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Dec 4, 2018

As the associate director for professional development at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Jack Coursen “indulges his passion for the business of education” while working to create impactful educational programs. And in his ongoing pursuit to find efficient ways to meet member needs while delivering a positive bottom line, Jack recently led an initiative to add a series of new microlearning opportunities to ASHA’s current offerings.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa talks with Jack about the why and the what of ASHA’s microlearning initiative, the business model behind it, and practical take-aways for anyone interested in implementing something similar. They also discuss the state of learning in general, including his perspective on smile sheets and what he sees as the current threats and opportunities for learning businesses.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode163

Our sponsor for this episode is Learning • Technology • Design™ (LTD), our annual virtual conference designed specifically for those who work in the business of lifelong learning, continuing education, and professional development. This will be our fourth time offering LTD, and we know from all the feedback we have received that past attendees have found it a unique and highly valuable experience. Registration is open at ltd.tagoras.com.

We are also offering the opportunity to be a Patron for the event, an option that may be of interest to companies that serve learning businesses. You can find out about that by going to ltd.tagoras.com/patron. And we would like to spotlight some of our current patrons including:

We have also highlighted these Patrons on the LTD Web site. Definitely do take the time to find out more about them because these companies have demonstrated their commitment to learning businesses by becoming Patrons, so we encourage you to support them.

Nov 27, 2018

The topic of motivation is one we’ve been tracking and thinking about for years. That’s because it’s incredibly important for us as learning business leaders to understand the tremendous effect it has on learning. And when it comes to the topic of motivation, we continually find ourselves referring to Edward Deci’s, Why We Do What We Do: Understanding Self-Motivation, a book we strongly feel needs to be in the library of every learning business professional.

 In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa and Jeff give a high-level look at the key elements of human motivation from Deci’s book. They discuss the distinction between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, the importance of finding the balance between the two, and the impact this all has on learning.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode162

Our sponsor for this episode is Learning • Technology • Design™ (LTD), our annual virtual conference designed specifically for those who work in the business of lifelong learning, continuing education, and professional development. LTD 2019 will be our fourth time offering this virtual conference, and we know from all the feedback we have received that past attendees have found it a unique and highly valuable experience. Registration is open at ltd.tagoras.com, and through these last few days of November we are offering reduced pricing as well as the opportunity to extend a complimentary invitation to a colleague or friend who has not attended LTD before.

We’re also offering a patronage opportunity that may interest companies that serve learning businesses. You can find out about being a patron by visiting ltd.tagoras.com/patron, and we’d like to spotlight one of current patrons: Digitell, a company that helps clients leverage their content and provides conference content capture, content archiving and distribution, live streaming, Webcasts and more. You can find out more at digitellinc.com.

Nov 20, 2018

Are you prepared to face the potential disruptors to your learning business? Or – even better – are you positioning your organization to be the next big disruptor of your market?

Return guest Tom Morrison, CEO of Metal Treating Institute (MTI), is a highly-sought after keynote speaker, and author of multiple books, including most recently, The Dash: Making Sure Your Obituary Won’t Suck. And a key concept that he speaks about is around the idea of “uberization” – a term based on the highly successful market disruptor that we all know, Uber.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Jeff talks with Tom about the concept of uberization including how it applies to learning businesses and how to avoid being “uberized”. He also talks about what MTI is doing with their highly successful e-learning and certificate programs to solidify their niche in the market.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode161

Our sponsor for this episode is Learning • Technology • Design™ (LTD), our annual virtual conference designed specifically for those who work in the business of lifelong learning, continuing education, and professional development. This will be our fourth time offering LTD, and we know from all the feedback we have received that past attendees have found it a unique and highly valuable experience. Registration is open at ltd.tagoras.com, and through the month of November we are offering reduced pricing as well as the opportunity to extend a complimentary invitation to a colleague or friend who has not attended LTD before.  

