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ERIC Number: ED485113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Using Human Performance Technology (HPT) to Identify Potential Barriers to Online High School Course Development
Hancock-Niemic, Mary; Llama, Gloria; Martin, Florence; Mansfield, Jennifer; Klein, James
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 27th, Chicago, IL, October 19-23, 2004
A suburban high school district in Arizona was recently named as a provider of Technology Assisted Project Based Instruction (TAPBI). The district?s challenge was to create 20 effective, online high school courses in approximately nine months. Successful deployment depended in large measure on the ability of the teachers of those courses to effectively design and develop the instructional content. Therefore, the district had to train, prepare, and support the teachers in their work. To help identify factors that might prevent teachers from meeting the challenge, a team of students from Arizona State University worked closely with the district during a two-month period as the TAPBI program began. This paper documents the data collection methods employed, findings, and subsequent recommendations for attaining success.
Descriptors: Performance Technology, Human Factors Engineering, Online Courses, Secondary Education, Curriculum Development, Technological Literacy, Teacher Competencies, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC.