Sponge Uk Elearning Podcast

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Digital learning and online training opinions and interviews from leading elearning company Sponge UK. Getting to the heart of great elearning with absorbing interviews, ideas and tips. For more elearning insights visit SpongeUK.com.

Episodios

  • Ebooks for improving personal effectiveness and soft-skills with Kristian Madsen

    Ebooks for improving personal effectiveness and soft-skills with Kristian Madsen

    15/02/2018 Duración: 10min

    Kristian Madsen is the CEO of Bookboon, the largest online publisher of ebooks for personal development and soft skills. Find out how ebooks can be useful to a modern learner and how Bookboon have tailored their content to make them most useful for large organisations. The questions are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject: 00:50 - What does Bookboon do? 01:17 - What topics do Bookboon's ebooks cover? 01:54 - With so many new technologies available, does the humble exercise of reading a book still have a place in helping people learn at work? 03:10 - What kind of businesses are using Bookboon, and why do they use it? 04:09 - What do your readers tell you about why and how they use the ebooks? 05:23 - What role does an elibrary like Bookboon play in supporting self directed learners? 07:12 - What can organisations learn about their workforce by giving them access to an elibrary like Bookboon? 08:17 - Does the data you can collect help an organisation improve their L&

  • Retrieval practice with Jeff Karpicke

    Retrieval practice with Jeff Karpicke

    22/09/2017 Duración: 15min

    Our topic today delves into how our brain remembers what we learn, in particular the role that retrieval of memory plays in learning. Jeff Karpicke, a Professor of  Psychological Sciences at Purdue University in the United States is an expert on the topic. The questions are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject: 00:50 - What do you mean when you talk about retrieval in terms of our cognitive ability? 03:52 - Does practising retrieving information help with remembering? 04:50 - Is there an optimum spacing frequency for retrieval practice? 08:07 - Does retrieval lead to a higher quality, or deeper learning? 10:11 - Why do you think retrieval practice is under appreciated as a learning strategy? 13:04 - How can the principle of retrieval practice help in workplace learning?

  • Onboarding with Jasmine Kelland

    Onboarding with Jasmine Kelland

    04/08/2017 Duración: 13min

    Jasmine Kelland was an HR manager for large companies before becoming a lecturer in Human Resources Management. She now leads the BSC and Masters programmes in Human Resource Management (HRM) at Plymouth University. The discussion centres around onboarding, how its changing and the role of technology in the future of onboarding. The questions are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject: 00:47 - How important is onboarding for business success? 01:18 - What do businesses miss out on if they're not getting onboarding right? 01:45 - With rapid changes in the world of work, what are the implication for onboarding? 02:47 - What's meant by personalisation in onboarding? 03:38 - What role do you think digital has in this new look onboarding? 04:40 - How much training should be a part of onboarding? 05:44 - Are there things that are missed out of onboarding, and what do you lose by missing them? 06:29 - What interesting trends are you noticing in onboarding? 07:38 - Do you think t

  • Motion graphics for learning with Paddy Selman

    Motion graphics for learning with Paddy Selman

    09/06/2017 Duración: 15min

    Paddy Selman ​is a Motion Graphics Designer at Sponge UK where he creates a variety of animations and video assets for learning programmes. We talk through the strengths of motion graphics, some of the processes that he uses to create them and why they're so useful for engaging learning. The questions are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject: 00:17 - What makes a training subject suitable for a motion graphics approach? 02:04 - How do you work with learning design and visual design to maintain a consistent look and feel across a learning programme? 03:50 - Are there any graphical styles that are much harder to add motion to than others? 05:15 - What are the common challenges when creating motion graphics for learning? 06:23 - Do you often create more than one piece of motion graphics for a course, and can they stand alone? 07:35 - What tools do you use to collaborate with colleagues within Sponge? 09:35 - How important is the audio in a motion graphic sequence? 11:35 -

  • Engaging millennials with Dr Larry Richard

    Engaging millennials with Dr Larry Richard

    25/05/2017 Duración: 14min

    Dr Larry Richard founded the management consulting firm LawyerBrain, they specialise in motivation and talent retention. In this episode we discuss how to engage millennials in workplace training. In a discussion that's backed by interesting research, we explore what's most important to millennials, their values and how you can use this information to create better learning experiences in the workplace. The questions and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject: 00:57 – What motivated millennials? 02:47 – Do their preferences have a bearing on how you engage them in the workforce? 05:53 – How can businesses retain their millennials?

