People Learning and Development
Monica Affleck, Surrey, BC, Canada
Copyright Year: 2021
Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University
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Affleck thoroughly covers many elements of people, learning, and their own educational development. read more
Affleck thoroughly covers many elements of people, learning, and their own educational development.
The content of the book offers thorough explanations of different topic areas. It is wonderful how many people contributed to the work.
In places, some of the cited sources could be outdated rather quickly. But it does cover content post-pandemic which is necessary as it has changed everything.
The text is written well, especially considering how many authors participated in its creation.
The text is consistently formatted, using the same headings from section to section.
The authors have broken up each section into easily manageable parts. However, the bulk of the book is text. It would be beneficial to consider accessible use of images, videos, podcasts, and H5P, to promote engagement with the materials. The check your understanding components are nice!
The topics in the text are presented in a logical and clear fashion.
The annotation section pops up every time there's a page change. It's kind of annoying; is there a way to turn that off (for the reader)?
No errors that I saw.
The text mentions at the top of the book how it is intended to be an inclusive as possible.
I have many accessibility concerns like the lack of captions or alt-text on images; all caps formatting of text. It could also benefit from more engaging learning components like H5P, videos, audio, etc. Overall a great resource!
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Strategic Role of Training and Development in Organizations
- Chapter 2: How Do Adults Learn?
- Chapter 3: Employee Motivation and Engagement
- Chapter 4: Training Needs Analysis
- Chapter 5: Training Design
- Chapter 6: Training Delivery
- Chapter 7: On-the-job training
- Chapter 8: Off-the-job training
- Chapter 9: Training Program Evaluations
- Chapter 10: Transfer of Learning
- Chapter 11: Employee Training and Technology
- Chapter 12: Future of Learning
- Chapter 13: Performance Management
- Chapter 14: Coaching Performance
- About the Editor
- List of Contributors
About the Book
Are you interested in the topic of people learning and development or are tasked to implement learning and training opportunities in your workplace? We invite you to use this resource full of information and tools to help support people and organizations in their learning journey.
Learning happens everywhere, and you will explore the different modes of learning on and off the job. But is a training program actually the right solution to address a performance issue in your organization? Learn how to conduct a needs analysis to help you decide what is in the best interest of the organization and people. Training and learning opportunities have to be properly designed to be effective and deliver the results you expect. Find out how adults learn and what motivates them to develop their skills. Discover how learning supports the performance management process and how to ensure that learning gets transferred into the workplace.
The ultimate goal of training and development is to increase productivity, employee engagement, and to make a positive impact on the organization’s bottom line. So, evaluating training and development programs is critical to determine the company’s return on investment (ROI). You will find all of this and more in this resource to help you invest in and reap the benefits of talent development in your company. Remember, this is an interactive resource. We invite you to answer the questions at the end of each chapter to test your knowledge.
About the Contributors
Hello, my name is Monica Affleck, and I am an instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, in Surrey, BC, Canada in the School of Business (HR degree program).
The content of this resource was written entirely by 3rd year Human Resources students in the BBA program. It was a great project and learning opportunity for all of us and my appreciation goes to all the students who worked hard to make this a valuable resource for future students and anyone interested in people learning and development.
If you would like to contact me regarding this resource, please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.