Learning Analytics Data Privacy, Tracking and What’s Ahead featuring Guest Duncan Welder and Host Andrew Hughes

Duncan Welder is a long time instructional designer and LMS implementation specialist with a passion for tracking data. As the Director of Client Services at RISC Inc he focuses on using learning analytics to find solutions for customers and clients.

Duncan and Andrew talk about the similarities of their background and common experiences they share “coming up” in the L&D space at the same time.

They also discuss:

  • Making sure you have a great relationship with IT
  • Trends, adaptation, and the current state of and future of xAPI
  • The Learning Record Store (LRS) as the central hub of L&D
  • Data Privacy and Data Tracking
  • and much more.

Focus on Performance Outcomes — not Training Requests with guest John Temples and host Kristen Hayden Safdie

John Temples went from middle school science teacher to instructional designer to learning consultant. Working with manufacturing companies, he learned that focusing on performance outcomes is key in successfully achieving organizational learning objectives, and that just building training isn’t the best solution – focus on performance.

If you’re someone who works with or in a manufacturing company, or if you deal with alot of troubleshooting processes, this will be a great listen. It’s an excellent conversation between two seasoned instructional designers and is part case study and part profile of John Temples.

  • This episode covers:
  • Making the transition from being a middle school teacher to a instructional designer
  • Using field trips for training – “experiential onboarding”
  • The culture advantages of working for a family owned business
  • Moving to a larger company and the challenges that go with it
  • Migrating from technical training to operational excellence
  • Building a web app for performance support and tracking
  • … and more.

Niels Floor: Learning Experience Design Pioneer

This audio only version of TLDCast took place on Friday, November 1, 2019 online in front of a live audience.

In this episode, I talk with Niels Floor, Learning Experience Design Pioneer. In May 2007, Niels originated and coined the term “Learning Experience Design”, with the job title following shortly thereafter. He’s also the Founder & Owner of Shapers, a Learning Experience Design Consultancy based out of the Netherlands.

This was a very interesting conversation that shed light on the beginnings of Learning Experience Design, how it originated, some perspectives on its global impact, and where its going. This discussion is a must listen for anyone doing instructional design that find themselves particularly focused on the design aspect of things. And if you’re wondering about how instructional design is evolving, understanding the beginnings of LXD and why it’s relevant is definitely something you’re going to want to learn about.

If you’re a current TLDC member, you can access to the entire transcript of this episode, as well as the audience chat HERE.

Niels Floor: Learning Experience Design Pioneer

by Niels Floor | TLDCast Podcast

Using Video to Improve Learning Outcomes featuring Andrew Hughes & Matt Pierce

In this episode, Andrew Hughes of Designing Digitally talks with Matthew Pierce of Techsmith about how video can improve learning outcomes. They also discuss mentorship, leadership, and go into Matt’s backstory about his journey to becoming a learning and video ambassador for some of the world’s leading visual communication software tools, Camtasia and Snagit.

If you’re a current TLDC member, you can access to the entire transcript of this episode, as well as the audience chat HERE.

Using Video to Improve Learning Outcomes

by Andrew Hughes and Matt Pierce | TLDCast Podcast

Alan Natachu’s Misadventures in VR

You would think the way some L&D folks talk about VR, implementing this groundbreaking technology is as simple as buying some headsets, strapping them on students, and pressing go.

Not so. Not. At. All.

The reality of Virtual Reality is that getting it to run for a single student is no bed of roses. And a class of 25? Forget about it.

That is unless you have the know-how and determination that Learning Experience Designer, Alan Natachu does.

With a background in IT, media production, and instructional design, Alan was the perfect guest for this conversation. In the last few months, Alan built and tested an Oculus Quest system for learning — then pushed out a total of 25 Quests to students at his university.

Listen to his story and learn from his mistakes. And remember, launching a course in VR may not be a simple exercise. Get ready for hardware, software, and instructional challenges that might be worth overcoming — in the end.

Alan Natachu's Misadventures in VR

by Alan Natachu | TLDCast Podcast

Community Discussion: A Day in the Life

“Woke up, fell out of bed

Dragged a comb across my head

Found my way downstairs and drank a cup

And looking up I noticed I was late

Found my coat and grabbed my hat

Made the bus in seconds flat

Made my way upstairs and had a smoke

And everybody spoke and I went into a dream”

— Lennon & McCartney

Ever wonder what everybody else’s workday what might be like? As corporate trainers and educators, we’re all responsible for similar objectives and goals, but our experiences can be radically different from one another.

Take a listen to this Community Discussion where we talk a bit about our professional lives; you’ll see how very different it can all be!

Community Discussion: A Day in the Life

by Luis Malbas and The Training, Learning, and Development Community | TLDCast Podcast