Thursday, July 19, 2018

TLDCast - Stella Lee Talks About Aging Workforce

Special Guest Stella Lee Talks About Issues Facing Learning and Development Professionals

I'm really looking forward to today's #TLDCast with Stella Lee.

She is going to help us answer these big questions:
  • How do we support the aging workforce? 
  • How do they prefer to learn? 
  • How can we leverage data to improve learning and performance support? Is big data the answer? 
  • What is the role of the L&D department for employees in preparing the future of learning (e.g. AI/machine learning/automation replacing workers, jobs being obsolete, etc.)?

Live Streaming Daily Conversations for Corporate Training,  Learning and Development Professionals

Weekdays:  8am Pacific - 11am Eastern - 4pm British Summer Time


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Sunday, June 03, 2018

TLDCast - Open Forum - Host Brent Schlenker

#TLDCast is going to be FANTASTIC this week! Get it on your calendar.

Monday through Friday 
8am PT - 11am EST - 4pm UK

Don't forget to get registered for Monday's open forum conversation. These are my favorite. The serendipitous nature of community conversations is always surprising me.

We will likely review the video challenge that I presented the community on VideoFriday last week. Since it was #NationalDonutDay I created the following challenge:

TLDC VideoFriday Challenge:

Create a dramatic 10sec Video of yourself eating a doughnut (or other food).
1) Use 5 shots/edits or less
2) Straight cuts only - no transitions
3) Must be completely produced on your mobile device.
Those are the only rules!

TLDCUK Meetup

Don't forget to RSVP for the TLDC-UK Meetup coming June 21st.
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Friday, June 01, 2018

VideoFriday on TLDCast - Back to Basics

Today is #VideoFriday on #TLDCast. Brent Schlenker and Sam Rogers will be helping you get started with video production for eLearning.

UPDATE: What a great show today. Thanks to everyone who joined us for sharing your questions, ideas, and expertise. 
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Game Design and UX Design are about Learning

I'm really looking forward to today's #TLDCast because I'll be hosting a book review of one of my favorite books: A Theory of Fun by Raph Koster.

Whenever anyone asks me to recommend a book for newbies in the world of training and/or L&D, this is my #1 recommendation.

Why?

Because Raph takes very complex neuroscience, cognitive psych, and other complex studies and applies them in a narrative of discovery. A journey into why some activities are fun and others are not.

In corporate spaces "fun" is often frowned upon. I believe that is the case because it is misunderstood. Fun is misinterpreted as the opposite of work.  Having fun can often times be very hard work.  And working hard is often fun.

But at the heart of the fun of games is learning. I've embedded this UX/UI presentation by Raph directly to his statements about learning. Click play and listen to about 3-5mins. If that doesn't intrigue you then you're done. But if it does, rewind to the beginning and watch the entire video.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

TLDCast Tuesday Topic is eLearning Projects

How Do You Manage eLearning Projects?

How many eLearning development projects are you currently working on? One? One hundred?

Many training departments are overwhelmed with eLearning projects that need to be delivered. The demand for content is growing as is the need for continuing professional development.

Today's #TLDCast conversation is about addressing these concerns. 

What is a TLDCast?


TLDCast is a live streaming collaborative conversation for the entire Training, and L&D industry. TLDCast will always be FREE as is the 24/7 TLDChat conversation occurring in slack.

It's not a webinar. It's a collaborative live streaming broadcast running Monday thru Friday 8am PT - 11am ET - 4pm UK. We've embedded the platform here for your viewing convenience, or you can participate at http://crowdcast.io/tldcast.



TLDC18 is coming up January 29th & 30th in sunny Phoenix Arizona. Join your training, and L&D colleagues for 2 full days of networking, learning, sharing, and fun! Contact me directly for a discount on your registration. Let me know you saw this post.


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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Congratulations TLDCast! Today is the 200th Episode for Training Learning and Development Professionals

THANK YOU TLDCommunity!

Thanks to everyone who joined us today! Luis and I appreciate all of you. If you'd like to continue the TLDCast conversations, please join us in the slack group. #TLDChat will continue in slack making the connection between live streaming broadcast and text-based chat conversations.

TLDC18 January 29-30 Phoenix, AZ

We're also looking forward to seeing everyone in Phoenix January 29th, 30th for TLDC18!
It's the best for a professional development opportunity that you will find. Join us for TLDCast and ask others why they're going. You don't want to miss this!



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A Hero's Story that MUST be told!


This is my friend Alison Levine and her wonder dog, Trooper!

Alison is an amazing woman... for many reasons. You may even remember her keynote from DevLearn 2012 or hundreds of other events.

