I am a Professor Emeritus of Learning, Design, and Technology at The University of Georgia where I taught graduate-level program evaluation, multimedia design, and research methods courses.
Since receiving my Ph.D. at Syracuse University, I have designed, developed and evaluated numerous interactive learning programs for education, training, and performance support. I am a past president of the Association for the Development of Computer-based Instructional Systems (ADCIS) and a former Fulbright Lecturer.
In 1995, I was selected as one of the “Top 100” people in multimedia by Multimedia Producer magazine, and from 1997 – 2000, I was the editor of the Journal of Interactive Learning Research. I served as a member of the Scientific Panel on Interactive Consumer Health Information for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and as a member of the National Visiting Committee for the National Science Digital Library (http://nsdl.org/).
In 2003, I was the first person to receive the AACE Fellowship Award from the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. My Interactive Learning Systems Evaluation book (co-authored with John Hedberg) was also published in 2003.
Specialties: My research interests include evaluation of instructional technology for education and training, mental models and cognitive tools, authentic tasks for online and blended learning, socially responsible research goals and methods in education, and applications of instructional technology in developing countries.
This video is 33:43 minutes in length.
Connect with Tom
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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 150 – 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.