Principles of Human Performance Technology – EDUC 732

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/04/2022

Course Description

This course addresses instructional design through human performance technology. It examines the gap between what human performance is occurring within an organization and what human performance should be occurring. Students will learn about human performance technology and identify solutions to address performance gaps within learning environments.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

The field of human performance technology (HPT) is having a significant impact on learning environments of all varieties (corporate, military, higher education, etc.) in general and specifically on the applications of educational technology, e-learning and the online classroom. The 21st century educational technologist must have a clear understanding of the concepts and applications of HPT in the discipline.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the candidate will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of terms associated with human performance technology.
  2. Synthesize concepts regarding the effect of human performance technology use on educational practice by critically engaging current literature.
  3. Critique and Compare the literature regarding the application of human performance technology and within the field of educational technology.
  4. Write and review a research paper dealing with the application of human performance technology withing the field of educational technology.
  5. Prepare a presentation based on the research paper dealing with the application of human performance technology withing the field of educational technology.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Candidate Expectations, the candidate will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (6)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the candidate will provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be at least 400 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, and be supported by at least 2 scholarly sources. Citations and a reference list are required in current APA format. In addition to the thread, the candidate is required to reply to at least 2 classmates' threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words.

Journal Critiques (3)

The candidate will write three comparative critiques of 5 articles each. The first critique will address articles in the general category of human performance technology. The second critique will address articles that specifically deal with the application of human performance technology in a learning environment. The final critique will address articles dealing with the application of human performance technology with educational technology. Each of these journal critiques must be at least 4-6 pages in addition to the title and reference pages. The critique must be submitted as a Word document in current APA format, however, an abstract is not required.

Human Performance Technology Research Project: Research Paper Rough Draft

The candidate will write a first draft of a paper regarding the application of human performance technology on learning environments that pertains to the use of educational technology. The paper will be 10–12 pages in addition to the title, abstract, and reference pages and be supported by at least 10 scholarly sources. Sources must be within 5 years, although the Kidd & Song textbook may also be used. The paper must be in current APA format. The candidate will use feedback from this assignment to complete the Human Performance Technology Research Project: Research Paper Final Draft.

Human Performance Technology Project: Research Paper Final Draft

The candidate will submit the final version of the paper. Corrections must be made based on the comments provided by the instructor on Human Performance Technology Project: Research Paper Rough Draft. The paper must be 10-12 pages in addition to the title, abstract, and reference pages and be supported by at least 10 scholarly sources. Sources must be within 5 years although the Kidd & Song textbook may also be used. The paper must be in current APA format.

Human Performance Technology Research Project: Presentation

The candidate will prepare a presentation based on the research paper and providing the practical application of the influence of human performance technology on the use of educational technology. The presentation will be submitted as a 30 to 40 minute video. The video should be recorded as narration accompanying the use of a presentation software such as PowerPoint, Prezi, Keynote, etc. The presentation must be supported by the literature, however, citations can be in the form of simply mentioning the source in the narration. A reference list must provided at the end of the presentation. The video recording of the presentation must be submitted by embedding it in Canvas.