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Sierra Sykora

2019-10-16

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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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Sierra Sykora

2019-10-09

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The workflow of the L&D professional has changed significantly over the years. Our design processes may not have changed much, but the tools we use have. One of the most obvious improvements has come from the internet economy giving us Software-as-a-Service or SaaS product.
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Sierra Sykora

2019-10-02

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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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Sierra Sykora

2019-09-25

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Kristen Hayden Safdie joins this week's episode of IDIODC with Brent and Chris to disscuss the intersection of design thinking and instructional design. Kristen goes over in large part the idea of empathy mapping - but, how do these empathy maps help training departments and businesses? Check it out in the session here!
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Sierra Sykora

2019-09-19

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For this episode of Instructional Designers In Offices Drinking Coffee, hosts Brent Schlenker and Chris Van Wingerden bring on special guest Patti Shank, PhD. Patti, the master of research around learning, chats with the team about using analysis of the way people learn to improve learning for the future.
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Sierra Sykora

2019-09-11

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This session is all about uncovering one of video's most finicky tools: green screen. Check out this IDIODC session with special returning guest and community member, Jac Hutchinson as she guides us on her own personal learning experience while using the techy tool specifically for her eLearning projects.
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Sierra Sykora

2019-09-04

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Welcome back friends to the first episode of IDIODC back from summer vacation! For this first episode of IDIODC Season 3, we Chris and Brent spoke with the ever so intelligent, Anna Leach on data analytics for the ID.
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Sierra Sykora

2019-07-31

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Brent and Chris get the chance to speak with Mel Milloway, one of our favourite community geeks! She fills us in on some of her experiences while growing her career as well as some tips for your own corporate training career path!
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Sierra Sykora

2019-07-24

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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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Sierra Sykora

2019-07-17

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Alan Natachu joins us for a conversation on everyone’s favourite topic… Powerpoint! It is the most common tool used by training professionals. Everyone knows how to use powerpoint, right? Check out 7 helpful tips and tricks to get a better handle on creating Powerpoints fit for training!
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Sierra Sykora

2019-07-10

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In this IDIODC session, Brent and Chris bring on the one and only Tim Slade to talk about revamping ineffective eLearning!
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Sierra Sykora

2019-07-03

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Check out this IDIODC session with special guest Deborah Thomas to get the scoop on why you should apply game thinking to your learning content.
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Sierra Sykora

2019-06-26

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In this epsiode of IDIODC, the gang will touch on some key elements to consider nowadays, share what can possibly go wrong when you don’t, and spark your creativity for designing activities for a global audience.
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Sierra Sykora

2019-06-26

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IDIODC brings on, for the first time ever, three special guests to talk about making learning more fun and engaging through innovative games and creativity. We go live, with five: Brent Schlenker, Chris Van Wingerden, Karl Kapp, Kevin Thorn and Deborah Thomas.
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Sierra Sykora

2019-06-12

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Mircolearning, good for the organization and the learner! During this episode of IDIODC, we’ll bring on special guest Carla Torgerson to discuss 6 questions you need to ask about your content to identify where using microlearning will work best.
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