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If You Build It, Will They Learn?

If You Build It, Will They Learn?

By Halight Inc.
A podcast for Modern Learning and Development. We discuss trends in content, learning systems, and emerging technologies. We’ll also explore what needs are out there for organizations, from large corporate enterprises to small businesses.
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Episode 32: Love to Learn: 5 Things that Motivate Learners
We all know what motivates us to learn, the trick is figuring out what motivates others! Join Scott and Daniel this week as they walk through different factors that effective people's motivation to learn. Some different factors covered are physiological, personal, social and external motivation. As always follow us on all social media @builditlearnit or contact us at podcast@halight.com! We hope this week's podcast resonated with you and we will see you all next week for the season finale, get ready for a fun one!
35:51
November 19, 2020
Episode 31: All You Need to Know About Just in Time Training
Get your pen and paper ready because this week's episode is filled with tips! Join Scott and Daniel as they discuss all things just in time training; what content works best for it, how to bring it to life, and find out when learners want just in time training. Tweet us your favourite piece of advice from this week's episode @builditlearnit or email us at podcast@halight.com. See you all next week for a brand-new episode!
30:25
November 12, 2020
Episode 30: Do's and Don'ts in Training Design
Want to learn how to create the best quality training content for your learners but not sure how? Join Scott and Daniel on this week's podcast as they discuss the do’s and don’ts for building your training content! Learn how to brand your training, investigate learners needs, and create a learning culture within your organization. Thank you for listening to this week’s episode, tweet us your thoughts @builditlearnit or email us at podcast@halight.com!
18:18
November 5, 2020
Episode 29: Mailbox Time! You Asked, We Answered!
We are back with another fun mailbox episode! Join us this week as Scott and Daniel discuss on demand training and the impact COVID has had on it, how you can utilize eLearning for one on one training, and many more eLearning topics! We love answering your questions and hearing feedback, if you’d like to be featured in our next episode email us at podcast@halight.com or tweet us @builditlearnit with any of your questions!
33:05
October 29, 2020
Episode 28: 5 Ways Adults Learn Differently, Part 2!
Scott had such a great episode last week discussing Adult Learning Theory, Daniel thought he’d hop in on the conversation! Join Scott and Daniel this week as they discuss how you can bring to life the 5 ways adults learn differently and some tactics you can implement within your organization when it comes to learning. Learn how to speak to your learners in the way that allows them to effectively consume learning and retain the information they are being provided! As always tweet us your thoughts on this weeks episode @builditlearnit or email us any of your questions at podcast@halight.com. See you all next week for a new episode!
42:36
October 22, 2020
Episode 27: 5 Ways Adults Learn Differently
Welcome to this week's quick listen episode! This week Daniel and Sabreena had to nurse their turkey hangovers and took a little break, so it was Scott's moment to SHINE! Scott discusses adult learning theory and how adult learning is different than the way we usually think about formal education. Scott also touches on what an adult learner might be looking to get out of their training and some practices that can assist learners in absorbing more content! Let us know what you thought of this week's episode @builditlearnit on all social media, and we will see you next week with a new episode from Scott AND Daniel!
17:37
October 15, 2020
Episode 26: Understanding What Motivates Employees to Learn
In the workplace, there is often a stigma that not wanting to be promoted is a sign of a lack of motivation or engagement. However, some employees are doing a job they love and would rather become masters in their current role than climb the corporate ladder. Join us on this week's podcast as Scott and Daniel discuss the importance of recognizing your employees career goals, and how you can provide training that facilitates in the success of those aspirations. Providing training that allows employees to become more efficient in their role and allows them to become a mentor for others will continue a growth mindset for employees. In the beginning of this episode Scott and Daniel discussed their dream job, and now we’d love to hear from you! Tweet us what your dream job would be @builditlearnit, and we will see you all next week for a new episode!
38:08
October 8, 2020
Episode 25: How to Get the Most Out of Your Virtual Event
With virtual events becoming more and more popular Scott and Daniel decided to give some tips and tricks to making the most out of your virtual event! This episode takes a unique perspective on virtual events from not only the organizers perspective but also as an attendee. From choosing the landscape of your virtual event to maximizing your time as an attendee this episode covers it all! Tweet us what you thought of this week's episode @builditlearnit or email us any of your questions at podcast@halight.com.
