ERIC Number: ED324513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-14
Reference Count: 0
The Use of New Technology in Developing Human Resources.
Barbee, David E.
The new technology of information and communications can be applied directly to training and educating people more efficiently and effectively. Three major adjustments need to be made in current thinking about human development to meet the challenge of using the new technology. First, the development of people must be viewed as an investment and not an operating expense. Second, development must be seen as something the individual controls himself or herself and not as something that another person (instructor, counselor, or manager) does to him or her. Third, development should not be viewed as applying a treatment, as in teaching, but as preparing a learning environment. The learning environment is at the heart of developing people. To develop learning environments that deal with the range of learning outcomes required in the modern workplace will be impossible to achieve without the use of modern tools and technologies. Faced with the challenges in society that the new technologies have created, educators and trainers must improve education and development at each stage of the human development process. (The final three pages list some thoughts on tomorrow's jobs, workplace, and learning environments.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Human Resources, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Retraining, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the Asociacion Mexicana de Capacitacion de Personal (Mexico City, Mexico, November 14, 1989).