The purpose of this study is go better understand website usability by community college students. The usability study team sought data that would help to guide in a…
The purpose of this study is go better understand website usability by community college students. The usability study team sought data that would help to guide in a website redesign.
Librarians led students through sessions that followed the usability testing approach defined by Nielsen (2012) which emphasizes the ease of use of the Web interface. This study compared the results from the existing library website and a prototype website.
The study’s findings emphasized the need for balance between the variety of services and content that the website provides. This is especially true given that so many community college students are underprepared for college-level courses.
The study was limited by available time and the clinical nature of the usability session.
The study results underscore the significant challenge facing library website designers. The various online services exist in pockets that are only partially integrated and, therefore, require students to make decisions and predictive judgments as they navigate the site.
Overall, this study emphasized the need for balance between the variety of services and content that the website provides.
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impacts of serious teacher misbehaviour (TMB) in schools from the perspective of headteachers, a largely un-researched area.
Data were collected via the documentary analysis of misconduct cases from the Teaching Agency and semi-structured interviews with five headteachers who had managed serious cases.
The research suggests four primary impacts of serious TMB, affecting other teachers, students, the reputation of the school and headteachers themselves. The paper concludes by suggesting a fifth impact affecting public trust in the teaching profession.
Although rare, serious TMB can be highly damaging. Furthermore, the findings suggest that it is almost impossible to predict and so this paper suggests a “map” of the impacts helping headteachers to manage and contain it when/if the worst does happen.
Empirical studies of the impacts of serious organisational behaviour are scarce; empirical studies of serious organisational behaviour in schools are non-existent and so this paper addresses that gap.
The second part of a two‐part article, the first part of whichdescribed the clinical directors′ management devel‐opment programmedesigned and run during 1991‐93 by the…
The second part of a two‐part article, the first part of which described the clinical directors′ management devel‐opment programme designed and run during 1991‐93 by the Northern Health Authority and Durham University Business School. Focuses on the second, action learning, period of the course. Describes the action learning model used in the programme, includes a member′s description of his set′s experiences, and draws conclusions about the programme′s reception and achievements.
Describes a three‐year collaborative initiative between NorthernRegional Health Authority and Durham University Business School whichseeks to help 24 clinical directors…
Describes a three‐year collaborative initiative between Northern Regional Health Authority and Durham University Business School which seeks to help 24 clinical directors, already heavily burdened with professional responsibilities, to assume quickly and perform effectively in new strategic management roles. The programme, one of half‐a‐dozen such joint projects across the UK, all different in design, won substantial funding from the NHS Management Executive and is being nationally evaluated by Middlesex Business School.
Discusses the nature of strategic decision making in organizations.Explores the process of implementation and poses questions about how toevaluate decision success…
Discusses the nature of strategic decision making in organizations. Explores the process of implementation and poses questions about how to evaluate decision success. Discusses links between decisions and corporate strategies and emphasizes the importance for organizational members of being party to the more covert political activity in organizations. “Who decides corporate strategy?” – concludes that women may be excluded from this most critical of activities, by being placed too low in the hierarchy to sanction strategic decisions, and by not making use of the more subtle ways of influencing strategy.
It's not enough to simply acquire alternative and small‐press materials. They must also be made easily accessible to library users by means of accurate, intelligible, and…
This chapter discusses portrayals of attitudes towards and experiences of gender and sexuality diversity in The Archers and discusses the role of media in shaping social…
This chapter discusses portrayals of attitudes towards and experiences of gender and sexuality diversity in The Archers and discusses the role of media in shaping social change. Using existing data on attitudes across the UK, a survey was developed for The Archers’ audience to measure listener perceptions of key character attitudes. The survey findings are compared against the UK data. Broadly, the audience perceived characters in The Archers as reflecting a similar attitudinal spread to the UK. However, irrespective of attitudes, within The Archers, there is a lack of representation of the experiences of gender diversity or alternative forms of sexuality. In conclusion, I argue The Archers could do more to drive social change by featuring a wider range of gender diversity and non-heteronormative queer experiences.