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EDOD 674 - Analyze Workplace Learning

  • 3 credits
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This course draws on foundational theories of HRD to explain the five phases of the Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate (ADDIE) framework. Using a conceptual framework of organizations, analysis and diagnosis will be explored at the organization, process, and individual/group levels. Different methods of data collection will be evaluated for their contributions to analysis and diagnosis. You will identify a performance problem or issue in an organization they are familiar with and will create a Performance Improvement Proposal that includes a financial benefits assessment.


Admission to the Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change specialization or written consent of instructor.; Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate (GR) OR Professional (PR)

Textbooks and Materials

Required Text:
Swanson, R. A. (2007). Analysis for Improving Performance: Tools for Diagnosing Organizations and Documenting Workplace Expertise (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers. E-Book available via CSU Libraries.


James Folkestad
James Folkestad

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James Folkestad is a professor and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar (UDTS) at Colorado State University (CSU) and a faculty member within the Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change (OLPC) Program in the School of Education.
He earned his Ph.D. in Educational Human Resource Development (EHRD) from Texas A&M in 1996. He is dedicated to the scientific investigation of how technology can be used to enhance learning, training, and innovative practice. His research has included the use of rapid visualization and prototyping technology to accelerate learning, collaboration, and production in both the manufacturing and construction fields. He is currently working on U-Behavior™ a HI-OD learning and teaching method that applies learning analytics to empower self-directed learners. His work also includes the use of serious games (educational video games) and to impact the strength and persistence of training and learning for the Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity (IARPA). In addition, he is the Director of the Center for the Analytics for Learning and Teaching (C-ALT) a University Center dedicated to advancing the use of analytics to drive teaching and learning innovation.
James continues to consult with organizations on the use of technology for training and the potential use of electronic data and analytics for increasing the strength and persistence of training effects. He has authored over 40 peer reviewed research articles and his research has appeared in scholarly publications such as Advances in Developing Human Resources, Journal of Science Education and Technology, and Simulation and Gaming

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