for the purpose of assisting management in decision making related to the identification and solution of problems (and opportunities) in marketing. - TRUE
7. Marketing research is classified into two areas—problem identification and problem solving research.-FALSE
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The Human Need for Knowledge Independent Thought
“Where they have burnt books, they will end in burning human beings.1” In attempting to create a perfect world, people face a conflict of either blanketly removing the unacceptable or directly confronting and conquering the incorrect behaviors through allowing independent thought. Both McCarthyism and Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 manifest this conflict and ultimately realize that knowledge and independent thought need to prevail.
In both McCarthyism and Fahrenheit 451 a higher power attempts to eradicate knowledge and independent thought through book burning. “In 1953 U.S Senator Joseph McCarthy recited before his subcommittee and the press a list of supposedly pro communist authors whose works his aide, Roy Cohn, found in the libraries and American cultural centers attached to U.S. embassies abroad… ordered its overseas librarians to remove from their shelves… Some libraries burned the newly forbidden books. President Dwight D. Eisenhower initially agreed that the State Department should dispose of books advocating communism: ‘I see no reason for the federal government to be supporting something that advocated its own destruction. That seems to be the acme of silliness.’2” McCarthyism stemmed from a fear of Communism with the intention of eliminating Communism. Joseph McCarthy – the leader of...
...INFORMAL Report on UNDERTAKING A learningneeds analysis
The following report provides a practical understanding of how learningneeds analysis can form the basis for recommending learning solutions. It recognises various methods and models available that assist in identifying gaps between the skills and knowledge of the workforce and organisation objectives.
Reasons why learning and development needs may arise for both individuals and groups within the organisation.
Learning and Development needs for both individuals and groups.
Different methods of training and development for both individuals and groups.
Factors that should be considered when recommending Learning and Development solutions
Learning and development that may arise for both individuals and groups with the organisation.
A learningneed is where a gap is identified between the current level of performance and a required level of performance. This “required level” could be of two types; where performance has fallen below or not yet reached a satisfactory standard, or where a new standard of performance is required.
Legislative requirements (meeting the legal requirements) – Statutory requirements, legislation current and planned in the UK and European...
Organizational Learning and Organizational Knowledge
Dr. J. Pearce
Table of Contents
Organizational Knowledge…………………………………..………………………….p.4 Relationship of Organizational Learning and Organizational Knowledge…..…………p.5 Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………p.6 References..……………………………………………………………………………..p.7
“Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly proportioned to my skill to deal with it. Tomorrow, when I know more, I recall that piece of knowledge and use it better.” This quote was made by Mark Van Doren, an American Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and critic who at the time, had a true understanding of organizational knowledge and how important it was to nurture and cultivate the knowledge we had and continue to improve on it. During this case we will discuss the relationship between organizational learning and organizational knowledge and the affect that knowledge management has on them.
Organizational Learning “is an area of knowledge within organizational theory that studies models and theories about the way...