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Listen to the Learning While Working podcast to hear how learning and development is transforming. The episodes are interviews with leading thinkers in learning. Common themes on the podcast include trends in eLearning and digital learning, performance driven instructional and learning design and learning data. Each podcast is packed with ideas, tips and insights about how to make learning at work succeed.

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Listen to the Learning While Working podcast to hear how learning and development is transforming. The episodes are interviews with leading thinkers in learning. Common themes on the podcast include trends in eLearning and digital learning, performance driven instructional and learning design and learning data. Each podcast is packed with ideas, tips and insights about how to make learning at work succeed.

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Includes interviews with great experts

By KKtrogy - Jan 19 2020
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Episode 56 especially!

iTunes Ratings

4 Ratings
Average Ratings
3
1
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Includes interviews with great experts

By KKtrogy - Jan 19 2020
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Episode 56 especially!
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Learning While Working Podcast

Latest release on May 25, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Increasing the impact of your learning videos with Danielle Wallace - No. 76

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In this podcast Robin is talking with Danielle Wallace from Beyond the Sky about approaches that marketing uses to design engaging video experiences and how these approaches can be used to increase the impact of your learning video.

One of the themes Robin often explores on the podcast is the link between marketing and learning. This conversation is a deep dive into how marketers use video and what L&D can learn from that. Danielle built a rich background in strategic marketing before she moved into L&D.

Danielle talks about two key things that L&D can learn from the way marketers use video

  1. having a creative concept
  2. using drama

One of the side topics that is explored in this podcast is creativity and L&D.

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Sep 01 2019

22mins

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Rank #2: Design thinking and learning: Designing thinking and instructional design, with Connie Malamed - No 41

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In this third podcast in the design thinking and learning series, we explore the relationship between the processes of design thinking and instructional design. Traditional instructional design is a form of designing thinking, but often it lacks the creative elements. Also, the ADDIE process does not have the prototyping phase that is so important for finding out if a solution is going to work. This podcast is a great exploration of design thinking in action within learning design.

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Aug 12 2018

21mins

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Rank #3: What Does xAPI Mean For Instructional Designers? No. 26

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Megan Torrance from TorranceLearning discusses xAPI and how it can bring instructional designers back to the roots of focusing on learning performance.

Aug 16 2017

23mins

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Rank #4: An interview with JD Dillon about continuous learning - No 36

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In this interview Robin talks with JD Dillon about continuous learning and how it links with personalised learning.

Mar 01 2018

29mins

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Rank #5: The 70:20:10 Model and Learning Transfer - No 34

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Learning transfer professional Emma Weber is our guest on this episode of the Learning While Working podcast. Emma talks about the need to focus on the whole of the 70:20:10 model, and why the '10' is too often overlooked.

Dec 12 2017

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Rank #6: Automating learning and measuring social learning, with Ben Betts - No 55

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Ben Betts from HT2 Labs is back on the podcast in this interview. Ben is passionate about using social learning to build high-impact learning experiences. HT2 Labs are also the people behind Learning Locker, which is an open source learning record store for xAPI data.

At the Learning While Working conference, Ben talked about the work that HT2 Labs have been doing on how they are measuring social learning. The recording of that conference session goes into more depth on that work than this podcast does, so if you’re interested in what Ben is doing I encourage you to watch that recording.

The work HT2 Labs is doing is built around a series of machine learning methods that are called ‘natural language processing’, which I think of as a series of methods that look for patterns in language. It’s maybe the most complex area of machine learning.

The podcast starts by exploring data, AI, and automation in L&D, then moves into using natural language processing and measuring social learning data.

To go along with the podcast series we have released an eBook with all transcripts of the interviews. To go along with the podcast series on How artificial intelligence is changing the way L&D is working, we have released an eBook with all transcripts of the interviews. The eBook also gives a brief explanation of what AI is and an overview of how it is being used in L&D.

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Feb 24 2019

24mins

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Rank #7: Content Curation For Learning: Beyond The Basics - No 30

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We continue our focus on content curation, this time with Jeevan Joshi from LearnD. An avid curator of podcast content, Jeevan takes us through his pro tips for content curation and explains how well-curated content can help with retention of learning.

