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The Learning Circle
70 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
Cheryl Johnson: AMBITION: The Missing Attribute in Your Employees
We sit down with Cheryl Johnson, Learning Consultant and author of the book, AMBITION: The Missing Attribute in Your Employees. We use the concepts of IQ and EQ and AQ (Ambition Quotient) as a springboard for a conversation that explores human performance through the lens of Ambition. Johnson contends that "AQ" is the cream that rises to the top of the IQ, EQ, AQ equation. We explore what it all means in a wide-ranging discussion. Join us! The Learning Circle on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3A9XqAh
36 minutes | Mar 25, 2022
Tim Slade: The ELearning Designer's Handbook
If we're honest, ELearning development can be overwhelming, especially for newer instructional designers. There's a wealth of theory to learn, plus multiple disciplines that come together to form the requisite skillset. Who can we turn to to make it easier? Tim Slade is an author, speaker and freelance eLearning designer who has been recognized and awarded within our industry multiple times for his creative and innovative approach to instructional design. He's a regular on the conference circuit, an Articulate Super Hero, the creator of The eLearning Designer’s Academy and the author of the book, The eLearning Designer’s Handbook: A Practical Guide to the eLearning development process for NEW elearning designers. His book is great for any practitioner, but with its aim toward the "developing developer," newbies will find reassurance and solid footing within its pages. Listen via Apple or wherever you subscribe to podcasts: https://apple.co/3927E7R
53 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Patti Shank: The Power of Multiple Choice
Dr. Patti Shank joins us to talk about her new book, Write Better Multiple Choice to Assess Learning. Often underestimated and sub-optimized, multiple choice questions are actually a powerful medium. Well-authored, they help us measure what matters in our learning. We explore the ways in which we go wrong and how to right the situation so we may make the most of the format, even projecting learners into vivid performance-oriented scenarios. Join us via Apple or wherever you get your podcasts... https://apple.co/3927E7R
85 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
Rebecca Clark: A Conversation on Design
We chat with Rebecca Clark, Consultant and Learning and Development Professional, and the Creator/Host of Move Your Desk podcast. It's a wide-ranging conversation with Design as its theme. This interview was recorded for the podcast, Move Your Desk, and is replicated here. We hope you'll try out Rebecca's show. In the meantime, join us via Apple or wherever you listen to podcasts: https://apple.co/3927E7R
32 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
Josh Flores on UXD & User Interviews
As the name would suggest, User Experience Design (UXD) relies on users to inform product development. We speak with Josh Flores, a UXD developer who shares about his approach to UXD and the user interviews he conducts to ensure good product outcomes. Listen in via Apple or wherever you subscribe to podcasts: https://apple.co/3927E7R
34 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Marina Theodotou: Building Blocks of a Learning Ecosystem
Learning content is taking many new forms in many contexts. A podcast like this one serves as an example. We're joined by Dr. Marina Theodotou of DAU, co-author of FORWARD FOCUSED LEARNING (2021, ATD Press) to discuss how it's not just content that's changing the paradigm. We explore the chapter she contributed, The Five Building Blocks of a Learning Ecosystem, which offers practical guidance on how learning organizations can marshal their forces toward the kind of learning ecosystem and culture that supports our most important asset - people. Listen in via Apple or wherever you subscribe to podcasts: https://apple.co/3927E7R
33 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Clark Quinn on Learning Science for Instructional Designers
Returning guest Dr. Clark Quinn discusses his new book, Learning Science for Instructional Designers, a helpful guide for practitioners who wish to understand the science behind the methods we employ in modern learning. Join us! Listen via Apple or wherever you subscribe to podcasts: https://apple.co/3927E7R
36 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Megan Torrance on Agile and LLAMA
The venerable ADDIE systems model, well known to Instructional Designers, has company. Megan Torrance explains the benefits of Agile and how LLAMA tailors the methodology for our world, transforming our approach, outlook and mentality. If you're overwhelmed with the complexity of today's product development environment, there's help to be found in this episode. Join us! Listen via Apple or wherever you subscribe to podcasts: https://apple.co/3927E7R