We are also offering the opportunity to be a Patron for the event, an option that may be of interest to companies that serve learning businesses. You can find out about that by going to ltd.tagoras.com/patron. And we would like to spotlight some of our current patrons including Web Courseworks, makers of the Course Stage LMS, and Event Garde, a professional development consulting firm committed to lifelong learning.

Nov 13, 2018

As an award-winning speaker and bestselling author of the thought-provoking books, Change: Learn to Love It, Learn to Lead It and Simple Thinking: How to Remove Complexity from Life and Work, Richard Gerver is an inspirational, world-renowned thinker exploring the links between great leadership, human potential, change, and innovation. And because he got his start in education - ultimately serving as a famously transformative school principal - Richard is able to draw on first-hand experiences when it comes to understanding and articulating the connection between leading and learning.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa talks with Richard about how he views the link between leading and learning, ways simplicity and change impact learning, and the important role of mentoring.

Our sponsor for this episode is Learning • Technology • Design™ (LTD), our annual virtual conference designed specifically for those who work in the business of lifelong learning, continuing education, and professional development. This will be our fourth time offering LTD, and we know from all the feedback we have received that past attendees have found it a unique and highly valuable experience.

Registration is open at ltd.tagoras.com, and through the month of November we are offering reduced pricing as well as the opportunity to extend a complimentary invitation to a colleague or friend who has not attended LTD before.  

We are also offering the opportunity to be a Patron for the event, an option that may be of interest to companies that serve learning businesses. You can find out about that by going to ltd.tagoras.com/patron. And we like to spotlight some of our current patrons including Avilar, makers of the Web Mentor LMS, and 360Factor, makers of the Oasis LMS.

Nov 6, 2018

Since today marks the opening of registration for Learning • Technology • Design™(LTD 2019) – our annual virtual conference designed specifically for professionals in the business of continuing education, professional development, and lifelong learning – we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to pull back the curtain for an in-depth look at our planning process with the hope that it can be of value to you as you're planning your next event.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa and Jeff share details about their planning process for LTD, including what goes into building the program (with a sneak peak at some potential topics!), how the format for the event has evolved over time, and their strategy for marketing it.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode159

Our sponsor this quarter is ReviewMyLMS, a collaboration between our company, Tagoras, and 100Reviews, the company that is behind the very successful ReviewMyAMS site. As the name suggests, ReviewMyLMS is a site where users can share and access reviReviewMyLMS logoews of learning management systems, and the focus is specifically on systems that are a good fit for learning businesses, meaning organizations that market and sell lifelong learning. Contribute a review and you get access to all existing and future reviews—there are already more than 130 on the site. And, if you don’t have a review to contribute, there is also a subscription option. For details, check out reviewmylms.com.

Oct 30, 2018

Mike Prokopeak is vice president and editor in chief for Human Capital Media (HCM), an integrated information services and market-intelligence company focused on the business of human capital management and workforce development. In his role, he leads a team to create content for the award-winning Chief Learning Officer, Talent Economy, and Workforce magazines and their associated digital media and events. And most recently, he is the proud co-host of a recently launched podcast, the CLO Breakfast Club.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Jeff talks with Mike about the evolution of the Chief Learning Officer role, how CLO’s can effectively position themselves for success, and how leaders of market-facing learning businesses may be able to partner with their corporate counterparts.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode158

Our sponsor this quarter is ReviewMyLMS, a collaboration between our company, Tagoras, and 100Reviews, the company that is behind the very successful ReviewMyAMS site. As the name suggests, ReviewMyLMS is a site where users can share and access reviReviewMyLMS logoews of learning management systems, and the focus is specifically on systems that are a good fit for learning businesses, meaning organizations that market and sell lifelong learning. Contribute a review and you get access to all existing and future reviews—there are already more than 100 on the site. And, if you don’t have a review to contribute, there is also a subscription option. For details, check out reviewmylms.com

