271 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
    • 4.8 • 32 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.

    271. Making Learntech's Promise Real

    271. Making Learntech's Promise Real

    As we close out our seven-part series on the frontiers of learntech, we want to help you make sense of what the wide-ranging topics that emerged mean for the future of your learning business.
    Through the interviews with Ashish Rangnekar, Sam Sannandeji, Sae Schatz, and Donald Clark and our own reflective episodes, we’ve had the chance to touch on many different aspects of learntech. We covered everything from specific types of learntech, to the growing importance of data, the increasing need for organizations to have an integrated learning ecosystem in place, the essential role of standards in making such an ecosystem work, and, at long last, truly delivering on the promise of personalized learning.
    We also explored related philosophical and ethical concerns such as the accelerating pace of change, equity in access to learning technology, and the potential bias in the data and design of technologies.
    In this final episode in the series, we offer five suggested actions for how to make the promise of the frontiers of learntech a reality for your learning business: develop a data strategy, grow a learning ecosystem, conduct a feasibility study for XR, build a governance structure, and regularly reassess which learntech holds the most promise.
    Full show notes and transcript available at leadinglearning.com/episode271.
    We are grateful to our sponsor for this series, BenchPrep.
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    BenchPrep is a pioneer in the modern learning space, digitally transforming professional learning for corporations, credentialing bodies, associations, and training companies for over a decade. With an award-winning, learner-centric, cloud-based platform, BenchPrep enables learning organizations to deliver the best digital experience to drive learning outcomes and increase revenue.
    The platform’s omni channel delivery incorporates personalized learning pathways, robust instructional design principles, gamification, and near real-time analytics that allow organizations across all industries to achieve their goals. More than 6 million learners have used BenchPrep’s platform to attain academic and professional success. BenchPrep publishes regular content sharing the latest in e-learning trends.
    To download BenchPrep’s latest e-books, case studies, white papers, and more go to benchprep.com/resources.

    • 33 min
    270. Digital Transformation with Ashish Rangnekar

    270. Digital Transformation with Ashish Rangnekar

    Ashish Rangnekar, a self-described lifelong learner, is co-founder and CEO of BenchPrep, where he’s focused on helping organizations digitally transform their learning offerings in the new digital world order. BenchPrep elevates and empowers learning businesses through their full-stack learning platform, aimed at delivering the best digital experience to drive outcomes and increase revenue.
    In this penultimate episode in our series on the frontiers of learning technology, Jeff talks with Ashish about why the learntech market is slated to experience unprecedented growth and transformation, related trends, and potential impact implications for learning businesses and society.
    Full show notes and transcript available at leadinglearning.com/episode270.
    We are grateful to our sponsor for this series, BenchPrep.
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    BenchPrep is a pioneer in the modern learning space, digitally transforming professional learning for corporations, credentialing bodies, associations, and training companies for over a decade. With an award-winning, learner-centric, cloud-based platform, BenchPrep enables learning organizations to deliver the best digital experience to drive learning outcomes and increase revenue.
    The platform’s omni channel delivery incorporates personalized learning pathways, robust instructional design principles, gamification, and near real-time analytics that allow organizations across all industries to achieve their goals. More than 6 million learners have used BenchPrep’s platform to attain academic and professional success. BenchPrep publishes regular content sharing the latest in e-learning trends.
    To download BenchPrep’s latest e-books, case studies, white papers, and more go to benchprep.com/resources.

    • 35 min
    269. Finding XR's Sweet Spot with Sam Sannandeji

    269. Finding XR's Sweet Spot with Sam Sannandeji

    Recognized as a leader in extended reality (XR) learning, Sam Sannandeji is founder and CEO of Modest Tree, a Canadian company providing immersive software to empower non-technical people to create and maintain their own augmented reality and virtual reality training. He brings both a technical, hands-on expertise of how XR works with an understanding of the needs and pain points immersive technologies can successfully address.
    In this fourth installment in our seven-part series on the frontiers of learning technology, Celisa talks with Sam about the future of XR, its potential dangers and opportunities, and related advice for learning businesses on how to make practical use of augmented or virtual reality.
    Full show notes and transcript available at leadinglearning.com/episode269.
    We are grateful to our sponsor for this series, BenchPrep.
    **
    BenchPrep is a pioneer in the modern learning space, digitally transforming professional learning for corporations, credentialing bodies, associations, and training companies for over a decade. With an award-winning, learner-centric, cloud-based platform, BenchPrep enables learning organizations to deliver the best digital experience to drive learning outcomes and increase revenue.
    The platform’s omni channel delivery incorporates personalized learning pathways, robust instructional design principles, gamification, and near real-time analytics that allow organizations across all industries to achieve their goals. More than 6 million learners have used BenchPrep’s platform to attain academic and professional success. BenchPrep publishes regular content sharing the latest in e-learning trends.
    To download BenchPrep’s latest e-books, case studies, white papers, and more go to benchprep.com/resources.

