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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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2018-11-13

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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2018-11-08

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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2018-12-07

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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2018-11-08

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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2018-11-09

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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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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2018-11-28

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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