Podcast 148 - Can we get over 'shiny object syndrome'?

In Learning & Development, we love shiny objects: VR, AR, microlearning - surely one of these tools will turn out to be the key to unlocking higher performance?

Written by Ross Garner
Published 03 June 2019
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Podcast 148 - Can we get over 'shiny object syndrome'?
In this episode of The Podcast, Ross Garner and Owen Ferguson are joined by Axonify's JD Dillon to discuss. We explore the attraction of the 'silver bullet', the conditions that have created this mindset, and vendors' responsibility to have more nuanced conversations with prospective clients.


In this episode you'll find out about:

  • "The attraction of the 'silver bullet'"  The conditions that have created this mindset 
  • Vendors' responsibility to have more nuanced conversations with prospective clients.

Show notes


To find out more about JD, see learngeek.co. Axonify at are: axonify.com

This episode was inspired by an article JD wrote for Learning Solutions at: https://learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/in-real-life-get-rid-of-the-boxes

If you want to know more about ornamental hermits, see: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-history-of-hermits-in-gardens

IMDb reviews for Game of Thrones last and lowest-rated episode can be read here: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6027920/reviews?ref_=tt_urv 
(As an editorial insert from Ross, those reviewers are totally wrong and in years to come the ending will be held up as a masterpiece that has been foreshadowed for eight seasons.)

And finally, the Axonify Phoomba can be seen in this tweet from @MelMillowayhttps://twitter.com/MelMilloway/status/1130475243548680192?s=20


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About the author

Ross Garner

Ross Garner

Head of Learning Experience
Ross has been working in L&D for seven years and he heads up the instructional design team at Emerald Works. In 2019 he completed a Masters in Digital Education and was named Learning Technologies’ Learning Designer of the Year. He is also one of the hosts of the GoodPractice Podcast.

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