USING COMPUTERS TO DELIVER TRAINING: WHICH EMPLOYEES LEARN AND WHY?
ABSTRACT Compared to traditional instructor-led training, computer-delivered training typically offers learners more control over their instruction. In learner-controlled environments, learner choices regarding practice level, time on task, and attention are expected to be critical determinants of training effectiveness. To examine the effect of learner choices in computer-based training, a study was conducted with 78 employees taking an Intranet-delivered training course. Learner choices were assessed and predicted with goal orientation (mastery and performance) and learning self-efficacy, as well as age, education, and computer experience. Results indicate considerable variability among trainees in practice level and time on task, which both predict knowledge gain. Performance orientation interacted with learning self-efficacy to determine practice level, and mastery orientation had an unexpected negative effect. Implications for the use of computers to deliver training and for future research are discussed.
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ABSTRACT: The major objective of the study was to elicit the effect of three instructional methods for teaching of mathematics on low, average and high achiever elementary school students. Three methods: traditional instructional method, computer assisted instruction (CAI) and teacher facilitated mathematics learning software were employed for the teaching of three chapters of six class mathematics textbook (Integers, Algebra and Geometry). Interactive software was developed, using the contents of these three chapters. Two urban and two rural schools were selected containing a male and a female school. Seventy eight students from each of the four randomly selected schools were randomly selected and assigned in to three groups. On the basis of pre-test the students were identified as low, average and high achievers. After the treatment a post test was conducted. The score of the students were analyzed that revealed teacher facilitated mathematics instructional method produced better score when compared with CAI and traditional instructional methods of teaching mathematics for low and average achievers, but no significant difference was observed between instructional techniques for high achievers. It raises the questions; why instructional techniques not affected the high achievers scores? What kind of provisions may be added in the next version of the instructional software?01/2014; 10(4):47-59.
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ABSTRACT: This research is attempting to explore and study the important dimensions of electronic human resources management and the effect of these dimensions on quality of services provided by human resources of Iran insurance company in the city of Khorramabad. After studying the previous research to build a conceptual model a questionnaire consisting of dimensions of electronic human resource management and quality of services provided by human resources (with confirmed reliability and validity), the questionnaires were given to the employees of Iran insurance company in the city of Khorramabad and finally, the data collected from 72 questionnaires were analyzed by using the structural equation modeling by AMOS software. The study is a correlation survey in which the electronic human resources management is considered as the independent variable and the quality of services provided by human resources as the dependent variable. Finally, the analysis of findings confirmed the presented conceptual model and indicated that the electronic human resources management has a direct and significant impact on the quality of services provided by human resources.Journal of Social Issues & Humanities. 12/2013; 1(7).
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ABSTRACT: This article is about the analysis of the impact of electronic human resource management of the internal marketing in the Melli Bank of Khoram Abad Province. For this research a sample of 243 people from the Melli Bank of Khoram Abad's staffs, from different places, based on a simple accidental selection method has been chosen. Data gathering was done with the Questionnaire comprised of two parts; electronic human resource management and internal marketing. As the data was normal, regression was used for the analysis of the impact of variables, one-sample t test, was used for the analysis of current status, and Friedman test was used for ranking of the survey's index. The results show that, the electronic human resource management has a significant impact on the internal marketing; so electronic selection and electronic Assessment, from the pack of electronic human resource management are two effective components of the internal marketing. So it can be a basis for designing new strategies in the field of electronic human resources to achieve an effective internal marketing.Journal of Social Issues & Humanities. 02/2015; 3(1).