Become an IDOL 05: Become an IDOL without Experience or a Degree: One Former Teacher's Story

Published: May 13, 2019

Episode: 05

Become an IDOL without a Degree or Experience: One Former Teacher’s Story

Guest: Tommy Sealock, Net Cracker

In this episode of Become an IDOL, I’ll be chatting with Tommy Sealock about how his background in education proved to be a vital stepping stone into transitioning to Instructional Design.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • How his experiences as an educator translated into training for instructional design
  • What to look for in a mentor relationship
  • The one offering tool to focus on when you’re just starting out to avoid overwhelm
  • What hiring managers are really looking for when hiring new instructional designers
  • How to use lesson plans to learn instructional design & beef up your portfolio
  • Challenges of adult learners versus teaching children

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Become an IDOL 03: Stakeholders--Who They Are and How to Work With Them

Published: April 15, 2019

Episode: 03

Stakeholders: Who They Are and How to Work With Them

Guest: Melanie Eakin

VP of Performance Effective for Inside Sales, iHeart Media

In this episode of Become an IDOL, I’ll be chatting with Melanie Eakin about the stakeholder role in corporate training projects.

 

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In this episode we discuss:

  • The role a stakeholder plays in a training project
  • The different roles of the decision-makers on your project
  • Who a project champion is and how they can help move the project forward
  • Who is going to judge the success or failure of the project
  • How to navigate the expectations & respect the boundaries of the stakeholders and other key players
  • Planning out your timeline for reviews and approval
  • What to do when facing a company with a “check the box mentality”
  • What questions to...
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Become an IDOL 02: Create Courses that Drive Behavior Change

Published: April 1, 2019

Episode: 02

Creating Courses that Drive Behavior Change

Guests: Richard Fleming and Austin Welch, Co-Owners of Sage Media and Sage Academy

In this episode of Become an IDOL, I’ll be chatting with Richard Fleming and Austin Welch about their expertise in changing behaviors. You'll get a peek inside the minds of two guys who are serious about creating training that inspires real action in the learners. This episode is a treat for newbies who want to understand the fundamental purpose of training and for veterans who want to get more ideas about changing behaviors. 

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In this episode we discuss:

  • The principles of getting someone to change his/her behavior.
  • The importance of creating behavior change in instructional design.
  • Why so many...
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Become an IDOL 01: Learn how to transition from secondary school teaching to an instructional designer and online learning developer

Published: March 20, 2019

Episode: 01

Learn how to transition from secondary school teaching to an instructional designer and online learning developer

Guest: Maddie Rotrand, Owner of NifteLearning

In this episode of Become an IDOL, I’ll be chatting with Maddie Rotrand about her experience transitioning from secondary education to instructional design and eLearning development. We’ll be sharing tips for switching careers and landing your first job.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • The best way to break into the instructional design field as a secondary school teacher
  • If you need a certification or another degree to become a corporate instructional designer or eLearning developer
  • Tips on job assets you need to land your first job
  • What hiring managers are looking for in an IDOL

 

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