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The eLearning Podcast is your go-to resource for creating successful learner outcomes. Whether you’re an instructor, an eLearner, a parent supporting an eLearner, a content creator or just an eLearning enthusiast, our episodes provide the latest strategies, practices and technologies for supporting, engaging and retaining students... both on and off line! Learn more at https://www.lmspulse.com/elp

The eLearning Podcast Stephen Ladek, Director at LMSPulse.com

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The eLearning Podcast is your go-to resource for creating successful learner outcomes. Whether you’re an instructor, an eLearner, a parent supporting an eLearner, a content creator or just an eLearning enthusiast, our episodes provide the latest strategies, practices and technologies for supporting, engaging and retaining students... both on and off line! Learn more at https://www.lmspulse.com/elp

    Corporate eLearning Innovation through Video with Jeff Fissel, Instilled

    Corporate eLearning Innovation through Video with Jeff Fissel, Instilled

    № 60 Jeff Fissel, InstillEd (An LTG Company)

    My guest for today is Jeff Fissel. Jeff has been an innovator in the video-for-learning space for decades and was one of the original co-founders of the award winning instilled LXP.
    Today, Jeff helps with product strategy at several places within the Learning Technologies Group of companies, including Gomo Learning and People Fluent.
    In this eye-opening conversation we talk about:

    🔋 Why Jeff is so passionate about video and the energy that surrounds the creative process.

    📼 And why he thinks video is a particularly effective medium. Other formats can be powerful and compelling, but video offers clear and practical advantages.

    🎭 The importance of metricsespecially “social metrics” - when judging the performance of a video, and why your videos might be performing better than you think.

    🗣 We also talk about the relationship between video, corporate culture, and a company’s ability to encourage creators and leverage usergenerated content to bolster their own values.

    ☝ Finally, why Jeff believes eLearning must evolve beyond platforms to meet learners at the point of need. And, whether or not this means the end of the LMS as we know it.

    * LMSPulse is part of Learning Technologies Group, plc

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    LMSPulse Media: https://linktr.ee/lmspulse

    • 36 min
    Focus on Personalized, Neurodivergent eLearning with Suchi Deshpande, Learnfully

    Focus on Personalized, Neurodivergent eLearning with Suchi Deshpande, Learnfully

    № Suchi Deshpande, Learnfully

    My guest for today is Suchi Deshpande, who is the Co-Founder of Learnfully, a personalized learning platform with neurodivergence as its main focus.
    Suchi discovered the idea for her platform after realizing how difficult it was for her kids to find an educational experience suitable for their needs. The idea truly came to life, when she also realized how difficult it was to socialize the simple idea that different children need different ways of learning.

    In this enlightening conversation we talk about:
    🥊 Why “neurodivergent learning” approaches are gaining traction, especially because of the COVID crises. It’s not just for accessibility: It’s a fight against classroom anxiety.
    🎒 We take a deep dive into “executive functioning” skills and the way they evolve as children develop… and are you sure your kids’ education is meeting them at where they truly excel?
    🚧 The origin of Learnfully, where Suchi’s tech background allows for a personalized learning experience that lets parents keep close track of their kids’ progress through a finetuned analytics platform.
    🏫 Finally, we talk about the global appeal of neurodivergent elearning; and why personalized platforms like Suchi’s might become part of your children education sooner than you think.

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    LMSPulse Media: https://linktr.ee/lmspulse

    • 47 min
    AI & text-based learning to meet young learners where they hang with Rachel Fisher, Hello PLATO

    AI & text-based learning to meet young learners where they hang with Rachel Fisher, Hello PLATO

    №  58 Rachel Fisher, Hello PLATO

    My guest for today is Rachel Fisher, co-founder of the AI learning app, Hello PLATO. If you have an LMS or eLearning platform, and have always wondered how to integrate it to your students favorite messaging app in a way that makes sense, this is the conversation for you. After all, wouldn’t you rather meet your students right where they love to hang out the most? 

    In this exciting conversation we talk about:

    ✅ Hello PLATO, and why the best answer Rachel and her team found to simplify the content creation process was by leveraging text messaging interfaces.

    💍 Why text-based learning can be a powerful learning medium, capable of creating high levels of engagement and data, often better than popular authoring tools

    ⌨ We discuss the affordability angle of text-based learning, or why for many students around the world text-based learning is not just the best eLearning platform, but the only one available

    3️⃣ Why Hello PLATO seeks to integrate rather than substitute the LMS, and why learners favor decentralized learning ecosystems in growing numbers

    👩‍👩‍👧‍👦 We also touch on issues of entrepreneurship in eLearning, bridging digital gaps and tech divides, and what it is like to be a woman founder in the super hot universe of EdTech.

