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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 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).

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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-np9o

    Please 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 world

    Of 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.

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  • 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 Diversity


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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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!

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  • 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.

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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 too late to make the jump from teaching to training. You can read some of her thoughts in a recent article from ATD.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.