Competencies for the Educational Technologist in 2020

For a first blog post on the HPT Treasures Blog, I decided to write on Educational Technology competencies. In 2014, Albert Ritzhaupt and I developed an educational technology competency framework (See Figure 1) aligned to the Association of Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) 2007 definition on educational technology. Based on the AECT definition, educational technology … Continue reading Competencies for the Educational Technologist in 2020

The Last 10 HPT Videos

My last 10 HPT Videos - out of the 142 completed since I started the series in 2008. HPT - Human Performance Technology - the application of science for Performance Improvement. See the Index of all 142 videos via the main menu here at HPT Treasures or over on my website at http://www.eppic.biz See all … Continue reading The Last 10 HPT Videos

Burnout as Strategic Capacity Issue in HPT Work

by Holly Burkett, PhD, CPT, SPHR In the wake of the ongoing pandemic, rates of burnout, stress, and anxiety are rising exponentially, with more than three-quarters of employees struggling with stress (Gallup 2020). Burnout has been defined as a syndrome characterized by: feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased negativism related to one’s job; and … Continue reading Burnout as Strategic Capacity Issue in HPT Work

Merit and Worth: an operational heuristic for evaluation and decision making

In this blog post, my first for HPT Treasures, I offer Human Performance Technologists, Educational Technologists, and just about anyone for that matter, an approach for making (or at least contemplating) heuristic-based evaluative judgements and decisions about a program or product. It’s based on the idea of separately measuring the intrinsic value (the merit) and … Continue reading Merit and Worth: an operational heuristic for evaluation and decision making

Reflections of an Old Guy

2021 is my 42nd year in ISD – Instructional Systems Design and PI – Performance Improvement, including but beyond Instruction. I think I’ve learned a lot over these past 4 decades, so much so, that I know that there is so much more that I don’t really know. In reflecting on all of this, I … Continue reading Reflections of an Old Guy

The Psychology of User Decisions

I found this via Neil Mosley on LinkedIn... https://learnuxd.io/posts/the-psychology-of-user-decisions We like to apply labels to users: they’re irrational, lazy, unpredictable, rushed, and so on. To some extent that may be true—we aren’t machines. But research shows that users actually make decisions based on a set of predictable subconscious patterns. To create satisfying digital experiences, UX … Continue reading The Psychology of User Decisions