Management and Organizational Studies 3343A/B Chapter 8: Technology-Based Training Methods

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What is Technology-Based Training?
TECHNOLOGY-BASED TRAINING: Training that involves the use of technology to deliver courses
Distinctions between programs often has to do with where the programs and data are located and the ease with which they can b e updated
TRADITIONAL TRAINING: Training that does not involve using technology to deliver courses
Major Types of Technology-Based Training
The use of technology for training is becoming popular (75 percent of all organizations offer some sort of self-paced online learning which represents 14 percent of overall
learning time) but at a relatively slow pace and it has not supplanted instructor-led classroom instruction
54 percent of organizations use virtual training methods for less than 10 percent of their training programs
COMPUTER-BASED TRAINING: Training that is delivered via the computer for the purpose of teaching job-relevant knowledge and skills (through the use of CD-ROMs, intranets,
or the internet
E-LEARNING: The use of computer network technology such as the intranet or the Internet to deliver information or instruction to individuals (also known as Web-based
instruction or WBI)
Instructor-Led Training and Self-Directed Training
INSTRUCTOR-LED TRAINING (ILT): Training methods that involve an instructor or facilitator who leads, facilitates, or trains online (e.g., online discussions and video
Employees assess their own needs, use a variety of organizational resources to meet those needs, and are helped with evaluating the effectiveness of meeting their
Allows trainees to access training materials and programs when they want to at their own pace, and sometimes in the sequence they prefer offers more flexibility
and can respond more quickly to organizational change than traditional methods of training
SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING (SDL): A process in which individuals or groups take the initiative and responsibility for learning and manage their own learning experiences
The Benefits and Limitations of Self-Directed Learning
Computer-based training can be asynchronous or synchronous
Ex/ MULTIMEDIA TRAINING: Computer-based training programs that include text, graphics, animation, audio, and video
ASYNCHRONOUS TRAINING: Training that is pre-recorded and available to employees at any time and from any location
Ex/ "Chat" sessions
SYNCHRONOUS: Training that is live and requires trainees to be at their computer at a specific time
Asynchronous and Synchronous Training
Chapter 8: Technology-Based Training Methods
April 18, 2015
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