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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:

1. Rocket Book Notebook:
https://getrocketbook.com/collections/all-products

2. Long lasting power bars:
https://www.theverge.com/this-is-my-next/2018/8/17/17704494/best-battery-pack-charger-usb-c-charge-smartphone

RAVPower: https://www.amazon.com/External-RAVPower-16750mAh-Time-Tested-Flashlight/dp/B00MQSMEEE

3. Pakpod Adventure Tripod: Good for outside steady shooting
https://shop.pakpod.com/product/pakpod/

4. Belkin USB SurgeProtector: Add-one smartphone camera lenses https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-lenses-for-iphone/

5. Cocoon, Grid-IT Organizer: https://www.cocooninnovations.com/cat_info.php?cat_id=61

6. Blue Snowball Microphone:
https://www.bluedesigns.com/products/snowball/

7. Blue Compass: Premium broadcast boom arm https://www.bluedesigns.com/products/compass/

8. Logitech Pro Stream Webcam: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LXCDPPK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_LYh.BbBZCQ5KF and https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/c922-pro-stream-webcam?crid=34

9. Learning Battle Cards: Learning Solutions Ideas Maker! https://store.learningbattlecards.com/

10. eLearning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning, 4th Edition: https://www.wiley.com/en-us/e Learning and the Science of Instruction%3A Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning%2C 4th Edition-p-9781119158660

11. Olloclip - Mobile phone camera lens https://www.olloclip.com/

12. Audible subscriptions for audio books https://www.audible.ca

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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 conversation you won't soon forget.

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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 psychology in eLearning:

Realistic Graphics and Learning: What’s most effective? - http://theelearningcoach.com/media/graphics/realistic-graphics-and-learning/

21 Ways to Improve Your Infographics - http://theelearningcoach.com/media/improve-your-infographics/

A Graphic Development Workflow For eLearning - http://theelearningcoach.com/media/graphics/graphic-development-workflow-for-elearning/

How to Crop Photos for eLearning - http://theelearningcoach.com/media/graphics/how-to-crop-photos-for-elearning/

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2018-11-13

Welcome to the first episode of IDIODC, during this first session you'll meet our hosts, Chris and Brent and learn the roles they play at dominKnow. After the two introduce themselves, they go over one the most important aspect of making eLearning more engaging and learner centric - responsive design. You'll get a breakdown of what responsive design really is and how it's helping make the L

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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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2018-11-13

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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