Learning Uncut Ep 49: Harnessing Tacit Knowledge to Make Work Safer – David Broadhurst & Rae Grech

A Case Study from the Construction Industry Construction work is dangerous and leads to fatalities every year.  There are many other high risk industries that rely on physical labour where there is a need to focus on reducing workplace injuries and fatalities.  Often levels of literacy amongst this workplace are…

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Learning Uncut Ep 48: Launching Learning Engineering at Mars – Rachel Horwitz and Trish Uhl

An Integrated Approach to a Complex Global Change Mars is the third largest distributor of food in the world – both for people and pets.  They employ over 100,000 associates and have in excess of 140 production sites.  In 2018 they started work on a cross-discipline global initiative to streamline…

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Learning Uncut Ep 47: All Aboard for Engaging eLearning – Julian Davis and Naomi Waldron

Thoughtful Learning Design My guests in Episode 47 are Julian Davis of Queensland Rail and Naomi Waldron from Easy A, who together developed Queensland Rail’s onboarding and compliance refresher program - fittingly called All Aboard.  This program was winner of best onboarding and induction program in the Australian Institute of…

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Learning Uncut Ep 46: Leading a Distributed Learning Team – Bee Hepburn

Working Cohesively in a Distributed Team Bee Hepburn is the Education and Content Manager at cloud-based accounting platform provider, Xero. Her team provide education and content to Xero’s external customers. Bee and I initially explored how her team created their learning strategy. However, we soon realised that there was a…

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Learning Uncut Ep 44: What Happened Next Pt 2 – Arun Pradhan

The Challenges of Learning Agility This is part 2 of the What I Learned series, where previous guests give us an update on how the solution discussed in their original episode has continued to develop and what impact it’s had over the longer term. Arun Pradhan spoke with us back…

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Learning Uncut Episode 43: What Happened Next

New Learning Uncut Episode is Out! It’s summer Down Under and a lot of people are on an extended holiday break in this part of the world.  I decided to use this as an opportunity to create two special editions of Learning Uncut which vary from the usual format.  I’ve…

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A new home and look for Learning Uncut

Today was a landmark day for Learning Uncut.  It now has a new home and a new look.  As part of transitioning from a joint undertaking to solo podcast production the landing page is now hosted on the michelleockers.com website, although episodes are published through the same syndication page on Libsyn.…

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Learning Uncut – What I’ll miss about the team

Learning Uncut episode 42 was released 24 December 2019. It’s titled ‘How we know the learning profession is thriving.’  The Learning Uncut team get together to review the stories we published in 2019, our key insights and takeaways, emerging trends, and what we’ve learned about creating a podcast.  We also…

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Future Ready Learning Community Update

Six weeks ago I put out a call for expressions of interest in a Future Ready Learning Community.  I did this by posting the video below on LinkedIn and Twitter.  In this video I share my aspiration to help address the challenges of ensuring that the learning profession remains relevant,…

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Working with Subject Matter Experts

I did a professional development mentoring session with someone new yesterday.  They are a learning professional.  We explored their workplace challenges to help identify target areas for development.  One that arose was working with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).  Yep, I've heard this from others and experienced it myself.  SMEs are…

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