32 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Prototyping the VILT Blend with David Swinney and Jeffrey Craver
This past year saw a massive movement to VILT. Rather than a mere "lift and shift" of old assets, the migration to VILT training is an act of redesign. We visit with DAU colleagues David Swinney and Jeffrey Craver to discuss their iterative approach to finding the blend for VILT. Listen via Apple or wherever you subscribe to podcasts: https://apple.co/3927E7R
35 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Debra Moore on Performance & Professional Development
We speak with Debra Moore, DAU's Learning Director for Performance Development about the distinction between performance and professional development. We discuss skilling and upskilling and how developing your workforce expands the enterprise capability.Listen via Apple or wherever you subscribe to podcasts:https://apple.co/3927E7R
30 minutes | Dec 28, 2020
Shelton Jewette on AI and Adaptive Learning
We visit with DAU's own Shelton Jewette, Instructional Systems Designer and member of the innovation team exploring the application of Artificial Intelligence and Adaptive Learning to the next generation of learning products. LISTEN IN! Listen via Apple or wherever you subscribe to podcasts! https://apple.co/3927E7R
27 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Dr. Barbara Lockee on NextGen Online Education
Dr. Barbara Lockee, co-author of the book, Streamlined ID joins us to discuss NextGen Online Education and how we'll carry forward the lessons we've learned during 2020.
42 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
Jamie Muskopf on The Power of Conversation and Podcasting
We visit with learning technologist and podcaster Jamie Muskopf to discuss the power of conversation and how the modern method of podcasting is but a throwback to the age-old campfire where knowledge was passed down, great stories were told, and human beings bonded via the power of words and imagination. Join us.
53 minutes | May 8, 2020
Clark Aldrich on SHORT SIMS: A GAME CHANGER
We're joined by learning expert and author Clark Aldrich to discuss his new book, SHORT SIMS: A GAME CHANGER. Taking an efficient and natural approach to instruction, a Short Sim presents the learner with a series of interesting decisions. Economical to produce and engaging for students, Short Sims may well be a gamechanger for the organization looking for an alternative to the standard format eLearning has taken in our time.
60 minutes | Mar 28, 2020
Dr. Alicia Sanchez: What Makes a Quality Learning Experience?
We chat with DAU Games Czar Dr. Alicia Sanchez about factors that bespeak quality in learning, how expectations have changed, why the bar is raised. We identify a bundle of concerns that point to learner/consumer confidence and how a brand must engendertrust.
45 minutes | Feb 3, 2020
Dr. Ellen Wagner on Learning Engineering
DAU's The Learning Circle visits with Dr. Ellen Wagner to discuss LEARNING ENGINEERING. Although first articulated decades ago, LE is an emergent practice at the intersection of the Learning, Data, and Computer Sciences. We discuss what it is, why we need it, and the thornier questions that attend it. Listen in!
55 minutes | Jan 2, 2020
Dr. Karl Kapp on MICROLEARNING
Dr. Karl Kapp, co-author of the book MICROLEARNING (with Robyn DeFelice) visits The Learning Circle to discuss the theory, application and promise of Microlearning.
30 minutes | Dec 30, 2019
Episode 29: Instructional Storytelling with Katie Stroud
We sit down with Katie Stroud to talk about her work in Instructional Storytelling, which places Story at the foundation of learning. We discuss the parallels of character goals and learning objectives and how instructional design can benefit from Story, which lies at the heart of the ancient oral tradition.
39 minutes | Nov 16, 2019
Episode 28: Moments of Need in the Blend - with Jennifer Hofmann, Phylise Banner
This conversation connects many dots. What we frame as a talk about blended learning spans a variety of topics, including adaptive, micro-learning, workflow learning, curation, moments of need and more. We're joined by L& D experts, Jennifer Hoffman and Phylise Banner.
29 minutes | Oct 25, 2019
Episode 27: Julie Dirksen on Flow State and Learning
Julie Dirksen, author of the popular DESIGN FOR HOW PEOPLE LEARN visits with us to discuss the subject of Flow State as applied to Instructional Design. A Learning Circle favorite, this is Julie's third appearance on the show. It's a wide-ranging and thought-provoking talk that reaches beyond L&D to outside disciplines which can broaden our approach and tool set.
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