36:41
October 1, 2020
Episode 24: Eliminating the Stigma on Training
Want to eliminate the stigma on training in your organization but not sure how? Well Scott and Daniel are here to help! This week’s episode is filled with advice on how to not only change the stigma on training but why that stigma may exist in the first place. Don’t be scared to make training FUN and be creative with the ways you deliver your training. Learn how to integrate learning into the regular work schedule, promote personal development and more with this week's podcast! Tweet us what you thought of this week's episode @builditlearnit or email us any of your questions at podcast@halight.com.
29:07
September 24, 2020
Episode 23: HALIGHT Asked, We Answered
It’s time for another mailbox episode, and this time we decided to reach out to the HALIGHT team for their questions! Join the conversation with Scott and Daniel as they address how to change the negative stigma that may exist around training within your organization and how to build a learning culture. As well Scott and Daniel get personal and both share their favourite client success story! Thank you to the HALIGHT team for all your amazing questions and if you’d like to be featured on our next mailbox episode email us at podcast@halight.com or tweet us @BuildItLearnIt!
33:36
September 17, 2020
Episode 22: From Business to Baseball: Talking Learning with Guest Greg Minor
This week we are excited to welcome guest Greg Minor as our third co-host! Greg is the Chief Executive Officer of Vacations 4 You and Owner of Tennessee Grind Athletics & Performance and has been leading sales and marketing teams at a very high level for over 10 years. Greg brings his perspective on coaching and how it relates to training employees in the workplace. As well as how investing in your training content and learners will benefit organizational success in the long term. We hope you enjoyed this week's conversation and as always if you have any questions you can find us @BuildItLearnIt on social media or email us at podcast@halight.com!
40:58
September 10, 2020
Episode 21: Don't Forget About Leadership in Training
Leadership, one of the strongest factors in a learner's willingness to accept training. Join us this week as Scott and Daniel talk all things leadership and how to build a learning culture within your organization. In this episode you will learn how to take on an engaging leadership style, how to set up training as a leader, and how to conduct post training follow ups. Scott and Daniel also talk about the benefits of having leadership involved in training, how it can increase learner's retention, and how leaders can act as the advocates for learning. We hope you enjoyed this week's conversation about leadership in training! If you’d like to join the conversation, you ask us any of your questions @BuildItLearnIt on all social media platforms or email us at podcast@halight.com. See you all next week for a new episode!
33:57
August 27, 2020
Episode 20: Talkin' Fixed vs. Growth Mindset
This episode Scott and Daniel have a conversation about fixed versus growth mindsets and how you can transition your thinking. Scott and Daniel discuss how you can identify the different mindsets in your daily life as well as how the different mindsets can affect a learner and their ability/willingness to consume content. By the end of this episode you will know the key words and phrases that can shift a fixed mindset to growth and how you can implement them. We hope you enjoyed this weeks episode and if you have any questions please reach out to us on our social medias @BuildItLearnIt or email us at podcast@halight.com.
35:09
August 20, 2020
Episode 18: Everything You Need to Know About the ADDIE Model
One this weeks episode Scott and Daniel decided to dive into some technical thinking and discuss the ADDIE model. This episode breaks down every step of the ADDIE model and how you can use it when developing your own eLearning content. From analyze to evaluating all steps are covered!  Scott and Daniel had such a great time discussing this theory that they have another one in store for next week! Stay tuned for what next weeks topic is and as always email us any of your questions at podcast@halight.com or find us on social media @BuildItLearnIt.
31:55
August 7, 2020
Episode 17- Learning & Development for Beginners part 2
Last week we were just getting started on learning and development for beginners! This week we are so excited to have Scott back and continue the conversation around learning and development! In this episode Scott and Daniel discuss how L&D differs from performance management, how L&D relates to different departments in an organization and what skill sets are needed to be in the L&D space! If you are a beginner in the L&D industry and have some questions, feel free to ask us on social media @BuildItLearnIt or email us at podcast@halight.com. We hope you enjoyed this weeks episode and we will see you all next week for new episode!
30:09
July 30, 2020
Episode 16: You Asked, We Answer- Learning & Development for Beginners
On this week’s episode we are one host short but we did call in some reinforcements. Join us as we welcome Sabreena Pontoni to give a beginner’s perspective on learning and development topics. In this episode we went back to the basics and answered some learning and development questions that would be useful for a beginner in the industry. We hope you enjoyed this episode from a beginner’s perspective! If you have any questions that you’d like Daniel and Scott to answer you can email us at podcast@halight.com or find us on social media @BuildItLearnIt. Have a great Thursday and we will see you all next week!