Oct 18 2017

19mins

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Rank #8: Learning analytics and machine learning in higher education with Mike Sharkey - No. 56

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The higher education sector has been using machine learning for some time, mostly to predict if students are at risk of dropping out of a program. In this series, I wanted to include an interview with someone who had been involved in this work, to see what L&D could learn from it.

Mike Sharkey is one of the leaders in this area. His most recent past role was as Vice President of Analytics at Blackboard. It was great to be reminded by Mike in this interview that learning is a complex area and there are so many factors at play. Because of this it’s not a simple area for the application of machine learning.

During the interview, Mike and I also briefly talk about privacy issues with analytics. As workplaces start to adopt more data-driven approaches to learning, there is a lot that we can learn about the work that has already been done in higher education, including how privacy issues can be approached.

To go along with the podcast series we have released an eBook with all transcripts of the interviews. To go along with the podcast series on How artificial intelligence is changing the way L&D is working, we have released an eBook with all transcripts of the interviews. The eBook also gives a brief explanation of what AI is and an overview of how it is being used in L&D.

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Mar 02 2019

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Rank #9: Chatbots for behaviour change in L&D, with Vincent Han - No. 57

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This interview with Vincent Han is the start of a section of this series that focuses on chatbots and L&D. When I started to record this podcast series I didn’t expect so many of the interviews would be focused on chatbots. Chatbots are the AI technology that is easiest for L&D application and has a high impact. Vincent is one of the leading thinkers in this area of chatbots and L&D. He is the founder of the Mobile Coach platform, which is an excellent way to get started building chatbots.

While this interview with Vincent is at the start of this section in the series, it wasn’t recorded in this sequence. What happened is, as I was doing some of the other interviews in this section, with Jamie Good and Emma Webber, I discovered that they were both using Mobile Coach to build their own chatbots. As a result, I thought it would be great to talk with Vincent for this series.

Vincent doesn’t come from a learning background; his background is technology, so his focus on learning as behavioural change is refreshing. In this interview, Vincent gives a great overview of how chatbots can be used to personalise learning over time and how the process of a conversation can be emotional, even if it’s with a bot.

Often I think about a chatbot as being on a website. Mobile Coach can be used for building web-based chatbots, but it can also be used with other other chat platforms and SMS. SMS messages are simple, personal and can a be powerful tool for behavioural change.

To go along with the podcast series we have released an eBook with all transcripts of the interviews. To go along with the podcast series on How artificial intelligence is changing the way L&D is working, we have released an eBook with all transcripts of the interviews. The eBook also gives a brief explanation of what AI is and an overview of how it is being used in L&D.

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Mar 09 2019

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Rank #10: Using a Learning Record Store to share data between healthcare organisations with Robert LoPresti - No 48

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Robin and Robert talk about how Austin Health is using xAPI to share learning data between hospitals. This means that healthcare professionals who work at multiple hospitals don’t need to complete mandatory training multiple times.

Nov 11 2018

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Rank #11: Using chatbots to increase learning transfer, with Emma Weber - No. 59

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Emma Weber is an expert in learning transfer. This is actually the second great conversation with Emma on the Learning While Working podcast; the first conversation focused on the 70:20:10 learning model and learning transfer.

This interview starts with Emma giving an overview of her approach to learning transfer. One of the key features of her approach is what she calls ‘learning breaks’, which are coaching conversations that focus on personal accountability for making changes and reflection.

In the interview, Emma talks about how she struggled to find the right technology to support her approach to learning transfer. She is now using two platforms that work together: an action planning tool called Turning Learning into Action and a chatbot built with the Mobile Coach platform. The Turning Learning into Action platform is free.

What she achieved is a great example of using digital technologies to automate the learning process. It might be not a perfect replacement for a personal learning transfer coach, but it is scaled and affordable.

To go along with the podcast series we have released an eBook with all transcripts of the interviews. To go along with the podcast series on How artificial intelligence is changing the way L&D is working, we have released an eBook with all transcripts of the interviews. The eBook also gives a brief explanation of what AI is and an overview of how it is being used in L&D.

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Mar 24 2019

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Rank #12: Designing learning for behavioural change, with Nick Petch - No. 64

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In this interview, Robin talks with Nick Perch from IMC-AG about designing learning for behaviour change. Nick has some great insights on the difference between transformational learning and learning that is knowledge and education focused. For Nick one useful key to designing learning for behaviour change is getting to know your learners and using design thinking. NB: When episode 63 (previous episode) was originally released, we linked up the wrong audio. This is now fixed.

