Respond to at least two of your peers’ postings in one or more of the following ways: “See attachment” for detailed instructions and references
- 3-4 paragraphs
- No plagiarism
- APA citing
Foundations of Building Expertise
This course compares and contrasts theories of how technology is used to help individuals learn effectively to enhance performance improvement. By studying learning theories students use technology to create problem-based training and development opportunities for individuals, teams, and organizations. Students explore the influence of technical integration into learning, specifically training and development for the ultimate aim of improving organizational performance.Clarke, R. C. (2008).
Building Expertise: Cognitive Methods for Training and Performance Improvement (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer (Wiley Imprint).
To prepare for this Discussion:
Respond to two or more colleagues, “See listed below” in the following way:
1. Propose two suggestions on something your colleague can do in the future to positively change the behavior they identified.
1. Provide a rationale for your suggestions based on your experience and the Learning Resources for the week.
1. 3 – 4 paragraphs
1. No plagiarism
1. APA citing
1st Colleague – Piper Stewart
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My name is Piper Stewart and I am a Training coordinator for Norwood Clinic in Birmingham, AL. I got my bachelors in 2018 in Health Care Management and decided to pursue my medical career starting from receptionist at an urgent care clinic. I worked my way from receptionist and got my CMA to get cross trained. Once I worked my way around clinic, my manager offered me a training position and from there I found my passion. I truly enjoy training people and making employees jobs easier and making employees feel heard and valued. I grew up in Birmingham with a single mom, who is currently getting her Bachelors in Human Resources. I always knew I wanted to help people and now I get to do just that. I believe I have a good grasp on learning theories in my position but everyone can always learn so I would love to learn more in depth about learning theories.
The three main views of learning I found are behaviorism, cognitive constructivism and social constructivism (GSI). Behaviorism correct behavioral responses that are taught by the teaches and absorbed by the students. The behaviorism view of learning is extrinsic and involves positive and negative reinforcement. The view on learning is promoted repetition and positive reinforcement which helps the learner the best. Cognitive constructivism is more intrinsic and allows the teacher to facilitate learning with an environment that promotes discovery and imagination. The cognitive view means the learners set their own personal goals and motivate themselves to learn the material. Social constructivism is viewed as more of a group and team effort where collaborative learning is guided by the teacher. This view of learning is intrinsic and extrinsic and learning goals and motives are determined by learners.
“Overview of Learning Theories.” GSI Teaching Resource Center,
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2nd Colleague – Steve Cole
Cole Discussion- Week 1
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Class, Good Day. My name is Steve and I am an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) Solider that is currently stationed in Southern California. I work in the Human Resource field and have worked in all different levels of echelon, the company, battalion, brigade and also the division. I am divorced and have a 13 year old daughter who lives in Texas with her mother. I enjoy traveling, working out, different types of food, and spending time with my daughter. As for this course, I am not sure what exactly all be covered, but whenever I hear the word theories, I similarly relate to that of assumptions. Theories and assumptions are just that, until concrete information, supporting information can provide the theory as a fact. I hope to learn information in this course that can I can apply to work and personal life.
Three views of learning, as defined in our textbook are: absorption, behavioral, and constructive (Clark, 2008). Absorption learning in my opinion is where the learner is in a classroom setting and gains all of the knowledge and information from a specific topic. Usually if it is something that the learner has no information about, the learner is gathering and absorbing all of the new information in order to gain a new found understanding. The behavioral learning, in my opinion, is more of a group or class instruction of material which is then followed by group and class discussion of this information. Shared stories or experiences are often brought up and discussed which can help individuals understand the information easier and also gain a shared understanding based on experiences. Constructive learning can be outlined and defined as current information that is updated or advanced due to technology or our ever changing society that we live in today. For example, items that may have been done the analog way (with paper and pen) can now be done using software and a system which requires the learners to understand the digital platform.
In my opinion, I believe the behavioral learning is used mostly, especially in the Army. In our professional development course, it is encouraged and almost required that group discussion and shared stories and experiences are shared. The thought process and mindset is that thorough the experiences, Soldiers will be able to apply and understand the information better. Realistic past experiences help in understanding the information and maintaining that information for future endeavors or encounters. If a shared experience has already happened, the chances are that it will occur again and because of what you previously learned, you can act accordingly. I personally belive this behavioral learning is the most applicable to businesses as they can use this feedback and learning experience to improve performance, both employee and business as a whole.
Clark, R. C. (2008). Building Expertise: Cognitive Methods for Training and Performance Improvement (3rd Edition). Wiley Professional Development (P&T). https://ambassadored.vitalsource.com/books/9780470378526
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