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Are you interested in Instructional Design & Online Learning (IDOL) development? Would you like to change careers and become an IDOL? Join me, Dr. Robin Sargent, owner of IDOL courses, as I chat with other experts about everything course building and landing a job as an instructional designer.

Become an IDOL: Instructional Design and Online Learning Dr. Robin Sargent

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    • 4.8 • 35 Ratings

Are you interested in Instructional Design & Online Learning (IDOL) development? Would you like to change careers and become an IDOL? Join me, Dr. Robin Sargent, owner of IDOL courses, as I chat with other experts about everything course building and landing a job as an instructional designer.

    Government IDOL Jobs with Ron Nakamoto | 67

    Government IDOL Jobs with Ron Nakamoto | 67

    In this episode, I’m chatting with Ron Nakamoto, the Training Service Chief at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Academy. He is one of the most experienced people I've found in this field to talk to us about working as an Instructional Systems Specialist (ISS). He shares how to find these jobs, how to make yourself a competitive candidate, and why he thinks now is the best time to become an ISS.
    If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to have a learning and development career in the US government, this is the episode for you! 
    Connect with Ron on LinkedIn.
    Get on the waitlist for my book, The Do It Messy Approach.

    • 45 min
    IDOL Success Story with Former Teacher Jennifer Berman I 72

    IDOL Success Story with Former Teacher Jennifer Berman I 72

    In this episode, I will be chatting with Jennifer Berman, an IDOL course Academy member who transitioned into an Instructional Designer in just 14 weeks. She worked for 17 years in Elementary Education when becoming the primary virtual teacher inspired a love for online learning. She tells how IDOL gave her the skills, feedback and goal setting that she needed to make such a quick transition. Listen in to hear how her corporate role compares to teaching!
     
    Connect with Jennifer on LinkedIn
     
    Are you looking for a no-nonsense formula for creating engaging courses and training? Check out my new book, The Do It Messy Approach: A Step-by-Step Guide for Instructional Designers and Online Learners (IDOLs) on Amazon.
     
    Interested in learning more about IDOL courses Academy, the only trade school for Instructional Design and Online Learning see a full list of programs. 
     

    • 20 min
    IDOL Success Story with Barbara Taylor an Internal Promotion I 71

    IDOL Success Story with Barbara Taylor an Internal Promotion I 71

    In this episode, I will be chatting with Barbara Taylor, IDOL alumni from cohort 3. She was able to transform her role within a fortune 100 company through her passion for Learning and Development with the implementation from IDOL courses Academy. She now serves as the training manager for 180 recruiters. Listen in now to hear more details on Barbara’s internal promotional journey. 
     
    Connect with Barbara Taylor on LinkedIn 
     
    Are you looking for a no-nonsense formula for creating engaging courses and training? Check out my new book, The Do It Messy Approach: A Step-by-Step Guide for Instructional Designers and Online Learners (IDOLs) on Amazon. 

    • 23 min
    Digital Learning that Makes Impact with David James from 360 Learning | 70

    Digital Learning that Makes Impact with David James from 360 Learning | 70

    In this episode of Become an IDOL, I’ll be chatting with David James, Chief Learning Officer at 360 Learning. David has a wealth of information about our industry and he shares tips for creating digital learning that makes an impact. 
    Tune in to find out:
    How learning and development teams can help solve critical problems that come up within their organization
    How data and evidence based practice requires us to view training or learning needs as simply assumptions
    Why it's important to understand what it is that people are trying to do in service of their own goals
    Connect with David on LinkedIn
    Are you looking for a no-nonsense formula for creating engaging courses and training? Check out my new book, The Do It Messy Approach: A Step-by-Step Guide for Instructional Designers and Online Learners (IDOLs) on Amazon. 

    • 28 min
    How to Have Conversations with Clients featuring Brian Harris | 69

    How to Have Conversations with Clients featuring Brian Harris | 69

    In this episode of Become an IDOL, I’ll be chatting with Brian Harris, Chief of Design and Development at Brilliant Educational Services, about his journey since enrolling in the eLearning Freelancer Bootcamp. Brian talks about how he leads conversations with his clients, manages pushback, and always keeps the needs of the learners first.
    Connect with Brian on LinkedIn. 
    Are you looking for a no-nonsense formula for creating engaging courses and training? Check out my new book, The Do It Messy Approach on Amazon. 

    • 45 min
    IDOL Success Story with Ian Melchinger an IDOL Talent Member | 68

    IDOL Success Story with Ian Melchinger an IDOL Talent Member | 68

    In this episode of Become an IDOL, I’ll be chatting with Ian Melchinger, a former Lead Instructional Designer at IDOL Talent. He recently accepted a position as a Program Manager with Learn Quest! Ian discusses his experience as an IDOL courses Academy member and his journey to become an IDOL.
    Tune in to hear him talk about the importance of giving and receiving quality feedback, diving into the world of contracting and freelancing, and creating goals for continuous improvement.
    Connect with Ian on LinkedIn. 
     
    Are you looking for a no-nonsense formula for creating engaging courses and training? Check out my new book, The Do It Messy Approach on Amazon. 

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Dan1777999877 ,

🔥

It’s obvious Robin puts extraordinary effort in covering salient topics and finding guests that are authentic and truly care about being a positive force in this world - the insights they bring to bear are still mind-blowing every. single. time.

Amazonicys ,

Fantastic

This podcast has been so insightful in my discernment of reentering the workforce and going into instructional design. Information is clear and easy to understand. Especially appreciated the episodes with Christy Tucker and Nyla Spooner.

Jessicasheart ,

Much gratitude!!

First - I need to thank Molly Parsons for sending me here. Second - Thank you Dr. Robin for providing so much valuable information for those working in education. I’m a special education teacher of 24 years looking to transition to Instructional Design. I’m grateful to have found this resource and more grateful to Learn just how valuable teachers skills are to becoming an Instructional Designer. I hope to participate in an IDOL training soon!

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