Oct 23, 2018

Seth Kahan is a change leadership expert who helps guide organizations through large-scale change, innovation, and growth. He’s also author of the business bestsellers, Getting Change Right and Getting Innovation Right as well as founder of Visionary Leadership where he helps visionary leaders achieve success on a grand scale. And if any of this sounds familiar, that’s because this is now his third appearance on the podcast—a true testament to how much we value his work.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa talks with Seth about new competencies for leadership, the difference between sustaining innovation and disruptive innovation, as well as what it takes to lead for collective impact.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode157

Our sponsor this quarter is ReviewMyLMS, a collaboration between our company, Tagoras, and 100Reviews, the company that is behind the very successful ReviewMyAMS site. As the name suggests, ReviewMyLMS is a site where users can share and access reviReviewMyLMS logoews of learning management systems, and the focus is specifically on systems that are a good fit for learning businesses, meaning organizations that market and sell lifelong learning. Contribute a review and you get access to all existing and future reviews—there are already more than 100 on the site. And, if you don’t have a review to contribute, there is also a subscription option. For details, check out reviewmylms.com.

 

Oct 16, 2018

In a recent collaboration on a Webinar with the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (WSAE), we answered questions from members related to strategy and business models for association online education programs. And while WSAE is an association specifically interested in online education, the questions and answers are applicable to any learning business, across all delivery formats.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa and Jeff share questions and answers from the session along with a variety of related resources to help you hone your strategy and grow your learning business.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode156

Our sponsor this quarter is ReviewMyLMS, a collaboration between our company, Tagoras, and 100Reviews, the company that is behind the very successful ReviewMyAMS site. As the name suggests, ReviewMyLMS is a site where users can share and access reviReviewMyLMS logoews of learning management systems, and the focus is specifically on systems that are a good fit for learning businesses, meaning organizations that market and sell lifelong learning. Contribute a review and you get access to all existing and future reviews—there are already more than 100 on the site. And, if you don’t have review to contribute, there is also a subscription option. For details, check out reviewmylms.com.

Oct 9, 2018

Danny Iny is a lifelong entrepreneur and founder and CEO of the online business education company Mirasee. He is also a best-selling author who has written nine books including the recently-released, Leveraged Learning: How the Disruption of Education Helps Lifelong Learners and Experts with Something to Teach.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Jeff talks with Danny about the core messages of his new book including some of the major changes impacting higher education and the opportunities and challenges they represent for learning businesses.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode155.

Our sponsor this quarter is ReviewMyLMS, a collaboration between our company, Tagoras, and 100Reviews, the company that is behind the very successful ReviewMyAMS site. As the name suggests, ReviewMyLMS is a site where users can share and access reviReviewMyLMS logoews of learning management systems, and the focus is specifically on systems that are a good fit for learning businesses, meaning organizations that market and sell lifelong learning. Contribute a review and you get access to all existing and future reviews—there are already more than 100 on the site. And, if you don’t have review to contribute, there is also a subscription option. For details, check out reviewmylms.com.

Oct 2, 2018

With over 25 years of experience, Brandon Carson is an innovative learning strategist and a leader in corporate global learning. He’s also Director of Learning at Delta Air Lines and author of Learning in the Age of Immediacy: 5 Factors for How We Connect, Communicate, and Get Work Done.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa talks with Brandon about what he’s seen change in the learning industry throughout his career and the five factors he believes, in aggregate, will have the most influence on learning in the coming years. They also discuss the implications and applications he sees for learning businesses around artificial intelligence and virtual and augmented reality.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode154

Our sponsor this quarter is ReviewMyLMS, a collaboration between our company, Tagoras, and 100Reviews, the company that is behind the very successful ReviewMyAMS site. As the name suggests, ReviewMyLMS is a site where users can share and access reviReviewMyLMS logoews of learning management systems, and the focus is specifically on systems that are a good fit for learning businesses, meaning organizations that market and sell lifelong learning. Contribute a review and you get access to all existing and future reviews—there are already more than 100 on the site. And, if you don’t have review to contribute, there is also a subscription option. For details, check out reviewmylms.com.

