Title: Training system impact assessment: a review, reconceptualisation, and extension

Authors: Tim Kotnour; Rafael Landaeta; Stephanie Lackey

Addresses: Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Department, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816-2450, USA. ' Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Department, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529, USA. ' Institute of Simulation and Training, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816-2450, USA

Abstract: This research focuses on reviewing and extending the current literature on impact assessment of training systems. This research contributes a model of training system assessment that considers organisational aspects of the training system, the life cycle of training systems, and the different stakeholders of training systems. This investigation is based on the definition of training systems as socio-technical human resource development initiatives. The intent of the training system assessment model is to help organisations providing and receiving training, as well as organisations managing the research and development of training systems with the ability to evaluate the performance of a training system through its life cycle from the identification of programme needs to selecting and conducting R&D to implementation to defining and measuring results. As proof of this concept, new views of training system impact assessment were developed and applied in the Next-generation Expeditionary Warfare Intelligent Training (NEW-IT).

Keywords: training impact assessment; training evaluation; agile learning; complex learning environments; advanced training technologies; socio-technical HRD; human resource development; expeditionary warfare intelligent training.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLT.2011.044630

International Journal of Learning Technology, 2011 Vol.6 No.4, pp.384 - 408

Published online: 30 Dec 2011 *

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