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What are the significant innovations shaping the future of learning? How is digital technology and scientific discovery changing the way we learn, train, teach and educate? Join John Helmer in conversation with the people who are visioning and actively creating that future. Published fortnightly (don't forget to subscribe!).

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What are the significant innovations shaping the future of learning? How is digital technology and scientific discovery changing the way we learn, train, teach and educate? Join John Helmer in conversation with the people who are visioning and actively creating that future. Published fortnightly (don't forget to subscribe!).

    Repeat Performance with Guy Wallace

    Repeat Performance with Guy Wallace

     

    This episode will be highly relatable to anyone who works in L&D within organizations, but is of more general interest too. Now semi-retired, Performance Analyst and Instructional Architect Guy W. Wallace proves more than happy to spill the beans about the wiliness that is often need to keep programmes on track amidst the sturm und drang of corporate politics and misapprehensions about learning in the C-suite.
     
    Guy has been designing Enterprise Learning since 1979, has been a partner/owner at 3 consulting firms, and has served more than 80 consulting clients, primarily in the Fortune 500. In 2010 he received the Honorary Life Member Award from the International Society for Performance Improvement.
     


    0:00 - Intro 2:41 - Guy's career/academic history 17:34 - First Exposure to Human Performance Technology (HPT) 27:06 - Influences in Evidence-Based Performance Improvement 34:56 - Current focuses for learning 38:00 - Is anything in progress? 39:56 - Misused Performance Improvement Terms 50:02 - Parting words of wisdom

    Follow Guy:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/guywwallace Twitter: @guywwallace Website: http://www.eppic.biz/ Contact John Helmer:
    Email: john@learninghackpodcast.com Twitter: @johnhelmer LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhelmer/ Website: https://johnhelmerconsulting.com/ Download the white paper from Learning Pool written by John Helmer – The Spacing Effect: Harnessing the Power of Spaced Practice for Learning That Sticks https://learningpool.com/spacing-effect-harnessing-power-of-spaced-practice/

    • 52 min
    Access All Areas with Susi Miller

    Access All Areas with Susi Miller

     

    Susi Miller is Founder and Director of eLaHub Ltd, the only provider of eLearning accessibility specialised services in the L&D industry. The company provides training, auditing services and consultancy on every aspect of eLearning accessibility for clients including Amazon, Thomson Reuters, London Stock Exchange Group, and Govt of Canada. In this episode, John talks to Susi about the prevalence of disabilities in working populations, and how to meet all access requirements in production of learning content. And will the metaverse be more or less accessible than what went before? Recent developments in online gaming may hold the answer.
     


    0:00 - Intro 4:50 - Definition of Disability 12:25 - Access Needs 20:55 - Accessibility for E-learning 29:04 - Will the metaverse be accessible? 43:00 - Tips for successful digital learning

    A special discount offer on Susi's book, Designing Accessible Learning Content – 20% discount code AHR20 and free ebook if you order directly from the publisher’s site using this link: https://www.koganpage.com/product/designing-accessible-learning-content-9781789668056
     
    Other useful links:
    Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Quick Reference: https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/quickref/ Last of Us Part II: Is this the most accessible game ever? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-53093613#:~:text=The%20game%20has%20already%20been,of%20customisation%20and%20fine%2Dtuning. Making the Metaverse Accessible Is Better for Everyone: https://www.lifewire.com/making-the-metaverse-accessible-is-better-for-everyone-5218160#:~:text=Key%20Takeaways,could%20help%20those%20with%20disabilities. Follow Susi:
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/susimiller1 Twitter: @elahub1 Website: http://www.elahub.net/ Contact John Helmer
    Twitter: @johnhelmer LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhelmer/ Website: http://johnhelmerconsulting.com/ Download the white paper from Learning Pool written by John Helmer – The Spacing Effect: Harnessing the Power of Spaced Practice for Learning That Sticks https://learningpool.com/spacing-effect-harnessing-power-of-spaced-practice/

    • 48 min
    Learning in the Social Age with Julian Stodd

    Learning in the Social Age with Julian Stodd

    John talks to Julian Stodd, Captain of Sea Salt Learning, a strategic consultancy that partners on the design and delivery of global solutions around leadership, culture, learning transformation and change.

    Julian has an academic background in communication theory, psychology and neurophysiology, learning design, educational psychology and philosophy. He has written 14 books, including most recently, 'The Humble Leader', released in March 2022.