But Alison isn't the Hero in this story. She is doing what great leaders do,  and highlighting others...the unsung heroes. In this documentary, it's one special hero from Nepal that inspired a nation of women to be bold and break through the glass ceiling.

The indiegogo campaign is ending and the documentary still needs funds to become a reality. Please help make this movie happen. 

Thursday, April 06, 2017

TLDChat - Video Friday - Guest Brian Fanzo talks Live Streaming


Welcome to #TLDChat!

Today we are talking with the amazing Brian Fanzo, aka @iSocialFanz !

You can view it here or click the video screen below and login at crowdcast.io for the event. 

Be sure to get updates on future #TLDChat guest by signing up for the newsletter at TLDC.us     
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Monday, March 20, 2017

TLDChat - Another First for the L&D Industry


Last year we experimented with a daily live streaming show called L&D Talk. It was a fantastic experience, and convinced me that this crazy idea of daily live streaming was now possible. I've been thinking about this since my days in broadcast television back in the early '90s. The live streaming tech that exists today makes it possible within a simple interface. And we are looking forward to moving the L&D industry forward and seeing the future. But we are also focused on how you can do the work of training today and provide immediate business value.

Crowdcast.io

There are many new apps, tools, services, launching in this space, but we've decided on Crowdcast.io to get us started. So far the tool has been wonderful. The Q&A and polling features are simple to use and add an interesting element to the conversation. The screen sharing is simple to use as well, and now that I have tested it I am looking forward to using it more often in unique ways.

TLDChat

#TLDChat is a part of the TLDC brand experience. TLDC is the Training Learning and Development C...: Community, Conference, and Chat. All aspects of the experience revolve around YOU, the members of the community. Technology has given us all the ability to organize more efficiently than ever before. TLDC is here to facilitate your success through interactivity with your peers and the experts the you want to hear from.

Rings of Focus

Are you familiar with the Rings of Focus yet? Maybe not. This is just one way that we looked at designing the TLDC experience. There are 5 rings: YOU in the center, Projects, Team, Organization, and Industry in the outer rings. These 5 areas make up the work in your career. You focus on yourself in order to produce great projects within teams for organizations or clients. You then have the ability to share key learnings and experiences within the industry as a part of giving back to the community that most likely helped you succeed. It always comes back full circle.


TLDC.us and TLDC.events

Check out TLDC.us to see a list of episodes and review the notes and archived recordings. If you want to participate in the live streaming conversation you can find us at TLDC.events.

The TLDCommunity is yours. Tell us what you want to discuss, learn, and share. We will figure out how to facilitate that for you. Because we probably want the same things. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Brent Schlenker Says Good Bye to Litmos!

The Big Idea

Today Litmos is announcing that I am no longer working as their Chief Learning Strategist.  We still plan to work together in the future, but currently have no specific plans to announce.

A Quick Look Back...

I remember meeting the Litmos founders via twitter back when they launched. And seeing them exhibit for the first time while I was Program Director for DevLearn was a highlight. I remember being so excited to finally see a SaaS based Learning Management System disrupt our industry. Of course today, just about all LMSs are SaaS based, but as far as I know Litmos was the first.

Litmos was acquired by Calliduscloud back in 2011 and I joined the growing team in 2014.  Up until that point I had experienced corporate training, and L&D, from just about every angle. As a practitioner that included instructional designer, eLearning & virtual reality developer, Director of Training, and other titles across different organizations like HR, logistics, manufacturing, IT, and corporate universities. My passion for technology as an early adopter and evangelist for what we called Learning2.0 launched my industry career beyond my corporate career as a practicing L&D professional which led to my role in programming DevLearn for 5 years.

Why Did I Work for Litmos?

The piece of our industry that I had not yet experienced, on the inside, was the vendor community. So, in 2014, I jumped at the opportunity to work with the vendor I saw disrupting the industry the most. I learned so much and enjoyed offering them leading industry knowledge, thought leadership, and playing a role in their tremendous growth. Through my industry presence blogging, being active in social media, presenting at events, and marketing campaigns, I provided Litmos visibility across many different channels giving them a voice, and face, in the larger community.

So, What's Up?

It's been a fantastic 3 years.  Experiences like this have given me a more complete picture of our L&D industry that is unique and valuable. I'm looking forward to taking this experience, and new vision of the future of training/learning into my next role. I'm grateful to the Litmos leadership team for the amazing opportunity. We plan on continuing our relationship while I continue to pursue opportunities helping other corporate training and L&D organizations optimize their training systems and processes.

As always, you can find me on twitter @bschlenker, or on snapchat as @schlearning. And my Facebook page is http://fb.com/brentschlenker .