Podcast 220 — Weekly learning science for your inbox

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Written by Gemma Towersey
Published 10 November 2020
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Podcast 220 — Weekly learning science for your inbox

This week on The Good Practice Podcast, Learning Science Weekly author Dr. Julia Huprich (Vice President of Learning Science at Intellum) joins Gemma and Owen to share her insights into the role of science in learning.

We discuss:

  • The importance of research in learning design
  • Common approaches to learning design that are not supported by research
  • The role of practitioners in shaping our evidence base.

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The books that Julia recommended were:

Mirjam also spoke to Ross G and Owen about her book in episode 177: podcast.goodpractice.com/177-evidence-informed-learning-design 

Owen's evidence-informed 'people to follow' were friends-of-the-show Dr Will Thalheimer (@WillWorkLearn) and Clark Quinn (@Quinnovator).

He also recommended Bad Science by Ben Goldacre: amazon.co.uk/Bad-Science-Ben-Goldacre/dp/000728487X 

If you're interested in the calculation for 'blue Monday', see: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Monday_(date)#Calculation Note that there are two different formulas, so you can pick one or suffer both.

In What I Learned This Week, Owen recommended 'Your job application was rejected by a human, not a computer', by Christine Assaf of HR Tact: hrtact.com/2020/10/05/your-job-application-was-rejected-by-a-human-not-a-computer/ 

Gemma's 'word of the week' was 'empleomania': a mania for holding public office.

Dr. Julia Huprich

Dr. Julia Huprich

Vice President of Learning Science, Intellum

Dr. Julia Huprich is the Vice President of Learning Science at Intellum, where she leads the initiative to establish evidence-based practices in corporate learning and customer education that drive real-world results.
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Gemma Towersey

Gemma Towersey

Learning Experience Manager, Emerald Works

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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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About the author

Gemma Towersey

Gemma Towersey

Learning Experience Manager, Emerald Works
Gemma is a learning designer and workplace coach, out to help people and organisations across the world make positive changes. She works with clients across the globe to design creative, enjoyable training that meets organisational goals. She enjoys bringing love of learning, stories and people together for exciting results.

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