#IDIODC Instructional Designers In Offices Drinking Coffee

Brent Schlenker and Chris Van Wingerden

#IDIODC is an eLearning podcast brought to you by Brent Schlenker and Chris Van Wingerden from the dominKnow team. Recorded completely live and candid, the two talk weekly about L&D, specifically instructional design.

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Supporting the future leaders of L&D is an important task for us all. The new young minds entering our field are unhindered by the past.  They forge new trails in the training departments of businesses around the world.  Unafraid of new technologies they experiment and innovate. They are curious and want to make corporate training better than it's been.Kavindya and LaTarshia will share their Learning Leaders experience with us and answer your questions. We're looking forward to learning more from and continuing to engage the new members of the IDIODC community.  We hope their might 28 other 30U30 honorees in the chat as well.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Brent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Nov 24

43 min 2 sec

Engaging Learners in learning content is every instructional designer's goal.  Why is it so hard to do? Why do so many instructional designers struggle to make engaging learning experiences?Karl Kapp joins us to share his wisdom about learner engagement.  It turns out that engaging learners is not as mysterious as we thought.  Karl is the author, and host, of ten LinkedIn Learning courses including the popular " Learning How to Increase Learner Engagement".  In his years as an award-winning professor of Instructional Technology at Bloomsburg University he's seen it all.  He teaches game design, gamification classes and online learning design. Games, gamification, and playing to learn, are just a few of the strategies he teaches.  Karl’s work explores the research, theoretical foundations and practical application of gamification, game-thinking and activity-based learning to organizational performance issues. His goal is to help organizations create engaging learning experiences through intelligent, research-based application of instructional strategies and techniques. He shares his expertise and knowledge through consulting, workshops and one-on-one mentoring with start-up firms, Fortune 100 companies and various governmental agencies.Many L&D professionals popular on social media are graduates of Karl's program.  He's a legend. This is an episode you don't want to miss.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Brent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Nov 17

47 min 4 sec

Systems Thinking is the skill or ability to solve problems in complex systems.  Hey! That sounds like a lot of the work done by instructional designers!  Sometimes, yes. But not always.  In many cases we learn about the learners by building personas, and we learn about the content from subject matter experts and the actual tasks of the job.  But what about all the other elements that are a part of that learners complete, and complex environment?Luckily, in this episode of IDIODC, Qian Feng joins us to discuss systems thinking and how it applies, or should apply more heavily, within our systems of instructional design. Qian will share her passion for systems thinking in L&D and why we need to look beyond our immediate circle of influence and understand the wider systems in which employees are working. We should consider other parts of their system like the culture, the norms, the org structure, processes, and more, in order to design impactful learning that sticks.As an added bonus Qian will share some amazing insights from her work on the systemic exploration of the relationship between media and the pandemic from her recent report titled Going Viral: Fighting Pandemics in the Age of Infodemics. There are some insightful connections that will help us understand the importance of system thinking in creating our learning solutions.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Brent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Nov 3

45 min 52 sec

Storyboarding is a basic skillset often overlooked by instructional designers and project managers.  For many developers the storyboarding process is bypassed in favor of building an eLearning "proof of concept".  This is great for developers given the storyboarding task, and for one-person ID teams to optimize their project processes. However, storyboarding is a valuable skill for everyone to learn. Storyboarding can be used to communicate ideas and concepts in more powerful ways with stakeholders and clients to increase understanding and overall chances of project success.  Sketching interaction ideas/concepts can also improve communications between designers and developers.  In this episode, Kevin Thorn joins us for our recurring IDIODC Drink'n'Draw show where Kevin teaches instructional designers different aspects of drawing applied to the work of instructional designers and eLearning developers.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Brent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Oct 27

45 min 46 sec

Question: IDIODC stands for Instructional Designers in Offices Drinking CoffeePlease select the best answer below.- True- False- None of the above"Multiple-choice questions are hard to write well. Too many multiple-choice questions measure recall of course content rather than achievement of (well-written) learning objectives! Poorly chosen and written multiple-choice questions damage assessment validity." - Patti ShankBecome virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Brent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Oct 20

46 min 57 sec

Many training teams are already deploying DE&I courses.  Is yours? Are you building your own courses or buying off-the-shelf curricula, or maybe even both?  What if there was more to it than that?It's not an easy decision to make, and in some cases, it's a difficult conversation to have within your team, organization, and/or company.On this episode, Liza Wisner joined us to talk about DE&I and so much more.  She has an amazing background and unique experiences to share with the IDIODC community.  She was a top 3 finalist on the television show, "The Apprentice" and serves her community as the Senior Curator of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives at OpenSesame.  You might also be interested to know that she is part of our community being professionally trained in computer science and educational technology.  Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Brent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Oct 13

42 min 33 sec

Learning is often seen as a solo endeavor. But in reality our learning requires input from others.  Sometimes that input comes from an instructor, and sometimes from your peers.  However, input and engagement from management during training sessions, and as part of the overall learning process, is often overlooked, or viewed as not necessary.Managers want their employees trained but are often under a lot of pressure to "get them back to work".  Their business objectives will always take priority over the training objectives.  By integrating managers into the learning deployment they become involved in the process, understand the learning strategy, and can become strong advocates of your training solutions instead of being barriers.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Brent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Oct 6

41 min 44 sec

If there were design principles that significantly improved the accessibility of your eLearning courses would use it?Universal Design for Learning might be new to you, and your instructional designers. But accessibility is something we are all familiar with and should be working towards improving.  With today's authoring tools, like dominKnow, you can easily implement accessible learning content using universal design principles.Judy Tseng helps us all better understand how to create training content that is easily navigable, and understandable for all users so that even if a participant has dyslexia, visual impairments, or is an English language learner, then can still navigate and comprehend the content just as successfully as the rest of their colleagues.You'll be ready to create engaging training content accessible to a wide variety of audiences by simply following some very basic UDL principles.Save your spot and get started learning about Universal Design for Learning.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Brent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Sep 29

42 min 10 sec

So you want to be a CLO? Are you sure? Do you really know what it means to be a CLO?According to Wikipedia:"A chief learning officer (CLO) is the highest-ranking corporate officer in charge of learning management. CLOs may be experts in corporate or personal training, with degrees in education, instructional design, business or similar fields.Qualified CLOs should be able to drive the corporate strategy and align the development of people with the business goals of the organization. A full complement of skills, including business analytics, technology, learning theory, performance consulting and scientific inquiry, are important for success.[1]The CLO may report directly to the CEO, but may also report to the Head of HR or Chief Talent Officer."In this episode Frank Nguyen will join us for a special IDIODC Career Chat.  We will discuss his "origin story" and how he discovered a career in Learning and Development. And while not all of his titles were CLO, he has been in several executive roles equal too or even better than CLO.  Is that even possible? We'll find out.We will also talk about the projects he is most proud of and the hurdles he overcame to accomplish the tasks. How he develops learning strategies for the companies he leads will also be a hot topic.Most importantly we'll get his feedback on what he thinks it takes for YOU to work your way up the corporate ladder to CLO.  Join us for a fun conversation with one of our favorite L&D professionals, Frank Nguyen.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag: Brent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC  Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Sep 22

