324 episodes

The market for continuing education, professional development, and lifelong learning is large and evolving rapidly. Competition is growing and learners have more options than ever. Leading Learning is the podcast for learning business professionals who want to thrive in this new landscape. Each week the hosts, Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele, provide actionable insights based on their own deep experience and expertise or invite in experts and practitioners to share their perspectives.

Leading Learning - The Learning Business Podcast Tagoras - Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 38 Ratings

The market for continuing education, professional development, and lifelong learning is large and evolving rapidly. Competition is growing and learners have more options than ever. Leading Learning is the podcast for learning business professionals who want to thrive in this new landscape. Each week the hosts, Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele, provide actionable insights based on their own deep experience and expertise or invite in experts and practitioners to share their perspectives.

    324: A Learner's Journey with Connie Malamed

    324: A Learner's Journey with Connie Malamed

    Connie Malamed, AKA the eLearning Coach, is a learning experience design expert who helps people learn, build, and grow instructional design skills. She’s also an author, blogger, and podcast host, and she leads a membership community that offers both live and self-paced courses.
    In this episode of the Leading Learning Podcast, co-host Jeff Cobb talks with return guest Connie about hybrid and blended learning, including the ambiguity of those terms. They also discuss the pandemic’s impact on learning designers, forgetting and retention, visual design, using community to support learning, personal networks as knowledge, and the importance of the learner’s journey.
    Full show notes and a transcript are available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode324.

    • 28 min
    323: Tool Talk: The Learner Engagement Loop

    323: Tool Talk: The Learner Engagement Loop

    Learner engagement leads to improved, more meaningful experiences for learners, and it leads to improved outcomes for learning businesses. But effective learner engagement requires both an understanding of the necessary conditions to foster it and an understanding of how to support it before, during, and after a learning experience.
    In this fifth episode in our informal series on tools for learning businesses, we dive into learner engagement: why learning businesses should focus on it, a definition of what it is, and how our free Learner Engagement Loop can help you plan for it throughout an entire cycle of learning.
    Full show notes and a transcript are available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode323.

    • 29 min
    322: Diving into Digital Badges with Dr. Ginger Malin

    322: Diving into Digital Badges with Dr. Ginger Malin

    Dr. Ginger Malin is an award-winning professor and technology entrepreneur with almost 25 years of experience in the learning and development space. Ginger is founder and CEO of BadgeCert, which provides an enterprise-class platform for creating, issuing, storing, and sharing digital badges that verify earners’ skills, credentials, and continuing education experiences.
    In this episode, Leading Learning podcast co-host Celisa Steele and Ginger dive into digital badges, including how they benefit employers, earners, and issuing organizations alike. They also discuss microcredentials, stacking, and blockchain, and Ginger shares expert tips on what it takes to build or grow a successful digital badge offering.
    Full show notes and a transcript are available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode322.

    • 38 min
    321: Learning in the Social Age with Julian Stodd

    321: Learning in the Social Age with Julian Stodd

    Julian Stodd is a writer, illustrator, researcher, and explorer of the Social Age movement. He’s also founder and captain of Sea Salt Learning, where he helps organizations get fit for the social age.
    As the author of fifteen books and thousands of articles and blog posts, Julian is a true thought leader in the areas of social leadership, organizational change, learning design, social collaborative technology, and more.
    In this episode of the Leading Learning Podcast, co-host Jeff Cobb and Julian talk about what the social age is and what living in the social age means for learning and leadership. They also discuss social collaborative learning, the concept of expertise, storytelling, failure, the curse of busyness, and the related opportunities in all of this for learning businesses.
    Full show notes and a transcript are available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode321.

    • 36 min
    320: Tool Talk: MIDDLE ME

    320: Tool Talk: MIDDLE ME

    Too often learning businesses think too much about the end product without considering all the phases in the learning product lifecycle. By focusing too much on the end result, there’s a missed opportunity in producing the best product possible.
    In this fourth episode in our informal series on tools for learning businesses, we highlight the MIDDLE ME learning product lifecycle. We break down the four components of MIDDLE ME—market interface (MI), design and development (DD), learning experience (LE), and measurement and evaluation (ME)—and explain how and why to use it to help you grow your learning business.
    Full show notes and a transcript are available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode320.

    • 20 min
    319: The What and Why of xAPI with Megan Torrance

    319: The What and Why of xAPI with Megan Torrance

    Megan Torrance is CEO—chief energy officer—at TorranceLearning, a full-stack learning services firm. TorranceLearning also provide professional development for the learning and development industry, including the free xAPI Learning Cohort, which they ran before handing the baton to the Learning Guild.
    Megan is an evangelist for xAPI and has over 25 years of consulting, instructional design, and project management experience. She’s also the author of Agile for Instructional Designers: Iterative Project Management to Achieve Results and Making Sense of xAPI.
    In this episode of the Leading Learning Podcast, co-host Celisa Steele talks with Megan about all things xAPI: what it is, what it promises above and beyond SCORM, and real-world examples of what it looks like in action. They also talk about cmi5 and why most learning business professionals should care about it (but not too much), what can be done with data and analytics, human learning versus adult learning, and much more.
    Full show notes and a transcript are available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode319.

    • 36 min

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4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

j123 ,

Love this podcast

Every time I tune in to one of LL podcast I learn something valuable. I find myself taking notes and looking up show notes so I can refer to key points I learn that I can apply to my work. I have referred several of my colleagues working in the “third sector” of education. Thank you for producing such rich content and interviewing thought leaders in the field.

CarolineMA2 ,

On point and thought-provoking

This show pushes me to think in new ways while incorporating diverse expertise that connects to the real world of learning. Great job.

JermWall ,

Wonderful & Current Encapsulation of the Business of Learning

As a startup founder who was looking for more sources to educate myself on the space, I have found this to the best resource on the web.

Highly suggest for anyone even adjacent to the industry to listen and take to heart.

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