Author Archives: Meade Peers McCoy

Student PROFILE: Changing Careers Is Simply Reapplying Your Skills

By Adam Kirby When I tell people I’m a grad student studying Training & Development, and that my former career was journalism, I often get a quizzical sideways look. “Wow, that’s quite a change!” they typically say. And on the surface, it is. But go a little deeper and you’ll realize that the core disciplines are actually rather similar. Both

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Careers in Human Performance

By:  Kathleen Iverson, Ph.D. Human Performance Technology (a.k.a. Human Performance Improvement) is a field of study and practice that utilizes a systematic process to analyze performance problems and identify and implement solutions.  The name incorporates: Human: the individuals and groups that make up our organizations Performance: activities and measurable outcomes Technology: a systematic and systemic approach to solve practical problems Judith Hale from Chicago

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Sustainable Learning Through Reusable Learning Objects: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

By:  Kathleen Iverson, Ph.D. While watching his children play with Lego building blocks, Wayne Hodgins (2002) had an “epiphany moment,” and a revolutionary idea was born—the design and delivery of Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs) that could be combined in a variety ways to create sustainable learning.  Like standard 1 x 1-inch building bricks, reusable learning structures begin with small Reusable

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Team Building Ideas Found at 30,000 Feet

By Meade Peers McCoy “Keep your eyes open for new ideas and information about what is going on in the field of training and development”. This is a sentiment that I have heard many times and expressed myself on more than one occasion, but sometimes it still catches me by surprise where useful information can be found. Such as when I ran

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