44 min 35 sec

Have you ever done an Escape Room?  There are real world versions as well as virtual versions.  They started as a fun group activity and now instructional designers are learning about eLearning engagement from Escape Rooms. Alexander Salas is back to guide us through his Escape Room design process.  In this session you'll create a short backstory where learners are trapped and the only way to escape is through applying what they need to learn. Bring a topic and let’s have fun transforming it into an awesome game.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Brent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Sep 15

48 min 1 sec

Meeting your learners where they're at means delivering learning content outside of the traditional learning management system. And giving your users just the right information at just the right time in just the right amount is also a challenge. This challenge only increases as your audience grows to hundreds or thousands spread across the globe. Enter the chatbot.Now that the world of work has been disrupted, with no sign of turning back, collaborative apps like Slack and Teams become a central point of collaboration and getting work done.  Chatbots give instructional designers and developers a powerful tool for creating "sticky" training programs increasing your learner engagement.  In this episode, we'll talk with Vince Han about how these collaboration platforms incorporate chatbots. The chatbots are always "on" as reminders, a little nudge, a challenge, or even answering questions.  The technology has come a long way in the last 10 years which means you can use API integrations to track progress and other important data. Vince will share some common use cases like training reinforcement, simple employee coaching, new hire onboarding, LMS course registration, and performance support.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Brent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Sep 8

42 min 10 sec

I think it's safe to say that over the last 18 months the #1 concern for training professionals has been moving live face-to-face classroom courses to online virtual classrooms. Many of us are still redesigning those courses, improving and adapting them to the new world of work. DEI initiatives are at an all time high with L&D departments challenged to re-train employee populations. And with disruption comes opportunities like moving into management roles.In this episode, we'll talk with Sravani Tammiraju, Product Manager at VISA.  She's worn many hats over the last few years and one of those hats was in Learning & Development.  She's going to share with us how she successfully transitioned a highly interactive 5-day face-to-face onboarding program and redesigned it for as a 100% virtual online experience. She'll share the project constraints, challenges, and roadblocks, and explore the solutions her team put in place.We'll also ask Sravani about how she went from being a software engineer to a L&D professional with an MBA, and then into Product Management.  And with so many initiatives around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), we'll ask about her experiences producing a DEI conference and get her feedback on how L&D can have an impact.You definitely don't want to miss this episode!Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Brent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Sep 1

44 min 55 sec

We do a lot of drawing with Kevin.  In this episode we're looking at taking those drawing skills and adding them to instructional videos. There are a lot of methods for adding graphical elements to videos and we'll talk about a few techniques and concepts that can be very useful for instructional videos. Kevin will be sharing some advanced video methods like converting your videos to animated gifs and rotoscoping.  Gifs may not be viewed as possible instructional media, but we'll help you see them in a different way.  We'll also be discussing why an instructional designer needs to understand video production terms like rotoscoping and others.Advanced video concepts will level up your instructional videos by adding that element of pizazz that so many internal stakeholders and clients request. Summer is the perfect time to level up your production skills. We'll introduce these concepts and show you some examples. Then we'll give you a challenge to learn one of these skills and create an example during the month of August while IDIODC is on a break.  The next time Kevin joins us in the new season we'll be anxious to see what you've created.Kevin is an award-winning eLearning designer & developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, LLC., a boutique custom design and development studio specializing in online learning experiences.After retiring from the US Army, Kevin pursued a career in corporate IT and Training & Development. With his combined military and industry experience, Kevin started the Studioz in 2012 working with clients in various industries solving problems in a wide-range of creative projects.Based in the North Mississippi Delta, Kevin, the Chief NuggetHead harnesses a bench a creative practitioners in instructional design, elearning development, illustration and graphic design, animation, and serious comics. Kevin is a well-known industry speaker and trainer on elearning development, design workflows, and is also a certified facilitator in LEGO®Serious Play® methodologies.Academic stuff: BS in Information Technology Management from Christian Brothers University (2003) and MS in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Memphis (2018).Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag: Kevin: @LearnNuggetsBrent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Jul 28

47 min 20 sec

The term Gamification is often used, and over-used, in our industry.  But any time I hear about measurable results I am immediately interested.  In this episode we're talking with Jeanne Bakker, founder of Brain Bakery.  You may have seen her YouTube videos or attended one of her many keynotes around the world.  She also hosts the podcast No More Boring Learning, but it's not in English so I haven't heard it yet.We'll discuss how one of her client companies used gamification, storytelling, rewards, and manager commitment to redesign an onboarding program with real measurable results at Kirkpatrick Level 4. And we'll also make sure you leave with ideas about gamifying your own onboarding or other training programs as well as inspiration to measure your performance results.Jeanne Bakker (1972), founder of Brain Bakery, studied Psychology, English Literature and the Science of Education. Jeanne has released several books including the bestseller 'Dealing with Dragons'. She develops and leads international trainings to large groups. In addition, she is trainer with a rare level of energy who designs impactful programs throughout the world. Her mission, No More Boring Learning, strives for fun and engaging learning programs that deliver measurable results.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag: Jeanne: @JEANNEBAKKERBrent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Jul 21

43 min 31 sec

Classroom training is still the most common method of delivering courses. Even after 2 decades of internet disruption and new technologies. It's not only time to change but we're way past it being the right time to change.It's important to remember that training is an event while learning is a long-term process.  Simple enough, right?  Once you understand this simple truth you begin to realize how traditional classroom events are inadequate in supporting the entire learning process.  We need to design more, or something totally different.In this episode we're talking with Ann Rollins about her experiences moving event-based training to learning journeys.  We'll talk about active learning experiences that inspire learners, creating high-level learner personas and learning journeys that are integrated into other corporate initiatives. Ann will also share with us how existing tech infrastructure can be used to create a better learner experience.In a post-pandemic world there are many new corporate initiatives that have a training component. Join us in this conversation and learn how to plan for success.Ann is a modern learning champion. Unintimidated by global scale, she always has her eyes on the technology horizon to see how to improve and effectively scale the learning experience for her clients. As a Solutions Architect at The Ken Blanchard Companies, she takes a practical, design thinking approach to support her clients as they transform how leadership development happens and how learning ecosystem can support it today and tomorrow.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag: Brent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Jul 14

46 min 26 sec

Making learning and development (L&D) content inclusive and accessible for everyone is not only a good thing to do, it's the right thing to do. Designing Accessible Learning Content provides evidence-based advice on designing digital learning content that ensures all learners are included and are therefore able to perform to their full potential.Join us for a conversation with Susi Miller, author of Designing Accessible Learning Content.We'll cover the wide ranging topic of accessibility and how ID's and eLearning developers can do more to improve access for all.We'll also talk about the basics of accessibility and how you can level up your career by being more sensitive to designing and developing more accessible learning solutions.Susi Miller is an industry leading expert on accessible learning design and the founder and director of eLaHub (www.elahub.net). She is the author of Designing Accessible Learning Content - A practical guide to applying best-practice accessibility standards to L&D resources, published by Kogan Page. Susi has more than 30 years L&D experience in the public, private and not-for profit sector. She is a skilled instructional designer and online course developer and a passionate advocate for digital accessibility. Her accessible learning content has been shortlisted for the Learning Technologies Awards.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag: Susi: @elahub1Brent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC  Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Jul 7