  • Empathy in learning design with Stella Collins

    Empathy in learning design with Stella Collins

    19/04/2017 Duración: 18min

    Stella Collins is creative director of Stellar Learning and author of Neuroscience for learning & development. She runs workshops and programmes​ throughout the UK on how to be a brain friendly trainer and many other subjects. Our discussion focuses on empathy in learning design and includes topics like learner generated content, storytelling, personalising learning, the learner journey, different approaches to face to face and digital learning and much more. The questions and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject: 00:34 – Why is empathy important in learning design? 01:38 – How does empathy helps our understanding of learners? 03:05 – Is there different considerations for face to face training versus digital training 04:37 – What effect does it have on the training when you take into account the way learners are feeling when they start the training? 06:39 – Have you heard from anyone who's been through your train the trainer process and benefited fro

  • Adaptive learning with JD Dillon – Sponge UK Podcast

    Adaptive learning with JD Dillon – Sponge UK Podcast

    21/02/2017 Duración: 18min

    Adaptive learning is the topic for this episode, listen in to find out what it is, how it works and the benefits it offers modern businesses. JD Dillon, Principle Learning Strategist at Axonify joins us to put his years of experience a the top of L&D to work answering some of the common questions about adaptive learning. The questions and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject: 00:55 – What is adaptive learning? 01:26 – How is adaptive learning different to personalised learning? 04:13 – Can you take us through an example of how adaptive learning works in practice? 06:59 – What are the advantages of adaptive learning for organisations? 09:09 – How important is the technology in delivering adaptive learning? 10:39 – What's the Axonify approach to adaptive learning? 12:55 – Why do organisations find it difficult to implement adaptive learning? 15:49 – Where is a good place to start with adaptive learning?

  • Kate Nicholls and Andrew Hosgood - Sponge UK Podcast

    Kate Nicholls and Andrew Hosgood - Sponge UK Podcast

    24/01/2017 Duración: 15min

    Kate Nicholls, Learning Technologies Designer of the year and Head of Innovations at Sponge has spent the last year investigating how 360° interactive video can be used for workplace learning. Alongside developer Andrew Hosgood she talks about what she’s learned in the process. We cover the potential pitfalls and technical challenges as well as the huge potential for bringing real benefits to training in businesses. To hear more, and to experience 360° interactive video for learning come along to Stand C10 at Learning Technologies. The questions and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject: 00:53 – What is the attraction of 360° interactive video and virtual reality? 01:38 – What have you discovered over the last year when looking into the use of this new technology for learning? 03:41 – AJ What are the technical challenges associated with working in 360° interactive video and VR? 05:45 – How accessible is this technology for organisations wanting to use it

  • Donald Clark - Sponge UK Podcast

    Donald Clark - Sponge UK Podcast

    29/11/2016 Duración: 22min

    Donald Clark has over 30 years of experience in learning technologies, we spoke to him about the latest emerging tech and how it will impact the workplace learning industry. We cover a range of topics including artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality and more and get insights into how learning professionals can prepare for the future of training. For the latest news and updates from Donald Clark follow him on Twitter: @DonaldClark. The questions and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject: 00:30 – What do you think are the opportunities and risks of AI in learning? 03:02 – Has something significant changed this year with the arrival of Pokémon Go? 05:11 – How do you think the growth of mobile augmented reality could translate into workplace learning? 07:55 – How do you see virtual reality in learning developing in the next few years? 12:24 – Do you think sensory technology known as haptics will play a role in learning in the future? 14:0

  • Stephen Miller - Sponge UK Podcast

    Stephen Miller - Sponge UK Podcast

    11/11/2016 Duración: 17min

    Stephen Miller, Head of Platform Solutions at Sponge leads a team that helps organisations realise the benefits of microlearning and other learning solutions. In the podcast we talk about the way microlearning goes beyond just smaller pieces of learning and can be incorporated into a wider strategy. Join Stephen and Craig Gleason from Axonify for a webinar all about how the tool can help bring the benefits of microlearning to your workforce, register here.. The questions and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject: 00:27 – What do we mean by microlearning? 01:40 – Why do you think microlearning is becoming more popular? 04:01 – Another phrase that people may have heard is continuous learning, can you tell us what it is and how microlearning fits in? 06:47 – Are there any benefits that of microlearning beyond the obvious ones? 09:29 – What implications are there for tracking and measuring learning when you’re using microlearning? 12:05 – Do you need differen

