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Electronic Performance Support
     

Electronic Performance Support

by Philip Barker
 

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ISBN-10: 0566088843

ISBN-13: 9780566088841

Pub. Date: 02/16/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Despite ubiquitous powerful technologies such as networked computers, global positioning systems, and cell phones; human failures in decision-making and performance continue to have disastrous consequences. Electronic Performance Support: Using Digital Technology to Enhance Human Ability, reminds everyone involved in education, training, human performance

Overview

Despite ubiquitous powerful technologies such as networked computers, global positioning systems, and cell phones; human failures in decision-making and performance continue to have disastrous consequences. Electronic Performance Support: Using Digital Technology to Enhance Human Ability, reminds everyone involved in education, training, human performance engineering, and related fields of the enormous importance of this area. Ironically, the more complex technology becomes, the more performance support may be needed, and that's why the extraordinary expertise shared in this book is especially valuable. The authors emphasize the psychological aspects of performance support, the fundamental limitations of human memory, perception, cognition, conation, and psychomotor skills and how they can be reduced through electronic performance support, as one of the most important pursuits of this century. Readers will find the material presented extremely useful because of its generic basis - which underlines much of the contemporary use of electronic technology for supporting people who are engaged in problem-solving activities. At the same time, the book gives examples of the application of electronic performance support in a number of specific domains. Possible future developments for electronic performance support are also discussed. The technological challenges we face today, both globally and locally, are more urgent than most people seem willing to acknowledge, and there is no time to waste putting the ideas expressed in this book into action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780566088841
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/16/2010
Edition description:
1
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword; Prelude; Part I Foundations: Introduction, Philip Barker; Psychological perspective, Paul van Schaik; Technology perspective, Philip Barker; Learning, instruction, practice and expert behaviour, Philip Barker. Part II Applications: Enhancing educational opportunities using electronic performance support tools, Philip Barker; Information access, Oladeji Famakinwa and Philip Barker; Human communication, Nigel Beacham; Disability, Steve Green and Elaine Pearson; Medical applications, Jean Roberts; Science and engineering, Ashok Banerji; Business and commerce, Barry Ip; EPSS applications in a corporate setting, Eran Gal and Paul van Shaik; Supporting expert work processes, Christopher G. Jennings, Arthur E. Kirkpatrick and Peyvand Mohseni; Schooltrack: an EPSS for Action Research, Sjoerd de Vries, Paul van Schaik and Dick Slettenhaar. Part III Concluding Remarks: Conclusion, Philip Barker and Paul van Schaik; Future directions for EPSS, The Contributors; Index.

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