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Publication date: 28 September 2012

Kunal Sharma

The present investigation aims to examine the reflection of plane waves from a free surface of a thermodiffusive elastic half space with void.

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Purpose

The present investigation aims to examine the reflection of plane waves from a free surface of a thermodiffusive elastic half space with void.

Design/methodology/approach

Generalized theory of thermoelasticity developed by Lord‐Shulma was used to investigate the problem. The amplitude ratios of various reflected waves are obtained in a closed form. The dependence of these amplitude ratios with an angle of propagation as well as other material parameter are shown graphically.

Findings

Effects of void and diffusion are observed on these amplitude ratios and have been found to be significant.

Originality/value

It is found that there exist four longitudinal waves (namely P‐wave, thermal wave (T‐wave), mass diffusion wave (MD‐wave), volume fraction wave (VF‐wave, carrying a change in void volume fraction) and a transverse SV wave). Some special cases of interest are also deduced from the present investigation.

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Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures, vol. 8 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1573-6105

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Publication date: 5 October 2010

Kunal Sharma

The purpose of the paper is to highlight the critical success factors that were involved in crafting a strategic architecture for E‐learning at H.P. University in India

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Purpose

The purpose of the paper is to highlight the critical success factors that were involved in crafting a strategic architecture for E‐learning at H.P. University in India

Design/methodology/approach

A descriptive survey type of research design was used. An empirical study was conducted on students attending personal contact programs (PCP) to figure out the importance of E‐learning in distance education programs.

Findings

It was found that that the current practices of instruction are reasonable within PCPs. However, staff don't have a high level of interest in the ICT program, though the learners are ICT savvy. In addition, there is no regular electricity supply, a lack of facilities and consumables to facilitate using the technology.

Research limitations

Although an empirical study was conducted, respondents sometimes don't divulge full information

Practical implications

The article addresses the critical success factors in crafting a strategic architecture for E‐learning at H.P. University. E‐learning is necessary for PCP students as they lose contact with their teachers after their PCP programs.

Originality/value

The article addresses the critical success factors for implementing E‐Learning in a traditional university environment.

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Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal, vol. 24 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7282

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Publication date: 21 June 2011

Kunal Sharma, Pallvi Pandit and Parul Pandit

The purpose of this paper is to outline the critical success factors for crafting a strategic architecture for e‐learning at HP University.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to outline the critical success factors for crafting a strategic architecture for e‐learning at HP University.

Design/methodology/approach

A descriptive survey type of research design was used. An empirical study was conducted on students enrolled with the International Centre for Distance and Open Learning who were attending personal contact programs (PCPs) in professional courses so as to elicit the importance of e‐learning in distance education programs.

Findings

From the research questions for implementing e‐learning it was found that the current practices of instruction are satisfactory, the centers where PCPs are not sufficiently equipped for the training of learners and resource persons at PCPs do not have interest in the ICT program although the learners are ICT savvy, but there is no regular electricity supply, sufficient facilities and consumables for the usage.

Research limitations/implications

Although an empirical study was conducted, the respondents, the students, sometimes disclose the information and do not reply to the questions in good faith.

Practical implications

The article addresses the critical success factors in crafting a strategic architecture for e‐learning at HP University so as to implement e‐learning for the benefit of the staff and the students.

Originality/value

The article addresses the critical success factors for implementing e‐learning in a traditional university environment.

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International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 25 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-354X

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Publication date: 21 September 2010

Kunal Sharma, Deepak Sood, Amarjeet Singh and Pallvi Pandit

The purpose of the paper is to unravel a strategic architecture for e‐learning for a traditional university like Himachal Pradesh University (H.P. University) and provide…

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Purpose

The purpose of the paper is to unravel a strategic architecture for e‐learning for a traditional university like Himachal Pradesh University (H.P. University) and provide guidelines as to how to carry the implementation of e‐learning for the university of the future.

Design/methodology/approach

Getting to the future first is not just about excelling competitors bent on reaching the same prize. It is also concerning having one's own view of what the prize is. There can be as many prizes as runners; imagination is the only restraining factor. The paper provides a literature review for a traditional university like H.P. University to venture into e‐learning.