Sep 25, 2018

As learning business leaders, it’s inevitable that there will be times when you need additional resources. Whether it’s new staff, new technologies, extra contract help for a special project (the list goes on and on), getting those resources may not be easy. Very often you have to convince someone else—be it your boss, your board, or investors—that the resources really are necessary and that they will result in a positive return.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa and Jeff discuss five points that will apply in almost all business-case-making situations to help you get the new and better resources that your learning business needs to succeed.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode153

Brought to you by NextThought, AssociationsNext.com is your opportunity to learn from some leading thinkers in eLearning and membership organizations, as well as giving you the chance to test drive the NextThought LMS platform. In this educational series, you’ll uncover new knowledge about instructional design, digital strategy, and staying true to your organization’s long-term goals in the face of rapid change. KiKi L’Italien, Tracy King, and Lowell Aplebaum lead the first three modules, and more courses will be added on a monthly basis. Visit AssociationsNext.com to enroll and experience the revolutionary NextThought LMS for yourself.

Sep 18, 2018

KiKi L’Italien is CEO and creative technologist of the digital marketing consultancy Amplified Growth as well as the host of the hugely popular Association Chat, an online community and weekly podcast. She’s also leading the free course, Digital Strategy for Associations, which she recently created in collaboration with NextThought as part of their AssociationsNext initiative.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Jeff talks with KiKi about digital strategy including what it is, how learning businesses can leverage it, and how it’s different for associations. They also dive into her experience creating the Digital Strategy for Associations course and – since she is a podcaster herself – her insights and lessons learned related to hosting a successful podcast.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode152

Brought to you by NextThought, AssociationsNext is your opportunity to learn from some leading thinkers in eLearning and membership organizations, as well as giving you the chance to test drive the NextThought LMS platform. In this educational series, you’ll uncover new knowledge about instructional design, digitalstrategy, and staying true to yourorganization’s long-term goals in the face of rapid change. KiKi L’Italien, Tracy King, and Lowell Aplebaum lead the first three modules, and more courses will be added on a monthly basis. Visit AssociationsNext.org to enroll and experience the revolutionary NextThought LMS for yourself.

Sep 11, 2018

As learning business leaders, much of our work focuses on the design of learning. But if we take that one step further and begin thinking of ourselves as designers of learning environments, we may be able to broaden our influence and have a greater impact on the learning experience.

This is a guiding principle behind the work of Dr. Bucky Dodd, Chief Learning Innovation Officer at the University of Central Oklahoma and Director of the Institute for Learning Environment Design (ILED). His research focuses on innovative instructional design initiatives including the design of learning environments.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa talks with Bucky about Learning Environment Modeling™ (an approach he’s pioneered at ILED), how learning environments impact learning experiences with learning effectiveness, and the changes he sees on the horizon for lifelong and life-wide learning.

Full show notes at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode151

Brought to you by NextThought, AssociationsNext.com is your opportunity to learn from some leading thinkers in eLearning and membership organizations, as well as giving you the chance to test drive the NextThought LMS platform. In this educational series, you’ll uncover new knowledge about instructional design, digital strategy, and staying true to your organization’s long-term goals in the face of rapid change. KiKi L’Italien, Tracy King, and Lowell Aplebaum lead the first three modules, and more courses will be added on a monthly basis. Visit AssociationsNext.com to enroll and experience the revolutionary NextThought LMS for yourself.01:21 - A preview of what will be covered in this podcast where Celisa interviews Bucky Dodd, Chief Learning Innovation Officer at the University of Central Oklahoma and Director of the Institute for Learning Environment Design (ILED).

