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
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Antonio
    Period19/10/0923/10/09

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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