Selection of Ubiquitous Computing Technologies and Environments as Performance Improvement Interventions

By Ilker Yakin and Ayse Gunay.

Published by Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal

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Ubiquitous computing environment constructed by wireless and mobile technologies as a new trend might produce intended results for closing performance problems for different settings. In this paper, the researchers tried to explore adaptability and efficiency of ubiquitous computing technologies and environments to solve performance problems in Human Performance Technology (HPT) perspective. To serve that purpose, the U-PI Model was developed in accordance with the HPT context and its components were discussed in detail. Using the U-PI Model, the proposed ideas might have a contribution to the field and an implication for the practitioners and researchers concerning the selection, designing, and development of ubiquitous computing technologies and environments in any performance improvement initiatives.

Keywords: Human Performance Technology, Performance Improvement Interventions, Intervention Selection, Performance Factors, Performance Drivers, Performance Solutions, Conceptual Model Development

Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, Volume 6, Issue 2, August 2014, pp.1-13. Published online: May 2, 2014 (Article: Print (Spiral Bound)). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 552.479KB).

Dr. Ilker Yakin

Instructor, Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey

Dr. Ilker Yakin is an assistant professor of computer education and instructional technology at Mersin University in Turkey. He received a Ph.D. in computer education and instructional technology from Middle East Technical University in 2012. His current areas of interest are human performance technology, social media in education, technology integration, design, development, and evaluation of learning and performance technology tools, electronic performance support systems, and pre-service teacher education. He presented a version of this paper at the Sixth International Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies.

Ayse Gunay

Research Assistant, Istanbul, Turkey

Ayse Gunay graduated from the mathematics education department of Bogazici University in 2010. She pursued her master degree in computer and educational technology department. Nowadays, she is a research assistant in the department of computer and educational technology at Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul. Her research interests are ubiquitous and mobile learning, technology integration in mathematics education, human computer interaction, human performance technologies, cross cultural studies, electronic games, and distance education. She presented a version of this paper at the Sixth International Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies.