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IDIODC, short for: Instructional Designers In Offices Drinking Coffee, is a weekly, live video and podcast used to help ID's with pain points and provide best practices and insight. Every Wednesday morning, the upbeat and candid conversation encourages peers to participate in the chat and share their own personal insight! Often bringing on guests, our hosts Brent Schlenker and Chris Van Wingerden keep it real with objective points fit for people looking for eLearning advice to better the L&D world. Learn more about Instructional Designers In Offices Drinking Coffee on our website at IDIODC.com

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2021-03-03

New to IDIODC? What is IDIODC all about?

Well, it's pretty simple. IDIODC, short for: Instructional Designers In Offices Drinking Coffee, is a weekly, live video and podcast used to help ID's with pain points and provide best practices and insight. Every Wednesday morning at 9am ET, the upbeat and candid conversation encourages peers to participate in the chat and share their own personal insight! Often bringing on guests, our hosts Brent Schlenker and Chris Van Wingerden keep it real with ...

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2021-09-08

Chatbots give instructional designers and developers a powerful tool for creating "sticky" training programs to increase your learner engagement. Vince Han joins to share some common use cases like training reinforcement, simple employee coaching, new hire onboarding, LMS course registration, and performance support. Learn more about Instructional Designers In Offices Drinking Coffee on our website at IDIODC.com

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2021-07-28

Kevin Thorn joins us for another Drink’n’Draw! In this episode we're looking at taking our drawing skills and adding them to instructional videos. There are a lot of methods for adding graphical elements to videos and we'll talk about a few techniques and concepts that can be very useful for instructional videos. Learn more about Instructional Designers In Offices Drinking Coffee on our website at IDIODC.com

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2021-07-21

In this episode we're talking with Jeanne Bakker, founder of Brain Bakery. We'll discuss how one of her client companies used gamification, storytelling, rewards, and manager commitment to redesign an onboarding program. We'll also make sure you leave with ideas about gamifying your own onboarding or other training programs as well as inspiration to measure your performance results.

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2021-07-07

Susi Miller, author of Designing Accessible Learning Content joins us on this episode of IDIODC. We cover the wide ranging topic of accessibility and how ID's and eLearning developers can do more to improve access for all. We also talk about the basics of accessibility and how you can level up your career by being more sensitive to designing and developing more accessible learning solutions.

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2021-04-28

In this episode you'll learn how to use visual communications to create engaging learning experiences. You'll explore how to use visual communication techniques to visualize your learning content and help your learners see what you're saying. Best of all, this episode will focus on tips anyone can use, regardless of their current art or graphic design skills.

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2021-02-24

Storytelling is one way to facilitate connections for learners. But how do you find stories and how do you use them to support learning? And how do you use them in your eLearning? StoryTraining is a concept created by our guest in this episode. Hadiya Nuriddin explores how to unearth useful stories and deliver them to help learners understand new content, ideas, and behaviors. Storytelling has been an increasingly popular topic over the years and we're excited to bring this conversation to th...

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2021-02-10

In this episode of IDIODC, Sarah Mercier joins us to discuss a budget-friendly trend used in digital marketing that can be easily applied to workplace learning: email for continual learning and support. We'll explore how email can be used effectively for spaced learning and performance support. Learn pro tips for designing in this format, and see a variety of real-use cases. As we explore the possibilities of email as a learning experience platform, you'll learn practical ways to implement th...

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2021-01-27

The world of work has changed. Our industry has been changing for many years, but 2020 has placed the spotlight directly on corporate training. Not only did the entire planet move their lives online, but businesses are now being required to report data on Human Capital Management efforts. It's the perfect time for us to talk about the reality of our expanding role within organizations we serve.

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2021-01-27

Clark Aldrich is a legend in corporate training simulations and games for learning. And one of the few experts who can seamlessly move between corporate training issues, academia, and government concerns related to education and learning. And as far as I know, one of the only training professionals to be quoted by a former US President. Needless to say, we had a LOT to talk about in this special episode of IDIODC, but we primarily discussed Clark’s latest work in "short sims" and the value th...

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2021-01-27

Virtual training courses have been in huge demand since the global pandemic shutdown. A boom for consultants like Kassy LaBorie who happen to be Master Virtual Classroom Trainers. Kassy join us to share her latest books, her favorite virtual training tips & tricks, and report from the front lines of the new normal in workforce training: The Zoom Training Session.

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2021-01-27

DxH is a design collective and apprenticeship program pairing experienced creatives with fresh faces to collaborate on real-world projects advocating for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). They work on all topics regarding equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism. Their mission is to up-skill Black Americans and allies committed to the pursuit of learning-by-doing into LX, design, and technical roles through our immersive design boot camp. To provide various creative service...

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2021-01-27

The term Learning Engineer is still new for many in the world of Learning and Development. In this episode of IDIODC we look at how one Learning Engineer scaled up a learning solution in Zambia. The struggles her team encountered were similar to what you find in other countries and organizations. Our guest, Jodi Lis, shares her experience with the large scale project in Africa and also tell us about the work being done to standardize the new title: Learning Engineer.

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2021-01-27

The neuroscience of learning is always a hot topic. But in this episode we're going to cover more than just learning. The COVID19 pandemic has created challenges few could imagine. Under normal circumstances change is hard for individuals, organizations, and cultures. But in 2020, we're struggling to adapt, collaborate, and learn, while the unstable world continues to spin around us.

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2020-07-29

Searching for new ways to create engaging media elements in training projects is an ongoing challenge for most designers. Animation beyond the standard effects require deeper thought in design and often involves additional skills in a variety of tools. And the barriers to learning new animation software results in not pursuing a more engaging approach. With smartphone cameras, available apps and software, we can dramatically reduce those barriers and get started with designing creative stop-m...

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2020-06-17

For more successful outcomes in our eLearning, we should all be starting with paper and pen. And if you’re one of those people that thinks “…but I can’t draw”, then this IDIODC session is perfect for you. On this week's episode of IDIODC, special guest Kevin Thorn joins show hosts Brent Schlenker and Chris Van Wingerden for his fourth Drink'n'Draw session.

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2020-06-03

On this episode of Instructional Designers In Offices Drinking Coffee, special guest and master of podcasting Evo Terra. The three talk about corporate podcasting and how you can introduce it into your L&D.

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2020-02-12

Transitioning from well-known and older practices into new is never easy. Especially when it involves modern technology with nearly guaranteed huge learning curves. In this episode of IDIODC, Becky Willis, an experienced learning strategist, joins Brent and Chris for an episode to discuss new L&D strategies - how they affect the instructional designer and how you can embrace them yourself!

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2020-01-15

Welcome to our second IDIODC episode of 2020! For this session, Brent and Chris are joined again by the ever so talented Kevin Thorn for an extra interactive session on creating icons for learning projects. Grab your thinking cap, a cup of coffee or tea (or whatever your drink of choice may be), and get ready for an insightful session with Kevin, Brent and Chris!

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2019-11-20

You know that particular and quick mannered way you react when suddenly startled? You might move back, scream or freeze up. Well, that basic and instinctual response (manifested within the "Lizard Brain") is also responsible for a lot of other things you wouldn't think of. In fact, our Lizard Brain plays a great part in determining what you do and how you live on a day-to-day basis, and is a lot more powerful than we give credit to.

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2019-11-14

Some of the greatest ideas, inventions, and innovations started as sketches. And the biggest mistake we often make is jumping into our software to start developing. But for more successful outcomes, we should all be starting with paper and pen. And if you’re one of those people that thinks “…but I can’t draw”, then this IDIODC is perfect for you.

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2019-10-31

When creating powerful learning content, an organization and its practitioners need to do more than follow a simple series of steps. There are a collection of cultural values and practices that must be addressed in order to deliver learning that reaches its full potential, and be a rich and enjoyable experience for the audience!

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2019-10-16

Do you remember your first instructional design project? Not the one you did in school, but the first REAL course you created for a client or first full time job? No doubt it included a decent amount of stress and anxiety. Those are feelings you’d likely rather forget, but the lessons you learned probably shaped the way you work even to this day.

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2019-10-02

In this episode of IDIODC Brent and Chris talk with Myra Roldan who has been researching the changes in the job market to identify the new knowledge, skills, and abilities that are and will be required for various roles across a number of industries (including a number of training roles) in order to develop competency-based education programs.

