Show cover of Demystifying Instructional Design

Demystifying Instructional Design

Instructional designers specializes in the creation of learning solutions. In this podcast, Rebecca J Hogue interviews instructional designers from a variety of different fields, with the goal of gaining a better understanding of what instructional designers do. The role of instructional designers varies across contexts including formal education, corporate sector, healthcare, non-profit, military, government, and more. Further the types of learning solutions created by instructional designers varies including learning programs, semester length courses, short workshops, eLearning, and job aids. Join Rebecca as she demystifies instructional design.

Tracks

S3E1: Janet Lee and Darlesa Cahoon are analyzing instructional design
In this episode I interview Janet Lee who works in higher education and Darlesa Cahoon who works in the corporate sector. We explore how instructional design is the same and how it is different across the different contexts. Sometimes we think it will be completely different only to discover that it is actually quite alike. This is the first part of a series. Support the show
17:04 10/30/2022
Season 3 Promo
Welcome to Demystifying Instructional Design - a podcast where I interview instructional designers about what they do. I'm Rebecca Hogue, your podcast host.For season three I'm going to do a something a little different - I'm going to be interviewing two instructional designers at the same time - from different sectors - to help compare how instructional design is different in one sector versus the other. My first interview will be with Janet Lee whose work focuses in high ed instructional design and Darlesa Cahoon who works in corporate instructional design for a large airport!In order to create rich interviews, I'd like to hear about what you would like me to ask my guests. Please go over to the Demystifying Instructional Design website, and leave a comment on the blog post for this announcement. What do you want to know about instructional design?  If you are an instructional designer and would like to be interviewed for demystifying instructional design, please fill in the Be My Guest form.  ThanksI'm looking forward to this season. Cheers,RebeccaSupport the show
01:15 08/17/2022
S2E15: Yorel Stephens ~ Fulfilling, Fun, & Fruitful
Yorel L. P. Stephens, MPA, MA. Ed is an Adult Learning and Training consultant with 20+ years of experience serving education, non-profit, and corporate organizations.  A graduate of the University of Phoenix, Wilmington College, and Lincoln University she specializes in bringing strategic goals to life through learning experiences, coaching instructional designers, and transforming complex content into simplistic learning. She excels in pulling the best out of her SMEs to create quality driven curriculum across a wide range of workforce industries. Yorel has been instrumental in creating learning solutions for pharmaceutical, bio-tech, food & beverage, gas & utilities, insurance, tax, and technology.  Yorel is the owner of Intentionally Designed Productions, LLC, and the host of the Training Trends podcast. Support the show
43:48 07/15/2022
S2E14: Robin Sargent ~ Just take action and dare to share
Robin Sargent PhD, is an entrepreneur, instructional designer, and former professor, recognized as a leader in the instructional design community. She is the owner and founder of IDOL courses, IDOL Talent, and VITAL courses. IDOL courses is the trade school that serves clients through IDOL Talent while developing the next generation of creative learning designers. Business Insider heralds the IDOL courses AcademySM as "one of the best choices out there if you're serious about starting a career in corporate instructional design, but don't want to pay for a master's degree." Earning her PhD in Education with a specialization in instructional design and online learning, she has coached, mentored, and taught thousands of current and aspiring learning designers. Her dissertation was on the gamification of corporate training, and her vision is to create an IDOL world for all learners. Dr. Robin is also a former Director of Learning & Development for a billion-dollar staffing firm with over 17 years of corporate instructional design experience. She serves as a volunteer board member for DESIGNxHUMANITY, a design collective and apprenticeship program pairing experienced creatives with fresh faces to collaborate on real-world projects advocating for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. In addition, she started the IDOL World project to match non-profit organizations with access to instructional designers and free eLearning modules on relevant topics. Robin lives in Atlanta with her husband, Kris, and their three boys.Support the show
36:33 06/28/2022
S2E13: Stan Skrabut - Where instructional technology and design meet
Stan Skrabut is a card carrying lifelong learner who has spent his career helping people and organizations achieve improved performance. He is a scholar, teacher, author, veteran, martial artist, and avid reader. Throughout his working life, he has changed roles and responsibilities countless times. He worked as a guard, organizational trainer, instructional technologist, webmaster, systems programmer, lecturer, and director. He uses informal learning, especially reading, as a way to improve himself and subsequently his teams. His interest in informal learning inspired his dissertation topic, Study of Informal Learning Among University of Wyoming Extension Educators.Stan is the Director of Instructional Technology and Design at Dean College in Franklin, Mass. He lives with his wife and two dogs in Rhode Island. Nomadic in nature, he loves to travel and has lived in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Turkey, and various locations across the United States. His number one passion is helping others achieve their goals. He has published two books and is working on a thirdSupport the show
