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19 – eLearning Art, Images and Portfolios with Bryan Jones

I am super-duper excited to bring you this awesome lounge conversation with Bryan Jones, my authority for cut-out people, images and backgrounds for elearning projects. I am privileged to have been an early adopter of the amazing items Bryan offered up through is business Bryan has been working in elearning for a while now, and about 10 years ago he recognized a need, a shortcoming in the industry - he needed great images for scenarios and interactions in his elearning...


018 – The Power of Storytelling in Learning with Ray Jimenez

Check back - notes to follow - just needed to get this up and loaded as I was a bit late today! Thanks for your patience!


017: Marketing and L&D with Bianca Baumann

Marketing and L&D When I say, "Marketing", what do you think of? Learning? Have you ever thought about how marketing and the marketing department are related to instructional design? What's the story? If you never have this episode is an important one for you! Today, my guest Bianca Baumann makes the connection for us, as well, she discusses what she likes to call "digital education success" and so much more in this episode. Time few by and I was so excited to chat with Bianca that I TOTALLY...


016: Scenario-based Learning Experiences with Christy Tucker

"What's the hubbub about scenarios?", you ask. Listen in to this episode and you'll find out! I'm so happy to have been able to speak with Christy Tucker in this episode about Learning Scenarios and storytelling. To me, she is a leader in designing single point scenarios or branching scenarios. Christy is a wealth of knowledge about eLearning as well. I know you'll find some amazing information there so be sure to pop over and read up on her thoughts, ideas and experiences. My drink of...


015: Screencasting Video and Learning with Jayne Davids

I took a vacation from the podcast last week - busy with a cool project that has me designing and developing some medical focused eLearning as well as creating some cool animated explainer videos. My passion project sometimes has to take a back seat - but I'm back this week with an awesome conversation with my friend Jayne Davids. Jayne is a superstar when it comes to creating screen-capture training and training videos for software and software simulations. We talk about all kinds of...


014: eLearning for New IDs and Teams with Tim Slade

Being a newbie in an industry can be challenging, no matter if you are a new instructional designer (ID), developer or team lead/manager. I've got a glass of iced lemon water today (it's still pretty hot here) and it's so refreshing! What's in your cup? I'm really excited to share this conversation with Tim and I really hope you find as much value in this conversation as I did. About Tim Tim Slade is a manager, speaker, author, and award-winning eLearning designer.With nearly a decade...


013: Building Learning Communities

Today on the podcast we have Brent Schlenker joining me to discuss building learning communities. Brent has been in L&D/T&D for a while now, and he's participated in many communities over the years. Seeing a need for a different kind of professional network for training and learning practitioners, Brent set about creating a casual, yet professional community where sharing knowledge and laughing with each other is a daily practice. Brent chats about his journey building the TLDC community,...


012: Building an Adaptive Learning Experience

Adaptive learning experiences can be a game-changer for employee engagement in your elearning courses. What's adaptive learning you ask? Grab your favourite beverage and join us for a chat. I've got mine - it's a tasty cup of decaf Earl Grey tea. In today's episode my friend and "episode partner-in-crime" Simon Blair and I talk about his experience building an adaptive learning experience for a workshop he presented at DevLearn17. What's in this Episode We discuss: What adaptive learning is...


011: Learning Data and Analytics

Learning data - it's a huge topic. How do you collect and use information generated by the employees/students taking your courses? There is no "one-size-fits-all" approach to collecting and using learning data, but in today's episode we talk about some things to consider. You may be wondering how motorcycles and learning data connect - listen in today as my guest Anthony Altieri talks us through this burning question. Anthony is a proud IDIoT - instructional developer for the Internet of...


010: Learning That Fits

Microlearning (or Micro learning) means many things to many people. When asked to define what micro learning is, every learning practitioner will answer with their own twist. I have to say the best answer to the question "what is micro learning?" came in this conversation - learning that fits. Learning that fits the learner, the job, the task, the organization, the time, the needs.... and when you listen in, you'll hear great ideas about how to create learning that fits and solves your...


