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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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    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

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.

    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 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lxleader)

    • 43 min
    71 // Narrative Distance and Homiletics for Instructional Design with Dr. Stephan Taeger

    71 // Narrative Distance and Homiletics for Instructional Design with Dr. Stephan Taeger

    Dr. Stephan Taeger is a religious educator and an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University’s Department of Ancient Scripture. He has authored or co-authored chapters and articles in various instructional design, educational, and/or theological venues. Dr. Taeger’s research interests include homiletics and narrative instructional design.
    Today we discuss: 
    The principles of Narrative Distance and its applications to instructional designInsights from Homiletics –the practice and craft of preaching– for designing learningCreating cognitive and emotional space for people to learn through indirect storiesHow to use story to create meaningful content that promotes transformational changeResources
    Dr. Taeger’s Article we discuss: Applying the Design of Narrative Distance to Instruction https://edtechbooks.org/jaid_10_2/applying_the_design_Adam Grant’s book, “Think Again” - https://www.adamgrant.net/book/think-again/ First few minutes of the Disney Pixar movie “Up” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2bk_9T482g Nike golf clubs - the power of the Halo Effect - https://www.fastcompany.com/3055747/proof-you-really-will-golf-better-with-a-nike-branded-club Dr. Taeger’s website: https://www.stephantaeger.com/ Join the conversation on the LX Leader LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/learning-experience-leader-podcast 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lxleader)

    • 52 min
    70 // Design Thinking and Getting Learner Perspective with Laura Fletcher

    70 // Design Thinking and Getting Learner Perspective with Laura Fletcher

    Laura Fletcher is a Senior Program Manager for Leadership Development at Salesforce where she designs and manages programs that improve performance and engagement. Prior to joining Salesforce, she was the Manager of Instructional Design at Bottom-Line Performance, where she led a team that designed and developed award-winning learning solutions. Laura co-authored the book, "Design Thinking for Training and Development," published by ATD Press in 2020 which we’ll get into in this episode. 
    Today we discuss: 
    Designing for learner value rather than engagement Adapting the sweet spot for innovation for learning designHandling training requestsExamples and stories that illustrate the principles of the bookResources
    The book: https://www.amazon.com/Design-Thinking-Training-Development-Sharon/dp/195049618X Connect with Laura on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurafletcher-indy/ Stanford D School website: https://dschool.stanford.edu/resources IdeaU.com resources - https://www.ideou.com/ Join the conversation on the LX Leader LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/learning-experience-leader-podcast 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lxleader)

    • 50 min
    69 // What is Old is New Again with Guy W. Wallace

    69 // What is Old is New Again with Guy W. Wallace

    Today’s guest is Guy W. Wallace. Guy is a Performance Analyst and Instructional Architect – and has been designing and developing performance-based instruction and training content since 1979. Guy has been consulting since 1982 and has served 80+ consulting clients, primarily in the Fortune 500.
    Guy's work has won a host of awards and he has authored over 90 articles, 16 books, and 4500+ blog posts. He has presented professionally over 125 times. You can check out the tremendous resources on his website which I’ve linked in the show notes along with some specific items we discuss in this episode.    
    Today we discuss: 
    How most current learning design trends are old ideas wrapped up in new language Why awareness (but not anxiety) of history matters to design practitioners Some of Guy’s experiences that have informed his design process over the yearsAnd additional key insights from two of Guy’s articlesResources
    What is old is new again (blog post): https://eppic.biz/2018/07/09/td-the-woina-syndrome/ 1984 Training Magazine article: https://eppicinc.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/cad-training-mag-1984.pdf Guy’s collection of resources for human performance improvement https://hpttreasures.wordpress.com/Guy’s website: www.eppic.bizGuru series on Guy’s favorite thought-leaders (including people mentioned at the end of the episode): https://eppic.biz/resources/misc-resources/my-favorite-friday-guru-series/Join the conversation on the LX Leader LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/learning-experience-leader-podcast 


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    • 52 min
    68 // Bad Bosses and Developing Leaders with Yolanda Fraction

    68 // Bad Bosses and Developing Leaders with Yolanda Fraction

    Yolanda is the founder and owner of Lumiere Learning Experiences and the host of The L&D Lounge, a podcast show, and virtual gathering space. Yolanda seeks to use learning and development as a strategic tool to create behavioral change and improve on-the-job performance. She is especially passionate about crafting best-in-class leadership development programs to support high potentials, emerging leaders, and people managers. Over the past 15 years, she has worked with a large variety of organizations to foster intellectual curiosity and promote a culture of continuous learning. 

    Today we discuss: 
    An article Yolanda wrote about leadership development and bad bossesYolanda’s experience developing her own leadership skills and leadership in othersWhat being a leader means, and how you can start thinking like oneAnd suggestions on creating people development programs that go beyond a one-time eventResources
    Yolanda’s SRHM article: Bad Bosses https://blog.shrm.org/blog/bad-bosses-developing-the-manager-to-become-the-leaderThe L&D Lounge Podcast https://yolandafraction.com/podcast/Yolanda’s website: https://yolandafraction.com/ Volunteer opportunities: https://www.idealist.org/en/ Join the conversation on the LX Leader LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/learning-experience-leader-podcast 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lxleader)

    • 40 min
    67 // Learning Objectives as Value Exchange with Moritz Philip Recke and Stefano Perna

    67 // Learning Objectives as Value Exchange with Moritz Philip Recke and Stefano Perna

    Today’s guests are Moritz Philip Recke and Stefano Perna. Moritz is a media technology engineer and develops transformative tools for education. He does research in the field of learning design and is co-founder of https://learningdesign.tools.
    Stefano is a designer and educator working at the intersections of technology, media, and humanities. He is a learning design researcher and co-founder of https://learningdesign.tools.
    Today we talk all about learning objectives, including 
    The Learning Objective Design Card Deck that this team has been working onAn overview of Bloom’s taxonomy and the language of learning objectivesThe function of objectives and their place in an evolving ecosystem of learning contentResources
    Connect with Moritz and Stafano online 
    Moritz on Twitter https://twitter.com/mpreckeMoritz on LinkedIn https://linkedin.com/in/mpreckeMoritz’s website https://moritzrecke.comStefano on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefano-perna-b2715417/Learn more about the Learning Objective Design Deck with these resources:
    Website: https://learningdesign.tools (access free downloads)PDF of overview deck https://bit.ly/LO-Design-DeckMiro version of the cards http://bit.ly/miroverseJoin the conversation on the LX Leader LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/learning-experience-leader-podcast 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lxleader)

    • 45 min

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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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