Findings

To venture into e‐learning, H.P. University will have to reengineer itself, understand how competition will differ in the future and capture and refine insights into future opportunities.

Research limitations/implications

The paper has limitations that it presents a review of literature from secondary sources.

Practical implications

The paper provides guidelines as to how to implement e‐learning which will be beneficial for both the staff and the students.

Originality/value

The paper advocates the concept of strategic thinking in the education sector for implementing e‐learning.

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International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 24 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-354X

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Publication date: 30 August 2011

Kunal Sharma

This paper aims to outline the financial implications, while deploying information and communication technologies for implementing e‐learning, and to elucidate them, while…

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Purpose

This paper aims to outline the financial implications, while deploying information and communication technologies for implementing e‐learning, and to elucidate them, while implementing an e‐learning project in a conventional university environment.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is a descriptive account of the various cost factors and benefits accrued in implementing an e‐learning project and draws on a variety of secondary sources both published and unpublished.

Findings

The paper identifies the various cost factors as well as the benefits involved in e‐learning implementation in conventional educational institutions, so that e‐learning implementation is a smooth process. Three modes of e‐learning exist, namely, substantially online mode; replacement mode; and supplemental mode, and the costs of e‐learning vary for each. The paper also describes how to assess the success or failure of an e‐learning project.

Research limitations/implications

The paper presents a review of literature developed from secondary sources since e‐learning implementation is in a budding stage in conventional universities, particularly in the Asian context.

Practical implications

The paper outlines the financial implications of e‐learning and provides information on the various cost factors in implementing an e‐learning project for the first time. These factors should be duly acknowledged and given consideration, if the advantages of e‐learning are to be fully realised and e‐learning implementation is to succeed.

Originality/value

This paper provides a valuable summary of the state of affairs of financial implications, for instance the cost factors and benefits accrued while implementing an e‐learning project in the case of conventional universities. From this summary of the current situation, it goes on to suggest potential ways to transform the “digital divide” into “digital opportunities”.

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Journal of European Industrial Training, vol. 35 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0590

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Publication date: 21 August 2007

Indrajit Bhattacharya and Kunal Sharma

The purpose of this paper is to make a strong case for investing in information and communication technologies (ICT) for building up of quality human resource capital for…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to make a strong case for investing in information and communication technologies (ICT) for building up of quality human resource capital for economic upliftment of India. An attempt has been made to explore the possibilities of online learning (OL)/e‐learning towards building up of quality human resources in higher education for a developing nation like India. A comprehensive environmental scanning of various e‐learning experiments, tools, projects to facilitate e‐learning or various institutional level efforts has been carried out. The paper also seeks to highlight the options available with traditional institutes for deploying ICT and for implementing e‐learning.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is a descriptive account of the contemporary situation in India with regard to education especially e‐learning and draws on a variety of secondary sources both published and unpublished.

Findings

Argues that the development of e‐learning has been limited and reasons out why. The challenges of traditional face‐to‐face education vis‐à‐vis e‐learning in India are enlisted and suggestions for management of the e‐learning process by institutes which intend to venture into e‐learning are enumerated. The paper advocates the urgency for the traditional institutions to put an impetus on investment in ICT for providing e‐instruction for delivery of knowledge by riding the information super highway.

Research limitations/implications

Presents a review of literature developed from secondary sources.

Practical implications

Models of e‐learning that exclude any face‐to‐face contact may have limited prospects, but blended learning offers significant potential both on and off campus and should be pursued if the benefits of e‐learning are to be fully realized.

Originality/value

This paper provides a useful overview of a scenario of OL/e‐learning in India's higher education; and, from this summary of the present situation, goes on to suggest possible ways to transform the “digital divide” into “digital opportunities”.

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International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 21 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-354X

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Publication date: 5 October 2010

Anne Gimson

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Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal, vol. 24 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7282

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Publication date: 21 August 2007

Brian Roberts

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International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 21 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-354X

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Publication date: 21 June 2011

Brian Roberts

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International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 25 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-354X

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Publication date: 21 September 2010

Brian Roberts

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International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 24 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-354X

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