15 episodes

We’re on a mission to create learning experiences that have a measurable impact, that resonate, motivate… and are a little bit of fun too.

Join us as we chat about the work inspires us and ideas for creating better learning experiences; from tech to design, we’re always on the hunt for the best learning hooks.

The Learning Hook Podcast The Learning Hook

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    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

We’re on a mission to create learning experiences that have a measurable impact, that resonate, motivate… and are a little bit of fun too.

Join us as we chat about the work inspires us and ideas for creating better learning experiences; from tech to design, we’re always on the hunt for the best learning hooks.

    When accessibility meets good design, with Neil King and Chris Edwards

    When accessibility meets good design, with Neil King and Chris Edwards

    Neil King, the National Manager of Vision Australia’s Digital Access group and Chris Edwards, Manager of Government Relations & Advocacy for Vision Australia, join The Learning Hook Podcast to explore accessibility, especially focused on digital access for all.
     
    These guys work in this space A LOT. They know the Australian and international landscape so well and share many tactical ways to create better access for all, taking us from standards to strategy for change. Check out the great list of websites below that can help designers, developers and managers. Thanks for so many insights Vision Australia!
     
    This podcast may be of special interest for anyone who wants to improve access to digital media in their organisation, Learning and Development professionals, and those wanting to roll out better elearning. From the creators, engagers to the managers and strategists, there’s something in this for everyone.
     
    Snapshot below
    Runtime: 50 minutes
    Chris and Neil’s back stories
    Accessibility is about greater access for all
    Some mind boggling statistics that give us all pause for thought
    Provide the burning case for change, to create greater access for all
    Why good accessibility = good design
    Learn the right way to say WCAG 😊 (is it ‘waycag’, W.C.A.G. or wicag?)
    Top tips to impact digital access in your organisation
    The accessibility landscape in Australia – how do we compare globally?
     
    Links from the podcast:
    Tools
    Document Accessibility Toolbar (DAT) to create and validate accessibility of MS Word documents https://www.visionaustralia.org/services/digital-access/document-accessibility-toolbar
    Web Accessibility Toolbar to assess the accessibility of your webpage (supports non-technical staff) https://www.visionaustralia.org/services/digital-access/resources/web-accessibility-toolbar-ie
    AXE website accessibility automated testing tool https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/axe/lhdoppojpmngadmnindnejefpokejbdd
    WAVE to assess the accessibility of your webpage https://wave.webaim.org/
    HTML CodeSniffer website accessibility automated testing tool https://squizlabs.github.io/HTML_CodeSniffer/
    Colour Contrast Analyser to assess the contrast of any digital resource (website, document etc) https://www.visionaustralia.org/services/digital-access/resources/colour-contrast-analyser
     
    Disability awareness simulators
    Web Disability Simulator https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/web-disability-simulator/olioanlbgbpmdlgjnnampnnlohigkjla?hl=en
    Funkify – Disability Simulator https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/funkify-%E2%80%93-disability-simu/ojcijjdchelkddboickefhnbdpeajdjg
     
    Toolkits and resources
    Microsoft Inclusive Design Toolkit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/design/inclusive
    SA Government Online Accessibility Toolkit https://www.accessibility.sa.gov.au/
    Guidance on Inclusive Language https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inclusive-communication/inclusive-language-words-to-use-and-avoid-when-writing-about-disability
     
    Connect with Neil on LinkedIn or Chris on LinkedIn.
     
    In the chat:
    Chris Edwards and Neil King from Vision Australia
    Katrina Milazzo and Brenden Carter from The Learning Hook
    You
     
    If any comments at all, we would love to hear from you.
    https://www.learninghook.com.au/

    • 50 min
    James Bevelander, talking creative, video, fresh take on compliance and much more

    James Bevelander, talking creative, video, fresh take on compliance and much more

    James Bevelander, Group Digital Learning Manager for the Cotton On Group, joins The Learning Hook Podcast for a chat on a wide range of topics. This episode’s highly relevant for retail learning and development professionals, learning designers creating video (from scripts to shoots), L&D for large global organisations, and of course general elearning aficionados wherever you may be 😊.
     
