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Smedley, J. (2018). Enhancing Information Impact: how do we make the most of our information senses?. Information and Learning Sciences, 119(3/4), 142-144
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Enhancing Information Impact: how do we make the most of our information senses?
2018 (English)In: Information and Learning Sciences, ISSN 2398-5348, Vol. 119, no 3/4, p. 142-144Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: This paper discusses the importance of effectively using senses in sharing information and managing the opportunities they individually and collaboratively offer.

Design/methodology/approach: The paper considers how information is best portrayed by each sense, individually and collaboratively.

Findings: How information takes account of senses to ensure that information engagement is maximised through its entertainment and education value.

Research limitations/implications: As the value and importance of information continues to grow, so will the urgency of information engagement and ensuring that its portrayal is appropriate, effective and efficient through a variety of sensory approaches – whether individual or collaborative.

Practical implications: One sensory size does not fit all. It is important that the dimensions and flexibility of information are reflected to ensure that it can adapt to suit various audiences. These flexible approaches will ensure that learner engagement is maximised.

Social implications: All information methods are of equal value. By ensuring that learners are able to access the information method that is most appropriate to them, then learning potential can be maximised. There is a growing urgency to move away from a status quo information approach and thereby enhance variety and enable potential.

Originality/value: Information is power. Each person is unique. How they learn combines these two qualities. A flexible approach to information engagement will encourage and enable information and learning sharing to maximise achievement and contribute to ongoing information entrepreneurship, resilience and sustainability. © 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2018
Keywords
learning, information, impact, visualisation, senses, verbalisation
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39279 (URN)10.1108/ILS-02-2018-0010 (DOI)000432183100001 ()2-s2.0-85045727423 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-04-27 Created: 2019-04-27 Last updated: 2019-05-07Bibliographically approved
Smedley, J. (2018). Information, colour and learning. The BERA Blog
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Information, colour and learning
2018 (English)Other (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, pages
The BERA Blog, 2018
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39280 (URN)
Available from: 2019-04-27 Created: 2019-04-27 Last updated: 2019-05-09Bibliographically approved
Smedley, J. (2018). Keeping fit and healthy in a digital world: [some thoughts on preparing for successful online working]. London: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Keeping fit and healthy in a digital world: [some thoughts on preparing for successful online working]
2018 (English)Other (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, pages
London: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, 2018
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39278 (URN)
Available from: 2019-04-27 Created: 2019-04-27 Last updated: 2019-05-09Bibliographically approved
Smedley, J. (2017). Information innovation: it's all about people. Information and Learning Sciences, 118(11/12), 669-671
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Information innovation: it's all about people
2017 (English)In: Information and Learning Sciences, ISSN 2398-5348, Vol. 118, no 11/12, p. 669-671Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: This paper discusses the importance of effectively engaging people in sharing information and managing its implementation across organisations as a key part of successful change initiatives.

Design/methodology/approach: Consideration why information is important to an organisation and how people and space contribute to its current and future effective management.

Findings: How flexibility of working practices and the creative management of physical and virtual space empowers and enables change in innovating new working practices.

Research limitations/implications: How creative thinking contributes to flexibility and streamlining of established practices to achieve effective information management. There is no “final answer” – it is an ongoing iterative process which depends on people engagement for continued success.

Practical implications: Within a working environment of ongoing change, it is important that the value of engaging people in organisational change is embedded as a key part of assuring continuing successful outcomes.

Social implications: The methods of engaging people in successful change need to be carefully considered to maximise overall outcomes reflecting a “hearts and mind” perspective. Approaches used are often individual to different groups within wider communities. All contribute to achieving effective change outcomes across a whole organisation.