 

Sep 4, 2018

Almost exactly three years from it's creation, this officially marks our 150th episode of the Leading Learning podcast. It also happens to be the ten-year anniversary of Tagoras! In reaching these notable milestones, we thought it the perfect time to take a moment and reflect on our experience.

In this episode, we give a behind-the-scenes look of what it is we set out to achieve – and have achieved - with the Leading Learning podcast. We talk about its evolution, our framework for choosing content, and goals for the future.

Get the full show notes at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode150.

A message from NextThought, our sponsor for the third quarter of 2018:

Brought to you by NextThought, AssociationsNext.com is your opportunity to learn from some leading thinkers in eLearning and membership organizations, as well as giving you the chance to test drive the NextThought LMS platform. In this educational series, you’ll uncover new knowledge about instructional design, digital strategy, and staying true to your organization’s long-term goals in the face of rapid change. KiKi L’Italien, Tracy King, and Lowell Aplebaum lead the first three modules, and more courses will be added on a monthly basis. Visit AssociationsNext.com to enroll and experience the revolutionary NextThought LMS for yourself.

Aug 28, 2018

With all the uncertainty around what the future of work will look like there is one thing that is certain: in order to thrive you will need the necessary skills and mindset to continually adapt and change.

Futurist Jerel Bonner embodies this type of agile learning mindset as he is a walking, talking model of the new knowledge worker. He’s also a TEDx speaker, author of Sharpening China's Talent,  and co-founder of Coralling Chaos, a consulting firm focused on lowering the cost of the workplace through learning agility.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Jeff talks with Jerel about his personal experience as an agile learner and knowledge worker and what it takes to become one.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode149.

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a message from NextThought, our sponsor for the third quarter of 2018.

Brought to you by NextThought, AssociationsNext.com is your opportunity to learn from some leading thinkers in eLearning and membership organizations, as well as giving you the chance to test drive the NextThought LMS platform. In this educational series, you’ll uncover new knowledge about instructional

 design, digital strategy, and staying true to your organization’s long-term goals in the face of rapid change. KiKi L’Italien, Tracy King, and Lowell Aplebaum lead the first three modules, and more courses will be added on a monthly basis. Visit AssociationsNext.com to enroll and experience the revolutionary NextThought LMS for yourself.

Aug 21, 2018

When it comes to myths and superstitions, most of us don’t consider those terms in conjunction with learning. But as leaders in the business of lifelong learning, it’s important to understand these common misconceptions and the impact they can potentially have on the learning outcome.

Dr. Clark Quinn’s latest book, Millennials, Goldfish  & Other Training Misconceptions:  Debunking Learning Myths and Superstitionsdebunks common assumptions of good learning design to help you avoid wasting time and resources on practices not backed by research. Clark has over thirty years of experience in the design, development, and evaluation of educational technology and he helps organizations work smarter by leveraging technology that better aligns with how we think, work, and learn.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa talks with Clark about misconceptions in learning, the importance of designing for the situation rather than the learner, and the dangers of “best practices”.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode148.

Brought to you by NextThought, AssociationsNext.com is your opportunity to learn from some leading thinkers in eLearning and membership organizations, as well as giving y

ou the chance to test drive the NextThought LMS platform. In this educational series, you’ll uncover new knowledge about instructiona

 

l design, digital strategy, and staying true to your organization’s long-term goals in the face of rapid change. KiKi L’Italien, Tracy King, and Lowell Aplebaum lead the first three modules, and more courses will be added on a monthly basis. Visit AssociationsNext.com to enroll and experience the revolutionary NextThought LMS for yourself.