  • Phil Reddall - Sponge UK Podcast

    Phil Reddall - Sponge UK Podcast

    18/10/2016 Duración: 23min

    Phil Reddall is vice chair of the Elearning Network and learning innovation manager for a global specialist chemical company, he offers his experience and advice for other L&D professionals in our latest podcast. Then focus of this episode is curation of learning content, how it works, whether it’s continuing, it’s advantages and some practical tips on how to implement it into your strategy. Find out more about Phil’s role in the Elearing Network on their meet the dircector page. Hear more from Phil in his video session for the Big Sponge Hangout. The questions and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject: 00:35 – Back in 2014 you wrote about a shift in L&D from creating learning to include curation of learning, have you seen that trend continue? 01:42 – Have you seen any new technologies or techniques emerge that have helped L&D in their curation of learning? 04:35 – What barriers have you seen to organisations making curated content available?

  • Geoff Stead - Sponge UK Podcast

    Geoff Stead - Sponge UK Podcast

    06/10/2016 Duración: 30min

    Geoff Stead is Director of Digital at Cambridge University and brings years of experience in bringing learning to mobile devices. We talk through some of the reasons why mobile is so important to learning and development, the technology behind it and some of the potential future areas that are going to allow more effective learning. Find out more about some of the projects Geoff mentions in the podcast at worklearnmobile.org. Follow Geoff on Twitter: @geoffstead This interview was originally recorded as part of the Big Sponge Hangout in July 2016. The questions and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject: 00:26 - Why do you like working in the mobile space and why do you think it's become so popular? 01:45 - What are the main things people need to consider when developing elearning for mobile devices? 03:28 - Are there any areas where mobile learning is particularly appropriate? 05:39 - Do you have any tips for working out the best approach for them? 09:08

  • Karl Kapp - Sponge UK Podcast

    Karl Kapp - Sponge UK Podcast

    20/09/2016 Duración: 22min

    Karl Kapp is a gamification analyst, elearning consultant and proffessor at Bloomsberg university. We collected some common assumptions about games and gamification and asked Karl whether the myths stood up to the research in the field. For more expertise on learning games you can follow Karl Kapp on twitter: @kkapp, and keep up with his latest research and speaking engagements through his blog: Kapp Notes. This interview was originally recorded as part of the Big Sponge Hangout in July 2016. The possible myths and questions that Karl talks through and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject: 00:39 – Myth: Gamification and learning games are the same thing. 01:48 – What can happen if people get gamification and learning games confused? 02:35 – Myth: Games are just about adding fun to learning. 04:43 – Myth: We’re a serious company so games or gamification isn’t going to suit us. 07:25 – Myth: There’s no hard evidence that games or gamification work for inst

  • Chris Wharton – Sponge UK Podcast

    Chris Wharton – Sponge UK Podcast

    09/09/2016 Duración: 09min

    Chris Wharton is an experienced illustrator who has worked on hundreds of elearning projects as part of Sponge’s visual design team. See some of Chris’ work on Instagram: @designbywharton Read more about design in elearning on the Sponge Blog: Illustration vs photography for elearning 5 golden rules for good visual design in elearning 5 ways a bad user interface (UI) can derail your elearning Adapt responsive learning framework The questions and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject: 00:40 – What are the benefits of using an illustrative approach in your elearning content? 01:42 – How important is it to create bespoke illustrations? 02:36 – Are there any situations where illustrations aren’t appropriate for elearning? 03:42 – Why do you think infographics are so popular in elearning? 04:30 – What’s the difference between static illustration and illustration for animation? 05:38 – What kind of resources or tools are you using to help succeed as a visua

  • Robert Pratten - Transmedia storytelling

    Robert Pratten - Transmedia storytelling

    23/08/2016 Duración: 15min

    Robert Pratten is founder and CEO of Conducttr, a transmedia storytelling platform that’s used in digital training simulations. You can see the slides from Robert’s talk at the eLearning Guild’s games and gamification conference on Slideshare. Find out more about Robert’s book Getting Started in Transmedia Storytelling, a practical guide for beginners, currently in it’s second edition. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robpratten Robert mentions the book Walking the Talk by Carolyn Taylor. The questions and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject: 00:41 – Can you explain what’s meant by “transmedia storytelling”? 02:11 – What makes this type of scenario based learning effective? 04:43 – Do you have any examples of organisations that are successfully using simulations, or the benefits they’re seeing? 09:15 – Are there any technical considerations when using this type of simulation? 12:02 – Are simulations particularly time consuming to produce compared to other typ

