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Connie Malamed, from The eLearning Coach site, shares fresh ideas and actionable tips for success with creating online and mobile learning experiences. Listen to interviews with expert designers, developers, authors and professors who provide strategies for both learning architects and educators. If you have a passion for instructional design, cognitive psychology, visual communication, social media learning, mLearning, and related topics, this podcast is for you.

The eLearning Coach Podcast Connie Malamed: Learning Experience Consultant, International Speaker

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Connie Malamed, from The eLearning Coach site, shares fresh ideas and actionable tips for success with creating online and mobile learning experiences. Listen to interviews with expert designers, developers, authors and professors who provide strategies for both learning architects and educators. If you have a passion for instructional design, cognitive psychology, visual communication, social media learning, mLearning, and related topics, this podcast is for you.

    ELC 068: Applying Social Learning Theory To Learning Design

    ELC 068: Applying Social Learning Theory To Learning Design

    I speak with Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner about the big ideas in their book, Learning to Make a Difference. They share ways that we can live and learn intentionally in a social learning context.

    • 36 min
    ELC 067: Educating the New Instructional Designer

    ELC 067: Educating the New Instructional Designer

    How should instructors and professors educate instructional designers to meet the needs of the modern workplace? This episode focuses on the challenges and solutions facing instructional design educators.

    • 30 min
    ELC 066: Best Of | How to Write Compelling Stories

    ELC 066: Best Of | How to Write Compelling Stories

    Lisa Cron, author of Wired For Story, is passionate about the power and value of stories for learning. In this conversation (recorded in 2013), Lisa will convince you that it is through stories that humans survive and it is through stories that people learn. She provides lots of relevant advice to learning experience designers who write stories, scenarios and vignettes for instructional purposes. If you are looking for ways to write irresistible stories and scenarios, listen in for advice from a pro who understands how stories bring meaning to our world.



    WE DISCUSS:



    * Real purpose of stories

    * Dopamine and curiosity

    * Most important element of a story

    * Protagonist's inner world

    * How to grab attention from the start

    * Pros and cons of story structure

    * First person or third person?

    * Common mistakes in storytelling



    TIME: 30 minutes



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    RESOURCES:



    * Wired for Story by Lisa Cron

    * Story Genius by Lisa Cron

    * Story or Die by Lisa Cron

    * Wired for Story website

    * The Rules of Story article by Lisa Cron

    * Why You Need to Use Storytelling for eLearning









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    • 31 min
    ELC 065: Pro Tips For Working With Subject Matter Experts

    ELC 065: Pro Tips For Working With Subject Matter Experts

    Subject matter experts or SMEs are usually an indispensable part of a learning development team. Even though they are on the same team, however, the SME and the learning professional may be living in different worlds. How can we build good relationships with subject matter experts and what can we do when issues and obstacles emerge? In this episode, I speak with two very experienced learning professionals who answer these questions, Dawn Mahoney and Diane Elkins. They offer insightful strategies and techniques for successfully managing issues with SMEs.



    Dawn, CPTD, is the founder of Learning In the White Space, a boutique consultancy devoted to all things learning. She also writes on learning topics and is the author of the "Last Word" column for Training Magazine.



    Diane Elkins is co-owner of Artisan E-Learning, where she helps companies, non-profits and government agencies get up and running with e-learning initiatives. She has been in the training and development field for 20 years. Diane is the co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series and is a regular contributor to the ATD Learning Technologies Blog.



    WE DISCUSS:



    * Role of the SME in instructional design

    * Recommendations for the qualities of a good SME to work with

    * How to ensure you have a good working relationship from the start

    * How to get busy experts to commit the necessary time to your project

    * Difference between presentation reviews and storyboard reviews

    * How to mind meld with a SME (extract tacit knowledge from them)

    * How to prevent learning experiences from becoming brain dumps



    TIME: 42 minutes



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    RESOURCES:



    * Learning in the Whitespace (Dawn's consultancy)

    * Artisan E-Learning: (Diane's company)

    * E-Learning Uncovered (Book series co-authored by Diane Elkins)









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    • 42 min
    ELC 064: How to Create Meaning From A Torrent of Information

    ELC 064: How to Create Meaning From A Torrent of Information

    Every day, we engage in sense-making from a torrent of information. And we attempt to help others construct meaning in the learning experiences we design and provide. This episode delves into creating meaning through interactions.

    • 43 min
    ELC 063: The Evolution To Learning Experience Design

    ELC 063: The Evolution To Learning Experience Design

    Do you hear a lot about learning experience design (LXD) but aren't sure what it is? In this episode, we discuss the evolution of instructional design to learning experience design. We talk about what it means to us, how we can explain it to others and how we can support people on their learning journey. I’m replaying an episode of the Powered by Learning podcast that I was on from d’Vinci Interactive. I thought it was timely, since I’m currently writing a series of articles on learning experience design



    WE DISCUSS:



    * Meaning of learning experience design (LXD)

    * Qualities of an effective learning experience

    * User experience techniques that can improve outcomes

    * Transitioning into learning experience design

    * Learning from the audience when you don't have access to them

    * Empathy maps complement personas

    * Helping clients understand that learning is a journey

    * How we need to evolve as learning professionals



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    TIME: 33 minutes



    RESOURCES:



    * d'Vinci Interactive

    * 10 Principles of Learning Experience Design (first article in a series on LXD)

    * Mastering Instructional Design Community

    * Less Content More Learner (Learning Guild Research Report-become a free member to download)









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    • 33 min

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Wendy Kale ,

Brilliant!

This is such a fabulous resource. I really appreciate the quality of the guests and discussion, and on highly relevant topics.

A great way to stay current.

Thanks, Connie!

Robbo-data ,

Useful and well produced!

I love this podcast. Connie always asks great questions and gets excellent guests.

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