HPT Video 2020 – Karl Kapp

I have been a big fan of Karl’s for a dozen or more years now – mainly through Social Media. I’ve always like him as he is a Performance-oriented kind of guy … my favorite kind of person in the ISD field.

This interview was my first opportunity to speak with him directly.


Karl Kapp

Adapted from LinkedIn

As a professor at Bloomsburg University, Karl helps people understand the convergence of learning, technology, games & game-thinking through fun, laughter and insight (grounded by evidence-based practices). He has written several books on gamification but believe “Game-Thinking” is a more powerful tool.

Little known fact, his name pronounced is “Cop”​ even though it looks like it should be “Cap.”

He warns: Don’t hire a “gamification guru” – hire a learning professional who happens to specialize in gamification.

He is a professional in the field of learning and e-learning with a focus on interactive learning, games and gamification. He literally wrote the book on gamification of learning and instruction.

Karl is an Instructional Technology Graduate Professor at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA. and a Director of Bloomsburg’s Institute for Interactive Technologies.

Karl wears many hats…consultant, entrepreneur, speaker, board member, book author, Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning) author, scholar, L&D coach and researcher on the convergence of learning, technology and business operations focused on creating engaging and meaningful learning events at all levels.

Currently He is working on several projects to create more engaging and exciting educational opportunities: game-based projects range from old school card and board games to VR games.

Karl actively works to share insights and perspectives through writing, consulting and coaching with clients, practitioners, students and fellow academicians in the field of learning.

He helps others to create interactive, motivating learning through my face-to-face workshops, online courses, consulting, coaching and publications. He’s happy to discuss  a speaking or consulting engagement, or how he might help you might use some of the tools he has created, in your classroom or corporate training environment.

Learn more at: http://www.karlkapp.com

The HPT Video 2020

This video is 57:04 minutes in length.

Karl’s Books

See his website for information about, and to order his books – here.

Connect with Karl

Karl’s LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/karlkapp
Email: karlkapp@gmail.com
Twitter: @kkapp

Guy’s HPT Video Series

The HPT Video Series … formerly known as the HPT Practitioner and HPT Legacy Video Series … was started by Guy W. Wallace in 2008 as a means of sharing the diversity of HPT Practitioners, and the diversity of HPT Practices in the workplace and in academia. The full set of videos – over 100 – may be found and linked to – here.

HPT – Human Performance Technology – is the application of science – the “technology” part – for Performance Improvement.

As the late Don Tosti noted, “All performance is a human endeavor.”

Whether your label for HPT is that, or Performance Improvement, or Human Performance Improvement, it is all about Evidence Based Practices for Performance Improvement at the Individual level, the Team level, the Process level, the Department level, the Functional level, the Enterprise level, and at the level of Society/World.

HPT Practitioners might operate at any of these levels, as this Video Series clearly demonstrates.

Although ISPI – the International Society for Performance Improvement is the professional home of many HPT Practitioners – the concepts, models, methods, tools and techniques are not limited to any one professional affinity group or professional label.

ISPI just happens to be where I learned about HPT – and has been my professional home since 1979.

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