2017: Our First Year

When we started broadcasting TLDCasts on March 16th, we didn’t know if we’d get to 200 or 100 or even 50. But here we are 200 episodes later, and we’re not slowing down! More Connection, more Discussion, more ways to get better at what you do every day — that’s what’s ahead for 2018.

But for now, here’s our Top 10 most popular TLDCasts of 2017!

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Number 1: Ray Jimenez


Ray Jimenez is the Chief Learning Architect and Founder of VignettesLearning.com. He designed the principal architecture of TrainingMagNetwork.com, with over 100,000 members.

Number 2: Melissa Milloway

Melissa Milloway is a Technical Curriculum Developer at Amazon, where she specializes in designing and developing digital learning experiences. She was selected as a “30 Under 30” learning leader for Elliott Masie’s Learning 2014 conference and is also an avid blogger in the industry.

Number 3: Dan Keckan

Dan Keckan is Vice President of eLearning and Instructional Design at Cinecraft Productions, the country’s oldest industrial film studio. Growing up in his family business his expertise was craft services and licking stamps. Today his expertise is in matching learning modalities to the actual skill or behavior that creates an authentic simulation.

Number 4: Host Cara North: The Role of Higher Education in Learning and Development

Many learning and development professionals “fell” into their role.  What is the role of higher education in shaping the field of learning and development? In this episode of TLDChat, we’ll speak to three current or former higher education instructors: Dawn Snyder (Franklin University and The Ohio State University), Sean Hickey (Columbus State Community College), and Andy Hughes (University of Cincinnati).

Number 5: Cara North and Trish Uhl Wrap Up Employee Learning Week

We’re wrapping up Employee Learning Week with a reflective discussion hosted by Trish Uhl and Cara North! This week’s awareness campaign from ATD highlights the important connection between learning and achieving organizational results. Are you a Champion of Learning? Trish and Cara certainly are, so join us to discuss the importance of developing a knowledgeable and highly skilled workforce.

Number 6: Richard Boyd

Over the last twenty-six years Richard has led or helped create some of the most innovative game technology companies in the industry. He has served as a game technology consultant for a wide variety of industries including energy, healthcare, education and motion pictures. Richard joined Lockheed Martin in 2007 with the acquisition of 3Dsolve, a North Carolina based computer game technology firm where he was founder and CEO.

Number 7: Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor directs learning technology and online learning at Mindset Digital in Columbus, Ohio. He has over 20 years of experience successfully developing and deploying a wide variety of learning strategies and technologies. Mike holds an MBA from Ohio University and a Master’s in EdTech from San Diego State University.

Number 8: Connie Malamed

Connie Malamed (a.k.a. The eLearning Coach) is a consultant, author, and professional speaker in the fields of online learning and visual communication. She has helped nonprofit, government, and corporate clients develop strategies for workplace learning for more than 20 years. Connie is the author of 2 books: Visual Design Solutions and Visual Language for Designers.

Number 9: Tom Adams

We had a great start to our Member Day discussion series. Tom explained his current training situation and let the group triage with solutions and direction. Tom is tasked with implementing an LMS in a company with a large amount of PDF and video based training in an open source LMS platform. The time is short and the project is immense.

Number 10: Ask Millenials Anything

Join Cara North, Melissa Milloway, and Eric Rowland in exploring the mysterious world of Millennials and how they “really” feel about the workplace.

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