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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.

Jun 12, 2018

For anyone in the learning business who is looking at how to effectively grow and improve their offerings, it’s important to be tuned into the trends that are currently impacting the market.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa and Jeff discuss four major themes, or what they refer to as the 4 “Cs,” of the current learning landscape: concision, context, competency, and community.

Full show notes at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode138

Highlighted Resource of the Week – the recording of our 2017 Learning Trends, 2018 Learning Forecast Webinar (and slides to go with it).This is the most recent of our annual trends and predictions Webinars, and the trends and predictions highlighted are definitely still relevant and even still unfolding.

ReviewMyLMS logo

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 reviews 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.

Jun 5, 2018

As Vice Provost of Curriculum and Academic Innovation, Chief Innovation Officer, and Associate Professor of Education at Concordia University, Dr. Bernard Bull is a true thought leader when it comes to education and learning.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa talks with Bernard about some of the biggest issues affecting education including  the future of credentials, the impact of artificial intelligence, and the potential benefits and drawbacks of data analytics.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode137

Highlighted Resource – How to Predict Educational Trends: It Doesn’t Happen Overnight, by Bernard Bull - a brief look at fifteen factors that are valuable when you are studying trends likely to shape and change education over time.

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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May 29, 2018

There’s no reason that learning can’t be fun and effective at the same time. But when it comes to designing instruction, all too often one of these areas is missing from the equation.

With a mission of saving people from bad learning experiences, Michael Allen, founder & CEO of Allen Interactions, has been a pioneer in the e-learning industry since 1975. With nearly five decades of professional, academic, and corporate experience in teaching, developing, and marketing interactive learning and performance support systems, he is the author of nine books, including the widely read Michael Allen's Guide to e-Learning: Building Interactive, Fun, and Effective Learning Programs for Any Company.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Jeff talks with Michael about how e-learning has changed over the years as well as the benefits and key components of designing an effective learning experience.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode136

Highlighted ResourceThe eBooks download page of the Allen Interactions Web site. Here you will find a wealth of free eBooks covering titles ranging from A Bite-Sized Guide to Microlearning to 6 Rules to Designing eLearning for Maximum Motivation to Three Essential Design Elements for Creating Engaging ELearning Games, and more. These are really practical guides that will help you with you with both your e-learning and your broader learning initiatives.

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.

May 22, 2018

If virtual events aren’t something you’ve considered for your learning business—or if they are and you just don’t know where to start —we are here to help.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa and Jeff share their thoughts on why to consider a virtual conference and some ideas and tips to support your success if you should decide to offer one.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode135

Highlighted Resource – Association Virtual Events – a free Tagoras report based on data collected from over 100 organizations that provides decision makers who want leading edge knowledge to support their strategic planning for virtual events. It touches on topics like timing and pricing; registration and attendance; tools commonly used to deliver virtual events; and common mistakes to avoid. Note there will be a new version of the report released in September 2018.

ReviewMyLMS logo

Our sponsor this quarter is ReviewMyLMS, a collaboration between 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 reviews 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.

May 15, 2018

Veronica Diaz is the director of professional learning at EDUCAUSE, the association for information technology in higher education. In her role there, she contributes to the strategic management of the organization’s professional learning product portfolio, directs their online programs and supports face-to-face events and conferences. She also manages the microcredentialing program and virtual and place-based mentoring programs.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa talks with Veronica about EDUCAUSE’s work with microcredentialing and mentoring including why and how they got started and valuable lessons learned along the way.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode134.

Highlighted Resource – a 15-minute video of Veronica Diaz’s Content Pod™ (presented at our 2018 Learning • Technology • Design virtual conference) where she talks about EDUCAUSE’s mentoring efforts.

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 detail.

May 8, 2018

If you’re looking to grow your learning business, you need to know how to gain more customers – and keep more of the customers you've already earned. To do this requires thoughtful marketing, customer service, and customer experience that customers love enough to talk about.

Jay Baer, President of Convince & Convert, helps the world's most iconic brands do just this. He’s a marketing and customer experience expert, keynote speaker, and New York Times best-selling author of five books, as well as the host of the award-winning Social Pros podcast.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Jeff talks with Jay about how to win perspective customers and create lasting relationships, the importance of top-notch customer service, and the power of word of mouth.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode133

Highlighted Resource  – The Convince & Convert Blog - this is the blog started many years ago by Jay Baer, our guest for this episode and frankly, if you aren’t already subscribed, you should be. Convince and Convert is one of a handful of “must read” marketing blogs on our list – one we link to regularly in our Leading Learning newsletter.

