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The Blend Podcast
The Blend Podcast
The Blend Podcast is hosted by Tom and Brendan at Blend Interactive Content. Your place for all things e-learning, interactive content and design. Find us at https://blend.training/
Feb 2, 2022
#29 Blend Review 2021 Part 2
Part 2 of the boy's 2021 review talking all things eLearning and....Stoicism?
Jan 4, 2022
#28 Blend Review 2021 Part 1
Tom and Brendan sit down to discuss how 2021 has been for Blend Interactive Content studio and dive into some of the challenges, influences, and highlights from the year. Part 1 of 2
Oct 20, 2021
#27 The Power of Moments
This week Brendan and Tom discuss the book - the Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath and explore how creating moments can elevate eLearning.
Oct 6, 2021
#26 Blend Question Time Part 2
In part 2 of Brendan and Tom's Q&A the guys explore their insights and influences in the world of eLearning.
Sep 22, 2021
#25 Blend Question Time Part 1
This week Tom and Brendan put each other on the spot with a Q&A about the journey of Blend so far, how they feel the eLearning industry is changing, what inspires them, the creative process and how they annoy each other.
Sep 9, 2021
#24 Onboarding with Luke Goodwin
In this episode of the Blend Podcast, Brendan interviews Learning Designer Luke Goodwin - an expert in the art of onboarding. Discover what Luke learned taking a step back from training and working on the client-side, and how he was able to apply these unique insights when he returned to the onboarding side. Visit Blend Interactive Content HERE or Linkedin HERE Contact Luke Goodwin on Linkedin HERE
Aug 25, 2021
#23 Are we too connected?
This week Blend talk about how technology has either made us too connected or too isolated? What role does eLearning have to play in technological addiction?
Aug 4, 2021
#22 Bridging the Digital Divide
How can we bridge the Digital Divide? Is digital Redlining something to worry about? Blend look at possible practical solutions.
Jun 16, 2021
#21 Blended Learning Case Study: First Aider
This week Blend look at the First Aider as an eLearning case study. How has blended learning been addressed in this project?
Jun 2, 2021
#20 VR Soft Skills with Bodyswaps
This week we talk to Bodyswaps Co-founder Christophe Mallet about soft skills in VR and how VR will disrupt the eLearning industry in future.
May 12, 2021
#19 Design Thinking Case Study - Problem Solver
This week Blend look at the Problem Solver project with a specific focus on how design-thinking informed this piece of eLearning.
May 5, 2021
#18 Emotional Intelligence with LAPD Solutions
In this episode, Brendan sits down with Mac MacDonald from LAPD Solutions to discuss the importance of Emotional Intelligence training and the impact it has on creating a healthy and productive personal and business culture.
Apr 28, 2021
#17 UX Design Case Study - Key2Enable
Blend talk about their Key2Enable project which was an interesting eLearning challenge from a UX perspective.
Apr 21, 2021
#16 Microlearning with 7taps
In this episode, Brendan sits down with 7taps CPO Kate Udalova to discuss the power of supplementing your training with microlearning and the tool her team has developed to make authoring more efficient.
Apr 14, 2021
#15 Blend's Birthday - 1 Year Review
This week Blend review their 1st year as a business. What have they learnt? What have been the wins? And where do they think Blend will go in the future?
Apr 7, 2021
#14 Mindfulness with Time to Teach
This week Tom interviews Jade Song from Time to Teach about how mindfulness can be incorporated into eLearning. Can soft skills and emotional intelligence be integrated into digital learning programs? How does Blend integrate this into projects? Have a listen!
Mar 31, 2021
#13 Strategy & Sustainability
This week Brendan talks to sustainability expert Tahir Shah and picks his brains about how this industry will impact our daily lives and the strategic thinking that goes into making decisions that impact both people and the environment. At Blend we are interested to know how industries will grow and develop as there are many parallels between those and the eLearning and Education world. What changes and progress will overlap?