32:13
July 23, 2020
Episode 15: Top 10 Tips & Tricks for Effective eLearning Content Writing
We had such a great time discussing instructional design with guest Nyla Spooner last episode we decided to continue the conversation this week! In todays episode we will be giving you the top 10 tips and tricks for effective eLearning content writing. By the end of this episode you will know how to create engaging content for your specific learning audience, create behavior-based learning objectives and much more! We hope you enjoy this weeks episode and as always you can find us on social media @BuilItLearnIt or email us any of your questions at podcast@halight.com. See you all next week for a brand new episode!
34:19
July 16, 2020
Episode 14: The Truth about Instructional Design w/ Guest Nyla Spooner
We are thrilled to welcome this week’s guest Nyla Spooner, a learning experience designer who is passionate about mentoring new instructional designers and  has dedicated her career to the future of learning. Join us as Nyla gives some tips on how to implement instructional design, how you can get into the industry, and she also discusses her 100 instructional designers program! This was an episode filled with knowledge sharing and Nyla has much more to share! You can learn more about instructional design through Nyla’s website nylalxd.com , her podcast “I’m New Here: A Podcast for New Instructional Designers & E-Learning Developers”. Go check out all Nyla’s resources and let her know the “If You Build It…Will They Learn” podcast sent you! As always tweet us your thoughts on this weeks episode or email us at podcast@halight.com and we will see you all next week for a new episode!
29:49
July 9, 2020
Episode 13: Getting in the Nitty Gritty with Gamification
Are you looking to understand the art of incentivizing your learning culture, while also increasing efficiency of learning.  Using a combination of Learning Games and Gamification can assist in doing just that! On this week's episode, Scott and Daniel discuss the differences between types of gamification, and when they are most applicable. For a full list of terms discussed in this weeks episode checkout our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages @builditlearnit for a full glossary! As always we’d love to chat, send us an email at podcast@halight.com with any of your questions and we will see you next week for a new episode!
31:06
July 2, 2020
Episode 12: Learning Alphabet Soup Breakdown
Every industry loves acronyms and the eLearning industry is no different! Listen to this weeks episode where Scott and Daniel run through common terms used in the eLearning industry while also discussing how they might apply to your business! Are you a grass roots business just dipping your toes into the learning and development world? Or a complex organization choosing what LMS is best for you? By the end of this episode you’ll have a clear understanding of what eLearning software/processes apply to your organization and how you can implement them. For a full list of terms discussed in this weeks episode checkout our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages @builditlearnit for a full glossary! As always we’d love to chat, send us an email at podcast@halight.com with any of your questions and we will see you next week for a new episode!
34:39
June 25, 2020
Episode 11: You Asked, We Answer
On this weeks episode Scott and Daniel took some time to answer all of your questions! Grab a coffee and get to know Scott and Daniel a little more as they answer some personal career questions, address eLearning topics and talk all things podcasting. By the end of this episode you will have knowledge on how to start a career in the eLearning industry, how you can start a podcast, and be aware of some misconceptions in the eLearning industry. If you would like to be featured in our next “You Asked, We Answer” email us at podcast@halight.com or follow us on our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook page @builditlearnit. Have a great Thursday and we will see you next week for a new episode!
32:36
June 18, 2020
Episode 10: Learning Styles: Fact or Fiction?
In todays episode Scott and Daniel debunk some theories regarding learning styles, Scott lays out some statistics, and the two give some insightful tips on how to teach different learning styles. Some specific topics covered are: selecting the appropriate modalities, learning styles in the real world, research on learning styles and of course some positivity points to close out the show! This episode will hopefully give you a new perspective on learning styles and how you can tailor your eLearnings to provide high quality content for learners.   We’d love to hear your thoughts on this weeks episode! Tweet us twitter.com/builditlearnit or email us your questions at podcast@halight.com, and we will see you all next week for another episode!
32:10
June 11, 2020
Episode 9: Tips for Moving Your Content Online
On this week’s episode of “If You Build It…Will They Learn” we talk moving your training online and how to get started in transitioning your training. This episode is filled with tips and tools to ensure you have a smooth transition from in-person training to online learning. We cover topics such as: identifying your objectives, what content you can transfer to online, picking your modality, developing your content, and how to create a change management strategy. After listening you will be fully equipped to start transitioning your training online and be knowledgeable on the do’s and don’ts of #eLearning! If you have any questions or there is a topic you would like us to discuss, please feel free to email us at podcast@halight.com!
46:30
June 4, 2020
Episode 8 - Implementing Blended Learning and its Key Benefits!
