15 episodes

Welcome to the Speexx Exchange podcast with Donald Taylor.

This podcast features global experts who explore topics like business communication across borders, learning technology, language skills, digital transformation, and engaging, upskilling and reskilling organizations.

This podcast is brought to you by Speexx, the first intelligent language learning platform for the digital workplace.

Want more Speexx? Check out our whitepapers, e-books and other resources here: https://www.speexx.com/speexx-resources/

The Speexx Exchange Podcast with Donald Taylor The Speexx Exchange Podcast with Donald Taylor

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Welcome to the Speexx Exchange podcast with Donald Taylor.

This podcast features global experts who explore topics like business communication across borders, learning technology, language skills, digital transformation, and engaging, upskilling and reskilling organizations.

This podcast is brought to you by Speexx, the first intelligent language learning platform for the digital workplace.

Want more Speexx? Check out our whitepapers, e-books and other resources here: https://www.speexx.com/speexx-resources/

    Speexx Exchange Podcast Episode 14

    Speexx Exchange Podcast Episode 14

    In this episode, host Donald Taylor interviews analytics consultant Derek Mitchell, who has a serious passion for measuring the impact of training and development activity. They talk about learning data and analytics from the past few months, with work forces adapting to a global pandemic, and also make projections about the skills needed in a post-COVID future. Derek explains why people in the field of L&D and training are historically wary of data and demonstrates the benefits of “experimenting” with data in the field of L&D (providing his own professional experiences as examples). He and Donald urge training managers to use the data they already have in a more effective way, and insist that the data is already “in the room”; among the many valuable suggestions that Derek gives listeners during this podcast is: “Have high-quality biscuits in the room.” Intrigued by this piece of advice? Then listen in (and be prepared to start craving cookies!).

    • 33 min
    Ep. 14: Experimenting with Data in L&D; Behavioral Data in Training Functions

    Ep. 14: Experimenting with Data in L&D; Behavioral Data in Training Functions

    In this episode, host Donald Taylor interviews analytics consultant Derek Mitchell, who has a serious passion for measuring the impact of training and development activity. They talk about learning data and analytics from the past few months, with work forces adapting to a global pandemic, and also make projections about the skills needed in a post-COVID future. Derek explains why people in the field of L&D and training are historically wary of data and demonstrates the benefits of “experimenting” with data in the field of L&D (providing his own professional experiences as examples). He and Donald urge training managers to use the data they already have in a more effective way, and insist that the data is already “in the room”; among the many valuable and unique suggestions that Derek gives listeners during this podcast is: “Have high-quality biscuits in the room.” Intrigued by this piece of advice? Then listen in (and be prepared to start craving cookies!).

    • 33 min
    Ep. 13: Adapting Learning and Training – Both During, and Post-COVID

    Ep. 13: Adapting Learning and Training – Both During, and Post-COVID

    Dr. Hannah Gore, Learning Experience Director at The Canonbury Consultancy Group, is an award-winning learning expert who challenges and evolves organizations’ approach to L&D and people development. This includes taking elements of traditional techniques (coaching, classroom training, instructional design), then blending them with modern approaches like digital content, virtual classroom, gamifications and more to create learning experiences that work.

    She and Don discuss developing online content in this “new normal” and Hannah addresses what people are doing wrong when it comes to putting content online during these work from home, learn from home times: specifically – people putting PowerPoints onto SharePoint and calling it online learning. She claims that this is not online learning, but merely some learning that has been put online.

    Hannah, who has developed and produced tons of MOOCs (indeed, she has produced, written and presented over 300 of them!) encourages L&D people to really get into the science of learning design at this time.