47 min 13 sec

Why do I need to know digital design if I'm already an instructional designer?Opinions vary on the answer to this question but the average instructional design is often also responsible for creating the final eLearning product that is loaded into the LMS.  So while ID is critical for the training organization you can level up your career quickly by upskilling with some digital design skills.Mark Lassoff will be joining us to discuss some of the things you'll need to learn in order to effectively supplement your ID knowledge with some DD skills.Mark's course on Digital Design describes it this way:"Digital designers create the user interface, design, and images for online products. Online products include (of course) web sites, mobile applications, social and marketing content, digital branding, signage, and more. The digital revolution continues, and the need for digital designers has increased exponentially."Some of that increased demand is also in eLearning. So you won't want to miss this episode and prepare yourself for a summer of learning.Over two million people have learned coding and design from Mark Lassoff.Mark and his company, Framework Tech Media, have taught people web and mobile development online, in the corporate classroom, and in secondary schools across the country.Framework produces world-class learning content that focuses on digital skills such as web and mobile development.  Previous to founding Framework, Mark started several companies in the Austin, Texas area.  He is an in-demand speaker and has traveled the world to teach programming techniques and technologies.  Mark has authored eight books on programming.  He was named to the 40 under 40 in both Austin, Texas, and Hartford, CT.  In 2017, Mark was awarded the prestigious Learning Guild Guildmaster Award.Mark, and Framework, are based in Bridgeport, Connecticut.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag: Mark: @mlassoffBrent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Jun 30

46 min 53 sec

Just because you have an instructional design degree doesn't mean you're limited to only working in training teams.  The growing number of Software as a Service companies in recent years has placed Customer Experience teams above the standard training department. You might ask, but how could any department be more important than the training department? It's a long story, but here's the short version: Customer Experience directly impacts the company's bottom line. Internal training is important, but without customers there is no need for employees to be trained. But do not despair. Your ID knowledge and skills are useful and, as it happens, necessary.  Onboarding new customers is the new "onboarding".  It's different than onboarding new employees however both require learning. In this episode, we have the unique opportunity to talk with one of our own, Mel Milloway, who has decided to make the leap out of training into the world of CX.  Mel is a former guest on IDIODC and you all have certainly come to know her through LinkedIn, other social media, and presenting at industry conferences. We'll talk with Mel about the transition and why she's doing it. But we'll also talk about the similarities between internal ID work and CX work. If you're also at a crossroads in your career, then you should join us and open up your options for your next career move. Mel is a Manager of Learning Experience Design at Miro in the space of Customer Education. Ex Amazon, JLL, and J&J. She's an avid blogger in the learning industry. She specializes in UI/UX for learning experiences, as well as working with xAPI. She is passionate about testing out new tech technologies to support learning solutions.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag: Melissa: @MelMillowayBrent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC  Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Jun 23

45 min 44 sec

There was once a day that instructional designers only selected ONE method of content delivery.  Those days are long gone.  With today's technology there are many, many, more options. As new technologies came along the industry began to call it blended learning solutions. But how do we decide which elements to choose? This is where The Periodic Table of eLearning Elements can help."Brian Washburn offers a simple yet elegant periodic table of learning elements modeled on the original periodic table of chemical properties. Washburn's elements which are organized into solids, liquids, gases, radioactive, and interactive categories similar to their chemical cousins are metaphors for the tools and strategies of the field of learning design; when they're combined, and under certain conditions, they have the potential to create amazing learning experiences for participants. They are that impactful."Join us for a fun and informative conversation around the elements and how we can all apply them to our eLearning designs.Bring your ideas, current projects, work situations, and see if you have a situation that requires a unique combination of elements to create that perfect compound solution.Brian Washburn is the co-founder and CEO of Endurance Learning, a boutique instructional design firm that creates instructor-led and elearning courses with the vision that every training program should be engaging and lead to change. Brian has been preaching the merits of effective, participant-centered training design for two decades and his company recently launched an online tool named Soapbox to help people put together engaging training sessions within minutes.Brian has led training departments in several nonprofit organizations where he has worked on initiatives to improve the foster care system and to cure blindness. He was named a top young trainer by Training magazine in 2011, holds a masters degree in Organizational Development and currently serves as the President-elect of ATD Puget Sound.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag: Brian: @flipchartguyBrent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC  Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Jun 16

43 min 8 sec

Just when I thought TikTok was ONLY for teenagers and the shuffle dance, I see one of our own corporate L&D colleagues, Mike Tholfsen, CRUSHING IT on TikTok with microlearning tutorials. Who knew?So, of course, I had to invite him on the show to talk about how he does it.  And why!Check out this "microtip" for excel: https://www.tiktok.com/@mtholfsen/video/6966327280356379909?lang=en&is_copy_url=0&is_from_webapp=v1&sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6966263930818627078If you're anything like me, you've probably downloaded TikTok, tried it, then deleted it, and just watched your kids "play" with it.  Maybe you've joined them in a dance or 2... ya know, because they asked. But how in the heck could we ever incorporate this crazy little app into our professional, corporate, world of Learning and Development? The pandemic helped answer that question with medical professionals launching accounts and using the platform to explain COVID-19 and all the issues caused by the lockdowns. It's not all just fun and games.  But IDIODC is a little about fun and learning, so join us for this super fun conversation with Mike Tholfsen.Mike Tholfsen is a Principal Group Product Manager on the Microsoft Education team focusing on the Immersive Reader, Reading Progress, and OneNote Class Notebooks.  He is passionate about inclusive education and has been regularly working with students and teachers around the world over the past ten years to create products that improve student outcomes.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag: Mike: @mtholfsenBrent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Jun 9

44 min 34 sec

Kevin Thorn joins us for another "drink'n'draw" episode to help you find your creative inner voice. Everyone can be creative. Like everything else you do as an instructional designer, it just takes practice. Kevin helps ID professionals all over the globe learn simple step by step processes for being a better instructional designer, storyboard creator, sketcher, and learning game designer. Kevin is an award-winning eLearning designer & developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, LLC., a boutique custom design and development studio specializing in online learning experiences.After retiring from the US Army, Kevin pursued a career in corporate IT and Training & Development. With his combined military and industry experience, Kevin started the Studioz in 2012 working with clients in various industries solving problems in a wide-range of creative projects.Based in the North Mississippi Delta, Kevin, the Chief NuggetHead harnesses a bench a creative practitioners in instructional design, elearning development, illustration and graphic design, animation, and serious comics. Kevin is a well-known industry speaker and trainer on elearning development, design workflows, and is also a certified facilitator in LEGO®Serious Play® methodologies.Academic stuff: BS in Information Technology Management from Christian Brothers University (2003) and MS in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Memphis (2018).Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag: Kevin: @LearnNuggetsBrent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Jun 2