    00.00 Intro 02:56 'The Humble Leader' 04:34 Definition of The Social Age 07:50 Relationships between workers and their organizations 16:34 Is he an idealist? 24:31 Important areas for learning professionals 31:13 Julian's origin story 34:29 His work with organizations 43:32 Myth & storytelling 47:29 Where to follow Julian's thought
    Follow Julian:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julian-stodd-6774377 Twitter: @julianstodd
    Julian's websites:

    http://www.julianstodd.wordpress.com/ (Blog) http://www.seasaltlearning.co.uk/ (Company Website) https://dailyquestions.substack.com/welcome (Social Leadership Daily)
    Contact John Helmer

    Twitter: @johnhelmer LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhelmer/ Website: http://johnhelmerconsulting.com/
    Download the white paper from Learning Pool written by John Helmer – The Spacing Effect: Harnessing the Power of Spaced Practice for Learning That Sticks https://learningpool.com/spacing-effect-harnessing-power-of-spaced-practice/

    • 50 min
    Rising Star with Federico Presicci

    Rising Star with Federico Presicci

     

    Federico Presicci is Head of Sales Training & Enablement at GDS group, an accredited personal coach (ACC) and a certified Meditation Teacher. He won the Gold Award in the Rising Stars category at the 2022 UK Learning Awards. Impressive achievements for any 27 year-old – but Federico came to the UK only five years ago. At the time he knew nobody here, and didn’t speak English.
     
    John, who was one of the judges of the Rising Stars award that Federico won, listens to his story, and hears his aspirations for the future.
     


    0:00 - Intro 2:27 - Learning Awards win 5:08 - Life when arriving in the U.K. 9:48 - How his career kickstarted in the U.K. 17:27 - Making the move from Sales to Learning 21:54 - Federico's work in Onboarding 32:00 - The submission's evaluation 41:42 - How Covid shaped his learning practice 49:16 - Hopes and Goals

    Follow Federico:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/federico-presicci/ Twitter: @FedPresicci Contact John Helmer
    Twitter: @johnhelmer LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhelmer/ Website: http://johnhelmerconsulting.com/ Download the white paper from Learning Pool written by John Helmer – The Spacing Effect: Harnessing the Power of Spaced Practice for Learning That Sticks https://learningpool.com/spacing-effect-harnessing-power-of-spaced-practice/

    • 55 min
    What's Hot? What's Not? with Donald H. Taylor

    What's Hot? What's Not? with Donald H. Taylor

     

    John's guest this time is Donald H. Taylor, Chair of the Learning Technologies Conference, of the Learning and Skills group, of the Learning and Performance Institute, Network Chair of Emerge Education, Editor of Inside Learning Technologies Magazine and a Non Executive Director of Filtered. He's also been called the James Bond of learning.
     
    Each year since 2013, Donald has produced his L&D Global Sentiment Survey, which asks the question: ‘What will be hot in workplace L&D next year?’ John and Don discuss the results of the latest survey and what it shows about an industry transformed by the global pandemic.
     


    0:00 - Intro 2:42 - The Global Sentiment Survey 4:29 - What's hot & what's not? 12:16 - Pandemic's effect on L&D 17:00 - What's going to be big in demand? 26:04 - Possible generalisations 34:19 - David's beginnings 39:27 - How people can access the report

    Follow Donald:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donaldhtaylor/ Twitter: @DonaldHTaylor Website: https://donaldhtaylor.co.uk/ Contact John Helmer
    Twitter: @johnhelmer LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhelmer/ Website: http://johnhelmerconsulting.com/ Download the white paper from Learning Pool written by John Helmer & Ben Betts – Suite Dreams: The Past, Present and Future of Learning Systems https://learningpool.com/suite-dreams/

    • 41 min
    Hold Your Horses, Trish Uhl!

    Hold Your Horses, Trish Uhl!

     

    When a car accident brought an untimely end to Trish Uhl's athletic career, equestrian sport's loss became a massive gain for IT and learning technologies. Trish is founder and CEO of Owl's Ledge LLC, a firm that helps learning professionals improve their performance, drive business results, and produce organizational outcomes. She works with Global 500 and Fortune 500 clients on four continents. Describing herself as someone who, in words often attributed to hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, is always skating to where the puck is going rather than to where the puck currently is, she tells John about treating L&D like an engineering problem and what Web 3 has in store for learning and HR.
     
    0:00 – Intro 3:14 - Why Trish became a learning engineer 8:48 - L&D as a business partner 22:56 - NFTs within Web3 & learning 42:24 - Recruitment factors within these organizations 47:40 – Will L&D be outsourced? 49:47 – How to follow Trish’s thought

     
    Follow Trish:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/trishuhl/ Twitter: @trishuhl Websites:
    owls-ledge.com/yaycake (Company Website) nft.owls-ledge.com (#CryptoOwls NFT) learningonblockchain.com/ (Learning on Blockchain) Contact John Helmer
    Twitter: @johnhelmer LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhelmer/ Website: http://johnhelmerconsulting.com/  
    Download the white paper from Learning Pool written by John Helmer & Ben Betts – Suite Dreams: The Past, Present and Future of Learning Systems https://learningpool.com/suite-dreams/

    • 52 min

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