Perspectives from HR Executives on Computer Based Training: An Examination into its Uses and Effectiveness based on organizational Size.


Program Description:

Seven hundred and twenty-one HR executives from small, medium, and large organizations were surveyed for their opinions about computer-based training (CBT) from software, pedagogy, and cost effectiveness perspectives. The results show that as organizations get larger they generally use more software applications and pedagogy elements. However, regardless of organizational size, most do not use software attributes of adaptability, artificial intelligence, and game application. Further, the pedagogy attributes of just-in-time learning, pretesting/post testing, and synchronous delivery are not used by most organizations. Organizations from all three sizes believed that their CBT was a cost-effective tool for delivering their training programs and produced effective learning within the organization.


Kelly Kilcrease

Dr. Kelly M. Kilcrease is an Associate Professor of Business with over two decades of teaching experience on the collegiate level. Dr. Kilcrease has a constant desire to see students apply what they learn by using the classroom as a simulator to the real business world. He believes that it is not enough that students understand how a theory works, they must experience its ramifications and changes within the organization once it is applied. Dr. Kilcrease earned his BA from the University of South Florida and an MBA from Tampa College. He earned his Ph.D. in Management with an emphasis in Productivity from The Union Institute and University. His published dissertation focused on the productive impact the microcomputer has on outside sales forces. Since then he has presented and published in a variety of business areas including business history, teaching effectiveness, tools for non-profit business, and the relationship between the liberal arts and management.

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