Video: Dr. Ivor Davies

Ivor K Davies is a psychologist and Professor Emeritus (Instructional Systems Technology) at Indiana U School of Education. In this 48-minute interview from 2011 he shares a tremendous amount of history about IST, Instructional Design, Instructional Science, Instructional Psychology, Educational Technology and related.

Thanks to Blair Kettle M.Ed. for sharing the video – and the text above – on LinkedIn on June 2, 2020.

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Trendspotters: Klaus Wittkuhn and the Optimizing Use of Resources Model


HPT Treasures has the collection of Carol Haig and Roger Addison’s TrendSpotters column that appeared in PerformanceXpress, the online newsletter of the International Society for Performance Improvement.

Each post features an HPT practitioner’s performance-improvement model or tool that readers could adapt for their work. One model that HPT Treasure viewers have accessed is the Optimizing Use of Resources Model, which Klaus Wittkuhn shared with Haig and Addison. This is a model and a tool that you can use to prioritize budget allocation.

For budget discussions, managers requesting funds have to connect their request to either the organization’s strategic objectives (the horizontal axis on the model) or to other benefits to be realized by the organization (the vertical axis). Doing so forces budgeters to determine the value of their request in relation to what others request.

Wittkuhn found that this makes the budgeting process more transparent and less adversarial. He has shared the model with clients who have had favorable results.


You can read about the Optimizing Use of Resources Model on HPT Treasures as well as access a PowerPoint of the model

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HPT Video Weekend Matinee: Swinney 2019

The HPT Video Weekend Matinee series is intended to introduce you to the library, with over 100 videos, in the hopes that you’ll share them further into your professional networks, as you see appropriate. And if you have videos to share with us, please forward them to the site administrators.

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A Column Post about Geary Rummler, The Performance Architect’s Architect


Roger Addison and Carol Haig have a long relationship with BPTrends and shared their knowledge and expertise through their column. This post is no exception but is exceptional, especially if you are unfamiliar with the work of Geary Rummler.

Their post is entitled, Performance Architecture: Where Geary Rummler’s Work and Business Process Intersect.

Here’s how they organized their post:

  1. Who was Geary Rummler?
  2. The performance architect’s architect
  3. Geary on needs analysis
  4. The Human Performance System (HPS) Model
  5. The Anatomy of Performance
  6. Geary and Six Sigma
  7. Time stamps for Geary’s work
  8. Your turn to reflect
  9. Summary
  10. Resources

With #8, Addison and Haig invite you to reflect upon Rummler’s ideas and models. After thinking about their questions, why not share? At the bottom of the post, BPTrends enable you to speak your mind. Why not use this as an opportunity for others to learn from your insights about Rummler’s multiple contributions to our field. I just posted my comment. Check it out and add to it!


You can find Addison and Haig’s article on the BPTrends website:

One more thing

If you want to print a copy, look for the link to download the PDF.

Video: Paul Kirschner: Ten Tips for Emergency Remote Teaching

From: May 2, 2020

Because of the Corona/Covid-19 pandemic, we’re all going through a period that none of us has ever experienced. With respect to teaching and learning, kids can’t attend school and we must help them learn at home. And this might last weeks or months. Fortunately, online education offers a solution, but the instructional techniques involved are not (completely) the same as what we do in the classroom during face-to-face education. This presentation will present 10 useful tips to help you and your students.

This video is just under 62 minutes in length.

Slides:… More Q+A we had time for addressed here:… 

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Five Behaviors Needed When Talking with Executives and Clients

By Gary DePaul

For an ISPI Bagel Barrel Session.

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Bonus – Gary DePaul on Video in 2011

This video is 5:57 minutes in length.

Double Bonus – Gary DePaul on Video in 2020

This video is 24:07 minutes in length.

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Gary – thanks for all that you do for ISPI, HPT, and HPT Treasures!

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A Reminisce of Bob Mager – By Margo Murray

I attended the ISPI Business Meeting this past Saturday – it was a virtual meeting of course – and I was struck by what Margo Murray said about Bob Mager and writing – in a Tribute that kicked off the meeting – and so I asked Margo if I could share that – and she said, “Sure.”


She said he said,

Get it down – then work at getting it good.”

Words to live by, no?

Stay smart! Stay safe!

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RIP Robert F. Mager

Rest in Peace Bob Mager

June 10, 1923 – May 11, 2020

From Wikipedia…

Robert (Bob) Frank Mager (born June 10, 1923) is an American psychologist and author. Concerned with understanding and improving human performance, he is known for developing a framework for preparing learning objectives, and criterion referenced instruction (CRI), as well as addressing areas of goal orientation, student evaluation, student motivation, classroom environment, educational change, performance technology, and instructional design.

For more – please go here.


Video From 1999

Bob did the Perfect Banquet Speech at the 1999 ISPI Conference.

I begged Bob to allow me to post this video – which he did after I did a half-dozen or so edits and reviews with him. He was a perfectionist. And that was a good thing.

This video is 46:36 minutes in length…

Video From 2000

This is from Thiagi’s 99 Seconds Opening Session at the ISPI 2000 Conference.

This video is 56 seconds in length…

From Rex Conner – at The Mager Consortium

We are providing his autobiographical work, Life in the Pinball Machine at cost ($10 with shipping). And of course they have all of Bob’s other books as well.

Go to their website to learn more: 4


Our condolences to Eileen Mager and all of the family and friends of Bob Mager.

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