Aug 14, 2018

You may already be familiar with the Learning Business Maturity Model™, a simple yet powerful tool we created to provide a framework to help organizations assess the maturity of their learning and education businesses. And even though the model has been discussed in a previous episode, we thought it would be helpful to provide some additional clarity on exactly how to use it.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa and Jeff discuss how to effectively put the Learning Business Maturity Model to work to help you grow and improve your learning business. They offer a refresher of what it is and the three major areas of it’s application: dialogue, diagnosis, and direction.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode147

Thank you to NextThought, the sponsor of the Leading Learning podcast for the third quarter of 2018. NextThought is your partner in learning management system technology, creating engaging experiences, increasing learning potential, participant satisfaction, and member retention. Empowering learning businesses like yours with the perfect combination of art, science, and technology of online learning, Next Thought helps you achieve your education goals. They go above and beyond the standard learning management system by offering comprehensive solutions, including a modern, elegant technology platform, an evidence-based learning design methodology, and professional video production services. Contact Kevin.Stewart@NextThought.com or visit http://www.NextThought.com to learn more.

Aug 7, 2018

With a mission of advancing the highest standards of the practice of anesthesiology, the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) is committed to partnering with physicians to advance lifelong learning and exceptional patient care. They administer primary and subspecialty certification exams as well as the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (or MOCA 2.0), which has recently been redesigned and improved to include the microlearning initiative, MOCA Minute, a web based learning and assessment tool.

Dr. Deborah Culley is an attending physician and vice chair of research at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and an associate professor of anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School. She’s also secretary on the board of directors for the ABA and she understands the tremendous impact the MOCA Minute is having on individual physicians and the profession as a whole.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa talks with Deb about what the ABA is doing to better meet the needs of physicians through MOCA Minute and MOCA 2.0, why each of the programs was developed, and how everyone benefits.

Full show notes at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode146

Thank you to NextThought, the sponsor of the Leading Learning podcast for the third quarter of 2018. NextThought is your partner in learning management system technology, creating engaging experiences, increasing learning potential, participant satisfaction, and member retention. Empowering learning businesses like yours with the perfect combination of art, science, and technology of online learning, Next Thought helps you achieve your education goals. They go above and beyond the standard learning management system by offering comprehensive solutions, including a modern, elegant technology platform, an evidence-based learning design methodology, and professional video production services. Contact Kevin.Stewart@NextThought.com or visit http://www.NextThought.com to learn more.

Jul 31, 2018

Working at the intersection of learning and community, NextThought leaders Ken Parker and Jae Strickland are helping to change the way people experience education. NextThought, a premium online learning solutions company, focuses on building collaborative and engaging experiences that increase learning potential, participant satisfaction and member retention.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Jeff talks with Ken and Jae about the important role of community in learning, the data we can use to measure the impact of both community and learning, as well as the concept of "education as platform" and why that is so critical in today’s learning landscape.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode145

Thank you to NextThought, the sponsor of the Leading Learning podcast for the third quarter of 2018. NextThought is your partner in learning management system technology, creating engaging experiences, increasing learning potential, participant satisfaction, and member retention. Empowering learning businesses like yours with the perfect combination of art, science, and technology of online learning, Next Thought helps you achieve your education goals. They go above and beyond the standard learning management system by offering comprehensive solutions, including a modern, elegant technology platform, an evidence-based learning design methodology, and professional video production services. Contact Kevin.Stewart@NextThought.com or visit http://www.NextThought.com to learn more.

Jul 24, 2018

Are your efforts to promote and sell education having the results and impact that you’re hoping for? If not, we’re here to help!

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Jeff and Celisa discuss a 4-part formula for selling your educational offerings and give you the opportunity to apply the framework through the evaluation of a recent promotional effort by your organization.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode144.

Many thanks to 

 NextThought, our sponsor for the third quarter of 2018. Brought to you by NextThought, 

AssociationsNext.com is your opportunity to learn from some leading thinkers in eLearning and membership organizations, as well as giving you the chance to test-drive the NextThought LMS platform. In this educational series, you’ll uncover new knowledge about instructional design, digital strategy, and staying true to your organization’s long-term goals in the face of rapid change. KiKi L’Italien, Tracy King, and Lowell Aplebaum lead the first three modules, and more courses will be added on a monthly basis. Visit AssociationsNext.com to enroll and experience the revolutionary NextThought LMS for yourself.

