Become an IDOL: Instructional Design and Online Learning
Digital Learning that Makes Impact with David James from 360 Learning | 70

Digital Learning that Makes Impact with David James from 360 Learning | 70

November 11, 2022

In this episode of Become an IDOL, I’ll be chatting with David James, Chief Learning Officer at 360 Learning. David has a wealth of information about our industry and he shares tips for creating digital learning that makes an impact. 

Tune in to find out:

  • How learning and development teams can help solve critical problems that come up within their organization
  • How data and evidence based practice requires us to view training or learning needs as simply assumptions
  • Why it's important to understand what it is that people are trying to do in service of their own goals

Connect with David on LinkedIn

Are you looking for a no-nonsense formula for creating engaging courses and training? Check out my new book, The Do It Messy Approach: A Step-by-Step Guide for Instructional Designers and Online Learners (IDOLs) on Amazon. 

How to Have Conversations with Clients featuring Brian Harris | 69

How to Have Conversations with Clients featuring Brian Harris | 69

October 28, 2022

In this episode of Become an IDOL, I’ll be chatting with Brian Harris, Chief of Design and Development at Brilliant Educational Services, about his journey since enrolling in the eLearning Freelancer Bootcamp. Brian talks about how he leads conversations with his clients, manages pushback, and always keeps the needs of the learners first.

Connect with Brian on LinkedIn. 

Are you looking for a no-nonsense formula for creating engaging courses and training? Check out my new book, The Do It Messy Approach on Amazon. 

IDOL Success Story with Ian Melchinger an IDOL Talent Member | 68

IDOL Success Story with Ian Melchinger an IDOL Talent Member | 68

October 14, 2022

In this episode of Become an IDOL, I’ll be chatting with Ian Melchinger, a former Lead Instructional Designer at IDOL Talent. He recently accepted a position as a Program Manager with Learn Quest! Ian discusses his experience as an IDOL courses Academy member and his journey to become an IDOL.

Tune in to hear him talk about the importance of giving and receiving quality feedback, diving into the world of contracting and freelancing, and creating goals for continuous improvement.

Connect with Ian on LinkedIn

 

Are you looking for a no-nonsense formula for creating engaging courses and training? Check out my new book, The Do It Messy Approach on Amazon. 

Government IDOL Jobs with Ron Nakamoto | 67

Government IDOL Jobs with Ron Nakamoto | 67

September 30, 2022

In this episode, I’m chatting with Ron Nakamoto, the Training Service Chief at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Academy. He is one of the most experienced people I've found in this field to talk to us about working as an Instructional Systems Specialist (ISS). He shares how to find these jobs, how to make yourself a competitive candidate, and why he thinks now is the best time to become an ISS.

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to have a learning and development career in the US government, this is the episode for you! 

Connect with Ron on LinkedIn.

Get on the waitlist for my book, The Do It Messy Approach.

IDOL Success Story with Former Teacher Laura Wilczek: Hanover Research | 66

IDOL Success Story with Former Teacher Laura Wilczek: Hanover Research | 66

September 16, 2022

In this episode I'm chatting with Laura Wilczek, a former teacher who transitioned to a new career as an eLearning Developer for Hanover Research. While teaching during the pandemic she realized she had a unique set of skills and a passion for developing courses and training.   

"Investing in myself and joining the IDOL courses Academy was the best decision I ever made. " - Laura

Listen now to hear great pointers for how she navigated the course to apply what she was learning with purpose, which landed her a new role in 2 months! 

 

Connect with Laura on LinkedIn

 

Have you heard? IDOL courses Academy is now the only authorized vocational trade school for Instructional Design and Online Learning! You'll learn the practical skills and knowledge that employers are looking for right out of the gate.

Enroll Here  or contact us at info@idolcourses.com if you have any questions. We'd be more than happy to chat.

 

Masters vs. Certificates for New Instructional Designers with Rebecca Hogue | 65

Masters vs. Certificates for New Instructional Designers with Rebecca Hogue | 65

August 30, 2022

In this episode, I'm chatting with Rebecca Hogue a professor of Instructional Design at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She hosts her own podcast, Demystifying Instructional Design. Her varied experience, knowledge of the field and love for students 'aha' moments  makes this such a good listen. 

 

Connect with Rebecca on Linkedin 

Podcast: Demystifying Instructional Design 

 

IDOL courses Academy is now an authroized vocational trade school for Instructional Design and Online Learning. You'll learn the practical skills and knowledge that employers are looking for right out of the gate.

 

Enroll Here 

 

 

 

Experience Products with Co-Founder of Xperiencify Murray Gray | 64

Experience Products with Co-Founder of Xperiencify Murray Gray | 64

August 26, 2022

In this episode, I'm chatting with Murray Gray, who is a Co-Founder of a new platform called Xperiencify. It is a learning management system where you can sell digital course products with gamification to motivate learners for completion. He shares his joy of creating software solutions to help business owners get more out of their businesses and help more people. If you want to leverage your time and expertise with building a course this podcast is a must listen!  

 

Learn more about Xperiencify 

 

IDOL courses Academy is now an authroized vocational trade school for Instructional Design and Online Learning. You'll learn the practical skills and knowledge that employers are looking for right out of the gate.

 

Enroll Here 

 

IDOL Success Story with Kim Limon | 63

IDOL Success Story with Kim Limon | 63

August 26, 2022

In this episode, I'm chatting with Kim Limon with 10 years experience in Education and English writing.  She was wanting more with flexibility. When she found IDOL courses Academy she knew it was the clear bridge to help her cross over into corporate. 

Hear how much time she put in and how she went through IDOL courses Academy while working a full time job. After 2 months she built a portfolio, revamped her resume and LinkedIn account with recruiters contacting her. She has great tips for navigating the next steps! 

Listen now. 

 

 

IDOL courses Academy is now an authroized vocational trade school for Instructional Design and Online Learning. You'll learn the practical skills and knowledge that employers are looking for right out of the gate.

 

Enroll Here 

Non Profit IDOL Work with Barbara Faulkner | 62

Non Profit IDOL Work with Barbara Faulkner | 62

August 23, 2022

Today I'm chatting with Barbara Faulkner, who has an adventurous spirit with a desire to help other countries in need.  

Barbara has a love for teaching and training but wanted more. She shares insight on the nonprofit world and how it requires many hats. Her inspiring journey led to work with the Peace Corps Response. Hear her traveling Instructional Design/Training adventures! 

Enroll in the IDOL courses Academy here

IDOL Success Story with Former Teacher Sharon Tavares: Ikea | 61

IDOL Success Story with Former Teacher Sharon Tavares: Ikea | 61

August 23, 2022

In this episode, I'm chatting with Sharon Tavares who currently resides in Sweden and taught ESL for 10 years. Hear her journey through IDOL courses as she landed 2 positions within the first two months. As these roles slowed down, she gained the confidence to apply for her dream role at IKEA. Her interview process is something you don't want to miss. Listen now! 

 

Enroll in the IDOL courses Academy here

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