69 episodes

Connie Malamed, from The eLearning Coach site, shares fresh ideas and actionable tips for success with creating online and mobile learning experiences. Listen to interviews with expert designers, developers, authors and professors who provide strategies for both learning architects and educators. If you have a passion for instructional design, cognitive psychology, visual communication, social media learning, mLearning, and related topics, this podcast is for you.

The eLearning Coach Podcast Connie Malamed: Learning Experience Consultant, International Speaker

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Connie Malamed, from The eLearning Coach site, shares fresh ideas and actionable tips for success with creating online and mobile learning experiences. Listen to interviews with expert designers, developers, authors and professors who provide strategies for both learning architects and educators. If you have a passion for instructional design, cognitive psychology, visual communication, social media learning, mLearning, and related topics, this podcast is for you.

    ELC 069: Set Yourself Up to Create Quality eLearning

    ELC 069: Set Yourself Up to Create Quality eLearning

    It's no fun when a client finds an error in your eLearning. Or when users report that a button didn't work correctly. For an industry that is steeped in technology, our quality assurance practice is subpar. Now I know some of you may have it together and your organization has quality assurance and quality control procedures. But many of us need help in this area. And that's why in this episode, I speak to Hadiya Nuriddin, who helps organizations institute quality assurance programs.



    You may know Hadiya for her work in storytelling and as the author of the book StoryTraining. She has degrees in curriculum studies and in writing and is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance. Hadiya has two decades of experience in learning strategy, instructional design, elearning development, facilitation, storytelling and quality control and assurance. She worked in corporate learning before  founding her firm, Duets Learning. She is also a speaker and teacher for ATD.



    WE DISCUSS:



    * Difference between quality assurance and quality control

    * State of QA in the eLearning industry

    * Hadiya's 5-Part QA Process

    * Investigating the real need for QA at your organization

    * Committing to and establishing a QA process

    * Creating and executing your QA plan

    * Integrating a QA process into your workflow

    * Managing QA on a one-person team

    * Need for QA certification

    * How to set up a formal QA process should be formalized

    * Looking at QA through different lenses



    TIME: 33 minutes



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    RESOURCES:



    * Hadiya's company: Duets Learning

    * Achieve Better Results with Quality Assurance Article by Hadiya

    * StoryTraining by Hadiya Nuriddin









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    • 33 min
    ELC 068: Applying Social Learning Theory To Learning Design

    ELC 068: Applying Social Learning Theory To Learning Design

    I speak with Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner about the big ideas in their book, Learning to Make a Difference. They share ways that we can live and learn intentionally in a social learning context.

    • 36 min
    ELC 067: Educating the New Instructional Designer

    ELC 067: Educating the New Instructional Designer

    How should instructors and professors educate instructional designers to meet the needs of the modern workplace? This episode focuses on the challenges and solutions facing instructional design educators.

    • 30 min
    ELC 066: Best Of | How to Write Compelling Stories

    ELC 066: Best Of | How to Write Compelling Stories

    Lisa Cron, author of Wired For Story, is passionate about the power and value of stories for learning. In this conversation (recorded in 2013), Lisa will convince you that it is through stories that humans survive and it is through stories that people learn. She provides lots of relevant advice to learning experience designers who write stories, scenarios and vignettes for instructional purposes. If you are looking for ways to write irresistible stories and scenarios, listen in for advice from a pro who understands how stories bring meaning to our world.



    WE DISCUSS:



    * Real purpose of stories

    * Dopamine and curiosity

    * Most important element of a story

    * Protagonist's inner world

    * How to grab attention from the start

    * Pros and cons of story structure

    * First person or third person?

    * Common mistakes in storytelling



    TIME: 30 minutes



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    RESOURCES:



    * Wired for Story by Lisa Cron

    * Story Genius by Lisa Cron

    * Story or Die by Lisa Cron

    * Wired for Story website

    * The Rules of Story article by Lisa Cron

    * Why You Need to Use Storytelling for eLearning









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    • 31 min
    ELC 065: Pro Tips For Working With Subject Matter Experts

    ELC 065: Pro Tips For Working With Subject Matter Experts

    Subject matter experts or SMEs are usually an indispensable part of a learning development team. Even though they are on the same team, however, the SME and the learning professional may be living in different worlds. How can we build good relationships with subject matter experts and what can we do when issues and obstacles emerge? In this episode, I speak with two very experienced learning professionals who answer these questions, Dawn Mahoney and Diane Elkins. They offer insightful strategies and techniques for successfully managing issues with SMEs.



    Dawn, CPTD, is the founder of Learning In the White Space, a boutique consultancy devoted to all things learning. She also writes on learning topics and is the author of the "Last Word" column for Training Magazine.



    Diane Elkins is co-owner of Artisan E-Learning, where she helps companies, non-profits and government agencies get up and running with e-learning initiatives. She has been in the training and development field for 20 years. Diane is the co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series and is a regular contributor to the ATD Learning Technologies Blog.



    WE DISCUSS:



    * Role of the SME in instructional design

    * Recommendations for the qualities of a good SME to work with

    * How to ensure you have a good working relationship from the start

    * How to get busy experts to commit the necessary time to your project

    * Difference between presentation reviews and storyboard reviews

    * How to mind meld with a SME (extract tacit knowledge from them)

    * How to prevent learning experiences from becoming brain dumps



    TIME: 42 minutes



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    RESOURCES:



    * Learning in the Whitespace (Dawn's consultancy)

    * Artisan E-Learning: (Diane's company)

    * E-Learning Uncovered (Book series co-authored by Diane Elkins)









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    • 42 min
    ELC 064: How to Create Meaning From A Torrent of Information

    ELC 064: How to Create Meaning From A Torrent of Information

    Every day, we engage in sense-making from a torrent of information. And we attempt to help others construct meaning in the learning experiences we design and provide. This episode delves into creating meaning through interactions.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Torahdeomthewell ,

Excellent

Connie is a master teacher, coach and learning designer practitioner. I’ve learned more from her in a few months than in my 2 year graduate program! I’ve been in education for 20 years and I know the real deal! I can’t recommend Connie’s work enough.

kskadberg ,

Great info for all kinds of teachers!

I use course design in a number of different settings (college classroom, professional training, workshops, even K-12 activities!), and I love that the info in this podcast gives me ideas for all of them.

Guyerchef ,

Very informative

This is one of the most informative podcasts I have listened to. I just discovered this podcast and I make it a point to listen to at least two episodes each week. It is inspiring and full of professional development ideas.

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