Allison has revamped her popular and award-winning 1999 book, First Things Fast, A Handbook for Performance Analysis. This 2009 edition updates technology, questions, and examples— check it out.
To Knowledge Everywhere
Allison Rossett's new book advances the shift from knowledge in the classroom to knowledge everywhere. Yes, everywhere. On shelves above employees desks, in pockets and purses, on airplanes and on dashboard displays, on walls next to equipment and chemicals, in drawers beneath computer keyboards, on cell phones, underneath and inside phones, via headphones, and even on matchbook covers, performance support enriches life and work. What is performance support? Rossett and co-author Lisa Schafer define it this way:
"A helper in life and work, performance support is a repository for information, processes, and perspectives that inform and guide planning and action."
Read all about it in the 2007 book. And try out a free tool to help you consider if performance support is right for your challenge and situation: http://www.colletandschafer.com/perfsupp/perfsupport.html
handbook, with contributions from Marc Rosenberg, Gloria
Gery, Brandon Hall, Wayne Hodgins, Thiagy, Bob Hoffman,
Elliot Masie, and many, many other authors. That's 45 chapters
chock full of strategy, tactics and case studies! Read all
about it in a Chronicle
of Higher Education review.
To purchase, McGraw-Hill
Now available at www.jbp.com:
Rossett, A. & Sheldon, K. (2001). Beyond the Podium:
Delivering Training and Performance to a Digital World.
SF: Jossy Bass. Here's a web site
chock full of tools that support the book.
This book won the
ISPI Instructional Communications award in 2001!
Rossett, A. (1999). First Things Fast A Handbook for Performance
Analysis. SF: Jossey Bass/Pfeiffer. Also an ISPI award winner.
Rossett, A.& Gautier-Downes,
J. H. (1991) A Handbook of Job Aids. Pfeiffer Associates:
San Diego, CA., 198 pp.
Rossett, A. (1987)
Training Needs Assessment. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational
Rossett, A. & Pettry, D. (March, 2010). The classroom in context: taking leader development beyond the classroom. Talent Management, 16-20.
Rossett, A. (March, 2010). Metrics matters. Training & Development.
Rossett, A. & Marshall, James. (January, 2010). E-learning. What’s old is new again. Training & Development. http://www.astd.org/TD/Archives/2010/Jan/Free/1001_eLearning_Whats_Old.htm
Rossett, A. (2009). More technology requires more analysis. Military Simulations & Training, issue. 6. Pp. 29-32. http://mst.texterity.com/mst/2009-6/?pg=34#pg30
Rossett, A. (July, 2009). “Performance analysis: getting it right the first time.” Training & Development.. 82-83.
Rossett, A. (April, 2009). Strategy for Learning Leaders. CLO magazine, 8 (4), 42-49. http://www.clomedia.com/features/2009/April/2603/index.php
Rossett, A. (2008). Performance support: Anytime, anyplace, including the classroom. In ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals, Elaine Biech, editor. Alexandria, VA: ASTD Publications.439-452.
Rossett, A. (2008). Moving E-learning into the Workplace. In Michael Allen’s Elearning Annual. Michael Allen, editor. 2008. SF: Pfeiffer. 262-282.
Rossett, A., Chan, A., & Cunningham, C. (August 2008). What stinks about webinars? CLO magazine. http://www.clomedia.com/features/2008/August/2317/index.php
Rossett, A. & Chan, A. (July, 2008). Engaging with the new eLearning. Adobe Systems White Paper. http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatconnectpro/pdfs/engage_elearning.pdf
Rossett, A. & Williams, J. (June, 2008). Performance analysis and Web 2.0. ASTD Learning Circuits. http://www.astd.org/LC/2008/0608_rossett.htm
Rossett, A. (October, 2004).
Simulations and games: revisiting
their strategic value. Elearning
Rossett, A. & Mohr, E. (February, 2004). Performance support
tools: Where learning work and results converge. Training and
Rossett, A. (July, 2003).
analytically about Elearning. Element K newsletter.
(June 9, 2003). Back to the basics: Revisiting
great training on behalf of great Elearning. Elearning Guild
Douglis, F. & Frazee, R. V. (July, 2003). Strategies
for building blended learning. Learning Circuits,
& Schafer, L. (June, 2003). What
can we do about e-dropouts? Training and Development, 57(6),
(2003). Revisiting instructional design. Preface to Instructional
Systems Design Revisited. Silver Spring, MD: ISPI Publications.
Rossett, A. (March, 2002).
insomnia in the big tent of e-learning.
Performance Express, ISPI's online journal.
Zemke, R. E. & Rossett,
A. (February, 2002). A hard look at ISD. TRAINING, 26-34.
Rossett, A. (June, 2001). E-trainer
evolution. Learning Circuits.
