Training and Development - Using Technology for HR Professionals (HRM201)
Training plays a critical and strategic role in organizations. We examine how HR managers and anyone who manages people can use information technology to improve training, learning, knowledge sharing and communication to maintain value, add value and create value in organizations.
This course examines the training function with a focus on how information technology can be used to effectively solve training and knowledge sharing challenges. This course begins with an examination of training fundamentals then transitions into design and application of training with an array of tools including online learning management systems, e-learning, mobile learning, social media, wikis and other apps. Topics include the training development process, adult learning theories, needs assessment, and evaluation of training.
John is adjunct professor in International Business Studies at Temple University Japan. He has been instructing an array of business management courses in Continuing Education at TUJ since 2007. As well as TUJ, he has been teaching business management at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) School of Business since 2000.
John has a varied business career working as a stockbroker and investment advisor in information systems and e-commerce management, as an IT project manager with Microsoft and recently in marketing and public relations with Toys"R"Us Japan. He has written and consulted on business start-ups, launching and operating his own small business. He has written and published: "Making Conversation" and his second book: "The Child's Guide to Nuclear Radiation" is due out in 2017.
John has a BA in Economics from The University of British Columbia, an MBA from Deakin University, a Certificate (with honors) in Electronic Commerce Management from BCIT and is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).
See his interview here.
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