22:58 06/19/2022
S2E12: Jean Dengler ~ It's so much more than design
Jean Dengler is a Senior Trainer with Service Corporation International. In her role she delivers a variety of training programs to a diverse group of associates using a virtual platform designed in Adobe Connect. While her primary role is to facilitate training, she considers herself fortunate to have the support of a fantastic team who offers her opportunities to develop learning content, design virtual classrooms and brainstorm innovative ways in which to enhance both training content and delivery. She is a 2021 graduate of UMASS, Boston, having received her MEd in Instructional Design and has found endless opportunities to apply instructional design practices in her work and in her life. She joins us today from Buffalo NY.Support the show
20:11 06/07/2022
S2E11: Rachael Assignon - Adding value to asynchronous solutions
Rachael Assignon started her career as a foreign language teacher. She transitioned to corporate learning and development and has experience in automotive, health care, finance, and military. As an instructional designer and facilitator, she finds there is a lot of crossover between teaching and corporate learning. The outcome for both is the same: creating an environment where learners of all ages thrive.Support the show
24:48 05/30/2022
S2E10: Eva Conover - Bridge between technologists and users
Eva is a lifelong trainer, analyst, intermittent project manager and relatively new ID. She found my passion for instructional design later in life, proving to herself it’s never too late to make a change. She finds that instructional design allows both her tech geek side and creative side room to grow. Her niche has always been in healthcare and systems. She is very fortunate to have had the opportunity grow my career in tandem with the changes in healthcare and technology. She came to ID having been in the shoes of her learners, so she approaches it as a partnership. She is an avid reader, cellphone photographer, and tries to learn something new almost every day.Support the show
23:10 05/10/2022
S2E9: Janet Lee Part 2 - Purposely progressing through any challenge
Janet Lee is an Instructional Designer specializing in practical professional development strategies and content development for professors wishing to transition meaning-full training from face-to-face to online learning. She has a varied background in international K-12/higher education including curriculum development publications, international speaking, media literacy, and micro-learning video production. Currently, she is a Learning Architect and inspirational speaker working on various projects in higher education. She likes being known for inspiring teams with a fun practical approach. Support the show
26:44 04/19/2022
S2E8: Janet Lee Part 1: Always ask for help
Janet Lee is an Instructional Designer specializing in practical professional development strategies and content development for professors wishing to transition meaning-full training from face-to-face to online learning. She has a varied background in international K-12/higher education including curriculum development publications, international speaking, media literacy, and micro-learning video production. Currently, she is a Learning Architect and inspirational speaker working on various projects in higher education. She likes being known for inspiring teams with a fun practical approach. Support the show
23:42 04/04/2022
S2E7: Autumm Caines is a liminal space (@autumm)
Autumm Caines is an Instructional Designer at the University of Michigan - Dearborn. She has earned an M.A. in Educational Technology from The Ohio State University and B.S. in Communication Technology from Eastern Michigan University and about 15 years of experience working in educational technology and instructional design. Autumm’s scholarly and research interests include blended/hybrid and online learning, open education, digital literacy/citizenship with a focus on equity and access, and online community development. This blend of interests have led her to be concerned about mounting ethical issues in educational technology and recently she has written and presented on topics concerning educational surveillance, student data collection, and remote proctoring. She has taught digital citizenship and first year success strategies at the undergraduate level and is active in several online educational communities. You can find out more about her publications and presentations on her professional website at autumm.org.Support the show
32:31 03/21/2022
S2E6: Emma Stodel uses sports psychology principles to enhance behaviour
Emma J. Stodel, PhD, is the Founder and Principal of Learning 4 Excellence. Emma is an educator dedicated to improving performance and facilitating excellence. Her passion is to create meaningful learning experiences that elicit real change in the learner, leading to organizational, professional, and/or personal change. With an academic and professional background in both educational and sport psychology, Emma has a unique skill set she uses to build engaging eLearning solutions grounded in adult learning principles.Over the last 20 years, Emma has successfully developed award winning eLearning solutions for the healthcare sector, national sport organizations, provincial and federal governments, universities, and other public and private organizations both within and outside Canada. While being integrally involved in the design and development of eLearning modules and programs, Emma also takes a strategic approach to guide organizations looking to improve their learning programs.When not at her desk, you will find Emma riding her warmblood mare, Cheniah; walking or skiing with her golden retriever, Tilley; or on the golf course with her husband, Pete! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rjhogue)
