Podcast 195 — Crafting online learning

The design of workplace learning typically requires input from a wide range of stakeholders, including HR, Legal and IT. But this week on The Good Practice Podcast, we hear from two people who decided to go it alone.

Written by Ross Garner
Published 19 May 2020
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Podcast 195 — Crafting online learning

Bushcraft instructor Paul Kirtley and YouTuber Craig Taylor share their experiences of designing online learning content, with Ross Garner and Owen Ferguson.

We discuss:

  • The use of 'content splintering' to repurpose material on different platforms

  • The use of links to drive traffic from one platform to another

  • The importance of developing a relationship with your audience.

You can find out more about Craig at: about.me/craigtaylor

For more from Paul, see:

His website: frontierbushcraft.com

His online courses: onlinebushcraftcourses.com/online-elementary

His podcast: https://paulkirtley.co.uk/pkpodcast/

His YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/paulkirtley

His Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paulkirtley/

His Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Kirtley

One of his online courses: identificationmasterclass.com

Owen recommended The Last Dance on Netflix.

Paul Kirtley

Paul Kirtley

Founder and Bushcraft Instructor, Frontier Bushcraft Ltd

Paul has been a full-time professional outdoor skills instructor since 2005. He's fully invested in a life of developing practical outdoor skills and the knowledge to support this – both developing my own abilities and helping others develop theirs.

His primary focus is bushcraft, being involved in teaching it since 2003, starting with a part time job with Ray Mears, assisting him and Juha Rankinen on bushcraft courses at Woodlore. After taking this role on full time, later in 2010 Paul started his own company Frontier Bushcraft Ltd., which offers skills courses, trips and expeditions.

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Craig Taylor

Craig Taylor

YouTuber

As a newcomer to the subject of Bushcraft, Craig uses his YouTube channel to share his journey and (mis)adventures in the area of 'Bushcraft'. 

From Army Veteran to Customer Success Manager, Craig's experiences are extremely vast with 24 years experience as a Learning & Development professional, including 12 years working with technologies associated with the delivery of content and the ability to enhance connections, communication and collaboration within businesses.
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Ross Garner

Ross Garner

Head of Learning Experience, Emerald Works

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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Owen Ferguson

Owen Ferguson

Product and Technology Director, Emerald Works

A self-confessed nerd, Owen is passionate about taking an evidence-led approach to developing digital products that solve real-world problems. He is also a regular on our weekly podcast.
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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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