43 episodes

Join me as I chat with guests about one thing they think is awesome in the field of instructional design right now. It could be a tool, an app, a learning platform, a book, a blog/vlog, a learning theory, a person they admire, or anything really!

All that matters is that it's awesome!

That's Awesome ID‪!‬ Leslie Early

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 7 Ratings

Join me as I chat with guests about one thing they think is awesome in the field of instructional design right now. It could be a tool, an app, a learning platform, a book, a blog/vlog, a learning theory, a person they admire, or anything really!

All that matters is that it's awesome!

    2.9 - That's What It's Like to Speak at DevLearn!

    2.9 - That's What It's Like to Speak at DevLearn!

    Head of Learning Engineering, Kristin Torrence joins me to share her experience as a first-time presenter at DevLearn Conference and Expo in 2021. Kristin gives a play-by-play of her process, from submitting a proposal, to preparing her presentation, to delivering her presentation to a somewhat sleepy crowd. She also gives some tips for how to find resources if you are interested in speaking at conferences. 

    Connect with Kristin on LinkedIn. 

    Watch the video series "I Have Questions About Speaking at a Conference".

    • 19 min
    2.8 - That's UX Traps to Look Out For When Designing for VR!

    2.8 - That's UX Traps to Look Out For When Designing for VR!

    Sara Johnston, Cofounder at motive.io, joins me to share tips and tricks on how to design learning for immersive environments. She offers some common mistakes, pitfalls, and traps to look out for to make sure the learner has a good user experience. Her biggest tip, keep things simple! More realistic isn't always better. 

    Connect with Sara via email (Sara at motive.io) or on LinkedIn. 

    • 22 min
    2.7 - That's Awesome Gen Z in L&D!

    2.7 - That's Awesome Gen Z in L&D!

    Instructional designer and eLearning developer, Asha Mohamud, joins me to talk about her journey into the field of L&D at such a young age. We also discuss the things that excite her about the field, and the ways in which her generation prefers to consume content, whether that be for entertainment or for learning. 

    Connect with Asha on LinkedIn. 

    • 29 min
    2.6 - That's Some Thoughts on How to Design for Neurodivergent Learners!

    2.6 - That's Some Thoughts on How to Design for Neurodivergent Learners!

    Instructional designer Mandy Brown joins me to share a little bit about her own journey of self-discovery as a woman on the autism spectrum. We talk about ways in which designers can keep neurodivergent learners in mind when designing learning experiences. Mandy shares the ways in which her own neurodivergence affects her learning, and offers some suggestions on different accomodations that can be made which don't just help neurodivergent learners, but neurotypical learners as well. 

    Connect with Mandy on LinkedIn. 

    Producer note: In this episode I use the terms neurodiverse and neurodivergent interchangeably, but have since learned that neurodivergent is the most appropriate term for what we are discussing. Thanks for your understanding!

    • 24 min
    2.5 - That's How to Get the Most Out of Your LinkedIn Profile!

    2.5 - That's How to Get the Most Out of Your LinkedIn Profile!

    Global Learning Partner and host of the "The Jr. High Dropout" podcast, Elizabeth Fine joins me to talk about the importance of messaging on LinkedIn. Elizabeth share a little bit about her own story and why she is so passionate about helping educators transition into new roles. She shares ways to optimize your profile and the ways in which you might be underselling yourself. 

    Connect with Elizabeth on LinkedIn.

    Listen to the "The Jr. High Dropout" podcast here. 

    • 21 min
    2.4 - That's Voice Over Narration Tips!

    2.4 - That's Voice Over Narration Tips!

    Voiceover Talent and Host of the "DIY Narrrator" podcast, Josh Risser, joins me to share some tips for getting the voice over narration that you need, regardless of your skill level. Josh shares pointers for absolute beginners and for those who might know a thing or two but still want to improve. He also gives advice on how to source VO talent for your A-list projects that require a higher production value.

    Connect with Josh on Linkedin.

    Check out more VO narration tips on the "DIY Narrator" podcast. 

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

newmomtoo ,

Really good L&D podcast!

I really enjoy listening to Leslie and the people she interviews. I always learn new content and Leslie is a fantastic host. It’s a wonderful balance between her perspective and the guest!

Salinas23! ,

Short,Sweet, and to the Point

Great little nuggets of all things awesome in ID, you always learn something new and gain the curiosity to dive deeper into the subjects.

StaceyTheWholeVet ,

Great podcast

Super relevant to the ID world....definitely a much needed podcast!

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