Podcast 230 — Room 101 (Part 3)

What L&D trends, tropes and clichés would you put into Room 101?

Written by Ross Dickie
Published 02 February 2021
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Podcast 230 — Room 101 (Part 3)

Back in 2019, we cast the misappropriation of 'agile', learning styles, and cheesy stock imagery into oblivion. Nearly two years on, we've decided it's high time for another clear-out! 

This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Ross Dickie is joined by Owen, Gemma and Ross Garner to make the case that existential crises, gratuitous fun and retrofitted 'evidence' all belong in Room 101.

The app Owen mentioned is Hush - Noiseless Browsing: https://oblador.github.io/hush/

The book Gemma received for her birthday was Word Perfect by Susie Dent, available from all good booksellers.

Ross Garner referenced the calorie-burning prowess of chess grandmasters: https://www.espn.co.uk/espn/story/_/id/27593253/why-grandmasters-magnus-carlsen-fabiano-caruana-lose-weight-playing-chess

He also talked about Cloudflare's novel approach to data encryption: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/encryption-lava-lamps

And made up some stuff about Rasputin, which is corrected here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grigori_Rasputin

Ross Dickie made some less dubious Rasputin-related claims about the origins of 'this is a work of fiction' movie disclaimers: https://slate.com/culture/2016/08/the-bizarre-true-story-behind-the-this-is-a-work-of-fiction-disclaimer.html

Ross Dickie

Ross Dickie

Learning Experience Manager, Emerald Works

Ross has been working in L&D since 2015 and is a key member of the instructional design team at Emerald Works. Most of his time is dedicated to writing articles, scoping infographics and contributing to video projects.
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Gemma Towersey

Gemma Towersey

Learning Experience Manager, Emerald Works

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Owen Ferguson

Owen Ferguson

Chief Product Officer, 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, 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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Ross Dickie

Ross Dickie

Learning Experience Designer
Ross has been working in L&D since 2015 and is a key member of the instructional design team at Emerald Works. Most of his time is dedicated to writing articles, scoping infographics and contributing to video projects.

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