EDT5009 Human Performance TechnologyBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
EDT5009 Human Performance Technology Spring 3 0 3 12
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi YAVUZ SAMUR
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The overall course objectives are:
Examine basic concepts and principles of human performance technology
Describe the models used in human performance technology.
Examine the systematic approach to the analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation of performance improvement interventions (performance support systems, job analysis/work design, personal development, human resource development, organizational communication, organizational design and development, financial systems)

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. to be able to discuss key concepts and terminology in human performance improvement
2. to be able to discuss the domain, origins, and key figures of human performance technology
3. to be able to distinguish between instructional technology and performance technology.
4. to be able to discuss the elements of selected human performance technology models.
5. to be able to explain a procedure for conducting a needs assessment and a cause analysis
6. to be able to examine the systematic approach to the analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation of performance improvement interventions
7. to be able to discuss emerging trends in human performance technology
8. to be able to discuss selected strategies and tactics for performance improvement.

Course Content

Bu ders Insan Performans Teknolojisi alanina giriş niteliğindedir. İnsan performansı, insan performansı sistem modelleri ile ilgili temel kavram ve prensipleri ve insan performans modelleri ile ilgili problemleri inceler. Özellikle de bu derste performans geliştirme uygulamalarını (performans destek sistemleri, iş analizi, iş tasarımı, bireysel gelişim, insan kaynakları gelişimi, organizasyon iletişimi, organizasyon tasarımı ve gelişimi, finansal sistemler) derinlemesine analiz etme vurgulanmaktadır.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction and Overview
2) What is Human Performance Technology?
3) Human Performance Technology Models and Innovation
4) Human Performance Technology Models
5) Performance Analysis - Defining the problem or opportunity (Organization analysis, Environmental Analysis, Gap Analysis)
6) Cause Analysis and Technology foresight and forecasting
7) HPT Tools and Strategies
8) Perspectives on HPT
9) Teknoloji ve Öğrenme
10) Shift from Training to Performance, Motivation, Performance Support Systems
11) Design and manage HPT course project
12) Technology Assessment
13) Project Work & Project Presentations
14) Project Presentations


Course Notes / Textbooks: Van Tiem, D.M., Moseley, J.L. and Dessinger, J.C. (2004). Fundamentals of performance technology: A guide to improving people, process, and performance, Second Edition. Washington, DC: International Society for Performance Improvement.

Pershing J. A. (Ed.). (2006). Handbook of human performance technology (3rd Ed.). San Francisco: JosseyBass.
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Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Quizzes 1 % 20
Project 1 % 45
Final 1 % 35
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Project 1 90 90
Quizzes 1 10 10
Final 1 50 50
Total Workload 192

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.