49 min 9 sec

Very few instructors can successfully teach online...alone. The last year of lockdowns and mandatory zoom training have exposed this weakness to the world.  The best online training courses are co-produced with a super hero behind the curtain: The Producer.Having a producer does not guarantee a great instructional experience. However, it does give you a superior advantage.  In this episode, Kassy LaBorie returns to share her experiences and strategies in producing online learning events. We'll talk about why having a producer is so valuable, as well as clarifying the role of the producer. Not everyone is cut out to be a good producer. Just like not everyone is cut out to be a good instructor. But the right combination makes a very powerful learning team.Join us and level up your corporate online training sessions so that you can guarantee better learning results and reduce the dreaded zoom fatigue. Greetings from Rochester, NY everyone! I enjoy sharing my geographical location because with the work I get to do each day, and have done since 1999, it actually does not matter all that much since I work almost entirely online.I am a Master Virtual Classroom Trainer on a mission to rid the world of boring slide reading lectures and passive live online participants! I am the principal of my own consulting business, training trainers, designers, producers and leaders to be excellent virtual, well, everything nowadays!In 2020 I introduced the Virtual Training Hero to the world and she represents the heroic efforts we learning and development professionals achieve in the virtual classroom each day. I'm working on an eBook of all of her tips and messages to be released next year! You can learn more about her, and me at my website, as well as download, watch, and listen to a bunch of free resources too. You'll find the hero at my blog.My 2nd book was published in January of 2021 with ATD Press-- Producing Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars: Master the Technology to Engage Participants, and I am thrilled to share it with everyone.And for the record, it can be said that Rupaul and WebEx are the reason why I began all this in the first place. Google that and you'll see what I am talking about! Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag: Kassy: @KassyConsultingBrent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC  Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

May 26

46 min 13 sec

Understanding the basics of xAPI is a hurdle most instructional designers have already crossed over the last few years. We've all been waiting to see xAPI in action. Theory is great but seeing what new innovations can do changes minds and gets projects approved.If you've still been waiting to SEE it before you can believe it then this episode is the day we make that happen for you.  Duncan Welder has been building xAPI solutions for a very long time and joins us to share a few examples of "xAPI in the wild".We'll look at a few examples:Tracking the Mastery of ObjectivesMicrolearning/Spaced RepetitionxAPI in Games and SimulationsAdaptive LearningVisualizations for L&DWe hope this conversation will also give you some inspiration to finally jump into the world of xAPI and begin building xAPI-enabled learning solutions.Duncan Welder is a Director of Client Services for RISC. He is an educational technology geek having spent over 20 years designing and implementing learning management systems, domestically and abroad, to manage regulatory compliance. As an xAPI early adopter, Duncan has worked with companies to leverage xAPI and cmi5 within their learning ecosystems.  Duncan has provided presentations to professional organizations including The eLearning Guild, and the Association for Talent Development.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag: Duncan: @DuncanWIVBrent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC  Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

May 19

49 min 30 sec

Karl Kapp, Deb Thomas, and Kevin Thorn are heavy hitters in our industry and specifically in learning game design.  More specifically they are skilled at teaching others how to design games for learning. And that's why they started their event Stepaway.design. The pandemic shutdown of 2020 forced event producers to pivot towards virtual events and so they did the same. At the beginning of 2021 they ran their first virtual event and the attendee created games have been completed and they're ready for show'n'tell. We're excited to have them join us to talk about the game design process as well as show us the results of that process. Go ahead and Stepaway from what you're doing and join us for this fantastic episode of IDIODC. Kevin is an award-winning elearning designer & developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, LLC., a boutique custom design and development studio specializing in online learning experiences.After retiring from the U.S. Army, Kevin pursued a career in corporate IT and Training & Development. With his combined military and industry experience, Kevin started the Studioz in 2012 working with clients in various industries solving problems in a wide range of creative projects. Based in the North Mississippi Delta, Kevin, harnesses a bench of creative practitioners in instructional design, elearning development, illustration and graphic design, animation, and serious comics to develop innovative solutions. Kevin is a well-known industry speaker and trainer on elearning development, design workflows, and is a certified facilitator in LEGO® Serious Play® methodologiesKevin holds a BS in Information Technology Management from Christian Brothers University, MS in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Memphis where he also teaches and is in the Instructional and Curriculum Leadership EdD program. He can be found on Twitter as @LearnNuggets, on LinkedIn, or around learning and development communities teaching and facilitating workshops where hewrites articles, reviews and shares tutorials. In 2005 Deborah Thomas founded SillyMonkey, LLC, a game-based learning boutique that works with corporate clients to design difficult concepts in a fun and memorable way through the playful but effective use of board games, video games and virtual worlds that she creates. Her motto: “Learn fast, remember more and have fun doing it.” As a public education teacher at one of the worst performing schools in the country, she drove her students’ SAT scores up 30 % by using innovative techniques. Previous professional board roles: North American Simulation and Gaming Association, Atlanta ATD, and Georgia Game Developers Association. Karl M. Kapp, Ed.D., is an award-winning professor of Instructional Technology at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA. where he teaches instructional game design, gamification classes and online learning design.  He is the Director of Bloomsburg’s Institute for Interactive Technologies and is recognized internationally as an expert in the application of games, game-thinking and gamification to learning. Karl earned his doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh.He is currently a senior researcher on a grant sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which involves the application of microlearning and gamification to help childcare workers identify child abuse. Karl has previously served as a Co-Principle Investigator on two National Science Foundation (NSF) grants related to games and simulations. Karl is an advisor for several EdTech start up companies.Karl has authored or co-authored eight books including “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction,” it’s accompanying fieldbook and the widely popular, “Play to Learn.” His latest co-authored book with Robyn Defelice is “Microlearning: Short and Sweet.” Karl is author of ten LinkedIn Learning courses including “Learning How to Increase Learner Engagement” and has been a TEDx speaker. In 2019, he received the ATD Distinguished Contribution to Talent Development Award. The award is presented in recognition of an exceptional contribution that has had a sustained impact on field of the talent development.Karl’s work explores the research, theoretical foundations and practical application of gamification, game-thinking and activity-based learning to organizational performance issues. His goal is to help organizations create engaging learning experiences through intelligent, research-based application of instructional strategies and techniques. He shares his expertise and knowledge through consulting, workshops and one-on-one mentoring with start-up firms, Fortune 100 companies and various governmental agencies.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag: Kevin: @learnnuggetsDeb: @sillym0nkeyKarl: @kkappBrent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC  Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

