Why Study Human Performance Technology?
Many instructional design programs, including Franklin’s master of Instructional Design and Learning Technology, include a course on Human Performance Technology (HPT). However, very often, when I work with students or instructional designers who are learning about HPT, they fail to see the connection between instructional design and HPT. In this video, I explain my perspective on why HPT is critical for learning professionals, including instructional designers.
If you would like to learn more about human performance technology, I recommend the following introductory resources:
- Basic video introduction to HPT
- Franklin’s graduate certificate in instructional design (has a full course introducing HPT)
- The International Society for Performance Improvement (great conferences, workshops introducing HPT)
- The Association for Talent Development (has great conferences, workshops, and certifications)