009: Short-Notice Learning Projects

Short-notice projects. We've all been there. That moment when your client or leader drops an urgent project in your lap and you need to produce a great learning solution in an incredibly short amount of time. You know it's next to impossible to meet the milestones and project delieverables. You know you need to have the dreaded talk about what Mark calls "what's possible" and you are sweating and feeling a lot of stress, and you'd love to find a hole to hide in. Grab your favourite beverage,...


008B: Professional Development

Professional development is important and should be added to your list of things to do - ASAP. As training, learning and development professionals our role is to ensure we create, instruct and provide engaging educational opportunities for those who will be participating in our courses or using our job aids, checklists, videos and simulations. We do this every day, providing others with development opportunities. BUT when do we invest in ourselves? When do we set aside time to learn...


008: Finding Inspiration and a Summer Challenge

I found some inspiration last week - it really sparked a desire to look differently at my daily interactions and experiences and to let loose and just enjoy! And as a result, this episode is a little different. It's my first solo episode. It's been really hot the last couple of days, but what a difference a day makes. Yesterday, when I recorded this episode it was super warm in my house, we don't have central air (don't really need it for the few days a year it's scorching) but believe me,...


007: Virtual Learning Teams with Shelli Warren

Today we talk about virtual teams with my amazing friend Shelli Warren! Many instructional designers and learning developers work freelance, and often for more than one company at a time. This also means they may be virtual members of a learning project team. As a manager you may not need to hire permanent learning professionals for your projects. Instead, you may require a virtual learning team, or you may want to know how to find awesome virtual learning team members! As a designer and...


006: Personal Branding with Diane Diaz

Personal've likely heard or seen the phrase, but may not realize the impact it can have on both your personal life and your professional career. Taking care of your personal brand, and nurturing it can make the difference in getting that next promotion or new job. My friend Diane Diaz joins me to discuss the impact your personal brand can have on you and why we need to care about how we use social media. In this episode What is a personal brand the 3-C's of personal branding what...


005: Becoming an eLearning Hero with Linda Lorenzetti

Have you ever wondered how you could become a superhero? Not a cape and spandex wearing hero, but a hero that creates amazing elearning solutions while solving enormous business problems without all cape wearing hype and pomp... Yes? Great this is your episode! Today we hear from a real elearning hero about her journey and how she became a real-life superhero in the Articualte eLearning Heroes Community. As a training manager, you may be wondering how you can FIND an elearning hero, and if...


004: Voice-Over Artistry and e-Learning with Josh Risser

Voice-over (VO) work is crucial for creating e-learning courses. It helps ensure your hearing-able audience is engaged so they can connect with the content. Josh Risser, a professional voice-over actor (who just happens to have done the voice work for the opening and closing of The Lounge Podcast), is on today’s episode to share tips on recording your own material, as well as insight into hiring voice-over talent if you are able to delegate the work. Josh began in training and development...


003: Personal Learning Networks with Cara North

In this episode, I'm joined by my friend Cara North to discuss personal learning networks (PLNs). Along with being a life-learner, Cara is passionate about personal learning networks and learning and teaching using social media. She defines for us what Personal Learning Networks mean to her, how she developed her network and what she does to cultivate it. Listen in while we talk about how easy it is to get started and what types of things you can learn. We build on some of the tips we got...


002: The Academic World of Adult Learning with Dr. Julie Dixon

Well here we are, It's time for the second full episode of The Lounge Podcast about the academic world of adult learning. I'm so glad you decided to join me, and to listen in on this conversation. I've got a cup of tea in my "SHHH...there's WINE in here!" mug. I put wine in it one time. If you see me with it, you can bet it will really be my old stand-by Canadian Breakfast tea. The mug is great though, isn't it? I picked this little gem up at Caroline Cellars Family Estate Winery. I visited...


001: Content Curation with Mike Taylor

Welcome to the very first episode of The Lounge Podcast with Jacqueline Hutchinson. I've got a tasty cup of coffee thanks to my Bestie Jenn, so I'm ready to jump right in. In this discussion, we chat about content curation. Content curation is a key to helping you collect, organize, use and share resources. Let's listen in to hear how you can elevate your content curation skills, and help your team with theirs. Jacqueline is pleased to chat with Mike Taylor. Mike specializes in crafting...