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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.

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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.

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Great info for all kinds of teachers!

By kskadberg - Feb 17 2020
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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.

Very informative

By Guyerchef - Jan 13 2020
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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.

iTunes Ratings

53 Ratings
Average Ratings
47
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Great info for all kinds of teachers!

By kskadberg - Feb 17 2020
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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.

Very informative

By Guyerchef - Jan 13 2020
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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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The eLearning Coach Podcast

Latest release on Oct 14, 2020

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Rank #1: ELC 055: What You Need to Know About Cognitive Load

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John Sweller, who formulated cognitive load theory, explains how instructional designers can design more effective learning experiences.

Apr 23 2019

36mins

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Rank #2: ELC 048: The Strategic Use of Learning Management Systems

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If you want to get the most out of your learning management system or if you want to purchase or research one, this interview will help you make a more informed decision.

Apr 09 2018

29mins

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Rank #3: ELC 057: How To Plan And Design Microlearning

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In this episode, the authors of Microlearning Short and Sweet clarify misunderstandings about microlearning and provide best practices for planning and designing it.

Oct 02 2019

32mins

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Rank #4: ELC 058 Virtual Training is Much More Than a Presentation

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How can you translate the in-person learning experience to an effective virtual classroom experience? In this episode, Cindy Huggett, virtual training expert, answers that question.

Nov 10 2019

38mins

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Rank #5: ELC 025: Insights For Designing Blended Learning

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Today's learning environment is wide open. We can choose from a multitude of technologies, modalities and techniques. But what's the best way to design in this new environment? In this episode, I chat with Jennifer Hofmann, who offers lots of tips and insights for designing blended learning.

Jennifer is the president of InSync Training, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in the design and delivery of virtual and blended learning.  She was featured in Forbes Most Powerful Women issue and has led InSync Training to the Inc. 5000 as the 10th Fastest Growing Education Company in the U.S. in 2013.

She is also the author of several books, her latest being Blended Learning (What Works in Talent Development). Follow Jennifer on Twitter @InSyncJennifer.

WE DISCUSS:
Where we went wrong with blended learning
Evolution of blended learning
Why the blended learning concept is growing
Challenges of designing with blended learning
What makes a learning experience authentic
Four-step process for creating blended learning
Common mistakes to avoid when designing blended learning
Tips for people who are designing a program for the first time

TIME: 30 minutes

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TRANSCRIPT: Download the [Download not found].

RESOURCES AND LINKS:
InSync Training (Jennifer's company)
Body Language In The Bandwidth (Jennifer's Blog)
Blended Learning (What Works in Talent Development)
White Paper: Blended Learning Instructional Design
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Jul 07 2015

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Rank #6: ELC 034: Psychology, Behavior and Design

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If we want to facilitate behavior, performance and attitude changes, than we need to spend more time and effort thinking about the psychology of the audience members we are designing for. In this session, I speak with Victor Yocco, PhD, about some of the psychological principles that impact design.
Victor is the Research Director at Intuitive Company. He works with clients in diverse fields applying principles of psychology and communication to improving products. He is also the author of, Design for the Mind: Seven psychological principles of persuasive design. You can get a 39% discount when purchasing this book from the publisher. Use the discount code yoccomupad and this link: https://www.manning.com/books/design-for-the-mind. Enjoy the conversation!

WE DISCUSS:

Relationship between psychology and design
Value of interviews, observations and co-designing
Psychology of changing attitudes
Psychology of decision making
Primacy effect
Extrinsic and intrinsic motivation
Influence and persuasion
Influence through visual design
Social influence and learning (Social Identity Theory)

TIME: 39 minutes

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RESOURCES:

Victor's website: http://www.victoryocco.com/
Victor's book: https://www.manning.com/books/design-for-the-mind  (use code yoccomupad for 39% discount)
Academic journals and papers by Victor Yocco: http://www.victoryocco.com/academic/
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Jul 14 2016

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Rank #7: ELC 030: Strategies for Organizing Instructional Content

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Learning experience designers handle all types of content for a wide variety of uses, from formal courses to performance support aids. Organizing this information for learning and/or quick access is crucial.

If you determine the purpose of the content, how it will be used, and the nature of the content itself, you can choose the most effective strategy to meet the needs of the audience. This podcast explains different strategies so that your choices can be intentional.

If you have other strategies for organizing content, please share them in the Comments section below.

I DISCUSS:

Purpose of intentionally choosing an organizational strategy
12 different strategies for organizing content

TIME: 11 minutes

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RESOURCES:

10 Ways to Organize Instructional Content
Ways to Organize Information
Chunking Information for Instructional Design
The Information Design Handbook by O'Grady & O'Grady
Design for Information (relevant to visual information) by Meirelles
Information Architecture: For the Web and Beyond by Rosenfeld, Morville & Arango
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Feb 05 2016

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Rank #8: ELC 011: eLearning Design Challenges And Solutions

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Common issues eLearning designers and developers face and how to overcome them.

Sep 17 2013

42mins

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Rank #9: ELC 007: Leverage How The Brain Works

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Align your instructional design with the latest research findings.

May 22 2013

28mins

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Rank #10: ELC 006: Creating Virtual Classrooms And Webinars

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How to adapt in-person classroom training to a virtual learning experience.

Apr 18 2013

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Rank #11: ELC 045: The Art And Science Of Practice And Feedback

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Designing the appropriate type of practice and providing effective feedback requires a lot of know-how. Patti Shank, PhD., has been studying the research on this topic and wrote a book about it.

