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13 Questions to Ask When Scoping a Learning Development Engagement

13 Questions to Ask When Scoping a Learning Development Engagement | PhD | Scoop.it

All too often, training programs are developed just for training’s sake, just to check the training box. There must be a clear business objective that a training program is attempting to solve. If the business need isn’t there, the program shouldn’t be either.

 


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Planning courses for a big US corporation around the world is not the same of a residential three years PhD Program.

Nevertheless, the 13 proposed questions make an interesting reference list.

Are they worth to be considered also in our european PhD Programs and their courses? I think so.

 

1. The problem we want to solve is to be clearly stated
2. The quality of the training project too ("success")
3. Who pays for the project (this is more difficult, in Academy)
4. The audience composition
5. Their attitudes and expectations (often disregarded)
6. The actual use of the transferred skills
7. How to track their learning engagement
8. How to cope with tools and practices of the audience
9. Flexibility of the training program

10. Existing content and knowledge to be leveraged
11. Resources to be provide
12. Milestones and dates
13. Budget (cost, time, and quality)

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 18, 2014 4:10 AM

This is quite corporate business training directed, but would also apply to any teacher training scenario.

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The A to Z of social media for academia

The A to Z of social media for academia | PhD | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about the world of academic social media
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Luci e ombre sul futuro della ricerca scientifica in Italia | M. De Paola e T. Jappelli

Luci e ombre sul futuro della ricerca scientifica in Italia | M. De Paola e T. Jappelli | PhD | Scoop.it
Pur con le scarse risorse destinate alla ricerca, l’Italia si colloca in ottava posizione per produzione scientifica e miglioramenti significativi in diverse aree. Ma potrebbe trattarsi di un fenomeno destinato a esaurirsi. E c’è la necessità di stabilizzare i più bravi fra i giovani ricercatori.
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Advice for authoring a PhD or academic book

Advice for authoring a PhD or academic book - Medium
A collection of resources that provide real practical help for researchers writing creative non-fiction. See also: @Write4Research
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Essential PhD tips: 10 articles all doctoral students should read

Essential PhD tips: 10 articles all doctoral students should read | PhD | Scoop.it
PhD advice: from choosing the right topic to getting through your thesis
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Highly novel research proposals ‘being systematically rejected’

Highly novel research proposals ‘being systematically rejected’ | PhD | Scoop.it
Those judging creative scientific ideas fail to fully understand them, potentially hampering breakthroughs, research indicates
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herbst architects constructs K valley house in new zealand

herbst architects constructs K valley house in new zealand | PhD | Scoop.it
titled 'K valley house', this home in new zealand has been designed by herbst architects for a couple who are both involved in the film industry.
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if you have room enough, light wood trusses are a very nice solution!
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L’ubérisation des universités

L’ubérisation des universités | PhD | Scoop.it

La menace «Uber» n’intervient pas que dans l’industrie du taxi, elle guette également les universités. Devenues de lourdes machines bureaucratiques qui évoluent dans un cadre rigide et surréglementé, les universités font face à une concurrence. L’accès au savoir universitaire est lui aussi transformé par l’essor du numérique, où l’offre de formation passe par de nouvelles plateformes. (...) - Journal de Montréal, par Mario Asselin, 15/02/2016


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To build digital brands, universities need to relinquish control

To build digital brands, universities need to relinquish control | PhD | Scoop.it
Universities should use online platforms for conversations, not broadcasting, says Max du Bois
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Conversation and story telling not marketing and cartapatinata in higher education digital networking
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Prestige? Reputation? What else to assess Academia?

Prestige? Reputation? What else to assess Academia? | PhD | Scoop.it
Employers and parents value it more highly than any other quality. But how does a university set about building prestige?
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The THE post anticipates the results of a series of interviews to be published in a report by Leadership Foundation (http://www.lfhe.ac.uk/).
Few excerpts:

“I am very comfortable with the term [prestige]. It is articulated in a number of ways in my institution. It means you don’t have to explain yourself” [Pre-92 head]

“I am not trying even for excellence. I am trying for fairness and competence at a good price. We teach to the price, but this is not something that is easy to say in the UK. We have average students, and that is what they need”. Post-92 head

But another comment shocks me: «on one hand, efficiency and effectiveness require collaboration between institutions and beyond them. On the other, increasing competition encourages the active pursuit of prestige in ways that may discourage cooperation and entrench perceived status differences».
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Formation pour les doctorants | Université de Toulouse – Higher Education and Research in Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées

Formation pour les doctorants | Université de Toulouse – Higher Education and Research in Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées | PhD | Scoop.it
L’École des Docteurs propose chaque année des formations accessibles à l'ensemble des doctorants de l'Université Fédérale Toulous
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What the heck is interesting research?

