Remote Workforce Training: Effective Technologies and Strategies

Remote Workforce Training: Effective Technologies and Strategies

Shalin Hai-Jew (Kansas State University, USA)
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Release Date: February, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 450
ISBN13: 9781466651371|ISBN10: 1466651377|EISBN13: 9781466651388|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5137-1


Lifelong learning can occur both in and out of the classroom, but the most valuable instruction takes place on the job.

Remote Workforce Training: Effective Technologies and Strategies investigates methods, techniques, and systems used in employee training programs. The tools and technologies surveyed within these pages will help employers take their workers beyond the transient skill sets offered by university degrees and into a constant state of learning and practice that will enhance both their productivity and technical abilities on a regular basis. In particular, the knowledge offered by this reference book will be of use to educators and students as well as managers, leaders, administrators, and personnel.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborative Training
  • E-Learning
  • Electronic Profiling
  • Massive Open Online Courses
  • Occupational Satisfaction
  • Professional Development
  • Social Networking Applications
  • Strategic Management
  • Team Building
  • Training Applications

Reviews and Testimonials

In 13 chapters, business, workforce development, technology, education, and other researchers from the US, Asia, Turkey, and Australia explore the design strategies and methodologies for distributed workforce training, with a focus on information and communication technologies. They discuss the conceptual and applied strategic frameworks used in remote workforce training, such as open systems, badging and open badging, gamification and 3D, and learning-support managers, as well as the strategic advantages of e-learning, approaches that encourage occupational satisfaction, trainee reactions, learning perception, and training transfer, and the design of online policy compliance training in higher education. They present examples of training in different contexts, such as for trainers, teachers, and police; analytical tools that can be used to analyze remote team dynamics, such as social network diagrams, the use of Maltego Radium to understand stranger small world networks online, and tools used to gather open-source intelligence to profile entities in public electronic spaces; and innovations like an open training community and massive open online courses (MOOCs).

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Shalin Hai-Jew works as an instructional designer at Kansas State University (K-State) and taught for WashingtonOnline for a number of years through 2014. She has taught at the university and college levels for many years (including four years in the People’s Republic of China) and was tenured at Shoreline Community College but left tenure to pursue instructional design work. She has Bachelor’s degrees in English and psychology, a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Washington (Hugh Paradise Scholar), and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership with a focus on public administration from Seattle University (where she was a Morford Scholar). She reviews for several publications and publishers, and is editor of several IGI Global titles. Dr. Hai-Jew was born in Huntsville, Alabama, in the U.S.