Clark Aldrich is the world’s most experienced designer of educational simulations. He has researched and built more custom simulations for more clients—corporate, government, and military—than any other designer. Through his simulations, books, articles, and speeches, Aldrich is the recognized authority on designing educational simulations for enterprise employees. His simulation work is patent and award winning, his books are taught in Master’s degree programs, and Aldrich was recently featured on the cover of the industry leading magazine, T+D.
Aldrich’s clients for simulations have ranged from Visa and Sony to the Department of State, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Center for Army Leadership.
Aldrich is also an award winning industry researcher. Aldrich founded and served as director of research for Gartner’s e-learning coverage. His work helped many companies shift to e-learning, while also introducing enduring concepts including serious games, gamification, micro-credentialing, and the convergence with informal learning and knowledge management.
Aldrich recently held Top Secret clearance for his strategic work with the US military, and Aldrich works with leading corporations, universities, non-profits, government organizations, academic institutions, and VCs. Clients have ranged from ETS and Harvard Business Publishing to the NSA, and his roles have included project participant and project evaluator.
Aldrich has been called a ‘guru’ by Fortune Magazine and a ‘maverick’ by CNN. He and his work in educational media have been featured in hundreds of sources, including CBS, ABC, The New York Times, USA Today, ESPN, AP, Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNET, Business 2.0, BusinessWeek, and U.S. News and World Report.
Aldrich has been featured on multiple magazines’ “top in the profession” lists, published 6 books, been a columnist for Training and Online Learning Magazine, and keynoted numerous conferences.
Aldrich’s degree from Brown University is in cognitive science. Before Gartner, he worked on special projects for Xerox’ executive team, which required frequent trips to Xerox’ word famous PARC facility.
His fifth book, Unschooling Rules, is a strategic tool for unlearning the bad habits of today’s schools and reinventing education. His sixth book, Short Sims, is a practical tool for unlearning the bad habits of today’s textbooks and online courses and reinventing educational media. Together they remove the biases in the lecture/ book/ test model of today’s formal learning system that have torn apart society.
HPT Video 2021
This video is 47:36 minutes in length.
Connect with Clark
Clark’s LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/clarkaldrich
- clarkaldrich.com/ (Personal Website)
- shortsims.com/ (Company Website)
- shortsims.com/examples (Portfolio)
Clark’s Author’s Page at Amazon: https://amzn.to/35Y1p2x
His Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 145 – 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.