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Stretching A Dollar For Entrepreneurs provides free and low-cost solutions for small businesses and entrepreneurs to do more with less. Lisa Sims, an online faculty, founder and Chief Technology Consultant for The IT Mechanic, speaker, and author of Stretching A Dollar To Save And Make Thousands: An Entrepreneur's Guide To Doing More With Less discusses money-saving topics from her book as well as keep listeners abreast of the latest money-saving tips for business success. Whether you are a ...
 
Blogtalkradio host (www.blogtalkradio.com/stretchingadollar) and author of the book Stretching A Dollar To Save And Make Thousands: An Entrepreneur's Guide To Doing More With Less, Lisa Sims, provides dollar stretching tips that entrepreneurs can use immediately to do more with less in their businesses one minute a day. Being an entrepreneur herself and having started an Internet marketing business with less than $500, Lisa understands the importance of stretching a dollar and doing more wit ...
 
#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. Want to join us live? Check out our Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions.
 
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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 …
 
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 the…
 
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 Aldri…
 
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 Traine…
 
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 …
 
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 solutions Join us for a…
 
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 cr…
 
DxH is a design collective and apprenticeship program pairing experienced creatives with fresh faces to collaborate on real-world projects advocating for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). They work on all topics regarding equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism. Their mission is to up-skill Black Americans and allies committed t…
 
The term Learning Engineer is still new for many in the world of Learning and Development. Our guest, Jodi Lis, will share her experience with the large scale project in Africa and also tell us about the work being done to standardize the new title: Learning Engineer. Join us and get up to speed on the future of L&D. Become virtual friends with the…
 
Guy Wallace is our guest this week. He's an experienced L&D professional sharing his successful process in "Conducting performance-based Instructional Analysis". His latest book presents a "how to" approach to his ISD efforts using methods first learned in 1979 and has been using in consulting gigs since 1982. His approach is "framed" as: MCD - Mod…
 
Everyone now and then, no matter how experienced you are at your craft, should take some time to reflect back on the basics. In this episode, we'll be talking with Myra Roldan about a practical "Back to Basics" approach to Learning & Development. It might sound like an easy thing to do, but sometimes getting back to basics is harder than it sounds.…
 
During these uncertain times of Covid-19, it is important for businesses to stretch a dollar as much as possible. Whether you are an entrepreneur, solopreneur, mompreneur, intrapreneur, having a good business cashflow and cash reserves are also important. How can you do this? What strategies can you use? Join host and author Lisa Sims as she discus…
 
The neuroscience of learning is always a hot topic. But in this episode we're going to cover more than just learning. The COVID19 pandemic has created challenges few could imagine. Under normal circumstances change is hard for individuals, organizations, and cultures. But in 2020, we're struggling to adapt, collaborate, and learn, while the unstabl…
 
The emotional state of your learners has a big impact on your success as an instructor. How you make them feel may not seem important but it is. And I'm pretty sure there is neuroscience research to support that claim. Even if there isn't, who doesn't like to laugh and have fun while they're learning? We're excited to have Christee Atwood as our gu…
 
During this Covid-19 pandemic, many small business owners and entrepreneurs have had to quickly pivot to keep their businesses afloat. Others had to rethink their entire business strategy. As entrepreneurs, we have committed to being life-long learners. Reading is essential for all entrepreneurs. Great leaders are also readers. Join host and author…
 
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, the world that we once knew no longer exists. Many entrepreneurs continue to face business closures along with reductions in their staff. Flexibility and adaptability are key to business survival. Entrepreneurs must also learn how to pivot to stay in business. Join host and author Lisa Sims as she shares 5 P's Fo…
 
Searching for new ways to create engaging media elements in training projects is an ongoing challenge for most designers. Animation beyond the standard effects require deeper thought in design and often involves additional skills in a variety of tools. And the barriers to learning new animation software results in not pursuing a more engaging appro…
 
Is your training delivering business results? If not, you may be relying too much on training alone. Learning is a process - it's a long term process that requires consistent support over time before behaviour change occurs. This is why defining effective training is only one part of the learning puzzle. A learning strategy requires processes and a…
 
It’s like that movie theme song said: When there’s something strange in your elearning ‘hood, who you gonna call? P-L-N!! The past few months have been strange for so many of us in both our work and our personal day-to-day lives. How have you been coping? How have you been able to meet new challenges? In this hyper-connected world, the odds are you…
 
