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  1. 1. Why Indian Housing should use technology for training.<br />Technology Solution<br />
  2. 2. Indian Housing is special<br />The reservation is remote. Yet housing workers must learn skills needed to manage building projects, to manage funding, and to teach prospective home owners. <br />Concept learning is important. Housing workers must be able to apply knowledge across a variety of previously un-encountered instances. (Smith & Ragan, 2005). <br />
  3. 3. Technology can help. <br />Training specific to Indian housing needs can be designed. <br />Training can be individualized to employee needs and occupation.<br />
  4. 4. Technology can help. <br />. <br />People learn more effectively from multimedia presentations than from exclusively verbal information. They also learn more from presentations that use words and relevant pictures than from words alone (Mayer, 2001).<br />
  5. 5. Technology can help. <br />Forms can be designed to assist in specifying materials and work processes. <br />Forms can automatically calculate.<br />Forms can be edited easily.<br />
  6. 6. Technology can help. <br />Forms can be kept safely online.<br />Users can collaborate.<br />
  7. 7. Forms can be passed on. <br />After materials are specified, someone can request bids for purchase according to Federal guidelines.<br />
  8. 8. Forms can be passed on. <br />Materials specified can be passed to someone else to be checked for accuracy. <br />
  9. 9. Forms can be passed on. <br />The form becomes a record of the materials used and of work completed. <br />
  10. 10. Forms can be passed on. <br />Forms can include a guidelines for quality. <br />Employees could then have clear definitions of what is quality work and what is not. <br />
  11. 11. Computers aid communication.<br />E-mentoring is an example of one beneficial communication approach. <br /> This type of mentoring could give employees appropriate advice when decision-making involves un-encountered circumstances.<br />
  12. 12. Employees can gain information from leaders of other tribes. <br />Other housing departments may have good advice. <br />Computers aid communication. <br />
  13. 13. Computers offer access. <br />It is possible to find answers to specific problems. <br />Not just within the internet but through access to a large library system<br />
  14. 14. Computers offer access. <br />Employees can check facts—and clarify the truth to others. <br />
  15. 15. Access to laws and regulations. <br />It is vitally important to know where to find the laws, regulations, and funding technical support. <br />
  16. 16. Tribal policies are mandatory to Indian Housing funding. <br />Indian Tribes have the right to self-determine. <br />Indian sovereignty is the greatest resource of all. It is important to be fully aware of these rights. <br />Often attitude has been ignored in work environments. It is important to align to the Tribal rules since this involves motivation—choosing to do something (Smith & Ragan, 2005).<br />Access to Tribal policies. <br />
  17. 17. Access to training videos.<br />There are infinite training videos. Employees can watch videos and can even be tested at the end of the viewing.<br />
  18. 18. Access to training videos.<br />Employees can watch videos and then practice skills. <br />A combination of video and practice would lead to higher-order skills learning.<br />
  19. 19. Access to training videos.<br />Employees could make their own videos for training future home-owners in maintenance and repair of homes. <br />By teaching, people learn more. <br />
  20. 20. Researchers in 2003 found that expanded PowerPoint presentations (text, photo, and audio) actually decreased the amount of student recall on a topic. <br />However, students surveyed said they thought they learned more from the PowerPoint presentations than from transparency presentations (Jonassen, Collins, Davidson, Campbell, & Haag, n.d.).<br />People like technology for learning. <br />People like technology<br />
  21. 21. Materials spreadsheets –help employees to understand what materials are needed. They also calculate values instantly. <br />Computers business applications<br />
  22. 22. Computer business applications.<br />There are freeware options as well as programs to assist in collaboration and information sharing. <br />Even the most basic applications have endless potential. <br />
  23. 23. Computer business applications.<br />
  24. 24. Financial management<br />
  25. 25. Financial management<br />
  26. 26. Software packages can be purchased so that company administrators are able to monitor and supervise all their employee computers from a central location<br />Employees can be monitored<br />
  27. 27. Work examiner is one such software. <br />There are many others. <br />Employees can be monitored<br />
  28. 28. Software for performance evaluation is available.<br />Spreadsheet guidance for evaluation can be designed.<br />Evaluations can be used to improve performance. <br />Employees can be monitored<br />
  29. 29. Computers could be used for employee training.<br />Computers allow access to information.<br />Computers can offer simple communication channels.<br />Employees could benefit from computer forms that give them a variety of business frameworks. <br />Technology could be used to resolve all funding issues.<br />
  30. 30. Jonassen, D., Collins, M., Davidson, M., Campbell, J., & Haag, B. B. (n.d.). Constructivism and computer-mediated communication in distance education. Retrieved April 20, 2010, from University of Oldenburg:<br />Mayer, R. (2001). Multimedia learning. New York: Cambridge University Press.<br />Smith, P.L. & Ragan, T.J. (2005). Instructional Design 3rd. ed. Danvers, MA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />References<br />