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 detail.

 

May 1, 2018

One of our favorite tools for helping learning businesses hone their product strategy is the Value Ramp™. If you aren’t already familiar with it, the Value Ramp is a tool we developed that highlights the relationship between price and value, the importance of momentum, and the impact of brand. Because many organizations haven’t taken the time to really reflect on the relationships between their products, using this tool can certainly be an eye-opening experience.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa and Jeff discuss eight tips for filling out your Value Ramp and how to effectively manage the value offered along it.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode132

Highlighted Resource – A page with additional information related to the Value Ramp - includes both text and video as well as helpful visuals to help you make use of the tool.

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 reviews of learning management systems, but in this case, the focus isReviewMyLMS logospecifically 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.

 

Apr 24, 2018

Meeting your full potential as a leader often requires a close look at the behaviors, skills, and mindset you need in order to be successful and influence others.

Christie Berger, an executive coach with a learning and development background, has a broad base of experience in helping leaders do just this so they can accelerate their performance and create more value within their organizations and communities.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa talks with Christie about the connection between learning and leadership, ways to improve leadership and increase influence, as well as common mistakes that leaders often make. They also dive into the topic of women and leadership and the work Christie is doing around this through her Fusion Leader Circuit program.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode131 

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 detail.

Apr 17, 2018

With the incredible speed at which technology is advancing and changing how we live, it’s crucial that we understand the impact that all of this is having –­ and is going to have ­– on how we work and learn.

And perhaps nobody is more well-versed in addressing this topic than internationally known speaker, writer, and thought leader, Heather McGowan. Heather is an innovator, synthesizer, and leading voice related to the context and impacts of accelerated change and she uses single frame visuals to help people process information more effectively.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Jeff talks with Heather about the intersection of the future of work and learning including why the type of change we are going through now is different from what we’ve experienced in the past, what we should expect to see related to this in the future, and how to better prepare for it.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode130.

Highlighted Resource – 10 Critical Shifts in the Market for Lifelong Learning – a free Tagoras resource which highlights 10 trends that are impacting, and will continue to impact, the landscape for learning businesses.

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 detail.

Apr 10, 2018

Spring is now upon us and that means blooming flowers, warmer days filled with sunshine, and of course, baseball—all wonderful inspiration for metaphors. And since we’re always thinking about lifelong learning, we couldn’t help but liken the idea of creating a successful, high-impact learning business to the idea of hitting a grand slam in baseball.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa and Jeff discuss the tremendous opportunity and responsibility that currently exist for learning businesses as well as what it takes to hit the “learning business grand slam”.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode129

Highlighted Resource – Tagoras Platform Directory for Learning Businesses™ – a free resource that offers profiles of more than 30 platforms that are a good fit for learning businesses.

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 reviews of learning management systems, but in this case, the focus isReviewMyLMS logospecifically 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.

Apr 3, 2018

Often the principles that create a winning team out on the field are the same that apply to create a winning team in business.

Jamy Bechler, a former college basketball coach, decided to take what he learned from his years on the court and apply it to help people in the business world. He’s now an executive business coach, professional speaker, and leadership trainer who works with organizations to motivate and strengthen teams by helping them understand the important role they each play--he also hosts the Success is a Choice podcast which features guests of all different backgrounds sharing their personal stories of how they achieved success.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa talks with Jamy about the topic of leadership including leading regardless of role, how to create influence, and tips for building high-performing teams.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode128

Highlighted Resource – Jamy Bechler’s list of 18 FOR ’18: 18 Books to Read in 2018. Within this list Jamy also links to his 15 best books for leaders.

Mar 27, 2018

As learning business professionals, we tend to think – and talk – about lifelong learning mostly as it relates to professional growth. But lifelong learning as it relates to personal growth is equally important because it cultivates critical thinking and allows for the never-ending exploration of curiosity.

David Kurfirst and Chris Zumtobel are the co-founders of Think Olio, a three-year-old start-up that provides provocative and thought-provoking lecture-style events – what they refer to as “olios” - on a wide range of topics that allow individuals to engage in a unique lifelong learning experience for roughly the same price as going to a movie.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa talks with David and Chris about what inspired the creation of Think Olio, their model for teaching and learning and why it works for them, as well as lessons learned along the way.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode127

Thank you to Blue Sky eLearn, sponsor of the Leading Learning podcast for the first quarter of 2018. Blue Sky is the maker of the Path learning management system, an award-winning, cloud-based learning solution that empowers your organization to maximize its message. Blue Sky also provides a range of virtual event and instructional services to help you maximize your content and create deeper engagement with your audience. To find out more about Blue Sky eLearn and everything it offers, visit http://www.blueskyelearn.com

Highlighted Resource – Think Olio’s Chance Operation for Learning – 3 minute highlights of the classes offered by Think Olio.

