The first two editions of the Handbook of Human Performance Technology helped define the rapidly growing and vibrant field of human performance technology - a systematic approach to improving individual and organizational performance. Exhaustively researched, this comprehensive sourcebook not only updates key foundational chapters on organizational change, evaluation, instructional design, and motivation, but it also features breakthrough chapters on "performance technology in action" and addresses many new topics in the field, such as certification, Six Sigma, and communities of practice. Boasting fifty-five new chapters, contributors to this new edition comprise a veritable "who's who" in the field of performance improvement, including Geary Rummler, Roger Kaufman, Ruth Clark, Allison Rossett, Margo Murray, Judith Hale, Dana and James Robinson, and many others. Praise for the third edition of the Handbook of Human Performance Technology "If you are in the business of trying to improve organizational performance, this Handbook should be the first place you look for answers to questions about human performance technology." - Joseph J. Durzo, CPT, Ph.D., senior vice president and chief learning officer, Archstone-Smith "This newest edition of the Handbook provides an unparalleled, all-encompassing survey of the latest theory and its practical application in this emergent field. This book is a must-have reference for any professional wishing to systematically improve performance within their organization." - Weston McMillan, CPT, manager, training and development, eBay Inc. "An invaluable, engaging resource for anyone charged with improving workplace performance. It not only provides the background and foundations of our profession, but more importantly, it also provides the most up-to-date descriptions of how to apply HPT to drive results." - Rodger Stotz, CPT, vice president and managing consultant, Maritz Inc. "This book is filled with insights--both for those who are new to the field and also for those who are experienced. It offers concrete advice and examples on how to use HPT to impact business results and how to work successfully within organizations." - Anne Marie Laures, CPT, director, learning services, Walgreen Co. "The Handbook contains many of the secrets for improving the performance of individuals, groups, and organizations." - Robert F. Mager, author, Analyzing Performance Problems and How to Turn Learners On...Without Turning Them Off
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
Category: Business & Economics
Business practices are rapidly changing due to technological advances in the workplace. Organizations are challenged to implement new programs for more efficient business while maintaining their standards of excellence and achievement. Human Performance Technology: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a vital reference source for the latest research findings on real-world applications of digital tools for human performance enhancement across a variety of settings. This publication also examines the utilization of problem-based instructional techniques for challenges and solutions encountered by industry professionals. Highlighting a range of topics such as performance support systems, workplace curricula, and instructional technology, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for business executives and managers, business professionals, human resources managers, academicians, and researchers actively involved in the business industry.
"This book addresses the connection between human performance and instructional technology with teaching and learning, offering innovative ideas for instructional technology applications and elearning"--Provided by publisher.
Whether you're studying or practicing in the fields of instructional technology and human performance technology, you need a foundation of knowledge to advance your career. Foundations of Instructional and Performance Technology will provide you with an overview of principles and practices that is clear and easy-to-understand. This new resource does not offer an exhaustive list of topics. Rather the author selected topics with those fairly new to the field in mind and synthesized a wealth of information from many different sources into one concise text. The book starts with a focus on instructional technology, then shifts to human performance technology. With this book, youll have the opportunity to learn about ideas of original thinkers like Edward Thorndike, B. F. Skinner, Benjamin Samuel Bloom and more. Youll also have access to extensive references and user-friendly charts and graphs all designed to help you develop, validate and enhance your practice.
There has been tremendous growth in the development of advanced marine vehicles over the last few decades and many of these developments have been presented at the International High Performance Marine Vehicles Conference held annually since 1997 in Shanghai, China. This comprehensive first volume covers high speed monohulls, multihulls, hydrofoil craft, air cavity craft and wing-in-ground effect craft. The papers cover a wide variety of hullforms, including deep-V hulls, stepped hulls, axe-bow hullforms, trimarans and pentamarans, foil assisted catamarans and air-lubrication craft. All aspects of design, including resistance, powering, seakeeping and maneuvering performance of these vessels, are covered through theoretical, experimental and numerical investigations.
Today's dynamic organizations must achieve positive results in record time - a challenge that requires managers to avoid problems before they arise and to solve these issues quickly. Human Performance Improvement (HPI) is a powerful tool that can be used to help build intellectual capital, establish and maintain a 'high-performance workplace, enhance profitability, and encourage productivity' - as well as increase return on equity and improved safety. Written by a group of highly respected authors in the field, this book will show you how to:- - discover and analyze performance gaps - plan for future improvements in human performance - design and develop cost-effective interventions to close performance gaps.
An updated edition of the comprehensive sourcebook that defined a whole new approach to the practice of training and consulting. The contributors to the volume comprise a veritable "who's who" in the field of performance improvement. No other single-volume resource offers so many valuable insights into so many areas of performance improvement--by so many leading practitioners.