What the heck is interesting research? | PhD | Scoop.it
Research is a social process. If the output of your work does not change how a few people think… it was probably in vain.
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The Accelerated Academy Series

The Accelerated Academy Series | PhD | Scoop.it
Image credit: Milena Kremakova This series is made up of posts based on author contributions presented at Power, Acceleration and Metrics in Academic Life (2 – 4 December 2015, Prague) which was su…
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The world’s top universities for attracting industry funding

The world’s top universities for attracting industry funding | PhD | Scoop.it
Times Higher Education World University Rankings data reveal the 20 best institutions based on private-sector investment per academic

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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, March 8, 11:29 PM
Very interesting subject to be considered and discussed. Another excellent application for a business continuing education, is the provision of information on a specific topic in drops. Each teacher must have a site to do this. For those who speak Spanish or Portuguese, an example can be seen in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
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L'université Toulouse 3 envisage de geler plus de 200 postes

L'université Toulouse 3 envisage de geler plus de 200 postes | PhD | Scoop.it
Pour éviter la cessation de paiement, l'université Toulouse 3 Paul-Sabatier prévoit de geler environ 7 % des effectifs permanents, entre 2017 et 2018. Un plan de retour à l'équilibre qui sera précisé dans les semaines à venir, à l'issue d'une enquête de l'IGAENR. (...) - EducPros, par Frédéric Dessort, 08/06/2016

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Academia too reliant on ‘accidental leadership development’

Academia too reliant on ‘accidental leadership development’ | PhD | Scoop.it
Few academic department heads receive any formal leadership training when they step up into middle management, a study says
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Who wants Einstein? Supervision of PhD students # Part 1 - The good example

How to prevent and manage problems in the relationship between PhD students and their supervisors. Interviews with supervisors and PhD students point ou
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Notre capacité à attirer les jeunes vers la recherche est en péril

Notre capacité à attirer les jeunes vers la recherche est en péril | PhD | Scoop.it

Alain Prochiantz, professeur de neurobiologie, administrateur du Collège de France.



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Academic blogging: a risk worth taking?

Academic blogging: a risk worth taking? | PhD | Scoop.it
After her blog was republished without credit, PhD student Lucy Williams says we must confront this 'shameless exploitation'
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She says: "Blogging provides a vital method of communication and networking for PhD students and early career researchers. Blogs can raise awareness of a researcher and their work in the early stages of a career, before they have a long list of publications, or grant applications behind them. But with an environment existing in which your research can be taken and used by others – for profit – without your permission, and without accreditation, is it a risk worth taking?"
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What Chinese investment means for African higher education

What Chinese investment means for African higher education | PhD | Scoop.it
Ellie Bothwell reports on what both countries gain – and lose – from the Sino-African partnership
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Does the collapse in part-time study matter? | HEFCE blog

Does the collapse in part-time study matter? | HEFCE blog | PhD | Scoop.it
Since 2008-09, the part-time student body has fallen from a peak of 388,000 students to number only 208,000 in 2014-15. Early returns from institutions suggest the decline continued in 2015-16 and overall numbers are expected to fall by a further 5 per cent compared to 2014-15.
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Government policy is wrecking science

Government policy is wrecking science | PhD | Scoop.it

«... mismeasurement and mismanagement are impeding scientific research... The current system is a farce.
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Our future depends on education and academic creativity. We cannot afford to stand by and passively witness the end of science. We need to be proactive in publicising its enormous benefits – and the even greater benefits that would accrue from a sensible but sweeping makeover of the system».

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Tim Birkhead è un etologo che si occupa di uccelli, ornitorinchi e filosofia della scienza. Con una certa dose di ironia ci paragona alle aringhe e ai banchi di Terranova esauriti in un secolo di sovrasfruttamento dell'industria della pesca. Citando il lavoro di Peter Lawrence, biologo, lancia un grido di allarme e una proposta di soluzione: darsi tutti da fare per rendere noto al pubblico quanto sia importante la ricerca.

Io, personalmente, ho sempre guardato con sospetto a coloro i quali si rifiutano di essere "misurati" e "gestiti". Sono troppi gli esempi di accademici che si esprimono contro ciò unicamente perché la prima vittima è il loro ego.
Ma leggerò con attnzione anche il testo di Lawrence, che si trova qui:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0070215315002203

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L’université japonaise: vers un contre-modèle?

En juin dernier, le ministre de l’Éducation, de la culture, du sport, de la science et de la technologie (MEXT) du Japon, Hiroshi Hase, a déclaré que les universités nationales devaient abolir leurs facultés de sciences humaines, sociales et d’enseignement pour les convertir en facultés réputées plus « utiles » pour la société. Plusieurs voix se sont élevées au sein de la société civile pour décrier cette déclaration. Devant la levée de boucliers causée par la déclaration du ministre, le MEXT est passé en gestion de crise en expliquant ad nauseam que le mot « abolir » renvoyait uniquement aux cours d’enseignement qui ne conduisaient pas à l’obtention d’une licence d’enseignant. Cependant, pour le Conseil scientifique du Japon (CSJ), la délicate question de l’avenir des universités demeure entière. (... )- Le Devoir, par Laurent Trempe, 08/01/2016

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10 truths a PhD supervisor will never tell you

10 truths a PhD supervisor will never tell you | PhD | Scoop.it
There are some important dos and don’ts to bear in mind when choosing someone to oversee your doctoral thesis, advises Tara Brabazon
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The role of ego in academic profile services: Comparing Google Scholar, ResearchGate, Mendeley, and ResearcherID

The role of ego in academic profile services: Comparing Google Scholar, ResearchGate, Mendeley, and ResearcherID | PhD | Scoop.it
Academic profiling services are a pervasive feature of scholarly life. Alberto Martín-Martín, Enrique Orduna-Malea and Emilio Delgado López-Cózar discuss the advantages and disadvantages of major p…...
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