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IDOL Success Story with April Black | 48

IDOL Success Story with April Black | 48

October 19, 2021

In this episode, I'll be chatting with a former teacher, April Black about her journey to become an IDOL. April offers some excellent advice and insights for those making the transition to instructional design.

 

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Educational Data Mining with Smruti Sudarshan | 47

Educational Data Mining with Smruti Sudarshan | 47

October 19, 2021

In this episode, I'll be chatting with Smruti Sudarshan about educational data mining and how it can inform your learning designs. We get into the importance of data, how to capture it, and what to do with it once you have it. If you don't know what educational data mining is or how it can help you be a better IDOL check out this episode. 

Here is the blog Smruti wrote on educational data mining.

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IDOL Success Story Jessica Oberto Lands Fortune 1 Role | 46

IDOL Success Story Jessica Oberto Lands Fortune 1 Role | 46

October 19, 2021

In this episode, I'll be chatting with Jessica Oberto about her journey to land an instructional design role as the training manager at the biggest company in the world. When she joined the IDOL courses Academy, Jessica already had experience as an instructional designer. However, she wanted to enroll to shore up her foundation in the discipline and maybe land a new role. Not only did Jessica reach her goal, but she also exceeded it. Check out this inspiring IDOL journey with Jessica Oberto!

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Explainer Video Skills for Instructional Designers with Rued Riis | 45

Explainer Video Skills for Instructional Designers with Rued Riis | 45

October 11, 2021

In this episode, I'll be chatting with Rued Riis about his journey to become an expert explainer video creator, and now online course creator.  Rued believes in FUN learning. He helps educators use animation to create engaging, entertaining, and humorous learning—for internal training, course creations, YouTube marketing, and much more.

Rued's online courses include scriptwriting, voice-over production, screen-recording, and animation. His students subscribe on RuedRiis.com.

Rued and I agree that it's important to modernize an industry that has fallen behind. eLearning is where marketing was 10 years ago. We need to make FUN (engaging, entertaining, motivating, inspiring) learning content if we want it to spread and ignite someone's interest in a subject.

 

Personal Branding for Instructional Designers with Vanessa Alzate | 44

Personal Branding for Instructional Designers with Vanessa Alzate | 44

August 12, 2021

In this episode, I'll be chatting with Vanessa Alzate about marketing and building your personal brand as an instructional designer and eLearning developer.

Vanessa Alzate is the Founder and CEO of Anchored Training. She received a BA in Communications & Political Science from Rutgers University, and an MS in Corporate & Organizational Communication from Northeastern University. For over a decade, she has consulted with many mid-large organizations in industries ranging from pharmaceutical sales to fashion to develop training strategies tailored to each individual organization and team. Throughout her career, Vanessa has excelled in assisting companies and individuals to expand their industry knowledge through innovative eLearning and classroom curriculum, while continuing to add consistently to her own education and training.

Vanessa is the mother of two young girls, and is committed to helping everyone become the best versions of themselves. She is an advocate for empowering women and for increasing belonging.

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IDOL Success Story with Dr. Sara Bania-Dobyns | 43

IDOL Success Story with Dr. Sara Bania-Dobyns | 43

August 11, 2021

In this episode, I'll be chatting with Dr. Sara Bania Dobyns about her journey to transition from higher education to corporate instructional design and online learning. Listen in as Dr. Dobyns shares her experience in the IDOL courses Academy and how she started landing more clients as a freelance instructional designer. 

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Microlearning with 7taps Founder Kate Udalova | episode 42

Microlearning with 7taps Founder Kate Udalova | episode 42

July 6, 2021

In this episode, I'm chatting with Kate Udalova about microlearning principles and 7taps. Kate is the founder and CPO of the eLearning software, 7taps. 7taps is the fastest way to create mobile-first courses, summaries, and follow-ups. Kate shares tips and her story of how she founded 7taps. 

Sign up to get your free trial of 7taps here!

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IDOL Success Story with Amanda Kulik | episode 41

IDOL Success Story with Amanda Kulik | episode 41

July 6, 2021

In this episode, I'll be chatting with an IDOL success story, Amanda Kulik. Amanda is now a former teacher who made the transition to a full-time instructional role in 4 months after she joined the IDOL courses Academy.  She now works with Heidi Kirby at Datatrak International.

She shares her journey and some incredible tips for teachers making the transition to instructional design and online learning development. Check it out!

IDOL Success Story with Gretchen Johanson | episode 40

IDOL Success Story with Gretchen Johanson | episode 40

July 6, 2021

In this episode, I'll be chatting with an IDOL success story, Gretchen Johanson. Gretchen is now a former teacher who made the transition to a full time IDOL role in under 3 months after she joined the IDOL courses Academy. Gretchen has not only landed her first job, but she is also now in her second role as an IDOL for Google.

She shares her journey and some incredible tips for teachers making the transition to instructional design and online learning development. Check it out!

 

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Human Centered Design with Andre Plaut | episode 39

Human Centered Design with Andre Plaut | episode 39

July 6, 2021

In this episode, I'll be chatting with Andre Plaut about LXD and Human-Centered Design principles. Andre Plaut is the founder and owner of Human Machine, a learning design studio. Over the last 10 years, Andre has worked with Apple, Obama for America, General Assembly, and other clients. You'll also find Andre delivering captivating workshops on LXD or the ethics of technology design.

Andre gives advice on how to address the whole learner in your design process. A must-listen episode!

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