The Learning Pod

A BlueVolt Podcast

What does it take to build a culture of learning in your company? Where do you start? How quickly can you get value from your training program?
Join Kell Hansen and Jeannie Sullivan, (BlueVolt’s pro’s) and explore the basic of effective training in the workplace.
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Meet our Hosts...

Jeannie Sullivan, Director of Learning Strategy

BlueVolt

Jeannie Sullivan-1-1Jeannie drives learning strategy both within BlueVolt and in partnership with our clients. Over the last 20 years she has designed learning experiences for the workforce within the financial, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and consulting industries. Jeannie studied professional communications at Clemson University and lives in Columbia, South Carolina with her two teenage sons.

Kell Hansen, Customer Success Manager

BlueVolt

kellyheadshotKell Hansen got her start in experiential education working with teens and adults as an outdoor interpreter and guide. As a co-founder of the digital media company, Vox Siren, and now in an advisory services at BlueVolt, she applies her lessons learned in instructional design to the world of eLearning. Kell enjoys living in Portland, Oregon and biking to work everyday.

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Starting a Learning Program

Organizational learning is taking place, whether you create a formal learning program or not. Otherwise, your new hires wouldn’t know how to perform their jobs. However, when you decide to formalize your training into an official program, the task can seem overwhelming. In this episode, hosts Kell Hansen and Jeannie Sullivan are answering the question, “Where to I start when it comes to creating a formal learning program?”

Guest Star: Brad Hamilton, Director of Customer Success, BlueVolt

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Learning Bursts

What is a learning burst and how can they improve both retention and engagement in you learning program? In this episode, hosts Kell Hansen and Jeannie Sullivan explore the world of learning bursts, including tips for practical application in workplace learning programs.

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The Personalization Principle

In this episode, we are talking about the personalization principle and how it can be used effectively in online training in the workplace. If your first question is: “What in the world is the personalization principle?” then this is the episode for you. Listen in as hosts Kell Hansen and Jeannie Sullivan break it down and share practical ways to apply this principle in your training courses.

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Gamification

What is gamification? And how is it used in workplace learning? In this episode of The Learning Pod, hosts Kell Hansen and Jeannie Sullivan define gamification and talk about real-world, practical applications of these techniques

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Gamification

What is gamification? And how is it used in workplace learning? In this episode of The Learning Pod, hosts Kell Hansen and Jeannie Sullivan define gamification and talk about real-world, practical applications of these techniques

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Adult Learning Styles

What are adult learning styles and how do they inform how we build courses? These are the questions that hosts Kell Hansen and Jeannie Sullivan explore in this episode of The Learning Pod. We’ll also share some tips for integrating learning styles into courses to increase engagement and keep learners coming back for more content.

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Online Learning Platforms

In this episode of The Learning Pod, we are asking the question, “Are kids using online learning platforms in school and how is it shaping their expectations of learning in the workplace?” We’ll talk to one of our interns at BlueVolt to gain first-hand insight on her transition from the academic world to the working world. Hosts Kell Hansen and Jeannie Sullivan discuss how organizations can leverage online learning platforms to help close the gap.

Guest Star: Katie Kelley, Student Intern, BlueVolt

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Measuring Success

One aspect of workplace learning that is frequently overlooked is measuring success, yet almost everyone who is investing in creating courses wants to know, “Am I getting a return on my investment?” In this episode, hosts Kell Hansen and Jeannie Sullivan discuss the reasons why evaluation and measurement are so often left out of the design and development process and offer up a few suggestions for keeping it simple.

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