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The Learning Geeks podcast is dedicated to those that passionately support the world in experiencing better learning. The podcast is hosted by three learning professionals - Bob Gerard, Dana Koch, and Jake Gittleson. In each episode, we dedicate time to talk about the things impacting the learning world including new science, approaches, technologies, and ideas. Guests will appear, popular games and movies may be discussed, and geeks will laugh.

The Learning Geeks podcast is dedicated to those that passionately support the world in experiencing better learning. The podcast is hosted by three learning professionals - Bob Gerard, Dana Koch, and Jake Gittleson. In each episode, we dedicate time to talk about the things impacting the learning world including new science, approaches, technologies, and ideas. Guests will appear, popular games and movies may be discussed, and geeks will laugh.
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The Learning Geeks podcast is dedicated to those that passionately support the world in experiencing better learning. The podcast is hosted by three learning professionals - Bob Gerard, Dana Koch, and Jake Gittleson. In each episode, we dedicate time to talk about the things impacting the learning world including new science, approaches, technologies, and ideas. Guests will appear, popular games and movies may be discussed, and geeks will laugh.

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Episodes

S2 E5: How We Learn and How to Learn Better

11/25/2019
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Allison Horn, Global Lead of Learning & Development at Accenture, joins the show again to talk about a topic near and dear to our hearts – how we learn and how we can be better learners. Allison and the Geeks discuss techniques to learn better, learning as a skill, common challenges, our role as a better learner, our favorite resources that helps us learn better, and much more. If you have any feedback or want to join in on the conversation, connect with us via LinkedIN, Twitter, or other...

Duration:00:30:07

Star Wars Aftershow: The Mandalorian Debuts!

11/12/2019
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This special edition of the Learning Geeks - Star Wars Aftershow, comes live from Jake's Basement immediately following the debut of The Mandalorian. The Geeks discuss non-spoiler reactions first, and then transition to a spoiler-filled discussion on all surprises, our intrigue, and the fun in the premiere. And yes, we were able to somehow weave a little learning discussion within our chat! Please connect with us via LinkedIN, Twitter, or other channels! All thoughts and views are of our...

Duration:00:16:39

LIVE at Learning 2019: Our Approach to Podcasting

11/5/2019
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The Geeks are recording live at Learning 2019 in Orlando, Florida in front of a “studio audience”. In Segment 3 of their show, the Geeks welcome studio guests Matt Houck and Doug Holt for a special Q&A on how the Geeks do podcasting. We discuss our format, how we plan, how we record, and how others can bring podcasting into their own environment. If you have questions on gear, editing, etc – please connect with us via LinkedIN, Twitter, or other channels! All thoughts and views are of our...

Duration:00:09:28

LIVE at Learning 2019: Adopting an Agile Mindset

11/5/2019
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The Geeks are recording live at Learning 2019 in Orlando, Florida in front of a “studio audience”. In Segment 2 of their show, the Geeks welcome special guests Caro Paduch and Carey Paquette to discuss the agile mindset, agile coaching, and additional lessons learned from their Learning Organization's shift to agile. If you have any feedback or want to join in on the conversation, connect with us via LinkedIN, Twitter, or other channels! All thoughts and views are of our own. Audio...

Duration:00:15:12

LIVE at Learning 2019: Storytelling with Elliott Masie

11/5/2019
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The Geeks are recording live at Learning 2019 in Orlando, Florida in front of a “studio audience”. In Segment 1 of their show, the Geeks welcome special guest Elliott Masie to discuss Storytelling in Learning and why it’s one of Elliott’s top trends in learning. You can learn more about Elliott at https://masie.com/ If you have any feedback or want to join in on the conversation, connect with us via LinkedIN, Twitter, or other channels! All thoughts and views are of our own. Audio...

Duration:00:12:37

S2 E4: Learning with the Body, Mind, and Soul (feat. Lauren Hodges, Ed. D.)

10/10/2019
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Lauren Hodges (Ed. D.) joins the Geeks to discuss Health and Science within learning. Lauren is a professional trainer, performance coach, researcher, and consultant who has spent years practicing and applying new ways in which we can approach learning in a more holistic way. Lauren and the Geeks discuss energy management, purpose driven learning, recovery moments, learning with emotion, digital detox, wellness tech for good, and more! Be sure to tune in and take your breaks while you...

Duration:00:32:48

S2 E3: The Mindset of an Essentialist

9/26/2019
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After reading ‘Essentialism’ by Greg McKeown, Dana found a direct application to our Learning world. As the author states, “our society has been consumed by the undisciplined pursuit of more…” So in this episode, the Geeks unpack the core principles of Essentialism and discuss why adopting a mindset on an Essentialist can help us be better teachers, designers, learners, and colleagues. If you have any feedback or want to join in on the conversation, connect with us via LinkedIN, Twitter, or...

Duration:00:30:17

S2 E2: Serious vs. Playful Engagement and an Intro to Essentialism

9/8/2019
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Providing our learners with more practice opportunities is always a good thing, but when do certain situations require more serious engagement versus a playful one? The Learning Geeks kick off the show discussing this topic after Bob shares a recent discover when moving from a more classic role play simulation, to one that is more game-based. To close the show, Dana introduces the concept of Essentialism and previews the impact on learning. The Geeks plan to discuss this topic more in depth...

Duration:00:21:31

Season 2 Kickoff - Summer Learning Happened So Fast

8/21/2019
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The Geeks are finished with their Summer breaks and crazy travel schedules to officially kickoff Season 2 of the Learning Geeks podcast. The guys recap their summer tales, share what they’ve been learning, and explain why the best educators can appear when you least expect it. We look forward to a fun season and can’t wait to enjoy the learning geekiness with you all. If you have any feedback or want to join in on the conversation, connect with us via LinkedIN, Twitter, or other...