Mar 24, 2021
#12 The eLearning Community is Key
This week Brendan discusses how Community is so important in your work and how it applies to Blend and the eLearning community. Patti Bryant is the special guest as she talks about how she has built her own eLearning community.
Mar 17, 2021
#11 Effective eLearning Examples
What is effective eLearning? What examples are out there? How is it changing and where is good eLearning going. Blend want to be inspired and the boys take you on a journey of eLearning that they love.
Mar 10, 2021
#10 The Covid Effect - How eLearning and Education will change
The pandemic has changed all our lives. How has it changed eLearning and education in general. Are online learning and the education system as we know it transformed forever? Blend dig into it.
Mar 3, 2021
#9 Data-Driven Learning
Brendan welcomes special guest Anja Hartleb-Parson where they discuss the role of data in eLearning and learning development.
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Feb 24, 2021
#8 E-Learning as a Force for Good!
This week Tom & Brendan talk about their motivations for starting Blend and how they and their partners want to use E-Learning as a force for good - and how it can change the world for the better. Find out more at Blend!
Feb 10, 2021
#7 What is Instructional Design?
This week Tom and Brendan talk about Instructional Design. What even is it? The guys try and wade through the waffle and make sense of instructional/course/e-learning design and what really is important when designing learning for people! Find us at Blend for more information!
Feb 10, 2021
#6 The Immersive Effect Of Non-Linear Storytelling
This week Tom & Brendan talk about non-linear storytelling and how Blend has been influenced by film-makers such as Christopher Nolan and particularly his most recent film Tenet. The guys talk about non-linear storytelling can be used across various formats, even Twitter, and their use of it in E-Learning. Find out more at Blend.
Jan 31, 2021
#5 Design Thinking
This week Tom and Brendan discuss how they give themselves the best chance to be creative, how to get over creative dips, and how Design Thinking helps them maximise their creative output. Find us at Blend
Jan 28, 2021
#4 Level Up With Gamification (Part 2)
This week Tom & Brendan discuss the future of gamification and how it is going to become more and more common to see it in most of the content we consume. Find out how Blend, Netflix and other companies use gamification in their content and what this means for business and users alike. Find us at Blend.
Jan 19, 2021
#3 Level Up With Gamification (Part 1)
*This week the boys talk about the history of gamification, how it has influenced them, and how they use it at **Blend**. Please get in touch or leave any comments with your thoughts of gamification and how you use it in your business! Find us at: **email@example.com** Show notes:* * - **Will Wright Masterclass** - Game Design and Theory course from the creator of The Sims and Sim City* *- **Red vs Blue** - **Fornite hosts next level community concert in 2020 Travis Scott* *- **Companies using gamification well**: Duolingo, Headspace, Nike etc. Find all the boys work and how they implement gamification at **Blend*
Jan 12, 2021
#2 The Power Of Storytelling
This week the boys talk about the power of storytelling. What are the main storytelling frameworks used? How the boys use storytelling in their work at Blend? Where do they find their inspiration in storytelling and much more...Links to the show notes and links are below. *Nicole papa adverts** * *Nescafe adverts* *Dollar shave club** * *Human brain is designed to be sociable as being part of a community is directly linked to our personal safety** (article)* *David Phillips TED Talk* *The Hero's Journey: An Explanation* *The Power Of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath** *
Jan 4, 2021
#1 Why The Education System Needs To Change
In this weeks episode the boys discuss the problem with the global education system and why it needs to change. They talk about how soft skills and emotional intelligence are not being addressed, their own educational experiences, where in the world they are getting the education system right, and what education will look like in the future. *Show Notes:* Scott Galloway interview on CNN talking about how COVID changes education https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3i4uMc2X0k School of motion e-learning for animation https://www.schoolofmotion.com/ The Blend Podcast is your place for all things e-learning, digital marketing, design and entrepreneurship. Find us at* *https://www.blend.training