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December 31st, 2009    Subscribe to comments on this post

E-Learning Thought Leaders Speak

Nearly 3000 delegates from 92 countries convened at this year’s ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN, the largest global e-learning conference for the corporate, education and public service sectors. From December 2-4, participants discussed the latest developments and trends in the field of technology-supported learning and training.

Interested in hearing more? Listen to free podcasts and interviews from the event.


December 30th, 2009    Subscribe to comments on this post

Ulive and Learn: OD Resources and Events

When you register (free) to Uliveand and Learn, you can access both free and reasonably priced online resources and events:

Two upcoming events offer opportunities to explore teamwork and design thinking, respectively:

  • The OD Network has assembled a distinguished roster of OD thinkers and practitioners for the Masterful Conversation Series. The live series will include seven exciting opportunities to meet, listen to, and talk with people whose work you know, and who will continue to bring more luster and credibility to the OD field on the global stage.
  • The series launches on December 15, 2009 at 1 p.m. Eastern (noon Central, 11 a.m. Mountain, 10 a.m. Pacific) with Geoff Bellman, who will discuss his new book, written with Kathleen Ryan: Extraordinary Groups: How Ordinary Teams Achieve Amazing Results!




December 29th, 2009    Subscribe to comments on this post

Capella learner publishes book chapter!

Capella doctoral learner, Rachel Byers, has contributed a chapter to the book called Communication, Relationships and Practices in Virtual Work which will be published by IGI Global. The chapter is titled, "The Ethical Implications of the Virtual Work Environment." The chapter covers the implications that organizational culture, trust, monitoring, and communication have on the ethical behavior of virtual organizations and the people within them. Ms. Byers started this chapter when she wrote the final paper for the course Ethics and Social Responsibility (OM 7050.)


December 29th, 2009    Subscribe to comments on this post

Call for Book Volume Proposals: Advances in Knowledge Communities & Social Networks

The AKCSN is an international book series that publishes high-quality original research about knowledge communities and social networks. The book series calls for knowledge based belonging to advancement on information science, knowledge communication and knowledge management. The series will cover, but is not limited to knowledge management, knowledge communications, knowledge economy, information society, information dynamics, information processing, information retrieval, digital divide, grass-roots communities, developing countries, mobile computing, e-governance, e-commerce, e-society and e-applications.

  • The AKCSN Book Series coverage is focused on original research in knowledge communications, applications, management, policies and implications.
  • Deadline: January 31, 2010
  • For details click here.



December 28th, 2009    Subscribe to comments on this post

Digital Access for Native America

Those interested in online education and online business have an inherent interest in technology access for a broad range of diverse customers and students. Increasingly, digital communications technologies are central to educational access, health care delivery, economic development, and civic participation for citizens generally.

Access can be more challenging in rural areas where upwards of thirty percent of all Native Americans live. "The New Media, Technology and Internet Use in Indian Country: Quantitative and Qualitative Analyses" describes these issues. The full report is available online here.

It combines both a survey of Native American technology use, normed against other national surveys, and case studies of six successful projects exhibiting Digital Excellence in Native America.



December 24th, 2009    Subscribe to comments on this post

Doctoral Institute in DC

  • Summer Doctoral Institute (SDI) for research and study on Institutions & Development is sponsored by George Washington University’s Center for International Business Education & Research (GW-CIBER).
  • Seven to ten doctoral students selected to participate in this program will spend two summer months, from June 1 to July 28, 2010, conducting research in the nation's capital — home to many of the world's most influential institutions. This cross- disciplinary program will facilitate research related to Institutions & Development from the perspective of a broad range of social sciences.
  • The application deadline is January 15, 2010. For more information and to access the program application, candidates should visit the SDI website.



December 23rd, 2009    Subscribe to comments on this post

December 2009 issue of The Qualitative Report

The December 2009 issue of The Qualitative Report (Volume 14 Number 4) is viewable online here.


December 21st, 2009    Subscribe to comments on this post

Call for papers: Association of Global Management Studies

The 2010 International Conference of the Association of Global Management Studies (AGMS) provides a platform to discuss challenges pertaining to contemporary issues in management studies. It also fosters multidisciplinary research involved in the development of theoretical and practice knowledge of all business and related fields by researchers, educators, developers, and practitioners.


The conference will take place at the Excalibur Hotel, Las Vegas, February 24-25, 2010. Read here for more information on the conference.


The submission deadline: January 15, 2010:

  • Conference acceptance notification: Rolling acceptance until January 20, 2010 Final version due: January 25, 2010 IJGMS and IJGMSQ
  • Journal notification: Rolling acceptance. For more information, style guidelines about journals, and conference registration fee, visit the AGMS website at www.association-gms.org, www.ijgms.org and www.ijgmsq.org.


December 18th, 2009    Subscribe to comments on this post

Live Report from Copenhagen

Follow the events on the ground! Dr. Lynn Wilson (co-editor of the Handbook of Research on Electronic Collaboration and Organizational Synergy, available in the Capella eBrary) is there.

Read her live blog here.


December 8th, 2009    Subscribe to comments on this post

Journal of Business and Psychology: New Issue Online

Journal of Business and Psychology Volume 24, Number 4 / December, 2009 (pp. 363-491). Connect to the new issue and the entire 2009 collection (now free).