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Apr 28 2019

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Rank #13: Performance support and chatbots, with Jamie Good - No. 58

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Jamie Good is one of the people who have pioneered using chatbots in L&D. In this interview we explore how chat can be used in L&D. He talks about a great example of a conference chatbot that focused on helping conference attendees to collect their takeaway from sessions and making those takeaways more actionable.

For Jamie, one of the most powerful applications of chatbots in L&D is in performance supports, which is something that Paul Healy from Learning Pool also talks about in a later podcast. This interview is also packed full of great advice from Jamie about getting started with chatbots in L&D.

To go along with the podcast series we have released an eBook with all transcripts of the interviews. To go along with the podcast series on How artificial intelligence is changing the way L&D is working, we have released an eBook with all transcripts of the interviews. The eBook also gives a brief explanation of what AI is and an overview of how it is being used in L&D.

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Mar 17 2019

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Rank #14: Using human-centred design to rethink learning with Justin Sterns No 51

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Justin Sterns from Allens and Robin talk about using using human-centred design to rethink learning to meet the needs of employees. Part of what they talk about is the difference between human-centred design and design thinking.

Nov 11 2018

12mins

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Rank #15: Trends in digital learning with Brenden Carter - No 43

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Robin and Brenden Carter talk about trends in digital learning, including microlearning, virtual reality, learning campaigns and xAPI.

Nov 11 2018

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Rank #16: Measuring the impact of learning ecosystems with Steve Foreman - No. 72

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This podcast is an exploration of measuring the impact of learning ecosystems with Steven Foreman, the President of InfoMedia Designs. The podcast starts with Steve outlining his ecosystem model and then he talks about measuring impact. Steve talks about the strategic work that L&D need to be working on and how it leads to a layered approach to measurement. The layers are: the business metrics, then the performance metrics and then learning metrics. These layers form a framework for learning dashboards.

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Jul 07 2019

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Rank #17: What is broken with assessment in eLearning, with Jenny Saucerman - No. 70

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This the start of a series of interviews with the speakers from Learning Solutions 2019.

This podcast is with Jenny Saucerman on what is broken with assessment in eLearning. L&D is more becoming focused on performance based learning, but the missing element is often assessment. There is often a gap between learning and on the job performance. Jenny has some great thoughts about this challenge and how can simulations be used in assessment, particularly branching scenarios. The podcast will help you to rethink your assessments in your eLearning modules beyond multiple choice questions.

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Jun 09 2019

22mins

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Rank #18: Content curation: Streams of learning - No 28

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Stephen Walsh, co-founder of Anders Pink, joins Robin to talk about the biggest learning eco-system, which can benefit a company's learning resources and which is right at everyone's fingertips: the Internet. But as Stephen explains, careful content curation is key.

Sep 20 2017

21mins

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Rank #19: Using digital storytelling to boost understanding and action in cultural awareness training with Nicole White and Rebecca Carter - No. 62

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This podcast is the start of a series that was recorded at iDesignX 2019. They are shorter than most of the other Learning While Working podcasts. There is a bit of background noise from the conference venue. The focus of this series is on learning design. There are lots of great conversations coming up, with people you might not have heard about before.

In this podcast, I’m talking to Nicole White from the ID Crowd and Rebecca Carter from CSIRO about a project in which they are using voice based digital storytelling to increase understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Culture Awareness at CSIRO.
The learning experience they are talking about is not a linear eLeaning, it’s an explorative interface. This podcast is a great summary of their journey to build a really innovative project.

Towards the end of the podcast, Nicole talks about one of the most powerful questions they ask to trigger different approaches to eLearning ‘What would this project be like if it wasn't was eLearning’.

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Apr 14 2019

18mins

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Rank #20: Increasing engagement in learning with Bianca Baumann - No. 74

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In this interview, Bianca Baumann talks about how marketers design engaging experiences and what L&D can learn from these strategies.

She summarises the key strategies as being:

  • focusing on emotional impact
  • communicating visually
  • engaging writing

The interview explores each of these strategies in more depth.

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Aug 05 2019

23mins

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