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What is Silo Effect

Simulation and Game-Based Learning in Emergency and Disaster Management
A term used in the business field to describe how compartmentalization creates inefficiencies and confusion between employees and departments.
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Combatting the “Silo Effect” in the Online Classroom: Employing a Discussion Board-Centric Approach
James J. Barney (American Public University System, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4087-9.ch006
This case study explores the revision process and experience learned by teaching 12 sections of an asynchronous online graduate Homeland Security Law course over a two-year period from 2018 to 2020. The chapter charts the transition of the course from a traditional format with high-stakes episodic assessments (midterm, final, and a lengthy research paper) to a discussion board-centric class using curated reading materials, case study analysis, role-playing, structured debates, and the scaffolding of shorter, low-stakes writing assignments predominately completed in the online discussion boards increased both student engagement and satisfaction as reflected by student evaluations and feedback. The chapter further argues that a collection of low-tech, low-cost design and delivery tips derived from the insights provided from scholarship and online teaching experience can create a rich and transparent online learning environment.
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University Task Force Deepens Academic Involvement in ERP System
Lack of information exchange between data base systems within an entity or with outside entities. The silo may be limited to the technical deficiencies of the system, but the effect encompasses the larger human problem of the silo mentality, which includes a predisposition away from sharing such information.
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