113 episodes

The Learning Geeks podcast is dedicated to those that passionately support the world in experiencing better learning. The podcast is hosted by three learning professionals - Bob Gerard, Dana Koch, and Jake Gittleson. In each episode, we dedicate time to talk about the things impacting the learning world including new science, approaches, technologies, and ideas. Guests will appear, popular games and movies may be discussed, and geeks will laugh.

The Learning Geeks Podcast The Learning Geeks

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

The Learning Geeks podcast is dedicated to those that passionately support the world in experiencing better learning. The podcast is hosted by three learning professionals - Bob Gerard, Dana Koch, and Jake Gittleson. In each episode, we dedicate time to talk about the things impacting the learning world including new science, approaches, technologies, and ideas. Guests will appear, popular games and movies may be discussed, and geeks will laugh.

    S6 E13: Overcoming Creative Slumps

    S6 E13: Overcoming Creative Slumps

    The three of us discuss our techniques to increase creativity during our many lulls and slumps. We discuss what we feel like during these times, techniques we use, and how we deal with ambiguity. Bob also shares his favorite creative story involving an eureka moment when he was a kid at camp – which we are now referring to as the “tighty-whities” moment. Can’t miss this one.
     
    CONNECT WITH US
    If you have any feedback or want to join in on the conversation, connect with us via LinkedIN, Twitter (@bobbyhollywood), or email our show at learninggeekspod@gmail.com.
     
    DISCLAIMER
    All thoughts and views are of our own.

    • 31 min
    S6 E12: How to be a Trusted Learning Advisor (with Dr. Keith Keating)

    S6 E12: How to be a Trusted Learning Advisor (with Dr. Keith Keating)

    In this episode, Dr. Keith Keating, CLO and author, joins the show to discuss his book “The Trusted Learning Advisor” and shares what it means to be one, practical examples, and tips on how to be one regardless of your role. We also discuss how L&D can create the table vs finding a seat, and the difference from taking the order and order taking.
     
    MORE FROM DR. KEITH KEATING
    Read the book: https://www.amazon.com/Trusted-Learning-Advisor-Techniques-Business/dp/1398612456
    LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-keith-keating-1976963a/
     
    CONNECT WITH US
    If you have any feedback or want to join in on the conversation, connect with us via LinkedIN, Twitter (@bobbyhollywood), or email our show at learninggeekspod@gmail.com.
     
    DISCLAIMER
    All thoughts and views are of our own.

    • 35 min
    S6 E11: Three Unresolved Problems Facing L&D and CLO's

    S6 E11: Three Unresolved Problems Facing L&D and CLO's

    We are joined by Noah Rabinowitz, CLO at Commonwealth Fusion Systems and contributor in CLO Lift. Noah shares three unresolved problems facing the learning and development industry over multiple decades, despite meaningful activity and investment to solve them. Noah and group of about 40 CLO’s (CLO Lift from the Learning Forum) are partnering together to solve them. Noah shares the three, explains why they are complex, why they continue to be unresolved, what CLO Lift is going to solve them, and how you can learn and apply their findings in your organization.
     
    LEARN ABOUT CLO LIFT
    https://thelearningforum.org/clo-lift/
     
    CONNECT WITH US
    If you have any feedback or want to join in on the conversation, connect with us via LinkedIN, Twitter (@bobbyhollywood), or email our show at learninggeekspod@gmail.com.
     
    DISCLAIMER
    All thoughts and views are of our own.
     
    CREDITS
    Local Elevator by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300012
    Artist: http://incompetech.com/

    • 32 min
    S6 E10: Data-Driven Immersive Learning for Soft Skill Verification

    S6 E10: Data-Driven Immersive Learning for Soft Skill Verification

    Declan Dagger (PhD), Co-founder of ETU, joins the show to share insights from his applied research in the field of educational psychology, soft skills verification, development, and experiential learning (simulations, practice). Declan shares what it takes to design data-driven immersive learning, including how to break down skills and codify them to identify the characteristics, attributes, levels, and performance context you want to assess. We also discuss tips on how to influence stakeholders and clients to use data-driven immersive learning vs. traditional modalities often used for soft-skill training.   
     
    CONNECT WITH US
    If you have any feedback or want to join in on the conversation, connect with us via LinkedIN, Twitter (@bobbyhollywood), or email our show at learninggeekspod@gmail.com.
     
    DISCLAIMER
    All thoughts and views are of our own.

    • 34 min
    S6 E9: The Emotion of Awe and its Connection with Learning

    S6 E9: The Emotion of Awe and its Connection with Learning

    Dr. Megan Cuzzolino from Harvard University's "The Next Level Lab", joins the show to discuss her research on the emotion of awe and how it can make learning happen. Megan explains what awe is, elicitors of awe, how it helps with meaning at work, and how awe impacts learning and motivation. We also share our personal stories of awe in innovation and in science
     
    MORE FROM MEGAN
    Next Level Lab: https://nextlevellab.gse.harvard.edu/
    Research: Experiences of Awe and Meaning at Work
     
    CONNECT WITH US
    If you have any feedback or want to join in on the conversation, connect with us via LinkedIN, Twitter (@bobbyhollywood), or email our show at learninggeekspod@gmail.com.
     
    DISCLAIMER
    All thoughts and views are of our own.

    • 36 min
    S6 E8: Learning Accelerators with Dr. Lauren Hodges

    S6 E8: Learning Accelerators with Dr. Lauren Hodges

    We are joined by a good friend of the show, Dr. Lauren Hodges, well-being, human performance, and learning expert. We discuss the latest research into how nutrition, exercise/movement, sleep, and stress management can optimize and accelerate your learning throughout your day. 
    MORE FROM LAUREN
    https://www.performance-on-purpose.com/
     
    CONNECT WITH US
    If you have any feedback or want to join in on the conversation, connect with us via LinkedIN, Twitter (@bobbyhollywood), or email our show at learninggeekspod@gmail.com.
    DISCLAIMER
    All thoughts and views are of our own.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

ASobering ,

Such a wealth of knowledge! 🧠

This is one of the most insightful podcasts that I have ever come across! Bob, Dana, and Jake do such a great job of sharing their wisdom and I love how they lead meaningful conversations with guests who bring so much experience to the table. Highly recommend checking this show out - you won’t be disappointed!

tubaandy ,

Good Start

Bob, Dana, and Jake do a good job of presenting learning research in an approachable manner. Safety and belonging are important in a learning and working environment, and I want to read more about design thinking. They definitely got me interested in doing more reading on these topics, and I can see how this would apply in team dynamics at work and outside of work. Thanks guys!

Fitguy9876542 ,

Avoid “right”

Enjoying the episodes but cringing every time the word “right” is used, forcing confirmation bias. The word “right” has become an epidemic. When used like “people know how to learn, right?” You are forcing the other person to agree with you.
Same feedback applies to the guests.

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