You may remember Nyla Spooner from our recent episode titled "The Intersection of Racial Justice and L&D". In this episode we'll talk with Nyla about her recent journey into the world of L&D and making the decision to transition into instructional design and learning experience design. We'll also talk about her podcast, her passion for mentoring ot…
 
Most eLearning designers and developers working in the enterprise don't have much say in the LMS or authoring tool provided by the company. But success practitioners always have a few tech tools and toys that level up their production capabilities. Building your own tool kit is part of being a successful eLearning practitioner in today's work envir…
 
This week we're going to check in with our friend Kevin Thorn for another episode of Drink'n'Draw. Kevin is an award winning eLearning developer, illustrator, storyboard creator, LEGO activist, game designer, graphic designer, and man of many talents. We are grateful to have him join regularly for what we like to call Drink'n'Draw sessions. Each se…
 
The Learning and Development community is uniquely positioned to respond to racial injustice and the first step is to listen. Join us on our next episode as we invite black voices Jessica Jackson, Myra Roldan and Nyla Spooner on the show to share their experiences in the L&D field and the ways they are using and asking you to use resources to respo…
 
Do you listen to podcasts? If so, you may have wondered how you might leverage the podcasting format as part of your learning solutions within your company. Oh, you haven't had that thought? Why not? Podcasting is more than just digital versions of news programs or repurposed comedy shows. Podcasting is an amazing way to deliver audio content in a …
 
The new book "Design Thinking for Training and Development" offers a primer on design thinking, a human-centered process and problem-solving methodology that focuses on involving users of a solution in its design. For effective design thinking, talent development professionals need to go beyond the UX, the user experience, and incorporate the LX, t…
 
Now that you've been forced to train online for 2 months, you're probably wondering how to up your vILT (or virtual instructor led training) game. There are only a handful of virtual instructor-led training professionals I trust, because they've been doing it since long before the global pandemic. Karen Hyder is one of those professionals. She unde…
 
With many organizations finally taking online learning seriously, we're hearing this question a lot: "How Long Will it Take to create this eLearning". And sometimes it's asked this way, "How much does it cost based on how much time is required by the employee". The numbers are often debated but it's important to figure out these details in order to…
 
Master story designer Rance Greene shares his powerful process to discover, design, and deliver instructional stories. Chris and Brent will talk with Rance about how to unearth the root of the performance problem, create action lists for learners, and convince stakeholders of stories’ effectiveness. This conversation will introduce you to developin…
 
The state of the L&D industry is STRONG! This week we have the amazing Dr. Will Thalheimer back to discuss the current state of the learning and development industry. Dr. Thalheimer joined us for our first episode of 2020 and we talked about New Year's Resolutions for instructional designers. Well... a few things have changed since then and the ind…
 
Over the last couple years Brian Fanzo has transitioned the majority of his business to being a keynote speaker... well, now make things a little different. So he's going through the same career pivot that a lot professionals in our industry are going through and he might be able to help. Brian Fanzo is a digital futurist keynote speaker who transl…
 
Welcome to our special 100th episode! Hard to believe we've been at this for 100 episodes now. Thank you for joining us and being a part of our community. This week's guest is Alexander Salas. He is an outspoken instructional designer, eLearning developer, and podcaster. In this episode we're going to get his thoughts on ADDIE. It's a hot topic the…
 
Welcome to the 99th episode of IDIODC with Brent Schlenker and Chris Van Wingerden! We have been at it for believe it or not, over two years now. We just want to take a moment and say how grateful we are to have built such a creative and strong community together. Thank you for listening in, always! This session contains content created for visual …
 
We've had a chance to talk with many instructional designers on IDIODC over the last 2 years. And most instructional designers are "ALL IN" on the trend in design thinking. But what if I told you the trend is actually not even a thing to be trending? This week we're talking with a UX/UI expert who specializes in improving the customer experience. S…
 
With the average shelf life of an employee’s skills at less than five years, it is imperative that organizations support their employees in staying current in new and emerging skills and in learning how to learn. Learning management systems, once seen as a one-size-fits all learning solution, have not effectively kept pace with wider technology dev…
 
