It was a great year for the Leading Learning podcast. We had the privilege of talking with some very interesting people and learned an enormous amount in the process. We hope you did, too. Here are the Leading Learning podcast episodes published in 2018 that got the most downloads. We encourage you to share this page using the social media icons to the left and at the bottom of the page.
#1 –Episode 126: 12 Trends (Still) Disrupting the Market for Lifelong Learning and Continuing Education
Based on a post published on the Tagoras blog a while back, this episode highlights a range of trends that still need to be a major consideration for most learning businesses. How is your learning business responding to them?
#2 – Episode 136: Building Interactive, Fun, and Effective E-learning with Michael Allen
With a mission of saving people from bad learning experiences, Michael Allen, founder & CEO of Allen Interactions, has been a pioneer in the e-learning industry since 1975. In this episode, Jeff talks with Michael about how e-learning has changed over the years as well as the benefits and key components of designing an effective learning experience (online or off).
#3 – Episode 130: The Future Is Learning with Heather McGowan
Jeff talks with internationally known speaker, writer, and thought leader, Heather McGowan about the intersection of the future of learning and work including why the type of change we are going through now is different from what we’ve experienced in the past, what we should expect to see related to this in the future, and how to better prepare for it.
#4 –Episode 125: Action Mapping and Activity Design with Cathy Moore
Cathy Moore‘s name has been mentioned repeatedly as part of discussions at Learning • Technology • Design™ (LTD). We’ve followed her work for years and were thrilled to have her come on the show to talk about action mapping and other approaches designed to help save the world from boring instruction.
#5 – Episode 119 – Hard Conversations and the Multigenerational Workplace with Jennifer Abrams
If you foresee some tough conversations in your future, don’t miss this one. Celisa talks with Jennifer Abrams, author of Hard Conversations Unpacked: The Whos, the Whens, and the What-Ifs, about hard conversations and the multigenerational workplace, including the impact each of these have on both leading and learning.
#6 – Episode 140: Getting Conscious About Bias with Howard Ross and Shilpa Alimchandani
We all harbor innumerable biases, and arguably they represent the biggest barrier to our learning. In this episode, Jeff talks with two of the most experienced bias experts in the world – Howard Ross and Shilpa Alimchandani of Cook Ross about the concept of unconscious bias, including why it’s important, the benefits of bringing awareness to it, and ways to disrupt bias both personally and as facilitators of learning.
#7 – Episode 134: Microcredentials and Mentoring with Veronica Diaz
Veronica Diaz is the director of professional learning at EDUCAUSE, where she manages the organization’s microcredentialing program and virtual and place-based mentoring programs. In this episode, Celisa talks with Veronica about EDUCAUSE’s work with microcredentialing and mentoring, including why and how they got started and valuable lessons learned along the way.
#8 – Episode 120: Designing Engaging Learning with Tracy King and Aaron Wolowiec
The topic of engagement has created quite the buzz in the learning world. And that’s because we can all probably agree that if our learners aren’t engaged, they likely aren’t reaching their full potential as learners. So the question is, how do we design truly engaging learning experiences? In this episode, Celisa talks with Tracy King and Aaron Wolowiec about findings from their recent research into learner engagement, captured in their e-book Engaging Learners: A Guide To Successfully Designing Engaging Learning.
#9 – Episode 131: Learning to Lead with Christie Berger
Celisa talks with executive coach Christie Berger about the connection between learning and leadership, ways to improve leadership and increase influence, as well as common mistakes that leaders often make. They also dive into the topic of women and leadership and the work Christie is doing around this through her Fusion Leader Circuit program.
#10 – Episode 149: Becoming the Knowledge Worker with Jerel Bonner
With all the uncertainty around what the future of work will look like there is one thing that is certain: in order to thrive you will need the necessary skills and mindset to continually adapt and change. Jerel Bonner embodies this type of agile learning mindset as he is a walking, talking model of the new knowledge worker. In this episode, Jeff talks with Jerel about his personal experience as an agile learner and knowledge worker and what it takes to become one.