HPT Video 2021 – Ken Yates

This is a fabulous video. We discuss CTA – Cognitive Task Analysis, CTA and AI, Learning to Learn, and ISD & HPT at USC (University of Southern California).

I’ve known about Ken for 15+ years as Dick Clark (Richard E. Clark, EdD) always mentions Ken when we’ve talked about CTA – Cognitive Task Analysis. Ken works with Dick on CTA, delivering workshops and doing research. The exciting work they’re doing now includes AI and CTA. Ken talks about this in our video 97 minute video.

We exchanged comments via Social Media and email recently to set up this video recording. I even got him to agree (I think) for a follow up video based on his efforts at CTA via AI. Maybe in a year! We’ll see. I’m thinking about getting the two of the, Ken and Dick to do one together.

Adapted from LinkedIn

Ken is a Professor of Clinical Education in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. He is also Co-Director of the Center for Human Applied Reasoning and IOT (CHARIOT), a joint center of the Rossier School of Education and the Viterbi School of Engineering to combine cutting-edge cognitive science and education research with emerging Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to revolutionize personalized learning.

His research focuses on the use of cognitive task analysis methods to capture the underlying knowledge and skills that experts use to solve complex problems and the design of instruction to effectively teach this expertise to others. He is also interested in how information communication technologies can be used to deliver instruction more efficiently to a wider audience. He has published in The Handbook of Training and Improving Workplace Performance, The American Journal of Surgery, and Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science. In addition, he teaches graduate level courses in learning theory, motivation research, and instructional design.

He has over 40 years of national and international experience in media and technology and has held executive positions at various electronic media companies. He has been a media and technology consultant on a number of USAID-sponsored international training and rule-of-law development projects in Indonesia, Afghanistan, and Azerbaijan. He has developed training and evaluation programs for the US Army by conducting cognitive task analysis and designing training for counterinsurgency operations and bilateral negotiations in Iraq and Afghanistan. For US Navy ensigns, he conducted cognitive task analysis and designed training for interpersonal leadership and counseling skills.

Ken earned his EdD in Educational Psychology along with his MS in Instructional Technology from the University of Southern California and his BA in Humanities from the University of Maryland, College Park.

The HPT Video

This video is 97:09 minutes in length.

Key Links

See Ken’s profile at USC – here.

See Ken’s YouTube Channel – here.

Connect with Ken via:

LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/kenneth-yates-71a3679

Twitter: @kayates

Email: kennetay@usc.edu

Bonus Video – Intro to CTA

This video is 16:44 minutes in length.

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 140 – 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.

This Series Has Evolved Since 2008

These videos were first posted on Google Video, then they were moved to Blink, and now they may all be found on YouTube. And my name for them has changed as well…

HPT Practitioner Video Podcasts and HPT Legacy Video Podcasts

– Practitioner Series – short 2-10 minutes, following a script. Intended to show the diversity of HPT and HPT Practitioners. (2008-2018)

– Legacy Series – longer 15-40+ minutes, also scripted, with added stories of other NSPI/ ISPI’ers from the earlier days of the Society or others who were of great influence. Intended to capture the stories of the people who influenced us. (2008-2018)

– HPT Video Series (2019+) – is a continuation of the first two types of videos in this series, but with less focus on capturing NSPI/ISPI members – and expanding out to any and all who use Evidence Based Practices in Performance Improvement regardless of any affiliation with ISPI or not.


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