Editorial

Authors

  • Marrisa Fernando MMOD Associate Program Director and Lecturer, Graduate School of Business Assumption UniversityThailand

Abstract

We are presenting you this issue of ABAC ODI JOURNAL Vision . Action. Outcome with ten articles on topics  on managing innovation in teaching on various levels and disciplines such as the arts, language,  and film ;  as well as research articles on organization development interventions that generated change on organizations .

Hui Tan and  Laura Brahmakasikara’s  article “ A Blended Learning Design to Improve Non-Music Students’ Knowledge of Chinese Traditional Music in Hunan Agriculture University” is a quasi-experiment research that  determined how blended Chinese Traditional Music Appreciation Course using Superstar Learning Application  improves the Chinese traditional music knowledge of non-music majors.

The article “Factors Influencing the Use of Ubiquitous Learning in Higher Education in Sichuan, China in the Aftermath of Covid-19 Pandemic” by  Meizi Huang  utilized confirmation factor analysis and structural equation modeling on data  analysis . Results showed that intention to use has the strongest effect on actual system use;  effort expectancy, facilitating conditions, and social influence except performance expectancy has positive affect the intention to use u-learning.

Zhao Lina and  Laura Brahmakasikara’s  article “ Adopting a Blended Learning Approach for Teaching  Chinese Classical Dance” explored the effectiveness of the blended Chinese classical dance course in improving the dance performance of dance students at the College of Art and Design at Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China.

“An Application of Video Recording Technology   to Enhance the Key Leader Engagement Performance  at SWCS” written by Timothy Guy Burgess involved the introduction of video recording technology into a classroom of military students to enhance Key Leader Engagement (KLE) performance. The research determined the effectiveness of using video recording technology in improving the students' level of performance in the Special Forces Warrant Officer Technical and Tactical Certification at the U.S. Army Special Warfare Center and School.

Jianjun Xue and Watana Vinitwatanakhun’s article “ Improving Students’ English Proficiency by Enhancing the Motivation through Organization Development Intervention— An Action Research Study of a Local University in China”  discusses how  organization development interventions enhance students’ language learning motivation .  Results show that  language learning motivation has significant impacts on students’ language proficiency.

The article “ Reflective Coaching for the Development of Pedagogical Content Knowledge of   Biology Teachers in Thailand” by Nunnapat Thilaworrakan and  Ladapa Ladachart is qualitative research that explored  the effects of reflective coaching on developing pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of biology teachers regarding cell biology. 

The article authored by Thida Tin and  Papitchaya Wisankosol on “Enhancing Supportive Leadership, Affective Organizational Commitment,   and Work Engagement: A Participatory Action Research Approach”  reports how work engagement and affective commitment were enhanced through  organizational development interventions (ODI) at the Gold Power Company Limited (GPCL).   The results indicate that the use of  ODI improved supportive leadership . affective organizational commitment, and work engagement .

The article  of Mohammad Shazzad Hossain and  Chompu Nuangjamnong on the  “Development of E-Readiness Scale in Blended Learning in Filmmaking Program for a Private University in Bangladesh – Initial Stage”  develop a unified scale to assess the higher education institute's e-readiness  that will identify their strengths and weaknesses and formulate a plan for creating an e-learning environment. The results indicated that the compiled instruments are good to excellent and that the  institutional e-readiness scale could assess the e-readiness of other universities in Bangladesh.

The  research  “ Improving EFL Students’ Critical Thinking Skills through Organization Development Intervention Strategies  at Zhejiang Yuexiu University in China” by  Chen Yang and  Joanne C.  Preston  is a  quasi-experimental design that  determined the effectiveness of Organization Development Intervention(ODI) in developing second-year EFL students’ CT skills in a private university in China.  The findings reveal that collaborative learning is useful in  developing the  students’ CT skills,  while  instructors need to utilize  various techniques to foster team members’ collaboration skills.

The 10th article  by Thein Than Toe and  Somchai Tantasanee on “The  Impact of Organizational Learning and Organizational Innovation on Organizational Performance: A Case of an Internet Service Provider in Myanmar “  is a mixed method research  that showed that organizational innovation has greater impact on organizational performance than organizational learning; organizational learning impacts organizational innovation . The  qualitative findings implied that the organization chosen for the research must take on initiatives to   promote organizational learning and innovation .

The contributions of our authors to this issue  are valuable for  knowledge sharing of their research on various disciplines and  methodologies.   We hope that their research will be beneficial to our readers and as support in furthering future related research .

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Published

2021-10-31

How to Cite

Fernando, M. (2021). Editorial . ABAC ODI JOURNAL Vision. Action. Outcome, 9(1), i-ii. Retrieved from http://www.assumptionjournal.au.edu/index.php/odijournal/article/view/5805