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ERIC Number: ED410925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 9
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Design and Implement Custom Electronic Performance Support Systems (EPSS) for Training in Project Based Classes.
Hoyt, Brian R.; Stockman, Mark; Thalmann, Jerry
Electronic Performance Support Systems (EPSS) use computers to capture, store, and distribute knowledge in both an interactive and non-linear delivery. Using technology sources such as the Internet, Microsoft's Net Meeting, Connectix's color camera, and business software, it is possible to provide multiple site delivery and bring business education training closer to the workplace. These tools help students and business participants reach their highest potential performance quicker and with a reduced amount of faculty or training department support. In project based classes there are exciting opportunities for advanced problem solving in actual business situations that can be facilitated by advanced technology application. This paper describes a pilot project in the delivery of business training for university business students. A project-based program maximizes experiential learning and matches learning while doing. The benefits of experiential learning fall into four categories: (1) connecting theory and practice; (2) integration of learning; (3) use of knowledge and application of business concepts; and (4) learning to learn, including collecting and evaluating data, self directed learning, logical thinking, and reflection. The paper also discusses continuous improvement as the framework for the project, off-site project management, and provides a detailed description of the pilot project. Student participants have exhibited better retention of knowledge areas, higher levels of motivation, and an ability to more effectively transfer their learning to other application areas. (SWC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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