Training people to do a different job. It is often given to people who have been identified as being promotable, being considered for a new job either lateral or upwards, or to increase their potential.
A complex, integrated process involving people, procedures, ideas, devices, and organization, for analyzing problems, and devising, implementing, evaluating and managing solutions to those problems, involved in all aspects of human learning.
A measure (as a percentage) of the actual output to the standard output expected. Efficiency measures how well someone is performing relative to expectations.
The use of innovative technologies and learning models to transform the way individuals and organizations acquire new skills and access knowledge.
Learning through digital connections and peer collaboration. It is driven by the technologies of Web 2.0 due to it being an extension of the term "Web 2.0." Learners become empowered to search, create, and collaborate information. It differs from traditional eLearning (sometimes called "eLearning 1.0") by encouraging everyone to contribute in creating and sharing information and their experiences.
Applications designed to run simultaneously with other applications or embedded within other applications that provide support for the user in accomplishing specific tasks. An EPSS may provide needed information, present job aids, and deliver just-in-time, context-sensitive training on demand. A Web-based performance support system (WBPSS) is an EPSS which uses Web technology to deliver support in an enterprise environment.
Components of a task or the smallest meaningful activity that describes what employees in an industry are expected to be able to do. Elements combine to form a task, tasks combine to form a duty, and duties combine to from a job. Elements depend on other elements and are always components of a procedure. Also, the sub-division of a unit of competence. The element encapsulates:
A term popularised by Daniel Goleman in his 1995 book of the same name, Emotional Intelligence, or EQ, describes the understanding individuals have of other people, their feelings and motivations. It is contrasted with Eysenck's Intelligence Quotient, or IQ, which focuses on logic and process
enabling learning objective (ELO)
A statement in behavioral terms of what is expected of the student in demonstrating mastery at the knowledge and skill level necessary for achievement of a Terminal Learning Objective (TLO) or another ELO.
A branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge. The study of how we know what we know.
An approach to job design that focuses on the interactions between the person and the environmental elements such as the work station, light, sound, tools, etc.
The process of gathering information in order to make good decisions. It is broader than testing, and includes both subjective (opinion) input and objective (fact) input. Evaluation can take many forms including memorization tests, portfolio assessment, and self-reflection. There are at least six major reasons for evaluating training, each requiring a different type of evaluation:
evaluation hierarchy (four levels of evaluation model)
Donald Kirkpatrick identified the evaluation model most widely recognized today in corporate training organizations. The Kirkpatrick Model addresses the four fundamental behavior changes that occur as a result of training.
A test or other measuring device used to determine achievement (go and no-go) or the relative standing of an individual or group or a test objective (i.e., attitude, behavior, performance objective, and other attributes). Evaluation instruments include tests, rating forms, inventories, and standard interviews.
The fifth of Instructional System Design phases (ADDIE). The purpose of this phase is determine the value or worth of the instructional program. This phase is actually conducted during and between all the other phases.
A method for developing training programs. It includes both deterministic and incremental systems, in contrast to the systems approach, which is entirely deterministic. This means that in an evolutionary approach, tentative or short term goals may be specified. This approach is particularly appropriate for situations where there is limited past experience from which to draw guidance.
A learning activity having a behavioral based hierarchy that allows the student to experience and practice job related tasks and functions during a training session.
A sub-level of the comprehension level of learning in which students develop sufficient understanding to estimate trends or predict outcomes based upon the subject matter under study.
Created April 4, 2005. Updated August 7, 2010.