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The Learning Experience Leader Podcast is a project devoted to design, leadership, and the psychology of learning. The aim of the show is to help you expand your perspective of learning design through conversations with innovative professionals and scholars across the world. Every other week a different practitioner or researcher shares insights from their work and experience to bring a more holistic view on how learning happens and what we can do to create amazing learning experiences through design and leadership. If you are interested in how people learn and how you can be more effective in helping others grow and develop, then this podcast is for you.

Learning Experience Leader Greg Williams

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The Learning Experience Leader Podcast is a project devoted to design, leadership, and the psychology of learning. The aim of the show is to help you expand your perspective of learning design through conversations with innovative professionals and scholars across the world. Every other week a different practitioner or researcher shares insights from their work and experience to bring a more holistic view on how learning happens and what we can do to create amazing learning experiences through design and leadership. If you are interested in how people learn and how you can be more effective in helping others grow and develop, then this podcast is for you.

    75// Evaluation and the Judgement of "What Is" against "What Should Be" with Dr. David Williams

    75// Evaluation and the Judgement of "What Is" against "What Should Be" with Dr. David Williams

    Today’s guest is my father Dr. David Williams. Dr. Williams is an emeritus professor from the Department of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University where he conducted and studied evaluations of teaching and learning in various settings. He currently serves as a missionary with his wife Denise for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints.
    Today we discuss: 
    Everything Evaluation, what it is, and all of the moving parts associated with itThe difference between evaluation, measurement, and assessment Dr. Williams’ 10 part evaluation model, along with multiple examples Resources
    Dr. Williams Evaluation Model (image): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VEGkVJMQYoJRX2SP4iSEVd8wqYtaRvRQ/view?usp=sharing Seven North American Evaluation Pioneers (Book) https://books.google.com/books/about/Seven_North_American_Evaluation_Pioneers.html?id=8HpTDAAAQBAJ Twenty-Nine Evaluation Lives (Book) https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ev.20273 Dr. Williams blog with entries about various individual evaluation lives: https://evaluationlives.blogspot.com/2017/08/introduction-and-invitation.html?m=1Dr. Williams Qualitative Inquiry book (open access) mentioned in the end of our conversation - https://edtechbooks.org/qualitativeinquiryInterview with Dr. Bonnie Beresford (episode 44) https://www.buzzsprout.com/1797613/8659885Interview with Megan Torrence (episode 63) https://www.buzzsprout.com/1797613/8659853 Interview with Sam Whitney (episode 26) https://www.buzzsprout.com/1797613/8659853Interview with Beth Wilkins (episode 49) https://www.buzzsprout.com/1797613/8659879 Malcolm Gladwell and testing (podcast episode) https://www.pushkin.fm/episode/puzzle-rush/ Join the conversation on the LX Leader LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/learning-experience-leader-podcast 


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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Bonus: Measuring the Outcomes of Learning Programs

    Bonus: Measuring the Outcomes of Learning Programs

    Today's show is a solo episode in which Greg gives an audio version of a mini-research study he conducted this year. 

    Check out the article here, and don't miss all the resources listed at the end!

    https://uxdesign.cc/solving-the-greatest-challenge-to-measuring-organizational-outcomes-of-learning-programs-5e4677a78ca7 
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    • 31 min
    74 // Building Your Career Using Product Management Tools with Aaron Airmet and Ash Roberts

    74 // Building Your Career Using Product Management Tools with Aaron Airmet and Ash Roberts

    Aaron Airmet and Ash Roberts join me again, but this time to talk about career development using PM tools and mindsets. Together they host Path into Product, a podcast for college students or professionals considering a career as a product manager but don't know where to start. Both Aaron and Ash are currently working as Product Managers at Weave Communications and have previous experience working with and in learning design environments. 

    Today we discuss: 
    Building your career through curiosity, experimentation, and data collection Examples and stories of using product management tools for personal developmentThe importance of reflection and giving yourself space to be wrongUsing product management prioritization principles in career decisionsResources
    Path into Product Podcast - https://anchor.fm/pathintoproduct Design Your Life (Book): https://designingyour.life/the-book/    Design Your Worklife (Book Review Podcast Episode): https://www.buzzsprout.com/1797613/episodes/8659877 Aaron’s article, “Want to be a Product Manager in Tech? Study the Humanities”: https://medium.com/@aaron.airmet/want-to-be-a-product-manager-in-tech-study-the-humanities-4ff169d9d0e6 The Proximity Principle (Book): https://www.ramseysolutions.com/store/books/the-proximity-principle-by-ken-colemanBorrowing Brilliance (Book): https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/304339/borrowing-brilliance-by-david-kord-murray/ How Will You Measure Your Life? (Book): https://claytonchristensen.com/books/how-will-you-measure-your-life/ Measure What Matters (Book): https://www.whatmatters.com/the-book/ Linchpin (Book): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00354Y9ZU/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i5 Way of the Peaceful Warrior (Book): https://www.peacefulwarrior.com/way-of-the-peaceful-warrior/ Join the conversation on the LX Leader LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/learning-experience-leader-podcast 
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    • 47 min
    73 // A Product Manager Mindset with Aaron Airmet and Ash Roberts