On this weeks episode of “If You Build It, Will They Learn” we discuss how your organization can utilize blended learning! We highlighted the 4 main benefits of blended learning: less financial burden, users can learn where and when they choose, more opportunities for engagement, and organizations can gather insights from analytics. Blended learning follows the idea of meeting the learner where they like to learn, by using a variety of modalities. This allows for higher engagement rates as users are in control of their own learning experience, creating personalized #elearning. #Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2X3gCfE  #ApplePodcasts: https://apple.co/2Xl1BWt  #GooglePlay: https://bit.ly/3bNANSz  #Anchor: https://bit.ly/39ynl3K
32:42
May 21, 2020
Episode 7 - 4 Steps to Optimizing Your Learning Objectives
On this week’s episode we take you through the detailed process of how to create training that aligns with your overall business objectives. The do’s and don’ts of designing content, how to set relevant KPI’s for #elearning, and how to design objectives that allow for leadership to provide coaching post training. Having an overall business objective is the start, and in this episode, we will show you how to practice those objectives in all aspects of your training from start to finish. #Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2X3gCfE #ApplePodcasts: https://apple.co/2Xl1BWt #GooglePlay: https://bit.ly/3bNANSz #Anchor: https://bit.ly/39ynl3K
34:09
May 14, 2020
Episode 6 - UI/UX In Learning Design w/ Guest Steven Plat
On this weeks episode we welcome our guest Steven Plat a, UI/UX Developer at HALIGHT! In this episode Steven explains his perspective on whether UI/UX design is subjective and how he deals with design feedback (Scott may have caused this answer to be slightly bias). Learn about how to influence users through UI/UX design and how design plays a large role in the elearning Industry! Let us know your comments on User Interface versus User Experience at podcast@halight.com and comment how many of Scott's Star Wars puns you caught throughout this episode, May the fourth be with you all! #Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2X3gCfE #ApplePodcasts: https://apple.co/2Xl1BWt #GooglePlay: https://bit.ly/3bNANSz #Anchor: https://bit.ly/39ynl3K
39:12
May 7, 2020
Episode 5 - Learning and Development: THE Great Overachiever
On this week's episode, Daniel and Scott discuss what it means to be in Learning and Development and consistently be an overachiever. Learn about the 6 key roadblocks that Learning and Training professionals face everyday, and how to overcome them!   Have a question, ask podcast@halight.com.   Looking for assistance in taking on your roadblocks? Visit HALIGHT.com and let us know you heard us on the podcast!
37:26
April 30, 2020
Episode 4 - Answering Your Questions about Learning & Development
On this week's episode, our hosts answer your questions about Learning, Development, Training and how it relates to your day to day. Thanks again for all your questions!  Q1: What is one pro and one con to the virtual facilitated classroom or conference experience? Q2: How do you tackle objections when your organization doesn’t feel that employees can retain through eLearning? Q3: My organization is committed to an LMS that doesn’t meet our needs, how do I begin the conversation to find a new solution? Q4: How does an organization that has only done 45-90 min seat time trainings begin to transition into micro learning? Q5: What parallels do you see between coaching college sports and corporate L&D? Q6: I believe VR can help my business; how do I start the conversation?
41:59
April 23, 2020
Episode 3 - Our First Guest, Scot Maurath talks Virtual Reality, Learning, Training and Development
Daniel and Scott welcome their first guest, Scot Maurath from MTI. This week, our hosts address the types of Virtual Reality, how it is used in training and all the questions you need to ask to get started. VR is a major part of the trend of modern Learning, Training and Development, and how to start, execute and prove ROI is an important part of success. Have a listen and let us know what you think. To learn more about MTI: LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/mti_2/ YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD3NGWX7s78zs0UcYFOtlgg/
55:22
April 16, 2020
Episode 2 - MicroLearning - The Biggest, Little Topic
On this week's episode, Scott and Daniel discuss a word that has been buzzing around the Learning and Development Industry...Micro-Learning. They discuss how it is defined, it's value, and if the concept is sticking around as part of learning strategy.
36:35
April 9, 2020
Episode 1 - Learning, Development and COVID-19
On this Episode of If You Build It, Will They Learn, we discuss who we are and what the intentions of our podcast are. In addition, March 2020 has kicked off a new normal for everyone. From Self-Isolation to Remote Learning, Scott and Daniel take some time to talk about some changes that Learning & Development have made due to COVID-19
27:58
April 1, 2020
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A podcast for Modern Learning and Development. We discuss trends in content, learning systems, and emerging technologies. We’ll also explore what needs are out there for organizations, from large corporate enterprises to small businesses.
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March 27, 2020