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.

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June 5, 2023 35 mins

Stephanie Smith is the Learning and Design Manager for Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. located in Westminster Colorado. She has experience in training and development for a variety of industries including energy, safety, software, sales, customer service, medical management industries. Specializing in eLearning, learning architecture, learning platforms, and learning management systems, Stephanie has a prove...

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Jeremy Tuttle is the Director of Learning Design for Niche Academy where he leads a fantastic team of creative people. He has designed instruction for asynchronous online delivery since 2016 and has been in the education space since 2009. While At Niche Academy he has overseen the creation of over 400 tutorials, and for his previous employer he wrote microcredentials on topics like Criteria and Rubrics and Formative/Summative Asses...

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In this episode I interview Autumm Caines and Lance Eaton about ChatGPT and how they see it affecting higher ed and instructional design from a variety of perspectives. This episode is insightful and also humorous at times.

Autumm Caines:
Autumm Caines is a liminal space. Part technologist, part artist, part manager, part synthesizer she aspires to be mostly educator. You will find Autumm at the place where different ...

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January 2, 2023 26 mins

Mindsmith is an AI-powered microlearning authoring tool built for the average user. They focus on intuitive interfaces and collaboration that empowers anyone to create beautiful elearning lessons/trainings, whether you are a manager of a small team, a full-time instructional designer, or a busy college professor.

Their BookerAIᵝ features enable users to overcome writer's block and the intimidation of starting lessons from scrat...

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Janet Lee (Janet’s LinkedIn Profile) 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 product...

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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. 

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August 17, 2022 1 min

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 in...

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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 exc...

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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 ...

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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 us...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 wi...

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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 Le...

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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 Le...

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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, digit...

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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 se...

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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 ...

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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.

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February 4, 2022 15 mins

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 learnin...

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