Originality/value: Today’s information age is ever changing. People are an organisations best asset. An effective information management system enables a flexible, agile and response to access data, develop information and progress knowledge to build ongoing sustainability. © 2017, © Emerald Publishing Limited.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2017
Keywords
People, flexibility, creative thinking, physical space, managing information, virtual space
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39281 (URN)10.1108/ILS-08-2017-0087 (DOI)000427178700008 ()2-s2.0-85037078332 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-04-27 Created: 2019-04-27 Last updated: 2019-05-07Bibliographically approved
Smedley, J. (2016). Innovation and Information. In: David Baker & Wendy Evans (Ed.), Innovation in Libraries and Information Services: Advances in Library Administration and Organisation (pp. 227-241). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Innovation and Information
2016 (English)In: Innovation in Libraries and Information Services: Advances in Library Administration and Organisation / [ed] David Baker & Wendy Evans, Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2016, p. 227-241Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The effective and efficient analysis and application of information lies at the heart of success in today’s world. Greater emphasis is now on the quality of information and the confirmation of its value through effective analysis and review. This includes engaging in dialogue to enhance understanding, the empowering role of technology and the versatility that information provides.

Methodology/approach

The chapter considers the innovative use of information from different perspectives to encourage readers to reflect on their own experiences and think about their individual and organisational uses of information with a view to being creative and exploring new avenues of use. Two case studies are included to demonstrate possible approaches – not as a definitive way ahead but more as examples of possibilities.

Findings

There will continue to be new ways of innovating information – some of which we know, others which we don’t yet know. The creative thinking approach that is key to being unafraid to explore and use information to best effect is the overall finding of this chapter.