    73 // A Product Manager Mindset with Aaron Airmet and Ash Roberts

    Today’s guests are Aaron Airmet and Ash Roberts. Together they host Path into Product, a podcast for college students or professionals considering a career as a product manager but don't know where to start. Both Aaron and Ash are currently working as Product Managers at Weave Communications and have previous experience working with and in learning design environments. 
    Today we discuss: 
    Different ways of defining product managementFrameworks and mindsets instructional designers can utilize to build better learning solutionsCuriosity, ruthless prioritization, and being a partner rather than an order takerMeasurement in product and navigating the constraints to make an impactResources
    Path into Product (Podcast) - hosted by Aaron and Ash - https://anchor.fm/pathintoproduct Borrowing Brilliance (Book) - https://www.amazon.com/Borrowing-Brilliance-Business-Innovation-Building/dp/1592405800 Join the conversation on the LX Leader pages: 
    Facebook (NEW)LinkedInSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/lxleader)

    • 45 min
    Book Review - Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning with Dr. Bryan Tanner

    Book Review - Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning with Dr. Bryan Tanner

    Today I’m joined with Bryan Tanner, a recent PhD graduate from BYU’s Instructional Psychology and Technology department. He has a professional background in K-12, higher ed, and corporate instruction. Bryan is an avid reader of biographies and business nonfiction and our discussion today is all about this book. 
    From the book description: "To most of us, learning something "the hard way" implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners."
    In summarizing and reflecting on the book we cover topics such as: 
    Learning myths and tactics to overcome them8 principles from the book that will change how you approach learningAnd a bunch of examples from the book and our own lives of these principles in practiceResources
    Make it Stick book resources: https://www.retrievalpractice.org/make-it-stick Bryan’s blog post book summary: https://bryantanner.wordpress.com/2018/04/02/8-techniques-to-encourage-long-term-memory-retention/ Feynman learning technique: https://fs.blog/2021/02/feynman-learning-technique/BYU Idaho learning model - https://www.byui.edu/learning-model Credits
    Introduction music, “For Mimi” by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. 
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    72 // Using Constraints to Build a Micro Learning Product with Kate Udalova

    72 // Using Constraints to Build a Micro Learning Product with Kate Udalova

    Kate is a marketer turned L&D expert, microlearning addict, and founder and product leader at 7taps, a micro-learning technology tool we dig into here in the episode. 
    Today we discuss: 
    The features and overview of 7Taps and where it’s name comes fromThe principles Kate follows to develop the productHow Kate leads her team with values and constraints in prioritizing what to buildWhat microlearning is best used for, and what it isn’tResources
    7Taps company website - https://www.7taps.com/ MicroLearning: Short and Sweet (book) https://www.amazon.com/Microlearning-Short-Karl-M-Kapp/dp/1949036731 Designing Microlearning (book) https://www.amazon.com/Designing-Microlearning-Works-Talent-Development/dp/1950496120/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=designing+microlearning&qid=1634094343&s=books&sr=1-3 Check out the 2-week design challenge hosted by L&D Lounge and sponsored by 7Taps: https://thelearninganddevelopmentlounge.mn.co/users/onboarding/plans/165757Join the conversation on the LX Leader LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/learning-experience-leader-podcast 
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    • 43 min

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15 Ratings

The Great Bertón ,

Academic excellence

I knew Greg in graduate school. He and I had the same department advisor. Greg has always had a knack for qualitative inquiry (including conducting insightful interviews). His thesis was honestly more like a dissertation. The quality and tone of his podcast feels like a natural and practical extension of the work he was passionate about at school. This guy NEVER stops learning!

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Great insights!

This podcast has become my go-to source for interesting conversations on learning design. The guests represent a wide variety of expertise and provide great insights into the many sub domains required to work in this space.

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Best learning about learning out there!

Greg is fabulous. His guests are brilliant. Call and the content is super actionable. A big hallelujah!

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