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/HRgore
    Blog/other sites: www.DrHannahGore.com

    • 31 min
    Ep. 12: L&D’s Response to a Crisis & the Future of Learning Post-Pandemic

    Ep. 12: L&D’s Response to a Crisis & the Future of Learning Post-Pandemic

    In this special episode, Donald and Sarah Sullivan, Speexx’ Head of Digital Content & Communications, reflect on the current state of learning, and how it’s changed - and will continue to evolve - since the emergence of COVID-19. They discuss the results from Speexx and Donald Taylor’s joint survey, which asked the following question of HR and L&D managers worldwide: What will be the three biggest challenges for corporate L&D in the new age of learning from home?

    Donald and Sarah explore the ways in which L&D priorities have shifted since the pandemic’s arrival, and discuss how to best keep learners engaged in this “work from anywhere” era; how to ensure you have the best tech setup for all remote workers and learners; how to onboard a new employee when literally no one is physically in the traditional office; why soft skills remain important, even when going completely virtual; and how to most quickly and efficiently adopt F2F curricula to digital. Valuable insights and predictions from other podcast guests, like Kinga Petrovai, Bob Mosher and Hannah Gore, can be found in this episode as well.

    Visit www.speexx.com for more information.

    Links:

    Speexx & Donald Taylor Remote Learning/Virtual Teams Global Sentiment Survey: https://www.speexx.com/speexx-blog/5-tips-for-adapting-digital-content-in-the-new-era-of-learning-from-home/

    Donald Taylor Global Sentiment Survey: https://donaldhtaylor.co.uk/research_base/the-global-sentiment-survey-2020/

    The Annual Speexx Exchange Survey: https://www.speexx.com/speexx-resources/effective-skills-development/

    Kinga Petrovai is an educational specialist working at the intersection of research and practice

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/p_kinga

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kinga-petrovai-phd-30b7a539/

    Previous podcast episode with Kinga: https://soundcloud.com/speexxexchange/ep-11-the-promise-pitfalls-of-learning-technologies

    Bob Mosher is the CEO and Chief Learning Evangelist of Apply Synergies

    Twitter: twitter.com/bmosh

    Previous podcast episode with Bob: https://soundcloud.com/speexxexchange/ep-10-workflow-learning-solutions-five-moments-of-learning-need

    Hannah Gore is a learning experience consultant who specializes in a number of different areas in L&D, including design and engagement

    Twitter: twitter.com/@HRGore

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannahgore/?originalSubdomain=uk

    • 44 min
    Ep. 11: The Promise & Pitfalls of Learning Technologies

    Ep. 11: The Promise & Pitfalls of Learning Technologies

    Kinga Petrovai is an educational specialist working at the intersection of research and practice. She and Don talk through practical, useful and researched-based information on how people learn, and the role of learning technologies in various strategies. Kinga points out precisely where the adoption of technology very often stumbles and warns that a lack of technical understanding, coupled with overenthusiasm, can hinder learning, as this might stall an instructor or coach’s adoption of said technology. They also discuss what “learning science” really is, and how people often mistake a platform (like TV or radio) versus actual content as that which will revolutionize learning.

    Links:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/p_kinga

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kinga-petrovai-phd-30b7a539/

    • 34 min
    Ep. 10: Workflow Learning Solutions & Five Moments of Learning Need

    Ep. 10: Workflow Learning Solutions & Five Moments of Learning Need

    At the helm of Apply Synergies, CEO and Chief Learning Evangelist Bob Mosher has a wealth of experience helping learning organizations design, develop and measure effective learning and performance strategies to meet the “five moments of learning need.” Donald has Bob walk through these moments, which are: Apply, change, solve, and finally, learn new things, then learn even more new things. The pair share transformational learning best practices and suggestions on how to begin putting learning in an organization’s workflow.

    Links:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/bmosh

    Apply Synergies: https://www.applysynergies.com

    Website: https://www.5momentsofneed.com/

    5 Moments Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szij1czDXMs

    Bob on ‘Workflow Learning’: https://learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/2352/learning-leaders-bob-mosher-advocates-workflow-learning

    Book: https://www.mhprofessional.com/9780071703116-usa-innovative-performance-support-strategies-and-practices-for-learning-in-the-workflow-group

    • 25 min

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