IDT 830 – HPT Best Practices in the Workplace – Patagonia

This paper is an inquiry into the ways Patagonia exemplifies Human Performance Technology best practices in the workplace.
“We’re in business to save our home planet.” This is not the rallying cry of the Sierra Club, the Environmental Protection agency or some other large scale non-profit environmental non-governmental organization. It’s the mission statement for Ventura, California based Patagonia.

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Reconciling Workflows with Human Performance Theory

This is a short piece written about when the managing of tasks gets us too far out of the doing of tasks. It’s something many are dealing with on a daily basis and industry has many, many, tools to address these issues but are they working to improve human performance? Are they working to improve the bottom line? Are they working to improve anything?

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Week 7 – IDT 875 Discussion

This week’s readings are in a lot of ways a self-reflection on how we feel about asynchronous learning in comparison to what the research finds. What the research suggests is that the jury is still in many ways out on web-based interactions, and while there are a number of promising proposals and methodologies there is little in the form of consensus on the best methodology for creating learner interactions in web based environments.

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Week 5 IDT 875 Discussion

I think the text does a good job at pointing out one of the most obvious and the one that came to mind immediately when reading through the chapter and that is the ability to evaluate in the actual online learning environment. Things like necessary software requirements, protective firewalls, hardware capabilities, and just simply user error are certainly things that can effect the evaluation of the module.

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Leaders in HPT – IDT 830 Assignment

When tasked with this assignment I was tempted to simply go with Bloom, Gagne, Kirkpatrick, Mager or Skinner. Each of these people I am already quite familiar with but haven’t necessarily taken a deep dive into their work, most likely because I feel their work is brought up all of the time in the IDT realm. While I don’t mind Top 40 music, I’m normally more of an indie music kind of guy and I feel this assignment was an excellent opportunity for me to find some new artists that are worthy of a listen, rather than going back to the greatest hits.

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Week 3 IDT 875 Discussion

For me it’s about having it relate to their actual lives. For instance, in high school I struggled to find any reason to care about calculus, I went through AP Calculus and beyond simply because I knew I “should” know it, but without any context as to why it might be important I had no real reason to leverage that learned knowledge, and thus I stopped taking Calculus and the later as soon as I possibly could have…

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From the teachings of the Celestials

At the end of the 15th age of man there was great strife in the land as the world began to reject it’s stewards. Man struggled and fought for precious resources on this planet and the planets beyond. In this time of great need a celestial event helped man create existence apart from himself to ensure humanities continued survival as a species…

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