Macroergonomics in education: On your mark, set, GO!

Jeffery Watson, Thomas J. Smith, Sara Kraemer, Richard Halverson, Andrée Woodcock

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Abstract

Macroergonomics (ME) theory and methods have not been systematically applied to the field of education despite the fact that as a complex work system, education would almost assuredly benefit from ME applications. This discussion panel proposal briefly describes the complexity of the US education system and some of the areas where resources are currently being directed by federal and state funding agencies. In addition, a brief overview of technical subsystems is provided to demonstrate where mismatches between work and technology might be found. The panel members' expertise and current work will focus an discussion on three questions: 1) what are the expected benefits of applying ME theory to educational settings, 2) where and how should ME practitioners target efforts to do more work in education, and 3) what strategies should one consider to ensure successful application and outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication53rd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2009, HFES 2009
PublisherHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages1042-1046
Number of pages5
Volume53
Edition16
ISBN (Print)9781615676231
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2009
Event53rd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2009, HFES 2009 - San Antonio, United States
Duration: 19 Oct 200923 Oct 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Conference

Conference53rd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2009, HFES 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio
Period19/10/0923/10/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Watson, J., Smith, T. J., Kraemer, S., Halverson, R., & Woodcock, A. (2009). Macroergonomics in education: On your mark, set, GO! In 53rd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2009, HFES 2009 (16 ed., Vol. 53, pp. 1042-1046). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 2). Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1518/107118109x12524443344510