HPT Video: Dick Clark, EdD

Richard E. Clark

I was able to schedule some time with Dick Clark the other day – to record – via Skype – a 2nd Video with him to discuss what he’s been up to in the world of EBP for HPT … that is – in Evidence Based Practices for Human Performance Technology.


We did our 1st video back in April of 2012 at the ISPI 50th Anniversary Conference where he was the Keynote Speaker. See that video – 45 minutes – here.

In this video we discuss some of the key points he brought up in that 2012 ISPI Keynote…


… plus we discuss a meeting he had a couple of years ago with Bill Gates, and the work that he’s continuing to do on CTA – Cognitive Task Analysis, plus work he’s doing with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, plus Discovery Learning, Games/Gamification, Generational Differences, Learning via Social Media, the 70-20-10 Reference Model, Motivation in Learning, Learning Objectives, Advanced Organizers, Practice with Feedback, work his son is doing on Trans Cranial Direct Current Stimulation in the field of neuroscience … and we wrap all of that  up discussing Learning Out of Context via Libraries of Generic Content … along with a few words of wisdom to those entering the L&D/T&D field about EBP – Evidence Based Practice. Whew!  

This video is 1:25:51 in length. Please excuse the several points where the video and audio go a bit haywire – I guess it’s connection issues.

Dick mentions several publications on CTA – Cognitive Task Analysis – which can be found – here (on the Center for Cognitive Technology at the University of Southern California website) – as well as – here (on the HPT Treasures website).

Dr. Richard Clark, Ed.D 

Dick is Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology and Technology in the Rossier School of Education and Emeritus Clinical Research Professor of Surgery in the Keck School of Medicine.

His interest is in the development of evidence-based practice for developing advanced expertise for children and adults in school and at work. He specializes in reviews of research and best practice on strategies for human performance improvement including organizational gap analysis, the development of advanced expertise using cognitive task analysis and fully guided teaching, performance motivation and on current applications of instructional technology for instruction and assessment.

His books include: Turning Research Into Results: A guide to selecting the right performance solutions (2012, Information Age Publishers), which received the International Society for Performance Improvement Award of Excellence, and Learning from Media: Arguments, analysis and evidence (2008, Information Age Publishers) and Handling Complexity in Learning Environments: Research and Theory (Elsevier, 2006)

In 2002, he won the Thomas F. Gilbert distinguished professional achievement award from ISPI. In 2003, he received the Socrates award for excellence in teaching in the Rossier School of Education. In 2008 he received the Thalheimer Award for bridging the gap between science and practice. And in 2008 he was awarded the Outstanding Civilian Service Award from the U. S. Army. And in 2013 he received the USC Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award,

Dick is an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 15, Educational Psychology), a Fellow in the Association of Applied Psychology, and a Founding Fellow of the American Psychological Society.

He teaches courses in learning theory, motivation research and instructional design.

2 of His Books

Turning Research Into Results: A Guide to Selecting the Right Performance Solutions (NA) Paperback – December 1, 2008 – for more information please go – here.


Learning Analytics in Education – available – here.


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