May 12

50 min 27 sec

As we begin to see a light at the end of the pandemic shutdown tunnel, let's talk about what we learned about working from home. And also what's next. Many companies have made bold moves, like announcing continued teleworking options for employees. But those are general announcements for the entire company. In this episode of IDIODC we wanted to talk with the community specifically about how going back to work effects the work we do and the training departments we work in. Tom Spiglanin, author of "Everyone's Guide to Teleworking", joins us to help us talk through the future ahead. Tom is a friend, and also the only rocket scientist we know working (retired) in training & development. His perspective is unique in many ways, but for our community he has a special connection, and understanding, of the struggles we face as corporate training professionals.Join us. And bring your stories of success and/or failure from the past 12 months and perhaps even share your plans for the future... if you have them. It's a show you don't want to miss. Dr. Thomas Spiglanin has been helping people be more effective in the workplace for more than thirty years. As a teleworker himself, he understands how effective communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills underpin success in a digital workplace.Working predominantly with technical employees for over thirty years in the aerospace industry, and the last few decades in the training field, he saw first hand the value of being able to communicate complex concepts in ways that others can understand. In much the same way digital technologies enabled distanced business communication, Tom saw a steady decline in the very interpersonal skills needed to be effective using those tools. Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag: Tom: @tomspiglaninBrent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC  Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

May 5

45 min 44 sec

Everyone needs inspiration for their elearning designs. The best way to find that inspiration is to see what other developers are doing, and learning how they do it. Tim Slade is one of the best and he has the awards to prove it.Join us for an engaging and educational conversation with Tim Slade. Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on Twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag: Tim: @sladetimBrent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Apr 28

45 min 40 sec

Artificial intelligence is only one of the many topics we'll discuss with world wide learning leader, Donald Clark. The digital area has significantly impacted every industry of modern life. It's been good in many ways and bad in others. Sadly, the lecture is still the primary means of educating humans in our current systems. Even if that lecture is presented online. But is that as far as digital technology can impact education and our learning systems?  I don't think so. And neither does Donald.We'll discuss the many changes in pedagogy throughout the years in an effort to better understand where we're going in the future. Artificial intelligence plays a major role in that future. But do we really understand how it impacts the work we do for businesses and higher education? Maybe not completely, but we're getting very close.This timely conversation is a perfect transition into the new world of work.  Whether your office stays at home or you move back into the corporate HQ, how you engage with content, create content, and publish content is changing rapidly. And AI is a big part of your future success.  Join us for a wide-ranging and entertaining conversation with Donald Clark.Donald Clark is an EdTech Entrepreneur, CEO, Professor, Researcher, Author, Blogger and Speaker. He was CEO and one of the original founders of Epic Group plc, which established itself as the leading company in the UK online learning market, floated on the Stock Market in 1996 and sold in 2005. As well as being the CEO of Wildfire an AI-driven learning company, he also invests in, and advises, EdTech companies.Describing himself as ‘free from the tyranny of employment’, he is a board member of LearningPool. He is also a Visiting Professor and involved in research into AI in learning. He has worked in schools, vocational, higher, corporate and adult learning, delivering real projects to real learners.Donald has over 30 years experience in online learning, games, simulations, semantic, adaptive, chatbot, social media, mobile learning, virtual reality and AI projects. He has designed, delivered and advised on online learning for many global, public and private organisations. He is an evangelist for the use of technology in learning and has won many awards, including the first ‘Outstanding Achievement in E-learning Award’ and ‘Best AIM Stock Market Company’, ‘Most Innovative Online Product’ (for WildFire), ‘Best Online Learning Project (for WildFire)’ and ‘JISC EdTech Award’ (for WildFire).An award winning speaker at national and international conferences, he has delivered keynotes in Europe. US, Africa, Australia, Middle and Far East.…… also a regular blogger (10 years+) on learning technology, His series on learning theorists, as well as 500 researched, online design tips, are valuable open resources. His book on AI for learning is on Amazon and his next book Learning Experie3nce Design will be published this year.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Donald: @DonaldClarkBrent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Apr 21

43 min

Microlearning has been a popular topic in the eLearning industry for many years now.  Many people still don't agree on the same definition, but I think it's safe to say that most definition involve 2 elements: Shorter media of any kind, and mostly short videos.  Instead of forcing learners to sit through a training video that is an hour long, target your message and create individually focused, shorter videos instead. LaTarshia Wooten gave an amazing virtual session at last years online version of DevLearn.  We're very happy to bring her to IDIODC so the community can get to know her as well. She's a motivated practitioner of Learning Experience Design and quickly embracing a growing career. We'll discuss 5 different methods for creating microlearning videos and the pros and cons of each. We'll also talk about why microlearning is a trend and what the value is to your business.  Who knows, you may already be creating microlearning and didn't even know it. Join the conversation and find out.LaTashia is a Learning Experience Designer with a background in communication and educational media. She has four years of experience with programming eLearning courses in Articulate Storyline 360. She also has experience implementing and serving as an administrator on a learning management system as well as programming videos using Vyond and Camtasia. Also, in the last few years, she's had the opportunity to speak at various conferences such as DevLearn and Learning Solutions. She believes that learning should be fun, interactive, and provides value to the learner.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag: LaTarshia: @LaTarshiaLynchBrent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC  Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Apr 14

46 min 49 sec

Welcome to another Drink'n'Draw with Kevin Thorn on IDIODC. In past episodes we've kept the concepts very basic to help our instructional design colleagues begin to realize their own creative talents. But in this episode we're going to move into the digital world.Kevin is going to teach us how to create our own eLearning scenario characters from digital versions of the classic figure model. He'll share some of the tools that currently exist, but then we'll dive in and create our own character using a couple different methods.These are tips and tricks for quickly creating your own characters for your eLearning courses. Of course you can still simply settle for buying the same character libraries that everyone else buys. But what fun is that? These methods will help you create the perfect character for that perfect branching learning scenario. The next time you're building a scenario or simulation and can't find that perfect character/avatar, you'll be armed with the knowledge to create your own.Join us and let's Drink'n'Draw together!Kevin is an award-winning eLearning designer & developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, LLC., a boutique custom design and development studio specializing in online learning experiences.After retiring from the US Army, Kevin pursued a career in corporate IT and Training & Development. With his combined military and industry experience, Kevin started the Studioz in 2012 working with clients in various industries solving problems in a wide-range of creative projects.Based in the North Mississippi Delta, Kevin, the Chief NuggetHead harnesses a bench a creative practitioners in instructional design, elearning development, illustration and graphic design, animation, and serious comics. Kevin is a well-known industry speaker and trainer on elearning development, design workflows, and is also a certified facilitator in LEGO®Serious Play® methodologies.Academic stuff: BS in Information Technology Management from Christian Brothers University (2003) and MS in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Memphis (2018).Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Kevin: @LearnNuggetsBrent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Apr 7

50 min 37 sec

What can learning designers, instructional designers, and content developers do to maximize the chance that learning transfer will happen? The design of the learning experience falls squarely on the shoulders of the learning designer. And providing learners with access to training does not guarantee post-training behavior change. Even the most engaging piece of learning content won't inspire a change in the thoughts or actions of learners.There are many elements that influence learning transfer, and each element must work in harmony for the training to be a success. As a designer of learning, you play an important role in promoting learning transfer. Through the medium of learning design, you can bridge the gap between learning and performance by making it easier for learners to see the connections between training and the work environment. We'll review these evidence-based learning design methods and help you maximize the chances of your learning designs leading to learning transfer.Fergal is a learning transfer expert who freely shares his evidence-based learning transfer approaches with the learning community. Fergal has worked across the spectrum of L&D in training delivery, learning design, and learning consultancy, and holds an MSc in Education and Training, and a BSc in Psychology. Fergal also hosts Learning Transfer Radio - the only podcast fully focused on turning learning into improved performance. Contact Fergal for speaking engagements, writing opportunities, or learning transfer consultancy by visiting www.fergalconnolly.com. Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag: Brent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Mar 31