Jul 17, 2018

Across the broader business of learning and education, if there’s an area that hasn’t been tapped to it’s full potential – or even to it’s partial potential – it’s educational data mining and learning analytics.

Dr. Ryan Baker, associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Penn Center for Learning Analytics, is known for his role in establishing the educational data mining scientific community and also founded the world's first Masters program in learning analytics. His work focuses on finding student data related to learning, engagement, or emotion that can be used today as well as to predict – and hopefully improve – future student outcomes. He’s published a wide range of academic papers and articles and has also taught the popular MOOC, Big Data and Education multiple times.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa Steele talks with Ryan about his work in the areas of educational data mining and learning analytics, the importance of understanding student engagement and disengagement, as well as intelligent tutoring systems and their impact on lifelong learning.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode143

Thank you to NextThought, the sponsor of the Leading Learning podcast for the third quarter of 2018. NextThought is your partner in learning management system technology, creating engaging experiences, increasing learning potential, participant satisfaction, and member retention. Empowering learning businesses like yours with the perfect combination of art, science, and technology of online learning, Next Thought helps you achieve your education goals. They go above and beyond the standard learning management system by offering comprehensive solutions, including a modern, elegant technology platform, an evidence-based learning design methodology, and professional video production services. Contact Kevin.Stewart@NextThought.com or visit http://www.NextThought.com to learn more.

Jul 10, 2018

Personalized lifelong learning for all. That’s the driving force behind the 9 Billion Schools movement, which was conceived with the recognition that every individual is uniquely different in their ability, interests, hopes and dreams. And all human beings on Earth – there’s projected to be about nine billion of us by 2050, in case you’re wondering what the significance of that number is – will flourish if they have access to lifelong learning opportunities that meet these diverse and ever-changing needs.

Lauren Della Bella and Dick Thomas are passionate leaders behind the 9 Billion Schools movement and co-authors of, 9 Billion Schools: Why the World Needs Personalized, Lifelong Learning for All.  They are also both leaders at SHP, a nationally recognized architecture firm focused on learning spaces of all kinds. Lauren serves as the organization’s president, and Dick as the vice president of architecture. Together they are reimagining the global approach towards education and learning while inspiring discussion, innovation and action around this critical issue.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Jeff talks with Lauren and Dick about the key concepts behind the 9 Billion Schools movement as well as how space and technology are impacting the learning landscape.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode142

Highlighted Resourcea downloadable preview of the book, 9 Billion Schools: Why the World Needs Personalized, Lifelong Learning for All.

Thank you to NextThought, the sponsor of the Leading Learning podcast for the third quarter of 2018. NextThought is your partner in learning management system technology, creating engaging experiences, increasing learning potential, participant satisfaction, and member retention. Empowering learning businesses like yours with the perfect combination of art, science, and technology of online learning, Next Thought helps you achieve your education goals. They go above and beyond the standard learning management system by offering comprehensive solutions, including a modern, elegant technology platform, an evidence-based learning design methodology, and professional video production services. Contact Kevin.Stewart@NextThought.com or visit http://www.NextThought.com to learn more.

Jul 3, 2018

We recently told you about the major areas that all learning businesses should be thinking about as they consider how best to grow and improve their offerings – what we coined the 4 “Cs” of the current learning landscape. And that included concision, context, competency, and community.

But we quickly realized there was another area of equal importance that wasn’t originally included so we are unveiling a fifth "C" to add to this important list of trends impacting the learning business landscape – competition.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa and Jeff discuss ways to help you get a handle on the competition in your market using Michael Porter’s Five Forces model as a framework for discussion.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode141.

Highlighted Resource – Our previous podcast episodeThe 4 Cs of the Learning Landscape. 

