Technological Trends and their Impacts on the Virtual Teams’ Learning in the IT Workplace

By Mehmet Yildiz.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The emerging information technologies play a significant role for the learning process of IT professionals in the workplace. This presentation will have a three pronged approach to inform the audience of this phenomenon. Firstly it will provide a trend analysis using a historical view of last 7 years of recorded (qualitative/quantitative) data in the presenter’s doctoral / postdoctoral studies in ethnographic settings. Secondly, it will elucidate the impact of key technologies and processes on the cognitive development of these professionals and how they affect the productivity in the workplace. Thirdly, in conclusion, an attempt will be made to predict the future progress in this field.

Keywords: Emerging Information Technologies, Trend Analysis, Virtual Teams, Ethnographic Settings, Future Progress, Historical View, Workplace Education, Informal Education

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 14, Issue 12, pp.33-40. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 610.547KB).

Dr. Mehmet Yildiz

Executive IT Architect, Global Technology Services, IBM Australia, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Dr. Mehmet Yildiz is a certified Executive IT Architect in IBM Australia. He provides leadership and guidance to a number of virtual technical teams consisting of systems engineers, technical specialists and solution designers globally to deliver complex IT projects for enterprise customers. One of his key research areas as depicted in his professional doctoral thesis is discovering learning patterns, observable characteristics and cognitive discrepancies of IT professionals in the workplace and technological trends to meet their specialised requirements. He also has a number of industry and vendor based certifications (as educator or practitioner) from Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, The Open Group, CompTIA, AIPM and ANTA. Some of his other interest areas are molecular technologies, enterprise architecture, transition and transformation projects, collaborative research for innovation through virtual teams, open computing, and self healing systems.


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