Mar 20, 2018

There continue to be a wide variety of trends emerging in the market for lifelong learning and continuing education and it’s important to understand what impact, if any, each of these might have on your learning business.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa and Jeff discuss twelve of the biggest trends they see (in no particular order) disrupting the market for lifelong learning and continuing education and share resources related to each trend.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode126

Thank you to Blue Sky eLearn, sponsor of the Leading Learning podcast for the first quarter of 2018. Blue Sky is the maker of the Path learning management system, an award-winning, cloud-based learning solution that empowers your organization to maximize its message. Blue Sky also provides a range of virtual event and instructional services to help you maximize your content and create deeper engagement with your audience. To find out more about Blue Sky eLearn and everything it offers, visit http://www.blueskyelearn.com.

Highlighted Resource – 10 Critical Shifts in the Market for Lifelong Learning (downloadable document) – see also our previous podcast episode on the topic.

Mar 13, 2018

When it comes to training design, perhaps focusing on what people need to be able to do, not simply what they need to know, can make all the difference. That’s because this leads to activity-centered training rather than traditional information presentations.

These concepts are what led Cathy Moore, speaker, training designer, and author of Map It: The Hands-On Guide to Strategic Training Design, to create the action mapping model. Her goal is to “save the world from boring instruction” and her tools and resources are helping to do this one learner at a time.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa talks with Cathy about action mapping including what it is, why it’s effective, and how to apply it. They also cover the role action mapping plays in measurement and evaluation and scenario design.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode125

Thank you to Blue Sky eLearn, sponsor of the Leading Learning podcast for the first quarter of 2018. Blue Sky is the maker of the Path learning management system, an award-winning, cloud-based learning solution that empowers your organization to maximize its message. Blue Sky also provides a range of virtual event and instructional services to help you maximize your content and create deeper engagement with your audience. To find out more about Blue Sky eLearn and everything it offers, visit http://www.blueskyelearn.com.

Highlighted Resource  – a collection of Action Mapping resources created by Cathy Moore.

Mar 5, 2018

We continue our tradition of providing After Action Reviews for the events we host, but with a slight twist this time. The scheduled live programming has ended, but we don't consider the Learning • Technology • Design™ (LTD) experience to be over yet, so we are calling this a "Mid-Action" review. Tune in to learn more about what we set out to do with this year's version of our annual virtual conference, and how it is turning out.

Full show notes available at http://www.leadinglearning.com/episode124

Thank you to Blue Sky eLearn, sponsor of the Leading Learning podcast for the first quarter of 2018. Blue Sky is the maker of the Path learning management system, an award-winning, cloud-based learning solution that empowers your organization to maximize its message. Blue Sky also provides a range of virtual event and instructional services to help you maximize your content and create deeper engagement with your audience. To find out more about Blue Sky eLearn and everything it offers, visit http://www.blueskyelearn.com.

Feb 27, 2018

In this episode, Celisa Steele talks with training industry veteran - and TrainingIndustry founder and CEO - Doug Harward about how the industry has - or hasn't - changed over recent decades and the major challenges and opportunities facing learning businesses now.

Full show notes available at http://www.leadinglearning.com/episode123

Highlighted Resource – 10 Things You Must Do When Starting Your Training Company by Doug Harward. 

Thank you to Blue Sky eLearn, sponsor of the Leading Learning podcast for the first quarter of 2018. Blue Sky is the maker of the Path learning management system, an award-winning, cloud-based learning solution that empowers your organization to maximize its message. Blue Sky also provides a range of virtual event and instructional services to help you maximize your content and create deeper engagement with your audience. To find out more about Blue Sky eLearn and everything it offers, visit http://www.blueskyelearn.com.

Feb 20, 2018

Nasos Papadopoulos, founder of MetaLearn, a Web destination for learning about learning, is a university lecturer and online course author who is passionate about helping others master their own learning. His work, including his course Make Me A MetaLearner, gives people the necessary tools and techniques to become an effective lifelong learner.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Jeff talks with Nasos about what metalearning is and why it’s important as well as reflections and advice related to his own experience as a learner, podcaster, and course author.

