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2018-11-13

During this episode of IDIODC, Brent and Chris chat about the pros of using interactive video in eLearning. The duo goes ove a couple examples of interactive video while they chat best practices and tips for making your own.

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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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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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2018-12-07

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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2018-11-13

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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2018-11-08

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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2018-11-28

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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2018-11-13

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 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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