23:07 03/08/2022
S2E5: Greg Dillon - Creating Social Presence
Gregory Dillon is a Learning Designer at Brown University in Providence, RI where he lives with his border collie iuna. He holds masters degrees in Instructional Design and Portuguese from the University of Massachusetts. Gregory’s work is primarily guided by Freirean principles, digital critical pedagogy, and open educational practices. He believes deeply in building community and its benefits to the learning experience.  Gregory lived in Brazil and has trained Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian dance-fight, for over 20 years.  He was granted a teaching title in 2010 by one of the most widely recognized Capoeira groups in the world.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rjhogue)
19:15 02/26/2022
S2E4: Mary Helen Culbertson - hires instructional designers
Mary Helen Culbertson is the Vice President of People and Culture at iDesign. After working in elementary and higher education, she moved into instructional design before transitioning into Human Resources in 2019. In her position at iDesign, Mary Helen uses her knowledge of instructional design to recruit talented individuals to work with iDesign partners to develop high-quality online course offerings.Support the show
21:19 02/18/2022
S2E3: Lance Eaton Part 3 - Thinking Beyond
Lance Eaton is the Director of Digital Pedagogy at College Unbound, a part-time instructor at North Shore Community College and Southern New Hampshire University, and a PhD student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston with a dissertation that focuses on how scholars engage in academic piracy. He has given talks, written about, and presented at conferences on open access, academic piracy, open pedagogy, hybrid flexible learning, and digital service-learning. His musings, reflections, and ramblings can be found on his blog: http://www.ByAnyOtherNerd.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/rjhogue)
15:30 02/04/2022
S2E2: Lance Eaton Part 2 - Highlighting the importance of self-care
Lance Eaton is the Director of Digital Pedagogy at College Unbound, a part-time instructor at North Shore Community College and Southern New Hampshire University, and a PhD student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston with a dissertation that focuses on how scholars engage in academic piracy. He has given talks, written about, and presented at conferences on open access, academic piracy, open pedagogy, hybrid flexible learning, and digital service-learning. His musings, reflections, and ramblings can be found on his blog: http://www.ByAnyOtherNerd.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/rjhogue)
15:41 01/27/2022
S2E1: Lance Eaton Part 1 - I am a DJ and ...
Lance Eaton is the Director of Digital Pedagogy at College Unbound, a part-time instructor at North Shore Community College and Southern New Hampshire University, and a PhD student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston with a dissertation that focuses on how scholars engage in academic piracy. He has given talks, written about, and presented at conferences on open access, academic piracy, open pedagogy, hybrid flexible learning, and digital service-learning. His musings, reflections, and ramblings can be found on his blog: http://www.ByAnyOtherNerd.comSupport the show
18:25 01/17/2022
Rob Pearson - Is designing at a systems level
Rob is an educator, learning experience designer, and documentary filmmaker.  He has a rich and varied work history with experiences in health care, higher education, not-for-profit, and small and large private sector organizations. Sparked during his film production studies at York University, a linking theme throughout Rob’s career has been the role of media and technology as an enabler of learning. During the tech boom of the early 2000s, Rob held senior roles in several Ed-Tech start-ups and then took on the lead of the Learning and Customer Experience practice at Maritz Canada, a US-based marketing services company. Rob has been active as a community builder, spending 10 years as a board member, board chairperson, and ED at the Canadian Society for Training and Development – now the Institute for Performance and Learning.  More recently, Rob completed contract roles leading Executive and Corporate Education at the Ted Rogers School of Management and as AVP Professional Development at Sun Life and is now an experience design consultant with clients in North American and Europe and an active volunteer with several local charities. Rob holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems from Syracuse University and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management. Support the show
22:12 12/11/2021
Paula Thorsland - Being as effective and efficient as possible
Paula Thorsland holds a BA in English and education, and an MEd in instructional design. She has worked in the education field for 25 years as an instructor and more recently as an senior instructional designer and Manager of the eLearning and Instructional Design Team at UMass Boston. Her focus is to help faculty learn to use technology successfully in their online and face-to-face courses, while ensuring that course objectives are being met. In her free time, Paula is an avid sailor and mother of two daughters.Support the show
30:10 11/24/2021
Darlesa Cahoon - Literally walking on runways
Darlesa has been an instructional designer and learning technologist for over 15 years with 10 of those working for the Port of Seattle at Seattle Tacoma International Airport.  She holds an MA in Instructional Technology from University of Colorado at Denver.   She gets excited about imagining and developing online, hybrid, and instructor-led learning experiences which grab attention, encourage reflection, get learners laughing, sharing, and playing and motivating them to improve their lives … and at times simply making compliance training as painless as possible! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rjhogue)
