Workforce Readiness

Author: Harold F. O'Neil, Jr.
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317779096
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Current economic difficulties and the challenge of competing in the world market have necessitated a rethinking of American approaches to the utilization of people in organizations. Management now recognizes a need to have workers take on more responsibility at the points of production, of sale, and of service rendered if the United States is to compete in rapidly changing world markets. This development means that much more is expected of even entry-level members of the American workforce. Thus, even more is expected of our high schools and colleges to provide this type of workforce. The need of American management for workers with greater skills and who can take on greater responsibility has spawned many commissions, task forces, and studies. All of them have contributed to the vast evidence documenting the need for a more highly skilled workforce. These studies are summarized and synthesized in this book. However, what remains largely undone is the development of methods to assess the necessary skills that have been identified. A major portion of this book deals with assessment issues. Workforce Readiness: Competencies and Assessment explores the state-of-the-art in the specification of competencies (skills) and their assessment for students entering the world of work from both high school and college. Both individual and team competencies are examined via data that has been reported and collected in various settings--schools, laboratories, and industrial facilities.

Assessment of Problem Solving Using Simulations

Author: Eva Baker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351575104
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This volume explores the application of computer simulation technology to measurement issues in education -- especially as it pertains to problem based learning. Whereas most assessments related to problem solving are based on expensive and time consuming measures (i.e., think-aloud protocols or performance assessments that require extensive human rater scoring), this book relies on computerization of the major portion of the administration, scoring, and reporting of problem-solving assessments. It is appropriate for researchers, instructors and graduate students in educational assessment, educational technology, and educational psychology.

Instructional Design International Perspectives II

Author: Sanne Dijkstra
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136070680
Format: PDF, ePub
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Instructional design theory and practice has evolved over the past 30 years from an initial narrow focus on programmed instruction to a multidimensional field of study integrating psychology, technology, evaluation, measurement, and management. The growth of instructional design (ID) has occurred because of direct needs, problems, and goals from society. Its application in planning instruction first developed in the United States with the Department of Defense during World War II with the purpose of meeting immediate concerns for effective training of larger numbers of military personnel. From the beginning, ID has rapidly expanded into applications in industrial and executive training, vocational training, classroom learning, and professional education. Although ID has its roots in the U.S., applications and theoretical growth is an international activity. However, literature at the international level is still limited to either individual author contributions or collections primarily represented by single countries. As a result, there is no standard reference source that contains the rich variety of theories and applications to form the international foundation for the field. The goal of this two-volume set is to establish international foundations for ID theory, research, and practice within the framework of the two following objectives: * to identify and define the theoretical, research, and model foundations for ID, and * to bridge the gap between ID foundations and application. Volume I includes chapters on philosophical and theoretical issues on learning theory and ID models. Volume II provides an overview of the state of the art of solving ID problems. The contributors offer contrasting points of view which provide a rare opportunity to see the diversity and complexity in the field. The editorial committee has selected a wide range of internationally known authors to make presentations in the topic areas of the field.

Product Lifecycle Management for Society

Author: Alain Bernard
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642415016
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management, PLM 2013, held in Nantes, France, in July 2013. The 63 full papers presented together with 2 keynote talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 91 submissions. They are organized in the following topical sections: PLM for sustainability, traceability and performance; PLM infrastructure and implementation processes; capture and reuse of product and process information; PLM and knowledge management; enterprise system integration; PLM and influence of/from social networks; PLM maturity and improvement concepts; PLM and collaborative product development; PLM virtual and simulation environments; and building information modeling.

Encyclopedia of Education Common Expertise

Author: James W. Guthrie
Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library
ISBN: 9780028655963
Format: PDF
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Intended to provide a comprehensive description of the enterprise of education both within the United States and throughout the world. Approximately 900 articles offer a view of the institutions, people, processes, and products found in educational practice.