Thank you to NextThought, the sponsor of the Leading Learning podcast for the third quarter of 2018. NextThought is your partner in learning management system technology, creating engaging experiences, increasing learning potential, partici

pant satisfaction, and member retention. Empowering learning businesses like yours with the perfect combination of art, science, and techno

logy of online learning, Next Thought helps you achieve your education goals. They go above and beyond the standard learning management system by off

Jun 26, 2018

Whether or not we are aware of it, each and everyone one of us is biased. It’s actually not always a bad thing and, in fact, it’s a natural function of the human mind. But as learning leaders, if we aren’t in tune with the fact that we are constantly forming biases – and the ways in which they are shaping our thoughts and actions – it’s impossible to ever overcome them.

Howard Ross, founding partner of Cook Ross, is considered one of the world’s leading thinkers on identifying and addressing unconscious bias. He’s also author of Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives and Our Search for Belonging:  How the Need for Connection is Tearing Our Culture Apart.

And as a learning and development professional with over 17 years of experience in diversity, inclusion, and intercultural learning, Shilpa Alimchandani is the Director of Learning and Innovation at Cook Ross. In her role, she leads the firm’s efforts to co-create learning solutions with its clients.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Jeff talks with Howard and Shilpa about the concept of unconscious bias including why it’s important, the benefits of bringing awareness to it, and ways to disrupt bias both personally and as facilitators of learning.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode140

Highlighted Resourcea collection of Thought Papers that Cook Ross makes available on its Web site (completely free and don’t require an e-mail address) - they cover a range of topics related to diversity and bias. Among the resources there you will find Howard Ross’ white paper ”Everyday Bias: Further Explorations into How the Unconscious Mind Shapes Our World at Work,” which is a great introduction to the issues he explores in more depth in his book Everyday Bias.

Note also that Jeff wrote a blog post that looks at how the bias patterns that Howard identifies in his book can impact learning.

Our sponsor this quarter is ReviewMyLMS, a collaboration between our company, Tagoras, and 100Reviews, the company that is behind the very successful ReviewMyAMS site. As the name suggests, ReviewMyLMS is a site where users can share and access reviReviewMyLMS logoews of learning management systems, but in this case, the focus is specifically on systems that are a good fit for learning businesses, meaning organizations that market and sell lifelong learning. Contribute a review and you will get access to all existing and future reviews—there are already more than 120 on the site. And, if you don’t have review to contribute, there is also a subscription option. Just go to reviewmylms.com to get all the details

Jun 19, 2018

With over two decades of experience running international technology meetings, Corbin Ball is a highly acclaimed speaker, consultant, and writer who helps clients use technology to increase their efficiency and productivity. Because his work focuses primarily at the intersection of technology and meetings – rather than solely on learning – he offers a slightly different perspective to those of us in the business of lifelong learning.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa talks with Corbin about what’s going on in the world of meetings and technology, including virtual conferences and virtual and augmented reality, as well as their impact on learning and the potential benefits and limitations associated with each.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/epsiode139

Highlighted Resource – The Tagoras virtual events report, Association Virtual Conferences: State of the Sector - We’re currently in the process of running a new survey and we’ll be issuing a new edition of the report in the fall of 2018, but for now you can access the previous report, which is chockfull of data about how organizations are—and aren’t—using virtual conferences.

Our sponsor this quarter is ReviewMyLMS, a collaboration between our company, Tagoras, and 100Reviews, the company that is behind the very successful ReviewMyAMS site. As the name suggests, ReviewMyLMS is a site where users can share and access reviReviewMyLMS logoews of learning management systems, but in this case, the focus is specifically on systems that are a good fit for learning businesses, meaning organizations that market and sell lifelong learning. Contribute a review and you will get access to all existing and future reviews—there are already more than 100 on the site. And, if you don’t have review to contribute, there is also a subscription option. Just go to reviewmylms.com to get all the details.

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