Originality/value

With the continually changing landscape of technology, the creative and original use of its application is the key to continued entrepreneurial outcomes. Some suggestions for the innovative use of information are included – certainly not a definitive list – to encourage reflection, inspire creativity and stimulate thinking with the overall aim of gaining value from information. © 2017 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited All rights of reproduction in any form reserved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2016
Series
Advances in library administration and organization ; 35
Keywords
Information, innovation, people, technology, change, learning
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39282 (URN)10.1108/S0732-067120160000035016 (DOI)2-s2.0-85006257938 (Scopus ID)978-1-78560-731-8 (ISBN)978-1-78560-730-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-27 Created: 2019-04-27 Last updated: 2019-05-07Bibliographically approved
Smedley, J. & Sjöberg, J. (2015). A Swinglish Experience: bridging international boundaries in the scholarship of learning and teaching. In: : . Paper presented at Society for Research into Higher Education Conference (SRHE), Newport, Wales, December 9-11, 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Swinglish Experience: bridging international boundaries in the scholarship of learning and teaching
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-40806 (URN)
Conference
Society for Research into Higher Education Conference (SRHE), Newport, Wales, December 9-11, 2015
Available from: 2019-10-28 Created: 2019-10-28 Last updated: 2019-10-29
Al-Adwan, A., Al-Adwan, A. & Smedley, J. (2013). Exploring Students Acceptance of Technology in Jordanian Universities. ijEDict - International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 9(2), 4-18
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring Students Acceptance of Technology in Jordanian Universities
2013 (English)In: ijEDict - International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, ISSN 1814-0556, E-ISSN 1814-0556, Vol. 9, no 2, p. 4-18Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Today’s rapid changing world highlights the influence and impact of technology in all aspects of learning life. Higher Education institutions in developed Western countries believe that these developments offer rich opportunities to embed technological innovations within the learning environment. This places developing countries, striving to be equally competitive in international markets, under tremendous pressure to similarly embed appropriate blends of technologies within their learning and curriculum approaches, and consequently enhance and innovate their learning experiences. Although many universities across the world have incorporated internet-based learning systems, the success of their implementation requires an extensive understanding of the end user acceptance process. Learning using technology has become a popular approach within higher education institutions due to the continuous growth of Internet innovations and technologies. Therefore, this paper focuses on the investigation of students, who attempt to successfully adopt e-learning systems at universities in Jordan. The conceptual research framework of e-learning adoption, which is used in the analysis, is based on the technology acceptance model. The study also provides an indicator of students’ acceptance of e-learning as well as identifying the important factors that would contribute to its successful use. The outcomes will enrich the understanding of students’ acceptance of e-learning and will assist in its continuing implementation at Jordanian Universities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bridgetown: University of the West Indies Press, 2013
Keywords
E-learning, Technology Acceptance Model, Perceived usefulness, Ease of use, Attitude, Behavioural intentions, Jordan, The Applied Science University
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39283 (URN)
Available from: 2019-04-27 Created: 2019-04-27 Last updated: 2019-05-07Bibliographically approved
Al-adwan, A. & Smedley, J. (2012). Implementing e-learning in the Jordanian Higher Education Systems: Factors affecting impact. ijEDict - International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 8(1), 121-135
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Implementing e-learning in the Jordanian Higher Education Systems: Factors affecting impact
2012 (English)In: ijEDict - International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, ISSN 1814-0556, E-ISSN 1814-0556, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 121-135Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The increased involvement of technology in all aspects of our lives places educational institutions under pressure to include these aspects at the heart of their learning. This ensures that they continue to be competitive in a constantly changing market with international and cultural links. This study explores the factors that influenced the development of learning through technology at two Jordanian universities, focusing on full-time staff and students. It considers the general attitude towards engaging in learning through technology with outcomes demonstrating that training and development is required prior to implementation to adequately support the learning transition. The organisational infrastructure often presents the greatest barrier to such developments. Informed by the outcomes of the study, a training and development programme has been designed, developed and implemented to support the cultural change and increase its impact.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bridgetown: University of the West Indies Press, 2012
Keywords
e-learning, technology, culture, learning, higher education, Jordan
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39284 (URN)
Available from: 2019-04-27 Created: 2019-04-27 Last updated: 2019-05-07Bibliographically approved
Smedley, J. (2012). Managing E-xpectations: Developing Knowledge Management Through Market Communication. In: G. Bell, J. Warwick and P. Galbraith (Ed.), Higher Education Management and Operational Research: Demonstrating New Practices and Metaphors (pp. 97-108). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Managing E-xpectations: Developing Knowledge Management Through Market Communication
2012 (English)In: Higher Education Management and Operational Research: Demonstrating New Practices and Metaphors / [ed] G. Bell, J. Warwick and P. Galbraith, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2012, p. 97-108Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The quality of the relationship between a business and its stakeholders has a profound effect on attracting, maintaining and retaining its contacts (Neville et al., 2005). This provides a substantive and productive information base with the aim of improved satisfaction, loyalty maintenance and determination of current and future needs. It also informs enhanced strategic positioning within the market.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2012
Series
Educational futures: rethinking theory and practice, ISSN 2214-9864 ; 54
Keywords
Knowledge Management, Customer Relationship Management, Blended Learning, Brand Loyalty, California Management Review
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39285 (URN)10.1007/978-94-6091-976-3_6 (DOI)2-s2.0-85026539320 (Scopus ID)978-94-6091-974-9 (ISBN)978-94-6091-975-6 (ISBN)978-94-6091-976-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-27 Created: 2019-04-27 Last updated: 2019-05-06Bibliographically approved
Smedley, J. (2010). Modelling the impact of knowledge management using technology. OR Insight, 23(4), 233-250
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Modelling the impact of knowledge management using technology
2010 (English)In: OR Insight, ISSN 0953-5543, Vol. 23, no 4, p. 233-250Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Continuing professional development practices in today's fast moving work place increasingly involves the use of modern technologies as part of the continuing quest to enhance a flexible and responsive learning experience. Centrally positioned organisational training and development initiatives often leave ‘gaps’ in personal knowledge management by individuals who are often part of diverse user groups from different backgrounds. Consideration of existing methodologies in e-learning based on a UK public sector benchmarking process provided a useful starting point for this knowledge management using technology analysis. A case study from a training and development setting highlights the application of the resulting impact model to a real-world situation reflecting experiences and expectations of facilitator and trainee groups. Outcomes of the impact analysis advised the positioning and direction for subsequent developments to maximise personal and organisational efficiency and effectiveness.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
Keywords
knowledge management, modern technologies, impact analysis, continuing professional development, e-learning
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39286 (URN)
Available from: 2019-04-27 Created: 2019-04-27 Last updated: 2019-05-06Bibliographically approved
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