Content Vol. 2 N 7, 2016

Pages 349 - 366

Effectiveness of e-learning in teaching chemistry with reference to assessment variables; R. Jayakumar; Inter. J. Acad. Stud.  2(7):(2016)349-357

E-learning is defined by the New Zealand Ministry of Education as “learning that is enabled or supported by the use of digital tools and content. It typically involves some form of interactivity, which may include online interaction between the learner and their teacher or peers. E-learning opportunities are usually accessed via the internet, though other technologies such as CD-ROM are also used in e-learning.” It would be an extremely rare tertiary institution that does not have a Learning Management System (LMS) for online delivery and a body of students already using it in their courses. Foundational to the strategic success of e-learning is an understanding that education institutions are based on systems. From the above study, the researcher has an idea that E-learning provides greater opportunities for the students to learn. It is better than the traditional method of learning. It brings a new kind of concrete experiences for the students of higher secondary school. Therefore, the researcher desires that more number of educational institutions should teach the topic Chemistry by using on-line method and make the process of teaching and learning more effective based on the usage of internet facility, usage of internet, number of hours spent and number of times visited in the Assessment scores to maintain the Assessment of E-learning in chemistry.

Key words:

E-learning in Chemistry; Assessment Scores; Background variables.

Work place discipline: leading performance; Agnes Kurgat; Inter. J. Acad. Stud.  2(7):(2016)385-366

Employee discipline is a critical concept in organizations today, in this era of competition due to the fact that each organization endeavors to portray an attractive corporate image. In order to survive, grow and develop. Consequently, employee discipline has become an issue of strategic importance to human resource function. Although many scholars have undertaken research in employee disciplinary practicing in organizations, both private and public it is worth mentioning that most of these research has concentrated on the benefits of having a disciplined workforce. There is however, limited focus on the evaluation of employee discipline practices in organization and yet employee discipline is critical for survival and growth of any entity.
Employee discipline in manufacturing firms is a critical aspect which contributes to any organizational effectiveness and efficiency in Kenyan perspective, the objective of the study is to examine challenges to the effective management of disciplinary procedures.
In order to achieve the objective, an in-depth interview were conducted with 50 clinical officers  who were  members of disciplinary committees of various cadres of employees in the hospital sections, managing employees disciplinary procedures, employing a purposive or  judgmental sampling technique the study revealed four major challenges to effective management of employee discipline. These include a shortage knowledgeable professional to mentor employees of moral code of ethical behavior coping with the demand of disciplined employees, the finding of these study will provide human resource practitioners with clear understanding and awareness of various challenges in managing a disciplined workforce, hence relevant and appropriate policies can be developed and implemented for an effective management of employee disciplinary practices in organization

Key words:

Corporate image; Employee discipline; Performance; Workplace; Leading performance.

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