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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education-TOJDE, Volume 14, Number 2, April 2013

Welcome to the Volume 14 Number: 2 of TOJDE! 


In this issue, 3 Notes for Editor, 2 Book Reviews and 21 articles of 40 authors from 14 different countries around the world have been published. These published articles are arrived to the TOJDE from Argentina, Australia, Bosnia Hersek, Egypt, India, Malaysia, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirate and USA.

Notes for Editors

UNDERSTANDING RESISTANCE TO CHANGE:
A Challenge for Universities


 Gail D. CARUTH (Corresponding Author)
Department of Educational Leadership
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, Texas USA

Donald L. CARUTH
Independent Management Consultant
Texas USA

ABSTRACT

Change is inevitable. Today more than ever the pace of change is accelerating. Where there is organizational change there will be resistance to this change. To deal with the resistance effectively university administrators must understand the nature and causes of resistance to change. Only by dealing effectively with resistance to change can organizational change be implemented successfully. This paper explores organizational change and the challenge it poses for universities. Because universities are slow to change due to maintaining a balance of tradition and change successful implementation of change will continue to be a challenge both now and in the future. The challenge of change is real but the task is not impossible. Historically, universities have met the challenges that faced them; they must be prepared to confront this challenge too.


iPAD LEARNING ECOSYSTEM:
Developing Challenge-Based Learning using Design Thinking

Catalina MARIN, MEd
Faculty, Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT)
Abu Dhabi Women's College (ADWC)
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Jace HARGIS, PhD
College Director, HCT ADWC
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Cathy CAVANAUGH, PhD
Associate Director, HCT ADWC
Abu Dhabi, UAE



ABSTRACT

Change is inevitable. Today more than ever the pace of change is accelerating. Where there is organizational change there will be resistance to this change. To deal with the resistance effectively university administrators must understand the nature and causes of resistance to change. Only by dealing effectively with resistance to change can organizational change be implemented successfully. This paper explores organizational change and the challenge it poses for universities. Because universities are slow to change due to maintaining a balance of tradition and change successful implementation of change will continue to be a challenge both now and in the future. The challenge of change is real but the task is not impossible. Historically, universities have met the challenges that faced them; they must be prepared to confront this challenge too.

USE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION
BY CHRISTIAN RELIGION
TO TRAIN, EDIFY AND EDUCATE ADHERENTS

Dr. P. SATYANARAYANA
Distance Education Consultant
Open Learning Promotion Society
C-10/1, Kakatiya Nagar, Habsiguda,
Hyderabad 500 007, INDIA

Dr. Emmanuel DK MEDURI, Ph.D.Prof. of Mgt., Dept. of MBA
Teegala Krishna Reddy Engineering College
Medbowli, Meerpet,
Hyderabad 500 097 INDIA

ABSTRACT


Distance Education has been growing fast, in a marvelously diverse fashion.  The efficiency, effectiveness, validity and utility of distance teaching-learning are on increase.  All communities and religious groups are making use of distance learning methodology to upgrade their knowledge, skills and attitudes.  Christina educational institutions in all the parts of the world are being benefitted by the Christian distance education programme.  Christian websites make up more than 80 percent of the websites of the world’s five major religions.  Globalisation is facilitating many Christian pioneers of multiple denominations to adopt distance teaching-learning beyond all frontiers and barriers.  Baker’s guide to Christian Distance Education profiles upto 150 Christian degree programmes.  Some of the popular programmes are indicated here.

Christians who constitute 2.33 percent of Indian population are educationally benefitted by Christian distance education programmes.  A major Christian distance education programme is offered by Andhra Christian Theological College.  Its four distance courses attract students all over the country.

How quality is important in distance teaching and learning is highlighted here.

Article

E-LEARNING IMPLICATIONS
FOR ADULT LEARNING


Assist. Prof. Dr. Roxana CRIU
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ciprian CEOBANU
Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences
“Al. I. Cuza” University, Iasi, ROMANIA


INTRODUCTION

The society we live in defines itself through constant dynamics, with deep consequences on each individual; many of these consequences are determined by permanent and accelerated change. At present, the individual is compelled to live in a fluid environment which most of the times ends up being perceived as a hostile environment. Some of these changes are: the change in the nature of the workplace – if until recently an individual had one job only during his entire life, with a change possibility reduced enough to allow him to form a natural adaptation reflex, today’s jobs or the work profile change around each five years on the average, with dramatic alterations of work field.


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