    • 33 min
    268. Bias and Equity in Learntech

    268. Bias and Equity in Learntech

    This marks the halfway point in our series on the frontiers of learntech. Our hope is that you have already begun to consider the implications this inevitable explosion in learning technology will have on your learning business.  And when it comes to implications we want to focus on some of the major themes that emerged from our earlier conversations with Donald Clark and Sae Schatz—particularly those related to bias and equity.
    Bias and artificial intelligence or, more specifically, bias in AI is not a new concern. But it’s one that’s been garnering more and more attention in recent years, and it feels appropriate to focus on it now because of the rise in social justice movements we’ve experienced here in the United States.
    In this fourth episode of the series, we explore the potential harm of bias in AI drawing on research from Joy Buolamwini and Cathy O’Neil, both featured in the Netflix documentary Coded Bias. We also discuss the difference between interpretability and explainability when it comes to understanding marketing AI, and why looking for bias in data is equally important to looking for bias in AI processes.
    Full show notes and transcript available at leadinglearning.com/episode268.
    We are grateful to our sponsor for this series, BenchPrep.
    **
    BenchPrep is a pioneer in the modern learning space, digitally transforming professional learning for corporations, credentialing bodies, associations, and training companies for over a decade. With an award-winning, learner-centric, cloud-based platform, BenchPrep enables learning organizations to deliver the best digital experience to drive learning outcomes and increase revenue.
    The platform’s omni channel delivery incorporates personalized learning pathways, robust instructional design principles, gamification, and near real-time analytics that allow organizations across all industries to achieve their goals. More than 6 million learners have used BenchPrep’s platform to attain academic and professional success. BenchPrep publishes regular content sharing the latest in e-learning trends.
    To download BenchPrep’s latest e-books, case studies, white papers, and more go to benchprep.com/resources.

    • 23 min
    267: The Future Learning Ecosystem with Sae Schatz

    267: The Future Learning Ecosystem with Sae Schatz

    Throughout her career, Sae Schatz has been deeply immersed in the application and advancement of learntech. She currently serves as director of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative, a government program for science, technology, and policy related to distributed learning. She's also an editor of and contributor to the e-book Modernizing Learning: Building the Future Learning Ecosystem.
    Prior to joining ADL, Sae worked as an assistant professor and an applied human-systems scientist, with an emphasis on human cognition and learning, instructional technologies, adaptive systems, human performance assessment, and modeling and simulation.
    In this third episode in our seven-part series on the frontiers of learning technology, Jeff talks with Sae about ADL’s “building the future learning ecosystem” initiative and the key ideas behind it. They also discuss the role of Total Learning Architecture (TLA), data, the future of learntech, and suggestions for learning businesses to capitalize on these new technologies.

    Full show notes and transcript available at leadinglearning.com/episode267.
    We are grateful to our sponsor for this series, BenchPrep.
    **
    BenchPrep is a pioneer in the modern learning space, digitally transforming professional learning for corporations, credentialing bodies, associations, and training companies for over a decade. With an award-winning, learner-centric, cloud-based platform, BenchPrep enables learning organizations to deliver the best digital experience to drive learning outcomes and increase revenue.
    The platform’s omni channel delivery incorporates personalized learning pathways, robust instructional design principles, gamification, and near real-time analytics that allow organizations across all industries to achieve their goals. More than 6 million learners have used BenchPrep’s platform to attain academic and professional success. BenchPrep publishes regular content sharing the latest in e-learning trends.
    To download BenchPrep’s latest e-books, case studies, white papers, and more go to benchprep.com/resources.

    • 39 min
    266: AI, Data, and Optimism with Donald Clark

    266: AI, Data, and Optimism with Donald Clark

    With an unmatched passion, knowledge, and optimism related to advances in learntech, Donald Clark has over three decades of experience at the intersection of technology and learning. He is CEO of WildFire, an AI content creation company, and a professor, researcher, speaker, and learntech blogger (he's written a series of posts on 100 learning theorists who have shaped the world of learning). He’s also author of the book Artificial Intelligence for Learning. (Listen to the audio at the end of the episode for a special discount offer on the book for Leading Learning Podcast listeners.)
    In episode two of our seven-part series exploring the frontiers of learning technology, Celisa talks with Donald about the important role of artificial intelligence and data in shaping the learntech landscape. They also discuss related trends, what’s on the horizon, and key ideas learning businesses and society need to consider to ensure effective and positive applications of learntech, now and in the future.
    Full show notes and transcript available at leadinglearning.com/episode266.
    We are grateful to our sponsor for this series, BenchPrep.
    **
    BenchPrep is a pioneer in the modern learning space, digitally transforming professional learning for corporations, credentialing bodies, associations, and training companies for over a decade. With an award-winning, learner-centric, cloud-based platform, BenchPrep enables learning organizations to deliver the best digital experience to drive learning outcomes and increase revenue. 
    The platform’s omni channel delivery incorporates personalized learning pathways, robust instructional design principles, gamification, and near real-time analytics that allow organizations across all industries to achieve their goals. More than 6 million learners have used BenchPrep’s platform to attain academic and professional success. BenchPrep publishes regular content sharing the latest in e-learning trends. 
    To download BenchPrep’s latest e-books, case studies, white papers, and more go to benchprep.com/resources.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

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.

Todd Slater ,

Informative and Actionable

I listen often and find the content relevant to the challenges we are facing today. I am able to implement many of the ideas discussed, which is a great value for me. You will also find the show is produced well and show notes are a great reference.

I highly recommend making this part of your learning routine.

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!

Jeff & Celisa, hosts of the Leading Learning podcast, highlight all aspects of business, growth and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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