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Advances in technology-based training

WithBRADFORD S. BELL, STEVE W.J. KOZLOWSKI

This chapter examines the trend and explore recent advances in technology-based training. It begins by discussing the environmental factors pushing companies to adopt technology-based training and examines the different technology-based training applications available in the marketplace. The chapter compares the costs and benefits of technology-based training and identifies several factors that can influence its effectiveness. it presents a few guidelines on how companies can effectively use technology to deliver training and meet their human capital development needs. The chapter discusses each of the factors and how they have influenced the growth of technology-based training. It examines several of the training technologies available in the marketplace and also explores several factors that may influence the effectiveness of technology-based instruction. Cognitive ability and goal orientation are two important individual differences, but they are certainly not the only individual characteristics that make a difference in technology-based training environments.