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ERIC Number: ED474322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Technological Change and HRD. Symposium.
This document contains three papers from a symposium on technological change and human resource development. "New Technologies, Cognitive Demands, and the Implications for Learning Theory" (Richard J. Torraco) identifies four specific characteristics of the tasks involved in using new technologies (contingent versus deterministic tasks, distancing technologies, stochastic events, and systemic interdependence) and examines the extent to which the theories of Scribner, Schon, Wenger, and Hutchins are capable of explaining human cognition and learning as they relate to the use of new technologies. "A Study of Technology Transfer for Thai Workers in Thailand" (Palapan Kampan, Boon-Anan Phinaitrup) reports on a study in which a total of 350 human resource managers, Thai workers, foreign workers, and institution administrators were surveyed to gain insight on the process of the transfer of technology from foreign workers to Thai workers in Thailand's manufacturing sector. "Impact of Technological Change on Human Resource Development Practices: A Study of Singapore-Based Companies" (A. Ahad Osman-Gani, Ronald L. Jacobs) presents a study of 908 randomly selected Singapore-based companies that explored the impact of technological changes on the companies' training and development practices, resistance to technological changes, and sectoral patterns in using training and development strategies to cope with technological change. The first two papers include substantial bibliographies. (MN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore; Thailand; United States