Rossett, A. & Funderburg Donello, J. (July, 2001). Encouraging
performance professional to welcome knowledge management. Performance
Improvement, 40(6), 5-10.
Rossett, A. & Tobias,
C. (2001). Performance analysis: Testing the waters. In L. Lukens
(Ed.), What Smart Trainers Know. SF: Jossey Bass/Pfeiffer, 96-106.
Marshall, J. & Rossett,
A. (2000). Knowledge management for school-based educators.
In J. Michael Spector (Ed.), Integrated & Holistic Perspectives
on Learning,Instruction & Technology: Improving Our Understanding
of Complex Domains. The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishing,
Rossett, A. & Volkl,
C. (Nov/Dec 2000). First steps fast: Using technology to coach
neophytes in analysis. Performance Improvement, 39(10), 25-30.
Rossett, A. (August 2000).
Confessions of an e-dropout.
Training, 37(8) 100-1. (link
Rossett, A. (2000). What's
academia got to do with it? Tech Trends, 44(5), 32-35.
Hartt, D. & Rossett,
A. (August 2000). When instructional design students consult with
the real world. Performance Improvement, 39(7), 36-43.
Jenkins, S. & Rossett,
A. (March/April 2000). Wanted: educational technologist, whatever
that is. Educational Technology, XL(2), 52-57.
Rossett, A. (1999). Analysis.
The Handbook of Human Performance Technology, second edition.
SF: Jossey Bass.
Rossett, A. (1997). Job
aids and electronic performance support systems. The ASTD
Training and Development
Handbook, 4th edition. Washington, DC: ASTD Publishers.
Rossett, A., & Marshall,
J. (1999). Signposts on the road to knowledge management. In K.
P. Kuchinke (Ed.), Proceedings of the 1999 AHRD Conference: Vol.
1 (pp. 496-503). Baton Rouge, LA: Academy of Human Resource Development.
Rossett, A. &
Tobias, C. (1999). An empirical study of the journey from
training to performance. Performance Improvement Quarterly,
Rossett, A. (May,
1999). Knowledge management meets analysis. Training and
Development, 53(5), 62-68.
Rossett, A. (1987)
Analyzing, assessing and disambiguating whatchamacallit.
A chapter in the book, Introduction to Performance Technology.
Washington, D.C.: National Society for Performance and Instruction,
Rossett, A. (February 1999).
If they resist, then you insist. Inside Technology Training, 3(2),
Rossett, A. (January, 1999)
Understanding the people in the organization who aren't us:
for analysis. Performance Improvement Journal, 38(1), 16-19.
Watson, J. W. and Rossett,
A. (January, 1999.) Guiding the independent learner in
web-based instruction. Educational
Technology, XXXIX(3), 27-36.
Lawler, C., Rossett A.,
& Hoffman, R. (1998). Using supportive planning software to
help teachers integrate
technology into teaching. Educational Technology, 38(5) 29-34.
Rossett, A. (August 1998).
Viewpoint: No cheers for the corporate U. Training, 35(8), pp
Rossett, A. Keenan, C. ,
& Adgate, G. (September 1997). Aztechnology Turns: A World
Wide Web soap opera
about change in the profession. Performance Improvement, 19 (1),
Rossett, A. (July 1997).
That was a great class, but.... Training and Development
Journal, 51(7), 18-24.
Fulop, M., Loop-Bartick,
K. & Rossett, A. (July, 1997).Using the internet to conduct
a needs assessment.
Performance Improvement, 36(6), 22-27.
Rossett, A. (March 1997).
Have we overcome obstacles to needs assessment? Performance
Improvement, 36(3), 30-35
Marshall, J. & Rossett,
A. (January 1997). The learning community: How technology can
forge links between home
and school. The American School Board Journal, 181(1), A20-A24.
Rossett, A. & Barnett,
J. (December 1996). Designing under the influence: instructional
design for multimedia training.
Training, 33(12), 33-43.
Rossett, A. (April 1996).
Training and organizational development: siblings separated at
birth. Training, 33(4), 53-59.
Rossett, C. & Czech,
C. (1996). They really wanna but... the aftermath of professional
preparation in performance
technology. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 8(4), 114-132.
Barr, R.K. & Rossett,
A. (1994). Community college curriculum change: Its relationship
to faculty discipline
affiliation and years of teaching. The Community College Review,
Strayer, J. & Rossett,
A. (1994) Coaching sales performance: A case study. Performance
Improvement Quarterly, 7(4),
Rossett, A. & Bickham,
T. (March, 1994) Diversity training: hope, faith and cynicism.
TRAINING, 31 (1), 40-46.
Bickham, T. & Rossett,
A. (November, 1993) Diversity training: are we doing the right
thing right? The Police Chief,
vol. LX(11), p.43-47.
Tilaro, A. & Rossett,
A. (October, 1993) Building more motivating job aids. Performance