A comparison of the practices used by human resource development professionals to evaluate web-based and classroom-based training programmes within seven Korean companies

Younghee Jessie Kong, Ronald Lynn Jacobs

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to compare the practices used by human resource development (HRD) professionals to evaluate web-based and classroom-based training (CBT) programmes within seven Korean companies. This study used four components of evaluation and three factors of evaluation barriers to compare the differences between these two training approaches. This study also explored the key decision factors for determining how HRD professionals evaluated their web-based and CBT programmes. Two data sets were used for the study; one set of data was gathered from a survey questionnaire distributed to HRD professionals and the other was gathered from interviews with HR/HRD directors within the seven companies. The results showed that web-based and CBT programmes were not meaningfully different on the most components of evaluation and evaluation barriers. The results also found six key decision factors determining evaluation for web-based and CBT programmes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-98
Number of pages20
JournalHuman Resource Development International
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2012

Keywords

  • Primary factors determining evaluation
  • Training evaluation
  • Training evaluation barriers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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