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2019-07-24

The Beatles said it best. We get by with a little help from our friends... Or something like that anyways. And it’s true. We learn more and become more productive when we’re with other people, especially our friends and trusted colleagues.Check out the session with special returning guest, Megan Torrance. We always love a good talk with the energtic and knowledgeable Megan!

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2019-02-13

Following up on last year's conversation about the differences between ISD in Higher Education and ISD in Corporate/Enterprise environments, Cara North joins the conversation for the second time. Also going over the amazing interactive presentation she gave at TLDC19 that is so highly rated. It's a mystery... so you'll have to join us to learn more.

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2018-12-07

This episode was made for you if you're wondering what the heck to get for that instructional designer or eLearning developer in your life. This episode is all about the things we love to use in our professional work.

Brent and Chris count down 10(ish) gifts ideas for learning professionals. In the spirit of being budget conscious, all items are kept under $100USD. However, there may be a couple exceptions that will be well worth the added expense.

Here is a list of the items spoken about...

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2018-11-28

For the next 39 minutes, Chris and Brent bring on Mike Taylor from Mindset Digital! The three chat about great ways to instil entertaining and digestible learning experiences.

Known for his practical, street-savvy style; with over two decades of real-life, in-the-trenches experience, designing and delivering learning experiences, Mike Taylor understands that effective learning isn’t about the latest fad or trendy new tools.

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2018-11-21

Brent and Chris bring on one of the most influential stewards of the xAPI standard, Aaron Silvers. He holds all the scars of battles won of taking the learning analytics need from idea to Government standard.

During this episode, the three take a trip down memory lane and talk about WHY xAPI needed to be born, and how a small but dedicated band of OG's made that happen. Aaron is now working with analytics and big data in a BIG way. So we're certain to cover that topic as well. Join us for a...

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2018-11-15

This week Chris and Brent bring on special guest Connie Malamed. The three talk visual design and creativity as well as the psychology around eLearning, as presented in her two books: Visual Design Solutions and Visual Language for Designers.

You can check out her two books on Amazon here:
Visual Design Solutions - https://tinyurl.com/y8usk69m
Visual Language for Designers - https://tinyurl.com/y8ntnszq


Check out a few of these awesome resources by Connie related to visual design and p...

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2018-11-08

Starting the episode off with some serious dad jokes, Brent and Chris go through a couple great examples of interactive video seen and used, in order to build a reference framework. Based off of Paul's DevLearn session in October 2018.
You’ll discover how these models can then be applied to different types of learning needs, contexts, and situations to take advantage of each model’s strengths. You’ll gain a range of practical tips to help you make your designs come to life with the best possi...

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2018-11-08

With Chris away, Zsolt Olah joined Brent to chat about the six essential traits of instructional design, and his book: Engage the WORLD. Whether you plan on purchasing Zsolt’s book or not, the episode goes over the conversational, thought-based book about the importance of high-engagement, anti-boring content to fulfil learner needs and avoid an unhappy, untrained team.

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2018-11-08

From October 24 - 26 Vegas holds DevLearn - the learning and technologies conference. This year, we go live with Brent in Vegas right before the conference giving us the scoop on what's to come! Every year without fail The ELearning Guild brings outstanding keynotes, sessions and activities allowing for some serious learning and networking opportunities.

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2018-11-13

This week Chris chats with another special guest from Gamification Nation, Marco Faccini to talk about VR while Brent is away. Currently used as one of the most modern forms of gamification and game-based learning (and just flat out gaming) in the world; virtual reality is so much more than just a shiny toy! Marco notes some of VR's pros on business impact to training and learning.

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2018-11-13

In this episode of IDIODC, Brent and Chris talk about leveraging the design potential of responsive design to help tell stories. The two review some great examples of responsive design to explore what design lessons we can find as instructional designers.


Responsive design was created from a practical need to ensure that content could be accessible across all devices. More than just a solution to a problem, responsive design has actually created new opportunities to frame content and user ...

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2018-11-13

During this episode, Brent and Chris were lucky enough to bring on special guest Jo Cook to discuss webinars and virtual classrooms. Each with their own unique pros and cons, Jo and the gang will discuss the differences and what angle is best to take for learning in different situations.

Jo Cook is a speaker, instructional designer and classroom facilitator who specializes in virtual classrooms, webinars and live online learning technology. Jo’s passion is in helping and supporting teams, p...