Duration:00:29:44

Summer Special: Batuu’s Lesson on Learning Experience Design

7/16/2019
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Summer is here and our PTO and traveling schedules have made us take a summer break. However, the Geeks got together from all over the galaxy, to record a special episode to talk about Learning Experience Design. Bob is vacationing in Batuu and is sharing the planet's secret on how to immerse your guests taking advantage of our senses, imaginations, and emotions. So many lessons we can learn as learning professionals! Starting in August 2019, we will return to our normal schedule and have...

Duration:00:13:15

18: Innovation - How do we create the future?

6/14/2019
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All of us in the learning and education profession are asked to innovate, but this can take time, requires support, and doesn’t always have a clear path. So when we’re asked to innovate, how do we do it? The Learning Geeks try to tackle these questions and share tips, successes, and failures that we can all learn from to create the future of learning. If you have any feedback or want to join in on the conversation, connect with us via LinkedIN, Twitter, or other channels! All thoughts and...

Duration:00:34:50

17: Designing the Learner’s Hero Journey

5/20/2019
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Before Dana heads off to ATD International Conference, the Learning Geeks dedicate another episode workshopping a new design challenge - how do we better articulate the learner experience to our stakeholders and sponsors? The Geeks discuss journey design, mapping, energy, and even the hero’s journey. Also, If you’re at ATD ICE, stop by and say hello to Dana. He will be presenting Wednesday at the “ATD Forum 5: Be the Hero Benchmarking Learning in the Future” session. If you have a design...

Duration:00:32:07

16: We Need Space…But How Much?

5/8/2019
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The Learning Geeks decide to dedicate the entire episode to a very popular learning principle – Spaced Learning. It’s never easy and always a topic of debate and discussion, so Bob shares a current learning challenge and the Geeks discuss how to possibly solve it. They also discuss what space really means, why it’s important, and why it could influence the future of learning professionals. If you have any feedback or want to join in on the conversation, connect with us via LinkedIN,...

Duration:00:29:56

Star Wars After Show - RunDisney, SW Celebration, and Sheev Palpatine

4/23/2019
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With so much to share in the Star Wars world, the Geeks stick around for their special segment to discuss everything Star Wars. Bob and Jake completed a two week Star Wars celebration that included a Star Wars themed 5K and Half Marathon, a road trip, and a long weekend full of surprises and announcements. Thoughts and views are our own. Find us at www.learninggeekspod.com. Audio Credit: "Seagulls Stop it Now" by Bad Lip Reading. Check them out at https://www.youtube.com/user/BadLipReading

Duration:00:33:25

15: Unconscious Learning, Love of Flight, and Mastering Skills

4/2/2019
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The Learning Geeks have a smorgasbord of topics on today’s episode. Jake kicks it off discussing why our brains battle between unconscious and conscious learning. Dana has another flight adventure and shares how it’s possible to teach a simple technique to learn a complex skill. And Bob shares his recent experience with a popular MOOC and tries to discover the secret sauce and what we can learn from it. All thoughts and views are of our own. Book Credit: Atomic Habits by James Clear....

Duration:00:32:10

14: Immersion, Habits, and Big Life News

3/12/2019
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The Learning Geeks are back and kick off the show discussing why Dana’s recent flight experience led him to discover new connections with immersive learning. Bob shares an update on his learning goals and why building a habit full of practice, immersion, and contextual learning has become so critical to his success. We close the show by sharing some big life news from one of the geeks – but from who? You’ll have to listen and find out! Thoughts and views are our own. Audio Credit:...

Duration:00:31:06

13: Falling in Love with Questions and Sharing Stories vs. Memories

2/5/2019
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Dana kicks off the show by sharing his love of questions, so the Geeks discuss why falling in love with the question can lead to better design, learning, and teaching. Jake shares a video tip and explains why focusing on sharing stories vs. sharing memories can dramatically improve your video game. Jake then previews ATD’s Techknowledge 2019 Conference. The Geeks also pay tribute to a major advocate for continuous learning and curiosity – Pierre Nanterme. Check us out at...

Duration:00:29:39

12: The Desire to Learn and Learning Ecosystems

1/20/2019
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The Learning Geeks are back and kickoff 2019! We learn that Bob’s most influential teacher shared a surprise response which sparks a great discussion on the importance of not only creating the environment to learn, but having the desire to learn. Dana then shares his favorite Christmas gift and Bob gives a progress update on his learning resolution. The Geeks close the show talking about a new concept, Learning Ecosystems, and how it relates to personalizing our learning. Check us out at...

Duration:00:29:41

11: Inspirational Teachers and Learning Resolutions

12/20/2018
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Join the Learning Geeks once again as they wrap up 2018. Jake shares his ‘Ode to the Teacher’, the geeks reflect on their most inspirational teachers, and they close year by looking ahead at their 2019 learning resolutions. Oh, and Bob gives us a quick review of the new Mary Poppins movie, and Jake tells us why Elf on the Shelf gives him nightmares. Check us out at https://www.learninggeekspod.com/. Thoughts and views are our own. Audio Credit: "Seagulls Stop it Now" by Bad Lip Reading....

Duration:00:30:30

10: A Long Awaited Visit with Allison Horn

12/19/2018
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Join the Learning Geeks as they (finally) welcome Allison Horn, Global Lead for Learning at Accenture and patron saint of the Geeks, to the studio. Hear what Allison likes about our field right now, what she’s looking forward to in the future, and exactly how she got to where she is today. Check us out at https://www.learninggeekspod.com/. Check out the Learning to Learn Coursera Course - https://www.coursera.org/learn/learning-how-to-learn Thoughts and views are our own. Audio Credit:...

Duration:00:27:41