  • Sam Taylor – Sponge UK elearning podcast

    Sam Taylor – Sponge UK elearning podcast

    09/08/2016 Duración: 17min

    Sam Taylor has many years of experience working in learning and her current role is as a digital development manager for a leading company. We talk to Sam about how to create a strong learning culture in your organisation. Follow Sam on Twitter: @samt_el The questions and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject: 00:39 - Describe an organisation that has a strong learning culture 01:44 - What are the organisational benefits of having the learning culture that you've described? 02:33 - What does it feel like for the learners themselves, what benefits do they get and how does it feel to be an individual within this learning culture? 04:22 - Where are we now in terms of achieving these ideal visions of a learning organisation? 05:57 - What are the kind of things we can do to create a learning culture in our organisation? 09:40 - What are your tips for developing employees that are self directed learners? 12:44 - How important is social learning to the learning

  • Andy Nock – Sponge UK elearning podcast

    Andy Nock – Sponge UK elearning podcast

    26/07/2016 Duración: 08min

    Andy Nock is a Director at the Elearning Network and has worked with augmented and virtual reality in learning. Andy explains the differences between the two technologies as well as the opportunities that they offer for L&D professionals. Follow Andy on Twitter: @AndyNock83 The questions and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject: 00:34 – Can you define augmented and virtual reality? 01:50 – What opportunities exist for using these technologies in L&D? 03:08 – Have you seen any real examples of use of Virtual and augmented reality yet? 04:57 – Are there any tools you recommend for L&D people to try out the technologies out? 06:18 – How long do you think it will be before we’re seeing these technologies more regularly in the L&D industry? 07:01 – What do you find most exciting about AR and VR? Andy recommends the following apps and hardware for L&D professionals looking to experimenting with augmented and virtual reality: Layar – an au

  • David Patterson – Sponge UK elearning podcast

    David Patterson – Sponge UK elearning podcast

    15/07/2016 Duración: 10min

    David Patterson is a consultant at Learning Light and the co-author of their report on the UK elearning market. We asked David about the trends he's seeing in the elearning industry and what members of the industry should be concentrating on to ensure growth continues. We cover Brexit, learning technology as well as future and current elearning trends. Find out more about David Patterson at the Learning Light website. The questions and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject: 00:39 - What is the current direction of travel for the elearning industry? 01:07 - Are people asking about Brexit's impact on the elearning industry? 03:19 - Is there a trend in elearning that's taken you by surprise? 04:23 - Which learning technologies or strategies are creating the biggest impact and making the most difference? 06:04 - Are learners in modern organisations open to learning technologies? 07:00 - What do companies that are seeing success with learning technologies do t

  • Victor Yocco – Sponge UK elearning podcast

    Victor Yocco – Sponge UK elearning podcast

    28/06/2016 Duración: 24min

    Victor Yocco is a Philadelphia-based researcher and author on psychology and communication. For this podcast episode we're talking with Victor about the application of principles of psychology to online education design. His latest book Design for the mind looks at how to create online learning that appeals to our innate natural responses as human being. He has written for Smashing Magazine and A List Apart, find out more on his website or connect with Victor on Twitter: @VictorYocco The questions and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject: 00:39 - What does elearning look like if it is designed without psychology in mind? 04:36 - How can we use psychological principles to better engage our audiences? 07:03 - How can we design elearning to promote behavioural change in an organisation? 10:42 - What are your tips, in terms of psychology, for getting elearning to stick? 13:08 - Can you tell us about the use of social networks to influence people and how that

  • Mike Booth  Teresa Rose – Sponge UK elearning podcast

    Mike Booth & Teresa Rose – Sponge UK elearning podcast

    16/06/2016 Duración: 06min

    We talk to Mike Booth and Teresa Rose, two L&D industry professionals about how to best serve your learners by focusing on their needs. Mike Booth is Learning Technologies Manager at Vodaphone, we get his ideas on responding to the requirements of learners. Teresa Rose is Digital Learning Strategist at energy company E.On who explains how to deal with different types of learners and what we can learn from research into the industry by people like Towards Maturity. We spoke to Mike and Teresa at the CIPD show earlier this year, you can watch their whole interviews and more on our YouTube channel. You can follow Teresa Rose on Twitter at @teresarose01 and find out more about Mike Booth's work on his CIPD profile. The questions and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject: 00:42 - Mike Booth - Do we listen to learners enough? 01:18 - Mike Booth - What do you do to make sure you're approaching this learning challenge the right way? 01:51 - Mike Booth - Is it

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