You may or may not be aware that I’m a roving reporter for LearningNow TV. I was kindly asked by Colin Steed (@ColinSteed) and Nigel Paine (@ebase) some time ago to provide short reports to this live internet television channel dedicated to people in the Learning and Development in large and small organisations.
At the time, I agreed because it was going to stretch, develop and challenge me to present in front of a camera. Truth be told, I hate public speaking and get my words get jumbled every time I look into a camera, so what better way to jump in feet first and do it in front of a global audience?
Some people have asked me how I find the topics that I share on LearningNow TV and in all honesty, there’s no science behind them. Instead, I look at my week ahead and check out what’s happening in my diary that could be considered as potential interviews or video snippets.
For example, I may be attending an event, workshop or conference in that week; or meeting up with someone in the field of learning so then I integrate these into my filming by seeking permission to film them.
In effect, my learning is my work; my work is the learning but I’m just adding the medium of a camera into the mix to bring my viewers with me.
Last month, I interviewed a long time friend and ex-colleague Rod Beach. Rod and I used to work together at a small company called Omni Asia Pacific. The company has long since gone now but many of our ex-colleagues are still working or socialising together in some form or another.
Rod is the Director of Liberate eLearning, a custom courseware design company and this month he will also be promoting the opening of his new business specifically for Higher Education customers called Liberate Higher Education.
In my interview below I ask him about how elearning vendors keep current with changes in their teams and ask him about his business. This interview was aired in the June programme of LearningNow TV and you can see more interviews with other great learning practitioners in this show. (Next show goes live on 25 August 2016 and you can register here).
Please note that this is not a sponsored post. I have not received payment or referrals from promoting Rod’s business on my blog. As I have worked with Rod and his team in the past, I can vouch for his professionalism, quality and enthusiasm for learning design and development of custom e-learning.