Julie Gibson on ‘Bridging the digital divide’

August 16, 2018

Julie Gibson CEO and Co-Founder of Hitnet joins Justin Cruickshank and Damala Scales Ghosh from The Learning Hook.

Surprisingly, the digital divide (internet access and affordability) is a real issue in Australia. We spoke to Julie about how Hitnet work to bridge this gap with custom technology and content designed specifically for remote and marginalised communities.

Join us for a conversation about design, technology and the digital economy, including:

  • Digitally excluded communities – who are they and what do they need?
  • Co-design as fundamental to creating culturally relevant and useful technology and content
  • Mobile Max – who ‘he’ is and how he's used
  • What the digital hub data reveals (spoiler: stories are the stickiest content)
  • How locally produced media is making a difference

Join us for 40 minutes on these topics and more.

To find out more about Hitnet, check out how a Community Hub works or to get in touch with Julie, visit https://www.hitnet.com.au/

In the chat:

Julie Gibson, CEO and Co-Founder of Hitnet

Damala Scales Ghosh, Lead Learning Designer at The Learning Hook

Justin Cruickshank, Design and Production Manager at The Learning Hook

(and You!)

 

If any comments at all, we would love to hear from you.

www.learninghook.com.au

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Cathy Moore on 10 years of Action Mapping (aka: Save the world from boring training)

May 4, 2018

Cathy Moore, training designer, presenter and creator of the Action Mapping model speaks with Brenden Carter and Damala Scales Ghosh from The Learning Hook.

Join our action mapping 10-year anniversary mini-celebration as Cathy shares stories and deeper insights into her workplace performance analysis and design model, and discusses the use of rich scenarios for authentic practice.

Some of the key elements of the conversation:

  • None of us enjoy a ‘dud’ scenario and how to avoid writing one!
  • The purpose of the Action Mapping model and how to get the most out of using it
  • How the model evolved over the last 10 years to include one more critical question
  • Differences between mini and branching scenarios, and when we might use each type in training design
  • How well constructed scenarios support people to discover the consequences of their decisions, rather than being spoon fed information
  • The processes, tools and essential steps in designing a successful scenario, and the importance of early testing

 

Join us for approx. 40 minutes on these topics and more.

Visit Cathy’s blog for articles and downloadable resources, and to find out more about her online scenario design courses and new book Map It. If you’re in New Zealand, you can see Cathy speak at the NZATD Conference 2018.

 

If any comments at all, we would love to hear from you.

www.learninghook.com.au

 

In the chat:

Cathy Moore, Training Designer, Presenter and Writer at blog.cathy-moore.com

Damala Scales Ghosh, Lead Learning Designer at The Learning Hook

Brenden Carter, Creative Director and Founder of The Learning Hook

(and You!)

 

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Tracey Ezard chats about learning teams and leaders as learners

March 19, 2018

Tracey Ezard chats with Brenden Carter and Rhiana Power from The Learning Hook team for our latest podcast. 

Tracey is an author, educator, facilitator and leading speaker on creating 21st century tribes that thrive. During our chat we found Tracey to have an absolute 'laser focus' on helping business leaders shake the status quo to reach extraordinary outcomes. She's also the author of 'The Buzz, Creating Thriving and Collaborative Learning Cultures' and 'Glue, the stuff that binds us together'.

 

Some of the key elements of the conversation:

  • Tracey shares a great story of an organisation's transition from the ordinary to extraordinary through learning to learn together
  • The impact leaders as learners can make
  • The key attributes of creating learning teams
  • We explore if the old 'storming, norming and performing' cycle has changed
  • Tracey shares some hot tips on processes to put in place to better equip our teams for peformance (learning underpinning all this)

Join us for 45 off minutes on these topics and more.

 

If any comments at all, we would love to hear from you.

www.learninghook.com.au

 

In the chat:

Tracey Ezard, Professional Triber (visit Tracey here - we highly recommend her blog if you enjoy the podcast: www.traceyezard.com)

Brenden Carter, Creative Director at The Learning Hook 

Rhiana Power, Instructional designer / Project Manager at The Learning Hook

(and You!)

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Arun Pradhun on Learn2Learn, Learning Agility and much more

February 14, 2018

Arun Pradhan, Learning Performance Strategist at Deakin Co, Learning Agility Design Thinking Geek (this is ‘so’ his own description – and very well said!), and creator of the wonderful app, Learn2Learn, joins Rhiana Power and Brenden Carter for The Learning Hook’s first podcast in 2018.

Arun shares with us the interesting road he’s travelled to be doing what he does. Join us to hear so much more on the Learn2Learn app (if you follow Arun on LinkedIn etc you will know a little about this app, and if you have downloaded it, even better!).

Our conversation:

  • Explores some key themes in content for 2018 (not the usual focus we think)

 

  • Discusses Arun’s app journey – what worked and what didn’t while developing and launching the Learn2Learn app

 

  • Discovers that vulnerability underpins innovation, and your speed of learning is your current and future competitive edge

 

  • Introduces the Mystic Myrtle Technique (recommended for all)

 

  • Provides an update on the Learn2Learn for Business app Arun will release in April (yes, your business will soon be able to access the learning / performance enabler too! Time to organise a business case I think)

 

  • Confirms the power of experiential learning – yes, we all know it, but so good to talk about it some more 😊.

 

Join us for 35 minutes on these topics and more.

The bonus is that it also represents the longest introduction we have ever made in a podcast 😊.