21:09 11/05/2021
Arthur Harrington - Detectives and Problem Solvers
Arthur is a Learning and Development professional who has been in the instructional design field for over 20 years. He started his career training radiologists at mass general hospital in Boston. Arthur earned a masters in education at UMass Boston and returned to his alma mater to earn an MBA. Arthur has led the training operations for several high tech organizations and currently leads a team of technical trainers and writers.  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rjhogue)
25:40 10/20/2021
Caroline Frankel - What instructional designers do
Caroline Frankel received her MEd in Instructional Design and graduate certificate in Instructional and Learning Design from UMass Boston in May 2020. She currently works at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, Massachusetts as a Senior Instructional Designer. Caroline has provided leadership to her institution in online learning, as well as remote instruction initiatives following COVID-19. She's worked closely with the various clinical programs at her university on streamlining the remote instruction & assessment of clinical skills. Caroline tirelessly advocates for the student experience and helps her institution make data-informed decisions on instructional technology utilization &  integrations. Caroline enjoys mentoring ID students within the UMass Boston program and is a helpful resource if you're interested in a career in higher education or in corporate learning. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rjhogue)
26:24 10/12/2021
Terry Greene relates trains, mini-vans, and painting to Instructional Design
Terry Greene is Senior eLearning Designer at Trent University. He holds a B.Ed. in Elementary Education from the University of Alberta and a M.Sc. in Instructional Design & Technology from the University of North Dakota. He is interested in both the cutting and trailing edges of technology in education. Especially those uses that increase the human element in technology-enabled learning. Hint, hint, those are probably the more open ones. Show notes at DemystifyingInstructionalDesign.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/rjhogue)
22:18 09/28/2021
Karen Bellnier asks 'what is your goal?'
Karen has over 20 years of experience in the learning field. She led the process of creating a formal online learning program at the Community College of Rhode Island. At Johnson & Wales University, she created training faculty for online course development and delivery and worked closely with faculty developing online courses and managed a team of instructional designers and technologists. She has served as a reviewer for Blackboard's Exemplary Course Program, OLC Innovate & Accelerate conferences. She is an alum of the OLC Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning and have presented at OLC's Accelerate, NEAAN, and the Distance Learning and Teaching Conference. Previous to joining higher education, Karen was a content developer for a museum exhibit design firm and the peer review manager for the American Alliance of Museums. Currently, Karen is a doctoral student in the URI-RIC Education program. Her interests are in faculty support and development, digital teaching, and equitable teaching and learning practices, particularly in digital learning environments. She holds a M.A. in Educational Technology Leadership from The George Washington University, a M.S. in Developmental Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and B.A., Psychology & Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rjhogue)
29:44 09/20/2021
Julie Havill - Getting into the nitty gritty
In this episode, Rebecca interviews Julie Havill. Julie has been working in learning and development for close to twenty years. She's worked with people from around the world using modalities from web-based training to virtual reality. She has a Master's Degree in Adult Education and currently works for a company that provides learning services to its clients. Julie lives and works in Bloomington, Indiana USA. She believes that when people can be their best in the jobs, they can be their best in other parts of their lives. She is passionate about being a part of helping people be their best.Support the show
15:08 09/14/2021
Matt Crosslin - Thinking About Pedagogy and Technology
In this episode I interview Matt Crosslin. Matt Crosslin, Ph.D. is currently an Instructional Designer II at Orbis Education, where he works with faculty to create student-centered, active learning-based courses. He is also part-time faculty at the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley, where he teaches Masters and Doctoral courses in Educational Technology and Instructional Design. Matt holds a Ph.D. in Learning Technologies from the University of North Texas, a Master of Education in Educational Technology from UT Brownsville, and a Bachelors of Science in Education from Baylor University. His research interests include learning pathways, sociocultural theory, learner agency, heutagogy, learning theory, and open educational practices. Prior to working at Orbis, he spent nearly 15 years at the University of Texas at Arlington as both a Learning Innovation Researcher and an Instructional Designer. He also blogs occasionally at EduGeek Journal, watches or reads a lot of SciFi and Fantasy, and occasionally paints or draws something.Support the show
20:07 09/12/2021
Interviewing Myself - Rebecca J. Hogue
In this first episode of Demystifying Instructional Design I begin by interviewing myself.  Discover who I am and why I started this podcast, as well as what advice I would give to those who are new to instructional design.Support the show
12:20 09/05/2021