Video Overview:

The following video provides an entertaining and, I hope, enlightening look at the humble job aid.

Featuring:

  • This is only the second video that I shot and edited. See how I did.
      
  • Allison Rossett, co-author of the book, Job Aids and Performance Support (with Lisa Schafer) is interviewed.
      
  • Worldwide public introduction to incredible new talent, the incomparable Alena.
      
  • Brewer the dog has cameo role.
      

Video Notes:

Because of YouTube size restrictions, it is divided into 2 parts.

Enjoy in HD (if your computer can handle it) by:

  1. Starting the Video
  2. Clicking on HD at Lower Right, AND
  3. Clicking on the full-screen display (the box in a box) at Lower Right
  4. IF the audio doesn't track, your computer can't handle HD.



Part 1



Part 2

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Will Thalheimer interviews Anna Belyaev and Gretchen Hartke of Type A Learning Agency in January of 2006.

This Segment is on journalism and the name Type A.

Questions Asked:

Given the miserable state of journalism in our field, what can we do to get better info to our fellow instructional professionals?

The name of your company is Type A Learning Agency. Who are you and what are you trying to say with that name?


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NOTE: The full interview is available for download below the individual segments.

Will Thalheimer interviews Anna Belyaev and Gretchen Hartke of Type A Learning Agency in January of 2006.

This Segment provides an introduction and ask the first question on getting "leadership energy" into e-learning design.

Questions Asked:

Leadership gets things done in organizations. Most e-learning is devoid of this leadership factor. How can we design leadership into e-learning.

A Learning Agency. Who are you and what are you trying to say with that name?


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NOTE: The full interview is available for download below the individual segments.

Will Thalheimer interviews Anna Belyaev and Gretchen Hartke of Type A Learning Agency in January of 2006.

This Segment asks about popular culture influences in e-learning design.

Question Asked:

Type A is always focusing on popular culture messages. How can we draw inspiration from popular culture messages and the concept of "stickiness" and design this into our e-learning?


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NOTE: The full interview is available for download below the individual segments.

Will Thalheimer interviews Anna Belyaev and Gretchen Hartke of Type A Learning Agency in January of 2006.

This Segment asks questions on Innovation and Workshops.

Questions Asked:

Where do you draw inspiration to be innovative in e-learning?

Do people come to Type A to learn about e-learning design?


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NOTE: The full interview is available for download below the individual segments.

Will Thalheimer interviews Anna Belyaev and Gretchen Hartke of Type A Learning Agency in Jan of 2006.

This segments ask questions on research, spending money, and hopes.

Questions asked:

What is your view of research-based instructional design?

If I gave you $2 million to spend in the e-learning field, how would you spend it?

What are your hopes for the learning and performance field?


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NOTE: The full interview is available for download below the individual segments.

In late January 2006 I had the pleasure of spending a few days with Type A Learning Agency in Chicago. While there I interviewed CEO Anna Belyaev and Director of Instructional Design Gretchen Hartke.

This is the full version of that interview. It is segmented above (into 5 segments) for easy access to particular questions of interest.


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