We will explore what an icebreaker is, why and when you can use one, and share best practices for selecting or designing activities that will spark participation in your room. NEW... The Learner Engagement Value of Icebreakers for ILT When it comes to icebreakers there are 2 camps: You either love them or you hate them. But the reality is that ever…
 
We've all been using the traditional ADDIE model for Instructional design for so long that most of us probably follow the model without even thinking about it. But is there a better way? Perhaps the trend in Design Thinking can offer a fresh look at the classic instructional design model. It's a conversation that many are having. And most of know a…
 
Lots of people think about using video when using microlearning, but going micro is much more than that. In this live video cast with special guest Carla Torgerson, we’ll talk about 5 different formats you can use when going micro, as well as 20 ways you can go micro! You’ll leave with lots of ideas and ways you can go micro yourself. Jump into the…
 
Onboarding is one of the most value-added training experiences your team can provide for the business. Having an effective strategy in place is important and requires collaboration with multiple departments like HR, IT, legal, and operations. Join us for a broad-ranging conversation with Mark Sheppard and let's make sure your onboarding is everythi…
 
Video-based learning is on the rise... and has been since the launch of YouTube in 2005. Mobile devices, apps, and social media, are some of the drivers behind this trend. It's a tech trend in businesses with cautiously curious executives wondering how to use it as a competitive advantage. There are many opportunities for training departments. But …
 
Technology advancements are rapidly forcing corporate learning leaders to rethink their internal L&D strategies. Retooling the technology infrastructure is a big part of that strategy in many cases because past systems have not kept up. Learning Experience Platforms are a perfect example. But how does this impact you, the instructional designer or …
 
You've probably heard about Learning Experience Platforms but have you ever thought about being a learning experience designer? It's not a new term or title, but we often blend conversations about experience design into instructional design. Perhaps it's time we talk about it as something different. Instructional design served us well for over 50 y…
 
Are you wondering what's next for your career as an instructional designer? Are you thinking about becoming a freelancer? Have you thought about switching from ID in academia to corporate, or vice versa? Or what about moving your career to a different country? This week on IDIODC we're talking with John Hinchliffe who's career spans all of these sh…
 
With so many courses being created on a regular basis, and so few of them showing much level of improvement, how do we make a better learning mouse trap? Communities! People learn best when they are connecting with other people. And in the standard models of instructional design we typically leave participants on their own after the training event …
 
Welcome to another edition of IDIODC Drink'n'Draw-ing with Kevin Thorn, we'll be talking about the usage and importance of icons as graphic elements in your instructional designs. (Not sure what Drink'n'Draw is? Catch up on our last Drink'n'Draw episode with Kevin Thorn here on Youtube: https://youtu.be/2AO-ov8QESY ) With a favourite returning gues…
 
Happy new year and welcome to the new decade! Wait, new decade... hard to believe it's already been 10 years since our last decade, and ten more since the last before - which marked another millennium. Oh how time flies. But, sometimes putting everything in perspective is helpful to understand our experiences and what we've accomplished in the past…
 
Hey, Merry end of year reporting Season! ...What? That's not a thing? Sure it is! This is the perfect time of year to be reflecting on your accomplishments and the value you add to your organization. But the big question is What do you count? What data do you have that tells the best story? Well, it's not too late to figure that out. Wrapping up 20…
 
The eLearning industry has had mobile learning, or mLearning, for well over 15 years now. Wow! Has it really been that long? Yep. So, are you creating mLearning? Have you moved to a mobile first methodology? What about your SCORM packages in your LMS are they mobile ready? And don't forget about xAPI... Aaahhh.... It can all feel a little overwhelm…
 
If you work in any of the highly regulated and controlled industries as a trainer or instructional designer, you may have found it to be lacking in creativity and innovation. You likely spend the majority of your time developing and supporting compliance training that must first be approved by a committee of members from all departments. And we all…
 
You want to get into designing better instructor-led training events, yes? You have the drive and the need, but you're just missing one key ingredient to making it happen - the time... So, you sigh at the clock and go back to your old friend PowerPoint to get in some basic bullet points and clip art into your presentation. Oh c'mon, we've all been …
 
Whether you're a learning professional or a marketer, you're competing for the same thing: attention. Without it, you can't get people to think and act in new ways. Though, there is one big difference between these two professionals. Marketers have been much more successful. Savvy marketers understand that tapping into the psychology of emotions sp…
 
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