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#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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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 d…
 
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 enga…
 
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 o…
 
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 cours…
 
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…
 
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 o…
 
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 proces…
 
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. …
 
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 learnin…
 
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 problems Learning is promoted when ex…
 
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, an…
 
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 ou…
 
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 …
 
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.…
 
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 i…
 
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.…
 
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…
 
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…
 
In the first episode of Season 3, Death & All Her Friends walks through some cha-cha-changes to their hosting team and digs into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for a discussion on The Marauders. Who were they? How did their lives and deaths affect Harry Potter? Who was the hottest Marauder? ALL very important questions are answered. Support th…
 
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…
 
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