    Snapshot below
    James’s story: From Flash Developer to Group Digital Learning Manager for the Cotton On Group
    Hear about a different take on compliance (imagine it being driven by team leads/store managers and delivered ‘just in time’)
    Tone of voice, style and engagement for global audiences
    Getting our engagement on: the Rule of Threes for generating new ideas
    What should never be filmed from the boot of a car…
    Data collection and insights outside of the LMS – beyond traditional elearning approaches
    The jingle method (yes, this is a teaser, but an interesting anecdote worth listening out for)
    Solutions for the ‘white-noise’ of over used (abused?) animation techniques (you know that famous hand that draws so many crappy animations?)
     
    Links from the podcast
    Connect with James on LinkedIn. Or join him at the upcoming FuturistiX / LearnX Conference (Oct 15-16th where he’ll be speaking along with this podcast’s host, Brenden Carter).
     
    In the chat:
    James Bevelander, Group Digital Learning Manager for the Cotton On Group
    Brenden Carter, Creative Director and Founder of The Learning Hook
    Justin Cruickshank, Design & Production Manager at The Learning Hook
    You
    Ray Parker Jr (not really, but we talk about him)
     
    If any comments at all, we would love to hear from you.
    www.learninghook.com.au

    • 52 min
    Graeme Cowan on creating more mentally healthy and caring cultures

    Graeme Cowan on creating more mentally healthy and caring cultures

    Graeme Cowan on creating more mentally healthy and caring cultures
    Graeme Cowan, Leadership & Team Resilience Speaker, Bestselling Author, Board Director R U OK? and Co-Founder of FactorC, joins Brenden Carter from The Learning Hook for a chat on the role of training to support more mentally healthy workplaces (aka caring cultures).
     
    Snapshot below
    Runtime: 37 minutes
    Graeme’s personal story and battles with depression which led to his best selling book, 'Back from the Brink' and his involvement with R U OK? since its launch
    Lessons learnt from R U OK? Day’s rise as a movement and the campaign approach
    The power of focus in learning campaigns
    What’s holding work culture back from change?
    Mental health week and R U OK? Day – it’s that time of year again… but how we can make it 24/7 x 365?
    FactorC: The Care Equation, and how through caring leadership, we all grow
    The prize – which only caring cultures can ‘win’
     
    Links from podcast
    Connect with Graeme on LinkedIn. Or join him at the upcoming R U OK event, ‘Conversational Leadership’, where leaders from Metro Rail, Woolworths, and Connor Menswear, will share how they’re creating more caring and supportive cultures (16th May - Melbourne!).
     
    Contact us to learn more about FactorC and how we’re supporting the growth of caring cultures through eLearning, learning campaigns, apps and portals, events and more: https://learninghook.com.au/factorc/ or here https://factorc.com.au/:
     
    In the chat:
    Graeme Cowan, Leadership & Team Resilience Speaker, Bestselling Author, Board Director R U OK? and Co-Founder of FactorC
    Brenden Carter, Founder of The Learning Hook and Co-Founder of FactorC
    (and You!)
     
    If any comments at all, we would love to hear from you.
    www.learninghook.com.au

    • 37 min
    Clint Clarkson on the Trojan Horse of humour in learning design

    Clint Clarkson on the Trojan Horse of humour in learning design

    Clint Clarkson, Cartoonist and Learning Design thought leader, joins Damala Scales Ghosh and Brenden Carter from The Learning Hook.
    In his own words, Clint’s been tricking adults into enjoying learning since 2001 and is the founder of eLearning Alchemy.
    You might also know Clint from his hugely popular cartoon series, ‘The L&D Scene’, depicting those challenges we all too often face in Learning and Development, and especially as designers of learning and performance solutions. We highly recommend connecting with Clint or looking up the cartoon series.
    Connect with Clint on LinkedIn and Twitter.
    We had a free flowing chat with Clint, covering:
    His road from darts champion to learning design
    The Trojan Horse analogy for the use of humour in learning design
    How synthesising ideas into a comic strip can start conversations and get deep – fast
    The over saturation of trends and their relationship to ‘Something About Mary’ 😊 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB2di69FmhE
    Which character he is in the cartoons, and where the stories come from
    The future of The L&D Scene (look out for a book in the near future – yeeha!)
    We explore two key cartoons, which you can view below in conjunction to listening (recommended!)
    We wrapped it up by brainstorming a new cartoon with Clint – this was a live action go at it – see what you think!
    We also suggested a LinkedIn challenge – map out your own cartoon (stick figures are fine) and Clint might just make it a reality!
    Share it with us, and/or hash tag it #lndscenechallenge - #lndscene and share with Clint on LinkedIn or Twitter.
    In the chat we discuss the following comics from Clint’s work. We recommend viewing them as we chat.
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ld-scene-41-elearning-trends-2018-clint-clarkson-ctdp-ctt/