Full show notes at http://www.leadinglearning.com/episode122/

Highlighted Resource – Nasos Papadopoulos’ MetaLearn YouTube channel - features dozens of brief videos covering topics ranging from how to learn from famous figures like Elon Musk, Marie Curie and Charles Darwin to how to leverage important learning techniques like spaced practice, reflection, and elaboration. This is a great resource to help you boost your own learning – and also a great resource to share with the learners you serve.

Thank you to Blue Sky eLearn, sponsor of the Leading Learning podcast for the first quarter of 2018. Blue Sky is the maker of the Path learning management system, an award-winning, cloud-based learning solution that empowers your organization to maximize its message. Blue Sky also provides a range of virtual event and instructional services to help you maximize your content and create deeper engagement with your audience. To find out more about Blue Sky eLearn and everything it offers, visit http://www.blueskyelearn.com.

Feb 13, 2018

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa and Jeff discuss how to get at what potential learning customers actually want – versus what they need – by exploring four key areas of gathering and assessing data including: understanding your demand dynamics, assessing behavior (not preferences), identifying key value factors, and gauging commitment and conversion ­(not interest).

Highlighted Resource – Market Insight Matrix – a free Tagoras tool that lays out a framework for continually monitoring and assessing your market over time. It’s a great complement to the discussion in this episode about identifying the “wants” as opposed to just the needs in your market.

Thank you to Blue Sky eLearn, sponsor of the Leading Learning podcast for the first quarter of 2018. Blue Sky is the maker of the Path learning management system, an award-winning, cloud-based learning solution that empowers your organization to maximize its message. Blue Sky also provides a range of virtual event and instructional services to help you maximize your content and create deeper engagement with your audience. To find out more about Blue Sky eLearn and everything it offers, visit http://www.blueskyelearn.com.

 

Feb 6, 2018

Tracy King, founder of InspirEd and Aaron Wolowiec, founder of Event Garde, are both experts in learning design and they recently joined forces to help answer this complex question. Their research and findings related to the topic are captured in the e-book they co-authored, Engaging Learners: A Guide To Successfully Designing Engaging Learning.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa talks with Tracy and Aaron about the topic of learner engagement—including what it is and, just as importantly, what it isn’t—how to prime learners for engagement, and the importance of “constructing” learning experiences versus “manufacturing” them.

Full show notes available at http://www.leadinglearning.com/episode120 

Highlighted Resource  – Engaging Learners: A Guide To Successfully Designing Engaging Learning an e-book by Tracy King and Aaron Wolowiec.

Thank you to Blue Sky eLearn, sponsor of the Leading Learning podcast for the first quarter of 2018. Blue Sky is the maker of the Path learning management system, an award-winning, cloud-based learning solution that empowers your organization to maximize its message. Blue Sky also provides a range of virtual event and instructional services to help you maximize your content and create deeper engagement with your audience. To find out more about Blue Sky eLearn and everything it offers, visit http://www.blueskyelearn.com.

Jan 30, 2018

In this episode, Celisa Steele talks with Jennifer Abrams about hard conversations and the multigenerational workplace, including the impact each of these have on both leading and learning.

Jennifer Abrams is an expert in overcoming these challenges and has written various books including, Having Hard Conversations, The Multigenerational Workplace : Communicate, Collaborate, and Create Community, and Hard Conversations Unpacked : The Whos, the Whens, and the What-Ifs. She’s also a communications expert, a designer of professional development, a speaker, and, with a few e-courses under her belt, an entrepreneurial subject matter expert (eSME)—if that term is new to you or you need a refresher, see our related post about the rise of the eSME.

Full show notes available at http://www.leadinglearning.com/episode119

Highlighted Resource –Unpacking Hard Conversations” – (second video on page) – a Webinar by Jennifer Abrams which offers an in-depth look at the topics she covers in her book, Hard Conversations Unpacked : The Whos, the Whens, and the What-Ifs.

Thank you to Blue Sky eLearn, sponsor of the Leading Learning podcast for the first quarter of 2018. Blue Sky is the maker of the Path learning management system, an award-winning, cloud-based learning solution that empowers your organization to maximize its message. Blue Sky also provides a range of virtual event and instructional services to help you maximize your content and create deeper engagement with your audience. To find out more about Blue Sky eLearn and everything it offers, visit http://www.blueskyelearn.com.

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