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ERIC Number: EJ803596
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Capitalizing on the Overlap between Instructional Technology and Human Resource Development: A Potential Opportunity
Demps, Elaine L.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v52 n3 p53-59 Jun 2008
This article explores the apparent overlap between the fields of instructional technology (IT) and human resource development (HRD) and offers a preliminary conceptualization of how to capitalize on the overlap through graduate academic curricula, where IT and HRD practitioners and scholars are developed. This conceptualization was formed by first defining IT and HRD because a definition of a field can "explain its purposes, functions and roles to those within and those outside the field" as well as becoming "a unifying base to rally around." Next, a literature review was conducted guided by the question "What is the overlap between IT and HRD?" This article presents the definitions of IT and HRD, results and findings of the literature review, conclusions, and recommendations and implications for both IT and HRD. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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