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    LMSPulse Media: https://linktr.ee/lmspulse

    • 49 min
    Engaging Civics, Finance lessons through Participate Budgeting with Luke Hohmann, FirstRoot

    Engaging Civics, Finance lessons through Participate Budgeting with Luke Hohmann, FirstRoot

    № 57 Luke Hohmann, FirstRoot.co

    For many, the term “Participatory Budgeting” likely conveys boring or dreary images of town halls, committee meetings and bureaucracy. 
    So would you believe me if I told you my guest for today uses Participatory Budgeting to actually increase engagement with students on issues of financial literacy and civic engagement around the world?
    Silicon Valley insider Luke Hohmann is the founder of FirstRoot, which is an exciting approach to involve students in the improvement of their schools, while increasing financial literacy skills.

    In this very accountable conversation we talk about:

    👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 Why participatory budgeting is not just a great way to teach financial skills, but why it’s such a valuable tool for empowerment, accountability and improvement of schools, institutions or even family projects at home!

    🏦 Luke’s background in Silicon Valley working on enterprise IT, and why his lessthan-positive experience with educational software led to the development of FirstRoot

    🤹 How to ensure that a participatory budgeting process involving students succeeds, both in terms of skill acquisition but also in helping them see how the process leads to visible results

    ⛔ We also touch on technical issues around process, security and privacy considerations, and we discuss the question: How much money is it okay to put in students’ hands? (spoiler: The number might be higher than you think)

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    LMSPulse Media: https://linktr.ee/lmspulse

    • 41 min
    Microlearning made Instant with Kate Udalova, 7taps

    Microlearning made Instant with Kate Udalova, 7taps

    № 56 Kate Udalova, 7taps

    My guest this week is Kate Udalova, who is the founder, creator and driving force behind 7taps, which seeks to bring everyone into microlearning easily.
    Within their first year, 7taps has amassed over 3,000 clients across a variety of use cases who love the beautiful interface and straightforward approach.

    In this no-nonsense conversation we talk about:

    🔨 Kate’s leap into creating 7taps and why she (and her partner) are “all in” on the microlearning platform
    7️⃣ Why 7taps embraces the social media format, specifically the “instagram stories” looks to deliver effective learning in, well, seven taps more or less
    ♿ The value of accessibility and why microlearning is such a great way to approach conversations about accessibility
    💽 We also touch on the more technical benefits of microlearning: Easier to update, manage and gather more data points
    📔 Finally, why this microlearning “point solution” is gaining traction beyond the standard classroom, but why that also means you should not expect 7taps to become a fully fledged LMS anytime soon.

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    LMSPulse Media: https://linktr.ee/lmspulse

    • 30 min
    Meshing simplicity of use and complex functionality in niche pursuits with Kevin Marshall, Owwlish

    Meshing simplicity of use and complex functionality in niche pursuits with Kevin Marshall, Owwlish

    № 55 Kevin Marshall, Owwlish

    Welcome to the eLearning Podcast. My name is Ladek and I’m your Host from LMSPulse.com
    My guest for today is Kevin Marshall. A few years ago, Kevin stumbled into an online learning opportunity in a VERY niche market. After trialing a few courses that performed well, he and his partner decided to go all in.
    As Kevin worked to prepare a suite of courses, he found that popular publishing platforms didn’t offer the simplicity or level of ownership he desired.
    Fast forward a few years and the result of Kevin’s frustration is Owwlish (with two “w”s). Owwlish is a WordPress plugin slash platform that aims to give you complete control of your courses and a worry-free experience with the technology.

    In this strategic conversation we talk about:

    🎗 The ingredients to persist as an elearning entrepreneur, including a support system and the right mix of pragmatism and hopeful patience.

    🔋 The challenge of delivering simplicity through Owwlish, within the powerful but  fairly complex system of WordPress.

    🤔 Why Owwlish is not for everyone, but why Kevin believes course creators should consider things like ownership and control, flexibility and the real financials of delivering and promoting an online course on an established marketplace.

    🏣 We also talk about the importance of community building as a cornerstone of online learning delivery today, and why sometimes Facebook algorithms get in the way

    ⛱  Finally, along the way, Kevin and I touch on DIY, teaching dentistry online, the weather in Phoenix, Arizona and, whether or not the 4Hour Workweek still relevant? (hint: maybe more than ever before)

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    LMSPulse Media: https://linktr.ee/lmspulse

    • 44 min

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