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The Subject of Learning and Performance
Learning and Performance Quarterly, 1(1), 2012
The Subject of Learning and Performance
The Learning and Performance Quarterly (LPQ) is an open, peer reviewed journal that
invites scholars to share knowledge and research in the broad field of learning and performance.
The journal accepts a wide variety of publications and will appeal to scholars who have
interdisciplinary interests across a few different fields, including human resources, organizational
management, performance improvement, learning technologies, training and development,
instructional design, and spanning all fields of education.
The LPQ journal shares research and ideas from the Department of Learning
Technologies at the University of North Texas (UNT) and reaches beyond to other research
scholars and scholar-practitioners. In considering the definition for learning and performance, we
will draw upon the UNT Department of Learning Technologies' mission to improve learning
and performance through innovation.
Technology can be defined as the utilization of theory, systems, processes, and tools that
advance society by improving skill sets, promoting global and local connectivity, and increasing
the productivity and knowledge of a society (Wircenski & Allen, 1998). This definition allows
"technology" to expand across theories and practices that impact instructional and learning
styles, total quality management, and work-life balance options. This broad definition of
technology takes into account innovations in learning, performance, and computing that allows
society to move forward in a meaningful manner.
Learning Technology includes the use of a broad range of communication, information,
and related technologies to support learning and teaching (Association of Learning Technology,
2006). The construct encompasses aspects of learning ranging from learning styles and teaching
techniques to curriculum design, artificial intelligence, computer-assisted instruction, and
Learning is defined as the opportunity to gain knowledge, comprehension, or mastery
through study. The field of learning crosses from K-12 and higher education institutions, into the
area of technical/vocational trades, training and development, and distance learning. Learning
provides the opportunity to share research, best practices and findings that occur in the face-to-
face classroom or virtual environments. It is our hope that innovative and new ideas for learning
reach this journal to help engage and enlighten others in the field.
Performance Technology a systematic process/methodology of linking business,
educational, and governmental goals and strategies with workforce responsibilities for achieving
goals (Addison, 2003, p.14; Van Tiem, Moseley & Dessinger, 2000).
Performance reviews the overall process to create value within an organization.
Performance improvement and performance management standards allow for effective change to
support problem solving and growth. It is the design, development and implementation of critical
performance standards, and evaluations that help an organization move forward and innovate.
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Pasquini, Laura A. & Allen, Jeff M. The Subject of Learning and Performance, article, 2012; [Denton, Texas]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc115196/m1/1/: accessed February 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Information.