National University




EDT615 Performance Technology

Lead Faculty: Dr. Everett George Beckwith

Course Description

Human Performance Technology takes instructional technologies and incorporates a range of interventions drawn from disciplines: behavioral psychology, instructional systems design, organizational development, and human resources management. HPT stresses a rigorous interdisciplinary analysis of performance levels, identifies causes for the performance gap, and offers a range of interventions to improve performance.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify opportunities for the development of Performance-Based Instruction.
  • Compare and contrast the use of Performance-Based Instruction with other instructional techniques.
  • Identify ways to link training to business results.
  • Define the key concepts addressed in the study and practice of Human Performance Technology (HPT).

Prerequisite