Human Performance Technology

I have this quiz to study for. So I decided to make notes using Dabbleboard. Quick impressions:

  • easy to use
  • online
  • creative – not locked into map styles like other applications
  • can insert images
  • easy to share maps – email, link, embed
  • maps are downloadable as images

Questions for you….
…what do you think of #3 – a process for designing learning projects? Do you follow this process in your designs? Do you do things differently?

…what are your thoughts on the different types of assessments?

…does this resonate with your experience?

(Click on each image for an easier to read version :))

1) Human Performance Technology – Introduction with some definitions.



2) Human Performance Technology – Types of assessment


Carliner suggests that instead of seeking out one ‘best’ approach, assessment programs should encompass all – much like triangulation is used in qualitative research – in order to seek out differing perspectives and gain richer meaning from evidence.

3) Human Performance Technology – A Process


4) Human Performance Technology – Why process?



  • Tracy says:

    ha ha ha – just noticed that when students were playing with dabbleboard about a year ago they must have inadvertantly created their mind map over one of mine!

  • DonB says:

    Wow! Dabbleboard looks downright useful!

    Number 3 is just fine. It maps nicely to a process that W. Edwards Deming (following Shewhart) called “PDSA” – plan, do, study, act – the basic process of problem-solving and continuous improvement.
    – Pick a work process that you want to improve;
    – “plan” a change – both analysis of the current process and design of possible improvement – (what is the process supposed to accomplish? how do we do it now (chart it somehow graphically)? how might we improve it?);
    – “do” the change – can be a pilot – the divide between “plan” and “do” is somewhat arbitrary, falling somewhere in your “design/development” transition;
    – “study” – per your question at “evaluation” this is a period of checking results from initial implementation (or piloting) for the purpose of assessing (deciding) whether the change was, in fact, an improvement – so reflection on results (and on the process of implementation) is and must be part of this phase; and, finally,
    – “act” – meaning “decide” whether this is the improvement we want and either institutionalize the change or go back to the beginning of the cycle with further analysis and redesign (either an improvement of the initial improvement or an entirely new design).

    Love reading your blog. Thanks for all that you do!

  • sweetleaf says:

    learning how to learn… (thought balloons, we all got’m, might as well use them?)
    then teach…

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