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EP 015: TLDC (Interview)

What is TLDC and who is it for? Today’s episode consists of the responses to interview questions Cara and Joe posed to Training Learning & Development Community (TLDC) co-founders Brent Schlenker and Luis Malbas. They walked us through the humble, grass-roots origins of TLDC and how it’s evolved over time into a community of L&D professionals. If you like what you hear, find out more at, and look into future online and in-person events they host like the upcoming TLDC19 in Phoenix,...


EP 014: Games – Part 3: Gamified Learning

Games - Part 3: Gamified Learning For months listeners have been anxiously waiting for the epic conclusion to the gaming series trilogy. Will a Jedi return? Will Cara and Joe get back to 1985? Can they escape the island of dinosaurs yet again? And hey, why didn't the eagles just fly them to the end of this episode from the start??? None of that will be revealed. Instead they talk some more about games and learning and whatnot... It's a trap! Links/Resources [SPONSOR] Instructional Design...


EP 013: Learning DevCamp 2018

Learning DevCamp 2018 Conference Recap Pack your bags because Joe and Cara are going back to Salt Lake City, Utah to recap the 2018 Learning DevCamp conference. They'll summarize their experience at the three day event including the eLearning Brother's first ever eLBX event. Links/Resources mentioned in this episode: [SPONSOR] Instructional Design Genius Learning DevCamp Kristin Anthony’s Recaps of Learning DevCamp 18: eLBX Day One Day Two Dear Instructional Designer Podcast eLearning...


EP 012: Chris Straley

What is Instructional Design Genius? In this episode, Joe interviews Chris Straley about his learning and development focused project management platform called Instructional Design Genius (IDG). IDG assists in estimating time & costs associated with development, tracks budget, builds storyboards & communications campaigns, organizes training deployments, and isolates business impact so users can correlate ROI specifically with training. Visit to learn more...


EP011: TLDC UK Meetup Recap

How was the 2018 TLDC UK Meetup? On June 21st 2018 TLDC hosted the first (of many?) meetup in the United Kingdom. Cara, despite having her luggage in limbo for a wee bit (#WheresCarasBag), made it to London to attend along with Jo Cook of Lighbulb Moments and former guest of the show Bethany Taylor. The evening event was sponsored by GoodPractice who we want to congratulate on 100 episodes of their great podcast. Lastly, happy birthday to Cara today and a belated to Jo as well! Sponsor:...


EP 010: L&D Podcasting – A Year Later

A Look Back on Our First Year In this special unconventional episode, Joe and Cara reflect on their first year of podcasting and talk about what’s in store for the future episodes of Instructional Redesign podcast. Links: Help Support us in multiple ways (paid and unpaid). Contact us and send (constructive) feedback or suggestions. Cara’s headed to the UK for a special TLDC event June 21st 2018. Connect with Cara & Joe: Twitter: @RedesignPodcast, @CaraNorth11, @Joseph_Suarez Websites:...


EP 009: Instructional Design Challenges

Instructional Design Challenges You know you’ve said it at least once, “I wish I had time to build ______” So why aren’t we taking more time to build and experiment? Cara and Joe discuss Cara’s Instructional Design 6 Week challenge (#id6wc) and explore the value of building instructional design products. Sources: Cara’s 6 Week Instructional Design Challenge Page: Cara’s ID 6 Week Challenge Listserv: See some of the...


EP 008: Games – Part 2: Educational Games

Educational Games What makes a game educational, and why do so many attempts seem to fall short? Cara & Joe discuss this question and more in this second part of a series on games and instructional design. Sources: Karl Kapp Our Princess is in Another Castle Good Educational Games Mentioned: Carmen Sandiego Oregon Trial Sim City Minecraft Guitar Hero Bail Trap That Dragon Cancer The Uber Game Bad Educational Games Mentioned: Mind Maze (Encarta) Mario is Missing Mario’s Time Machine Sonic’s...


EP 007: Personal Learning Networks

The Lost Episode on Personal Learning Networks Before the Instructional Redesign Podcast launched in 2017, Cara and Joe recorded a trial run to practice having a conversation over Skype, test recording options, and refine editing techniques. The goal was the see if everything came together as something worth listening to. This was never intended to be aired, but Joe recently went back and took a listen and decided the conversation was actually good and should be shared. The production...


EP 006: Bethany Taylor

Interview with Bethany Taylor We recently spoke with Bethany Taylor, a junior instructional designer at eCom Scotland. We met Bethany through the Training Learning and Development Community and we thought it would be great to chat with her because she’s newer in the field and has some fascinating perspectives on the anthropology of learning. In this episode, we discuss culture of learning, perspectives from someone newer in the industry, and challenges around learning design. Connect with...


EP 005: Jeff Goldman

Interview with Jeff Goldman We recently had a chat with Jeff Goldman, eLearning Developer for John Hopkins Health Systems. Jeff has had a prolific career in learning and development spanning more than 20 years. In this episode he shares his background, how he approaches working out loud, and reasons why he loves working in learning and development. Links Jeff's Blog: Jeff’s Process and Expectations with Stakeholders Jeff on Pinterest Jeff on Twitter: @elearnincyclops...


EP 004: Games – Part 1: The Influence of Games

How Games Influence Design This is part 1 in a series on how games influence instructional design. We get nostalgic in this episode about video games going as far back as Oregon Trail and as recent as Assassin’s Creed Origins. And we’re having a book Giveaway! Share this episode on social media (before Nov. 1st 2017) and tag us @RedesignPodcast to be entered to win a copy of: For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business. Winner will be announced in November. Games...


EP 003: Joseph Suarez

Better Know a Host - Joseph Suarez eLearning Developer by day and freelance eLearning developer by night. Joe Suarez reflects on his decade of experience related to instructional design, explains how he became a well rounded learning professional, and shares his perspective on the current state of the learning & development (L&D) industry. Find Joe online: Twitter LinkedIn Support us on Patreon and get podcast updates via Twitter (@RedesignPodcast). Intro music created by...


EP 002: Cara North

Better Know a Host - Cara North In addition to hosting this podcast, Cara is an ID at The Ohio State University and social media addict. In this episode she explains how she "fell" into instructional design, which Fortune 50 company she worked for during the early part of her instructional design career, her thoughts on the future of instructional design, and more. Catch up with Cara: Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Support us on Patreon and get podcast updates via Twitter (@RedesignPodcast)....


EP 001: Time for Redesign

"Hey, let's launch a podcast!" In this inaugural episode, Cara and Joe are curiously well prepared to begin a podcast on a whim. They discuss the rate of change due to technology, how the learning and development (L&D) field reacts to change, what they mean by "instructional redesign," and what's in store for future podcast episodes. Connect with Cara & Joe: Twitter: @RedesignPodcast, @CaraNorth11, @Joseph_Suarez Websites:,, Intro...