45 min 10 sec

I don't know how to explain "art". But I know what I like when I see it. I'll bet most of us have felt this way at one point of another. Some practitioners in our field come with a background in graphic design, video production, or general design, but not many. The rest of us have learned how important visual messaging is by studying neuroscience or simply experiencing great instructional design with strong visuals. The bottom line is that visual design is critical to the success of all eLearning projects.Our guest, Rachel Dillon, reminds us that we often have to take the reins as designers without years of graphic design training. And that professional graphic designers build their design vocab by critiquing each other's work, and as a result they become better designers. So, in this episode, we'll bring this practice of critiquing visual designs and defining design theory together to instructional design.Rachel Allen Dillon graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1994, with a Bachelor of Science in Art, emphasizing in Graphic Design. She spent over a decade using her design skills in marketing and web design.In 2009, her non-fiction children’s book, “Through Endangered Eyes – a poetic journey into the wild,” was published by Windward Publishing, an imprint of Finney Company. She both wrote and illustrated it. Her book received an Eric Hoffer Honorable Mention award in 2010. Rachel has been a featured artist in “Wildscape Magazine,” a contributing artist in gallery and museum exhibitions, and a speaker at Art Educator conventions and conferences. The Nature Conservancy commissioned Rachel to produce two paintings for them in 2015.Rachel taught art and developed the art curriculum at a private elementary school for three years before going back to the corporate world. Her focus shifted to combine her skillset of design and teaching. Since 2017, Rachel works as a full-time senior instructional designer for a global asset manager. She is also an instructor at CSUS-CCE, teaching eLearning Visual Design and Architecture, and Instructional Design 101.In 2019, Rachel earned her graduate certificate in Instructional Design from the University of California, Irvine. Currently, she is working toward her Masters in Instructional Design & Technology at CSU-Fullerton with a projected graduation date of May 2022. She is working on her thesis to go deeper into the science behind visual design and learning retention and how instructional designers with graphic design foundations create more engaging learning. Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Rachel: @RachelADillonBrent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC  Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Mar 24

52 min 54 sec

Creating alternative learning solutions is often the best instructional design choice. But it's rarely what internal stakeholders, customers, clients, ask from you. Trends in performance support like the 5 Moments of Need have been leading the way in alternative learning solutions and yet, a large portion of practitioners still need to create courses.Jeni Johnson published a short LinkedIn post to highlight part one of her project with an Animal Rescue organization. I was impressed with her enthusiasm to take on ALL the roles for the project. This is very common in our industry and many are hesitant to spend time perfecting their graphic design, writing, editing, photography, and video skills. But it's a perfect opportunity to learn new software as well as take some chances with alternative learning solutions.Here is the link to her original Linkedin post:https://www.linkedin.com/posts/jenijohnsoniowa_instructionaldesign-traininganddevelopment-activity-6764645053999702017-np9oPlease join us for this amazing show'n'tell episode with a true renaissance woman.Jeni is a Senior Instructional Designer with over 15 years of experience with training, instructional design, and eLearning development.She has taught and designed curriculum in the United States, Germany, Thailand, and Costa Rica and has worked in the public, private and government sectors. In addition to Instructional Design, she has a background in graphic design and media creation. Jeni has a passion for understanding how people learn and creating enriching training experiences. Her love of knowledge began with her first trip to the public library at six years old.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Brent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC  Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Mar 17

45 min 42 sec

As a corporate training professional it's important to know your learners and understand their work, context, and needs. Yea duh, right?Maybe, but did anyone ever teach you how to do that when your audience numbers are in the hundreds, thousands, or maybe tens of thousands? Maybe someone showed you early in your career, or maybe you've come from a marketing background or environment.  If so, you've probably heard about User Personas.Marketers have been using personas for decades to draw a picture of an ideal buyer in order to push the right content at the right time. Instructional designers can use this same approach to create eLearning that is more appropriate for that specific audience.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Bianca: @BiancaBaumannBrent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Mar 10

42 min 41 sec

Jumping into xAPI for the first time can seem daunting. Almost as daunting as learning to become an eLearning game designer. As luck would have it, we've found an eLearning game designer who recently took the plunge into the wonderful world of xAPI and used his knowledge of game design and blend the two as a learning opportunity. Jeffrey Riley is one of the hundreds of xAPI cohort attendees who decided to no longer lurk and learn, but to jump in with both feet and learn about xAPI by creating a project that connected with his love of game design. He learned all about the xAPI standard, and how to write statements without knowing any code at all. And going through the process he learned more about how to use an LRS and connect it to his LMS. And learning about the data analysis was an added bonus.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Brent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Mar 3

39 min 47 sec

Storytelling is one way to facilitate connections for learners. But how do you find stories and how do you use them to support learning? And how do you use them in your eLearning?Storytelling has been an increasingly popular topic over the years and we're excited to bring this conversation to the IDIODC community. Hadiya is a master at this process and we know it will help improve your instructional design.Join us and engage with the chat room. It's a great way to learn and you might even leave with a good story to tell :)Hadiya Nuriddin is the owner of Duets Learning. She has nearly 20 years' experience in learning and development. She specializes in instructional design and development for both corporate and academic environments. She has extensive experience in designing, developing, and delivering both technical and professional development courses. She also designs and develops eLearning courses. Hadiya is the author of the book StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect. Hadiya has an MEd in curriculum design, an MA in writing, and a BA in English. She holds the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP). Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag: Hadiya: @HadiyaNuriddinBrent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC  Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Feb 24

41 min 26 sec

Do you often wonder if training is even necessary? Are you tired of being a department of order takers? What if there was a magic question you could ask stakeholders when they request training that could convince them that training is not the answer?Actually, there's 20 questions you should ask. And our guest in this episode wrote the book on it. Jeff Kortenbosch has been a successful Learning professional for over 2 decades and has put these questions to the test. And they work.And if you're wondering why anyone would want to turn away work then you better join us and find out. Just taking on every training request that comes in is not a good strategy for success... for you OR the business. You want to be working on the training solutions with the most business impact, and not just every request that lands in the inbox.Join us for lively conversation. And don't forget your coffee. Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag: Jeff: @jeffkortenbosch Brent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Feb 17

