Become an IDOL 18: Instructional Design Fundamentals with IDOL Mentor Nyla Spooner


 

Published: February 13, 2020

Episode: 18

Guest: Nyla SpoonerLearning and Instructional  Designer

In this episode, I’ll be chatting with Nyla Spooner. Nyla is an instructional designer and eLearning developer for a giant multinational corporation. She shares her wisdom and advice for new instructional designers and she is on a mission to help 100 women of color in our field. This episode is what happens when two ID mentors get together. We chat, giggle, and teach!

 

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In this episode we discuss:

  • Nyla's mentorship process
  • Fundamentals of Instructional Design
  • Define your Instructional Design Philosophy
  • Nyla's favorite advice about pushing past your fears

 

 

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Become an IDOL 12: Learning Experience Design (LXD) with Matthew Daniel

Published: September 3, 2019

Episode: 12

Learning Experience Design (LXD) with Matthew Daniel

Guest: Matthew J. Daniel

In this episode, I’ll be chatting with Matthew Daniel about learning experience design. If you’ve heard this term before, but you aren’t sure how it’s different from instructional design you’ll definitely want to learn from Matthew. We’ll talk about the differences between LXD and ID, the process of LXD, and practical actions you can take to implement these very important principles in your next or even first-course project.

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In this episode we discuss:

  •  The difference between LXD and ID
  • Why talking to your learners is so important at the beginning
  • The LXD process
  • How to write personas
  • Mapping the learner's journey
  • Actionable steps you can take to implement...
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Become an IDOL 07: Scenario Design with Anna Sabramowicz

Published: June 11, 2019

Episode: 07

Scenario Design with Anna Sabramowicz

Guest: Anna Sabramowicz, eLearner Engaged

In this episode of Become an IDOL, I’ll be chatting with Anna Sabramowicz about scenario design. Scenario design is the secret to creating powerful messages in your learning experience design. Learning this technique early in your career will give you a huge advantage and an excellent tool for engaging your learners. You'll also learn how Anna became an IDOL without a degree or experience.

Anna Sabramowicz is a consultant who helps L&D Professionals struggling to move beyond “traditional” page turner training. She coaches ID's to craft engaging eLearning experiences without frustration, even if the status quo & subject matter experts pose a challenge.  Connect with her on LinkedIn 

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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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