Nov 27 2017

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Rank #12: ELC 038: Learning Games, What Works And What Doesn’t

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Do you want to design learning games or improve your skills, but you're not sure where to go? I suggest listening to the learning game guru, Karl Kapp.

Feb 01 2017

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Rank #13: ELC 039: How To Plan, Design and Write Tests

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Testing expert, Michael Rodriguez, PhD, gives advice, guidance and guidelines for effective test design and writing better test items.

Mar 16 2017

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Rank #14: ELC 037: Applying Agile Principles To eLearning Projects

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Agile principles call for iterative and incremental development that improves as a project advances. It's an effective way to make project corrections as requirements change. In this session, I speak with Megan Torrance about Agile project management for eLearning design and development.

Megan is the chief energy officer of TorranceLearning, an eLearning design and development firm. She has spent over two decades knee-deep in projects involving change management, instructional design, consulting, and systems deployment. She and the TorranceLearning team have developed the LLAMA project management approach, blending Agile with instructional design.

WE DISCUSS:

Where Agile started and what it's about
How Agile is different than Addie or the waterfall method
Six key Agile practices that apply to eLearning project management
How to improve through iteration and making incremental advancements
Determining what to include in the early iterations
The meaning of LLAMA and the model
Reputation of the eLearning industry
How to run an Agile project adapted for LX design
Convincing clients that an iterative approach results in the best solution
Tool recommendations for Agile project management

TIME: 30 minutes

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RESOURCES:

TorranceLearning
Agile for eLearning
6 Things Agile Teams Do Well
Reconciling ADDIE and Agile
Adopting an Agile approach in your organization
12 Principles Behind the Agile Manifesto
Cathy Moore's Action Mapping
Leaving ADDIE for SAM (book) by Michael Allen: An iterative approach to design and development
User Stories for Agile

TOOLS MENTIONED:

DominKnow Flow
Trello: Project management app
Slack: Team communication app
One Note: Note-taking app
Card Colors for Trello: Chrome extension
Scrum for Trello or Agile Scrum for Trello: Chrome extensions
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Nov 28 2016

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Rank #15: ELC 053: Creating Long-term Engagement with Game Thinking

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In this conversation with author, game designer and start-up coach, Amy Jo Kim, we discuss how to apply game thinking to learning experience design.

Jan 07 2019

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Rank #16: ELC 010: How To Design Real (Not Fake) Information Graphics

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You can design and create information graphics to improve learning experiences. Listen in.

Aug 27 2013

46mins

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Rank #17: ELC 047: The Action Mapping Alternative

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If you are frustrated with the limited models available for instructional design, then you’ll be interested in this conversation with Cathy Moore. She is the creator of Action Mapping, a model of training design that focuses on improving workplace performance.

Feb 23 2018

24mins

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Rank #18: ELC 009: How To Make Better Explanations

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You can learn how to make better explanations from Lee LeFever of Common Craft Videos.

Jul 24 2013

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Rank #19: ELC 028: Make Accessibility Part Of Your Design Process

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You may think that accessible designs are only for people with disabilities. Actually, accessible designs are for diverse groups, such as people who are limited to using low bandwidth, people who may not be fluent in the language, as well as people who are using a mobile phone to access the Internet.

In this conversation with accessibility and usability specialists Sarah Horton and Whitney Quesenbery, they explain how all users win when we design for accessibility first. And how Universal Design is the path that provides the best access to digital products for the widest audience.

Sarah is a consultant for strategic planning for websites and web applications. She also does accessibility and usability reviews. Sarah has written several books on topics from web design to accessibility for the web.

Whitney brings user research insights to designing products where people matter. She has written two other books on user experience and is co-director of the non-profit Center for Civic Design, working with election officials on usability and design of ballots and other election materials.

WE DISCUSS:

The story behind A Web for Everyone
Why accessibility should be part of design and not just a legal mandate
Difference between accessibility and universal design
Spectrum of accessibility strategies
Common problems people have with web accessibility
Designing with an "accessibility first" strategy
How usability testing makes designs more effective
Web standards and standards for authoring tools and authoring tool vendors
Guidelines for visual presentation of content

TIME: 35 minutes

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RESOURCES AND LINKS:

A Web for Everyone by Sarah Horton and Whitney Quesenbery (Use Code AWFE for 20% off when you buy from Rosenfeld Media)
Sarah Horton Design (Sarah's website)
WQUsability (Whitney's website)
Web Accessibility Initiatives (WAI) Easy Checks
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG)
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Nov 05 2015

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Rank #20: ELC 020: How To Avoid Clicky-Clicky-Bling-Bling

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Whether you fell into instructional design by accident or purposefully sought out a career designing learning experiences, you'll enjoy this conversation with Cammy Bean. Cammy is the author of The Accidental Instructional Designer and Vice President of Learning Design at Kineo.

Having taught many workshops, Cammy is in tune with the needs and questions that people have about designing effective learning experiences. She writes and speaks about ways to avoid the dreaded type of eLearning that puts audiences to sleep.

WE DISCUSS:

Who is an accidental instructional designer
How to work with subject matter experts (SMEs)
Three approaches or categories of learning design based on the course goal
Strategies to use for each approach: information awareness, building skills and knowledge and problem-solving
Using the advertising model, AIDA, for sustaining attention
How to avoid clicky-clicky-bling-bling
Tips for writing learning content
Future of workplace learning

TIME: 27 minutes

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RESOURCES:

The Accidental Instructional Designer: Learning Design for a Digital Age by Cammy Bean
Cammy Bean's Learning Visions: Cammy's website
Papers, resources and guides from Kineo
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Nov 13 2014

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