     
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ld-scene-37-train-them-like-goldfish-clint-clarkson-ctdp-ctt/

    In the chat:
    Clint Clarkson, Founder of eLearning Alchemy
    Damala Scales Ghosh, Lead Learning Designer at The Learning Hook
    Brenden Carter, Creative Director and Founder of The Learning Hook
    (and You!)
     
    If any comments at all, we would love to hear from you.
    www.learninghook.com.au
     

    • 50 min
    Julie Gibson on 'Bridging the digital divide'

    Julie Gibson on 'Bridging the digital divide'

    Julie Gibson CEO and Co-Founder of Hitnet joins Justin Cruickshank and Damala Scales Ghosh from The Learning Hook.
    Surprisingly, the digital divide (internet access and affordability) is a real issue in Australia. We spoke to Julie about how Hitnet work to bridge this gap with custom technology and content designed specifically for remote and marginalised communities.
    Join us for a conversation about design, technology and the digital economy, including:
    Digitally excluded communities – who are they and what do they need?
    Co-design as fundamental to creating culturally relevant and useful technology and content
    Mobile Max – who ‘he’ is and how he's used
    What the digital hub data reveals (spoiler: stories are the stickiest content)
    How locally produced media is making a difference
    Join us for 40 minutes on these topics and more.
    To find out more about Hitnet, check out how a Community Hub works or to get in touch with Julie, visit https://www.hitnet.com.au/
    In the chat:
    Julie Gibson, CEO and Co-Founder of Hitnet
    Damala Scales Ghosh, Lead Learning Designer at The Learning Hook
    Justin Cruickshank, Design and Production Manager at The Learning Hook
    (and You!)
     
    If any comments at all, we would love to hear from you.
    www.learninghook.com.au

    • 40 min
    Cathy Moore on 10 years of Action Mapping (aka: Save the world from boring training)

    Cathy Moore on 10 years of Action Mapping (aka: Save the world from boring training)

    Cathy Moore, training designer, presenter and creator of the Action Mapping model speaks with Brenden Carter and Damala Scales Ghosh from The Learning Hook.
    Join our action mapping 10-year anniversary mini-celebration as Cathy shares stories and deeper insights into her workplace performance analysis and design model, and discusses the use of rich scenarios for authentic practice.
    Some of the key elements of the conversation:
    None of us enjoy a ‘dud’ scenario and how to avoid writing one!
    The purpose of the Action Mapping model and how to get the most out of using it
    How the model evolved over the last 10 years to include one more critical question
    Differences between mini and branching scenarios, and when we might use each type in training design
    How well constructed scenarios support people to discover the consequences of their decisions, rather than being spoon fed information
    The processes, tools and essential steps in designing a successful scenario, and the importance of early testing
     
    Join us for approx. 40 minutes on these topics and more.
    Visit Cathy’s blog for articles and downloadable resources, and to find out more about her online scenario design courses and new book Map It. If you’re in New Zealand, you can see Cathy speak at the NZATD Conference 2018.
     
    If any comments at all, we would love to hear from you.
    www.learninghook.com.au
     
    In the chat:
    Cathy Moore, Training Designer, Presenter and Writer at blog.cathy-moore.com
    Damala Scales Ghosh, Lead Learning Designer at The Learning Hook
    Brenden Carter, Creative Director and Founder of The Learning Hook
    (and You!)
     

    • 39 min

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