If any comments at all, we would love to hear from you.

www.learninghook.com.au

 

In the chat:

Arun Pradhan, Learning Performance Strategist at Deakin Co

Rhiana Power, Instructional Designer / Project Manager at The Learning Hook

Brenden Carter, Creative Director and Founder of The Learning Hook

(and You!)

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So, you want to roll out a learning portal?

December 19, 2017

Kara MacLeod, Head of Risk Skills at National Australia Bank, chats with Brenden Carter, The Learning Hook’s founder and Creative Director.

 

Kara recounts her journey of delivering a learning portal within one of Australia’s largest enterprises. She covers much detail, powerful insights and practical points of reflection for anyone considering doing the same.

 

Some of the key elements of the conversation:

  • Challenges within Risk: It’s a highly regulated and complex area of business, yet still in the state of VUCA! Business wants people trained… fast. They need them ‘doing’ and not training. How do we balance this with the complexity of content and speed of change?
  • The learning portal story – getting buy in, taking risks (ironically within the bank’s Risk Skills team), saving money!, and Kara’s inspiration for the concept of a portal (might surprise you)
  • Straightening out the ‘spaghetti learning journey’
  • The Remix and C2 conferences – learning from art galleries, museums, libraries, each other and experience– must attend events (see you there next year 😊)
  • Tackling the firehose (how to drink from it – better!)
  • Other topics in our rolling conversation which make the mix: blockchain, curation, long form journalism and the ever important personalisation of the user journey.

 

Join us for 45 off minutes on these topics and more.

 

If any comments at all, we would love to hear from you.

www.learninghook.com.au

 

In the chat:

Brenden Carter, Creative Director at The Learning Hook 

Kara MacLeod, Head of Risk Skills at National Australia Bank.

(and You!)

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Social Learning is not always what you think

November 30, 2017

In this episode, we chat with Helen Blunden, social learning leader, champion, practitioner and Director of Activate Learning, www.activatelearning.com.au.

 

Helen shares some wonderful insights on social learning (or better yet - 'how we learn from each other!'), tagging, curating, Snap Chat, building trust online, getting the most from LearnTech Asia, her Harold Jarche learning hook and of course a little on knitting (we hope you follow our advice on this topic).

 

Join us for a free flowing conversation which was enjoyed by all.

 

 

If any comments at all, we would love to hear from you.

www.learninghook.com.au

 

In the chat:

Brenden Carter, Creative Director at The Learning Hook 

Helen Blunden, Director of Activate Learning

(You!)

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Storytelling and Learning: Where the Hero’s Journey meets Gagne’s Nine Steps

November 23, 2017

 

Is there a hybrid model we can create of the Hero’s Journey, Gagne’s Nine Steps, and Merrill’s First Principles? What do classic learning and storytelling models have in common?

 

In this episode Damala Scales Ghosh and Brenden Carter speak with Peter Allen, an award winning filmmaker and educator with a specific interest in animation, visual effects and early film history. As a lecturer in Film and Television at the VCA, Peter supports the development of some of Australia’s best filmmaking talent, and was our obvious go-to person to speak about the topic.

 

The podcast discussion starts out considering how we use stories for learning and then goes on to explore the convergence of The Hero’s Journey, Gagne’s Nine Principles of Instruction, and Merrill’s First Principles.

 

What are these storytelling and learning models all about, what do they have in common, and how we could use these ideas when designing learning experiences? Have a listen and find out – but be prepared for a longish ramble peppered with anecdotes, side topics and a few laughs.

 

P.S. Our juicy side topics include: Further discussion on the use of podcasts and potential for voice-driven feedback for learners, wearing jackets to do your elearning (ok, we encourage you to give this some google fact checking love and contact us if you know the truth!) … and finally, a fantastic learning hook from Peter. Check out Peter's wonderfully film nerdy blog too: www.movienerdtalk.com/

 

If any comments at all, we would love to hear from you.

www.learninghook.com.au

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HealthXN, Blockchain for Hospitals and Learning and Development

November 17, 2017

In this episode, Brenden Carter interviews Marc Niemes, Executive Producer at HealthXN (www.healthxn.com.au). Our conversation covers how Blockchain can be used for learner records (some interesting cross over to xAPI / Tin Can and learner record stores here), the top five challenges in Health, the importance of increasing onboarding and efficiencies in training due to the expense of health (approximately 10% of Australian GDP is spent in this area), along with more on virtual reality, occupational violence training and other learning and development topics. It’s a free flowing discussion we hope you enjoy. If any comments at all, we would love to hear from you.

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VR: Immersive Storytelling and Learning Campaigns – Part 2

October 16, 2017

The Learning Hook team discuss virtual reality (VR) and immersive storytelling in Part Two of this VR series. The discussion centres around our own experiences within VR, writing for it and production. We hope there's some practical advice for anyone looking to create VR and particularly use it within elearning solutions or blended learning and general learning campaigns.

 

If you want to read more on this topic, visit our blog - www.learninghook.com.au/blog

 

 

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VR: Immersive Storytelling and Learning Campaigns – Part 1

October 16, 2017

The Learning Hook team discuss virtual reality (VR) and immersive storytelling. The discussion centres around a VR meet up our team attended and all the thoughts that triggered, ideas and practical ideas on making the most of VR. It is Part One of two on VR and immersive storytelling.

If possible, we recommend you listen while viewing the blog on the same topic on our website, as it provides a sketch note summary of the whole topic which you may find useful. www.learninghook.com.au/blog/. OR see the sketch note here: www.learninghook.com.au/elearning/Immersive_storytelling_colour.pdf 

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