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In each episode, Tom McDowall, Chief Learning Geek at Evolve Learning Design, virtually sits down for a chat with a learning and development professional. We discuss instructional design, eLearning development, EdTech, accessibility and all things relating to workplace learning and development.

The iDeas Podcast Tom McDowall

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In each episode, Tom McDowall, Chief Learning Geek at Evolve Learning Design, virtually sits down for a chat with a learning and development professional. We discuss instructional design, eLearning development, EdTech, accessibility and all things relating to workplace learning and development.

    Looking to the Future: Live at LN Connect 23 with Helen Marshall

    Looking to the Future: Live at LN Connect 23 with Helen Marshall

    This episode of the iDeas Podcast was recorded live on 17th November 2023, at LN Connect 23, The Learning Network's annual conference. I am joined by the fantastic Helen Marshall, CLO at Thrive Learning who I first met at LN Connect 2019.In this episode, I ask Helen about her journey from senior instructional designer back in 2019 to CLO in 2023, and what the future of learning might look like.Helen also fielded several audience questions covering metrics, AI, and human connection. As always,...

    • 26 min
    Brain Waves: The Power of Designing for the Brain with Lauren Waldman

    Brain Waves: The Power of Designing for the Brain with Lauren Waldman

    Yo ho, ho ho, it's a learning life for me! In this episode, I had an absolute blast chatting with Lauren Waldman, a.k.a 'The Learning Pirate'. Lauren's a certified learning scientist who's on a mission to make brainy stuff more approachable. We kick things off by hearing about how she ended up becoming a 'Learning Pirate' and what made her venture into the fascinating world of learning sciences.We then delve into the murky waters of why so many folks in the Learning and Development (L&D) ...

    • 35 min
    Writing an Instructional Design Book, Backwards Design and Sharing Experiences with Dr Luke Hobson

    Writing an Instructional Design Book, Backwards Design and Sharing Experiences with Dr Luke Hobson

    In this episode of the iDeas Podcast, I chat with Dr Luke Hobson about his recent (at the time of filming) book, backwards design and its role in learning design, and the importance of sharing experiences with others.Luke's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-hobson-edd-7a685622/Luke's book - What I Wish I Knew Before Becoming an Instructional Designer: https://amzn.eu/d/9FP6Io8iDTX 2023 is set for March. Make sure you secure your free tickets early, as the last two years filled up qui...

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    Getting Practical with Matt Gjertsen

    Getting Practical with Matt Gjertsen

    In this episode of the iDeas Podcast, I'm joined by Matt Gjertsen from Better Every Day Studios. We discuss his career path in the L&D world and focus on the practical side of our profession.iDTX 2023 is set for March. Make sure you secure your free tickets early, as the last two years filled up quick! https://hopin.com/events/idtx-2023/registration--------------------------------------------------------------------------SUPPORT IDTSubscribe right here on YouTube. It's quick and free!Beco...

    • 44 min
    Upskilling and the Future with Darren Nerland

    Upskilling and the Future with Darren Nerland

    In this episode of the iDeas Podcast, I chat with Darren Nerland, senior leadership development manager, speaker and co-founder of Learnapalooza.In this video, I ask Darren about his take on the current focus on skills in the learning and development industry, as well as what he thinks the future looks like. On the note of the future, we also discuss how exactly we, as instructional designers and learning professionals, should go about planning for the future needs of our organisation.This ep...

    • 44 min
    Community, Instructional Design, Posters and Generalism with Linnéa Sjögren

    Community, Instructional Design, Posters and Generalism with Linnéa Sjögren

    In this episode, I chat with @Linnéa Sjögren about the solutions she creates for her clients, her approach to SME's and whether to remain a generalist or niche down to find success.This episode will be of interest to anyone working in learning and development, eLearning development or instructional design.Linnéa runs the GLDC community which you can find here: https://mygldc.com/You can connect with Linnéa on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linneasj%C3%B6gren/And check out her we...

    • 53 min

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