11 episodes

Instructional designers specializes in the creation of learning solutions. In this podcast, Rebecca J Hogue interviews instructional designers from a variety of different fields, with the goal of gaining a better understanding of what instructional designers do. The role of instructional designers varies across contexts including formal education, corporate sector, healthcare, non-profit, military, government, and more. Further the types of learning solutions created by instructional designers varies including learning programs, semester length courses, short workshops, eLearning, and job aids. Join Rebecca as she demystifies instructional design.

Demystifying Instructional Design Rebecca J. Hogue

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Instructional designers specializes in the creation of learning solutions. In this podcast, Rebecca J Hogue interviews instructional designers from a variety of different fields, with the goal of gaining a better understanding of what instructional designers do. The role of instructional designers varies across contexts including formal education, corporate sector, healthcare, non-profit, military, government, and more. Further the types of learning solutions created by instructional designers varies including learning programs, semester length courses, short workshops, eLearning, and job aids. Join Rebecca as she demystifies instructional design.

    Lance Eaton Part 1: I am a DJ and ...

    Lance Eaton Part 1: I am a DJ and ...

    Lance Eaton is the Director of Digital Pedagogy at College Unbound, a part-time instructor at North Shore Community College and Southern New Hampshire University, and a PhD student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston with a dissertation that focuses on how scholars engage in academic piracy. He has given talks, written about, and presented at conferences on open access, academic piracy, open pedagogy, hybrid flexible learning, and digital service-learning. His musings, reflections, and ramblings can be found on his blog: http://www.ByAnyOtherNerd.com
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    • 18 min
    Rob Pearson - Is designing at a systems level

    Rob Pearson - Is designing at a systems level

    Rob is an educator, learning experience designer, and documentary filmmaker.  He has a rich and varied work history with experiences in health care, higher education, not-for-profit, and small and large private sector organizations. Sparked during his film production studies at York University, a linking theme throughout Rob’s career has been the role of media and technology as an enabler of learning. During the tech boom of the early 2000s, Rob held senior roles in several Ed-Tech start-ups and then took on the lead of the Learning and Customer Experience practice at Maritz Canada, a US-based marketing services company. Rob has been active as a community builder, spending 10 years as a board member, board chairperson, and ED at the Canadian Society for Training and Development – now the Institute for Performance and Learning.  More recently, Rob completed contract roles leading Executive and Corporate Education at the Ted Rogers School of Management and as AVP Professional Development at Sun Life and is now an experience design consultant with clients in North American and Europe and an active volunteer with several local charities. Rob holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems from Syracuse University and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management. 
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    • 22 min
    Paula Thorsland - Being as effective and efficient as possible

    Paula Thorsland - Being as effective and efficient as possible

    Paula Thorsland holds a BA in English and education, and an MEd in instructional design. She has worked in the education field for 25 years as an instructor and more recently as an senior instructional designer and Manager of the eLearning and Instructional Design Team at UMass Boston. Her focus is to help faculty learn to use technology successfully in their online and face-to-face courses, while ensuring that course objectives are being met. In her free time, Paula is an avid sailor and mother of two daughters.


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    • 30 min
    Darlesa Cahoon - Literally walking on runways

    Darlesa Cahoon - Literally walking on runways

    Darlesa has been an instructional designer and learning technologist for over 15 years with 10 of those working for the Port of Seattle at Seattle Tacoma International Airport.  She holds an MA in Instructional Technology from University of Colorado at Denver.   She gets excited about imagining and developing online, hybrid, and instructor-led learning experiences which grab attention, encourage reflection, get learners laughing, sharing, and playing and motivating them to improve their lives … and at times simply making compliance training as painless as possible! 
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    • 21 min
    Arthur Harrington - Detectives and Problem Solvers

    Arthur Harrington - Detectives and Problem Solvers

    Arthur is a Learning and Development professional who has been in the instructional design field for over 20 years. He started his career training radiologists at mass general hospital in Boston. Arthur earned a masters in education at UMass Boston and returned to his alma mater to earn an MBA. Arthur has led the training operations for several high tech organizations and currently leads a team of technical trainers and writers.  
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    • 25 min
    Caroline Frankel - What instructional designers do

    Caroline Frankel - What instructional designers do

    Caroline Frankel received her MEd in Instructional Design and graduate certificate in Instructional and Learning Design from UMass Boston in May 2020. She currently works at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, Massachusetts as a Senior Instructional Designer. Caroline has provided leadership to her institution in online learning, as well as remote instruction initiatives following COVID-19. She's worked closely with the various clinical programs at her university on streamlining the remote instruction & assessment of clinical skills. Caroline tirelessly advocates for the student experience and helps her institution make data-informed decisions on instructional technology utilization &  integrations. Caroline enjoys mentoring ID students within the UMass Boston program and is a helpful resource if you're interested in a career in higher education or in corporate learning. 
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    • 26 min

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