45 min 42 sec

Organizations often treat learning as an event rather than a process. As an industry we know that eLearning, videos, and instructor-led training are only the beginning. To be effective, we need ways to support our workforce over time, building competence through multiple approaches.We'll explore how email can be used effectively for spaced learning and performance support. Learn pro tips for designing in this format, and see a variety of real-use cases. As we explore the possibilities of email as a learning experience platform, you'll learn practical ways to implement this approach in your own organization.Here's a few topics we will likely cover:Practical application of email courses in workplace learningExamples of effective email coursesBest practices in design of email coursesCommon pitfalls of using email to support learning and performance Sarah Mercier, CEO at Learning Ninjas, specializes in innovative learning technology and strategic implementation of learning solutions. Sarah is the founder of meLearning Solutions and a national facilitator for the Association for Talent Development’s Master E-Learning Instructional Designer. Her innovative learning solutions have been recognized by winning industry awards, such as Best of Show at FocusOn Learning DemoFest for xAPI for Interactive eBooks, and Best Performance Support Solution at DevLearn DemoFest for Critical Success Factors training and assessment tool. Sarah is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and business events in the areas of instructional strategy, learning technology strategy, and learning solution design and development. Her work has been published in ATD’s 2020 Trends in Learning Technology, The Book of Road-Tested Activities, TD Magazine, Learning Solutions Magazine, CLO Magazine, and a variety of other training and workforce publications. Connect with her via Twitter @sarahmerci or LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/sarahcmercier.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Sarah: @sarahmerci Brent: @BSchlenker Chris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Feb 10

44 min 11 sec

Everyone has read at least one of Dr. Merrill's books and has had their instructional design practice shaped by him in one way or another. If you can't join us but are desperate to know the First Principles of Instruction. Well, here they are:Learning is promoted when learners are engaged in solving real-world problemsLearning is promoted when existing knowledge [and skill] is activated as a foundation for new knowledge [and skill]Learning is promoted when new knowledge is demonstrated to the learnerLearning is promoted when new knowledge is applied by the learnerLearning is promoted when new knowledge is integrated into the learner’s worldOf course we'll dive into each one in more detail.M. David Merrill is professor emeritus at Utah State University. He is available to lecture, provide a workshop, or consult on effective instruction. Click to contact him.Dr. Merrill has been engaged in the study of effective, efficient and engaging instruction for more than 50 years since he finished his PhD program at the University of Illinois in 1964.He was honored with the AECT Distinguished Service Award 2001 for advancing the field of Instructional Technology through Scholarship, Teaching and Leadership.  He received a life time achievement award from the Utah State University College of Education 2010; and he was recognized as an Honored Alumni for the College of Education at BYU 2011. He received the ETR&D Distinguished Development Award 2013 and the AECT D&D Outstanding Book Award 2014 for his book “First Principles of Instruction.”He received his BA from Brigham Young University 1961; his MS from the University of Illinois, 1964; his PhD from the University of Illinois, 1964. Since receiving his PhD he served on the faculty of George Peabody College, Brigham Young University-Provo, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, Utah State University,  Florida State University, and BYU Hawaii (as a missionary volunteer). He served a service mission at BYU Hawaii where he helped faculty put courses online.  Since retiring he has taught online courses at Florida State University, BYU Hawaii, University of Hawaii and Utah State University. He is internationally recognized as a major contributor to the field of instructional technology, has published many books and articles in the field and has lectured internationally.  Among his principle contributions: TICCIT Authoring System 1970’s, Component Display Theory and Elaboration Theory 1980’s, Instructional Transaction Theory, automated instructional design and ID based on Knowledge Objects 1990’s, and since 2002 First Principles of Instruction.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Brent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC  Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Feb 3

54 min 46 sec

As global markets tighten and unemployment rates rise rapidly, new skills requirements emerge while other skills are becoming obsolete. The half-life of skills continues to shrink, while the time it takes to close a skills gap has ballooned.We’ll explore the importance of increasing transparency through advanced analytics, AI, machine learning, and market-based skill data. With these tools we can transparently signal to employees the roles and skills that are growing in market demand. Sonia will also share some tips on how to leverage open technology architecture to share talent across internal boundaries and remain competitive.Join us and prepare yourself for the future of work in post-COVID world.Sonia Malik has more than twenty years experience, spanning both, the US and international markets, in the technology industry encompassing recruiting and talent management, education and training, strategic alliances, technical and operational roles, team management, skills development and account management.Specialties: Business Development, Relationship management, People management, Channel management, Sales Enablement, Talent Management, Staffing , Attrition Analysis, Workforce DiversityBecome virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag: Sonia: @malikmsszBrent: @BSchlenkerChris: @Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC  Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Jan 27

46 min 28 sec

The world of work has changed. Our industry has been changing for many years, but 2020 has placed the spotlight directly on corporate training. Not only did the entire planet move their lives online, but businesses are now being required to report data on Human Capital Management efforts. It's the perfect time for us to talk about the reality of our expanding role within organizations we serve. In the past we simply built instructional materials for classroom lessons to be taught by trainers/teachers. Today, we produce online learning that is synchronous and asynchronous, job aides, videos, live streams, knowledge bases, infographics, learning ecosystems and so much more.  Some of our colleagues are even being asked to "create a learning culture" within their organizations.  Is that even possible?In this episode of IDIODC Adam Weisblatt joins us to talk about how we can begin to create this new ontology in a way that is easy to understand.  What we do and how we do it has changed significantly. It's time to redraw that reality so we're all working from the same page.Adam Weisblatt is a learning strategist and business consultant. As founder of Blank Page Learning LLC, he helps Learning and Development teams become more resilient by analyzing, improving and documenting their processes around using technology. Adam has worked with Pfizer, Factset and Nielsen as well as other companies in diverse industries. He is a cartoonist, puppeteer and dad.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Adam: @weisblatt  https://twitter.com/weisblattBrent: @BSchlenker https://twitter.com/bschlenkerChris: @Chris_V_W https://twitter.com/Chris_V_W IDIODC: @TeamIDIODC https://twitter.com/TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Jan 20

43 min 37 sec

The concept of Learning Analytics has been a hot topic for several years in the L&D industry. There are those that talk about it, and then there are those doing the work and making it happen within their organizations. Sam Rogers is one of the doers.He's joining us in this episode to discuss the realities of working with data and analytics within a large enterprise.  As you might imagine, the task is not easy. But each of us needs to start somewhere. The big question is often where. Trying to figure out the proper data to collect and how you will collect can be daunting. But you must start somewhere.