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2018-09-20

Megan Torrance's company Torrance Learning facilitates the ongoing xAPI Learning Cohort, originally started by ADLNet. Held twice a year and with more than 500 participants, the Cohort is a great way to learn about xAPI from your L&D peers, whether you just lurk and follow or actively get involved in a hands-on project.

In this episode, Megan joined Chris to give us an overview of just what the xAPI cohort is and how it works.

It's a tremendous service that the Torrance team provides for fr...

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2018-11-13

Deciding on an eLearning tool can be tough, especially when there are so many variables in what an organization's team needs.
In this episode, Brent and Chris bring on special guest Mark Sheppard to tall IDIODC's here to help welcome you back to the flow of things in this back-to-work season with an episode geared towards picking a new eLearning tool perfect for your organization!

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2018-11-13

Brent goes live with special guest John Kissinger for a special one-on-one about voice over acting in eLearning while Chris is away. The two continues the conversation on audio in eLearning, going over tips on how to ensure the highest quality and authenticity out of your voice.

- Want that tea John talks about in this session? Check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/Traditional-Medicinals-Organic-Throat-Seasonal/dp/B0009F3POO/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8

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2018-11-13

Craig Wiggins joins the IDIODC guys during this episode to get us all informed about the IEEE. ICICLE's work on developing a definition of a "Learning Engineer" as a standard as well as its goal of supporting the development of Learning Engineering as a profession and academic discipline.

Craig is the IEEE ICICLE Vice-Chair and SIG Liaison Officer. He is an accomplished ID, eLearning developer/designer and project manager.

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2018-11-13

In this IDIODC episode, Brent and Chris chat with special guest Andrew Hughes! These are often used interchangeably but are very different. Andrew entertains us with some great examples of both gamification vs. game-based learning. In this session, our hosts get to the core of what makes humans tick and why game strategies work so well in learning.

Andrew Hughes is the founder and CEO of Designing Digitally, an award-winning, custom eLearning developer that creates engaging content using ga...

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2018-11-13

Smile Sheets? During this conversation IDIODC brings Will Thalheimer, PhD! The three talk how to get a better framework for smile sheets in order to utilize the functionality and actually get valid data in return.

Dr. Thalheimer brings research-based wisdom to the practice of workplace learning as the President of Work-Learning Research. Consultant, Research Translator, Author, Speaker, Instructional Designer, Writer, Advocate, Gentle Curmudgeon, Debunker.

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2018-05-25

Sam Rogers joined us for this episode of IDIODC - and it was fabulous! Sam walked us through the critical aspects of pre- and post-production for video. As Brent says, the time you spend recording video is like the filling in a sandwich - you think of it as the main thing, but it's probably not a good sandwich without these other two very important layers. You can follow Sam on Twitter for more great video-related ideas, his handle is @snapsynapse

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2018-05-23

Once you've discovered how easy it is to push the record button on your mobile device, then it's time to do a little editing. Don't worry about using your laptop. There are some very good video editing apps right on your mobile device. In this episode of #IDIOIDC Chris and I discuss some of the options and why it's important for instructional designers/developers to improve their skills in this area. 

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2018-04-27

Instructional Designers In Offices Drinking CoffeeApril 25, 2018: eLearning - What Can Organizations Learn From Higher Ed? Featuring Special Guest: Cara NorthWant to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Cara North is an instructional designer and PhD student at Ohio State University who also works with

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2018-11-13

During this episode of IDIODC, the gang talks live from Learning Solutions Conference and Expo about the show. Going over a few of the event's trending topics such as xAPI, VR, Dungeons and Dragons, responsive content and more.

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2018-11-13

During this episode Brent and Chris go over the what-not-do in eLearning so you can increase learner engagement. The two chat about using innovative learning ideas and avoiding boring content with interactivity, good design and more!

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2018-09-20

Here's the home page for our Instructional Designers in Offices Drinking Coffee (or #IDIODC as we also call it) video/pod cast.

It's a weekly session from the dominKnow team covering all kinds of instructional design and learning and development topics. It isn't dominKnow authoring focussed, although lots of what gets discussed is very applicable to working in our tools.

Join us live at 9 eastern on Wednesdays on Crowdcast.io or listen or watch it whenever you want on all the usual podcast ...

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