Jan 13

48 min 55 sec

It's another holiday drink'n'draw with everyone's favorite master of eLearning and illustrations, Kevin Thorn, aka NuggetHead.So much eLearning requires a branching scenario and finding just the right character and scene in your stock library can be frustrating.  Why not just create your own?  That's what Kevin does.  And he'll happy to show you how. Join us! Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Kevin: @LearnNuggets https://twitter.com/LearnNuggetsBrent: @BSchlenker https://twitter.com/bschlenkerChris: @Chris_V_W https://twitter.com/Chris_V_W IDIODC: @TeamIDIODC https://twitter.com/TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Dec 2020

51 min 12 sec

From agriculture to transportation, entertainment to medicine, and banking to social media, artificial intelligence (AI) is changing how humans do practically everything. We experience AI in our daily lives through our fitness trackers, home digital assistant systems, and curated news services, to name a few examples. For talent development, this is no different.The fields of artificial intelligence and talent development have been on a collision course for decades, and their convergence has already occurred. It has just taken many in our profession some time to recognize this fact. On the horizon, AI-powered innovations are transforming the workplace and the role of the talent development professional, affecting recruiting to training to compensation. As such, there are actions TD professionals should take now to prepare ourselves and our organizations for the evolving AI revolution.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Margie: @MargieMeachamhttps://twitter.com/margiemeachamBrent: @BSchlenker https://twitter.com/bschlenkerChris: @Chris_V_W https://twitter.com/Chris_V_W IDIODC: @TeamIDIODC https://twitter.com/TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Dec 2020

44 min 26 sec

There's always been a steady flow of educators moving from teaching in schools to creating instruction and teaching within industry. But with thousands of educators leaving their beloved education careers behind, they're rapidly transitioning into the enterprise faster than ever. Lisa Spinelli joins us to talk about this trend and how's it's never too late to make the jump from teaching to training. You can read some of her thoughts in a recent article from ATD. Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Lisa: @atdcareerdev https://twitter.com/atdcareerdevBrent: @BSchlenker https://twitter.com/bschlenkerChris: @Chris_V_W https://twitter.com/Chris_V_W IDIODC: @TeamIDIODC https://twitter.com/TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Dec 2020

43 min 56 sec

Many L&D professionals focus on training processes, sales, product knowledge, compliance topics, and others. But few ever step into Leadership Development.  Why is that?Now more than ever organizations NEED leadership. Even executive leaders are in new territory and are asking for help. Learning and Development teams have an opportunity to show their value, or increase their value to the business by stepping up their Management/Leadership Development programs. Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Kati: @katiryan https://twitter.com/KatiRyanBrent: @BSchlenker https://twitter.com/bschlenkerChris: @Chris_V_W https://twitter.com/Chris_V_W IDIODC: @TeamIDIODC https://twitter.com/TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Nov 2020

44 min 4 sec

Clark Aldrich is a legend in corporate training simulations and games for learning.  And one of the few experts who can seamlessly move between corporate training issues, academia, and government concerns related to education and learning.  And as far as I know, one of the only training professionals to be quoted by a former US President.Clark Aldrich is an American author and practitioner in the field of educational and serious games for education and professional skills. He has been the lead designer for several educational simulations, including SimuLearn's Virtual Leader, which won best online training product of the year in 2004 by Training Media Review and the American Society for Training and Development's T+D Magazine - the first game-like product to win.His published research, beginning in 1999, outlined the failure of formal education approaches to teach leadership, innovation, and other strategic skills, and then advocated interactive experiences borrowing techniques from current computer games as media to fill these gaps. He argues that computer games represent new, "post-linear" models for capturing and representing content, but that new computer game genres will have to be created, optimized for learning as well as entertainment. His research and simulation design work, which he conducted outside of the influence and prescription of academic and grant-giving institutions, resulted in a series of articles, speeches, and 5 books. Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Clark: @clarkaldrich https://twitter.com/clarkaldrichBrent: @BSchlenker https://twitter.com/bschlenkerChris: @Chris_V_W https://twitter.com/Chris_V_W IDIODC: @TeamIDIODC https://twitter.com/TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Nov 2020

49 min 21 sec

Virtual training courses have been in huge demand since the global pandemic shutdown.  A boom for consultants like Kassy LaBorie who happen to be Master Virtual Classroom Trainers.You can check her website listed below in her bio to learn more. But hanging out with her for an hour is much more fun. Kassy LaBorie is a Master Virtual Classroom Trainer on a mission to rid the world of boring slide reading lectures and passive live online participants! She’s the principal at Kassy LaBorie Consulting, training trainers to be virtual trainers around the globe each day! Catch her sharing tips on how to be a Virtual Training Hero on LinkedIn and at her website: KassyConsulting.com. Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag:Kassy: @KassyConsulting https://twitter.com/KassyConsultingBrent: @BSchlenker https://twitter.com/bschlenkerChris: @Chris_V_W https://twitter.com/Chris_V_W IDIODC: @TeamIDIODC https://twitter.com/TeamIDIODC Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Nov 2020

49 min 36 sec

Do you train like an improvisational jazz musician or more like the first chair violinist of a symphony orchestra following the music as written?There is no right or wrong answer to that question but the analogy does reflect what experienced trainers in the classroom understand that many instructional designers do not.  When designing and planning instruction there is a spectrum of flexibility given by designers to those delivering the instruction. As our guest Jonathan Halls has told me, it's an old conversation but one worth having again. Jonathan is the author of Confessions of Corporate Trainer and joining us for this topic and others that he highlights in his book.Jonathan Halls is the guy with an accent who can’t stop asking questions about talent development. You’ll hear him talking about talent professionals as organizational superheroes, although he secretly worries that we’re not doing all we can to truly help people transform organizations.  You’ll also hear him predicting tomorrow’s trainers will be as much media producers as a classroom facilitators.The former BBC learning executive and author of 5 books runs workshops, speaks at conferences, and helps organizations in the areas of evidence-informed learning facilitation, digital learning content, and talent development strategy. Having worked in 25 countries, his first 20 years’ experience were focused on media training and digital transformation in TV and newspapers. His last decade broadened into all sectors including retail, finance, manufacturing, government and non-profit.Jonathan has worked as a trainer, training manager and head of a multimillion dollar training operation.  This vantage point has him as excited about the future of talent development as he is cynical.  He is author of Confessions of a Corporate Trainer  (2019), Rapid Video Development for Trainers  (2012), Rapid Media Development for Trainers  (2016), Video Script Writing  (2014), and Memory & Cognition in Learning  (2014).  He has both a masters and bachelors in adult learning.  Before working full-time in talent development, he earned his bread and butter as a journalist, corporate communications manager, and talk show host, but not in that order.

Nov 2020

46 min 51 sec

Reframing the training problem is something we talk about, but this framework will help you put that concept into practice.REFRAME is an acronym that defines the frame work.[R]ethink the request[E]ngage the right people[F]ocus on the why[R]ephrase the problem[A]ssume nothing[M]ake lots of bad ideas[E]xplore potential solutionsJoin us for an engaging conversation with Zsolt and learn how you can apply this framework to improve your learning solutions.Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag: Zsolt: @rabbitoreg https://twitter.com/rabbitoregBrent: @BSchlenkerhttps://twitter.com/bschlenkerChris: @Chris_V_W https://twitter.com/Chris_V_WIDIODC: @TeamIDIODC  https://twitter.com/TeamIDIODCBrent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

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Oct 2020

42 min 8 sec

You know Kevin from his popular Drink'n'Draw episodes on IDIODC but you may not know that he has partnered up with 2 other amazing colleagues in our industry. And you likely recognize their names as well: Karl Kapp and Deb Thomas.The 3 have joined forces to share their passion, skills, and experiences, teaching others to be innovative and think creatively. And yes, they can teach you how to be a creative thinker and innovative problem solver. We can't do that in a one-hour live stream, but we'll convince you that it's possible and then how you proceed is totally up to you. But don't worry. We'll give you plenty of options for continuing your creative journey after the show.During 2020 we need more positive creativity and innovative problem solving than ever before. Join us!

Oct 2020

43 min 14 sec