#9: Usability. Don’t Be a Moron.

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Brian, Judy, and special guest Julie “Usable Learning” Dirksen discuss usability, why you should care about it, how to start making sure your courses meet “table stakes”, and of course, Julie’s brand-new book, Design for How People Learn.

The drinks:

Brian drank St. Arnold Christmas Ale

Judy drank Rogue Dead Guy Ale

Julie drank Woodchuck Dark and Dry Cider

The links:

#8: This One Time… At DevLearn…

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We’re back after a longer-than-expected layoff.

The drinks:

Judy drank Samuel Smith Winter Welcome 2011.

Brian drank Saint Arnold Santo.

We didn’t get a chance to drink the Dark Lord Stout that Aaron Silvers brought us. We’ll save it for a future episode.

The links:

Also, we followed up with Allen Technologies on some of the questions that we raised about ZebraZapps in this episode. We invite them to comment after they’ve had a chance to listen. Congratulations again on the launch!

#7: Hire McGyver

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Brian, Judy, and special guest Kevin “Nuggethead” Thorn discuss tools and processes for instructional and graphic design, including thoughts on prototyping and storyboarding.

The drinks:

Brian drank Piraat Ale

Judy drank Kiwanda Cream Ale

Kevin drank Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat

The links:

Judy had a few minor issues with her mic in the beginning – please excuse the static.

#5: iOS Apps for Learning

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Judy finally got an iPad, so we finally get to talk about iOS apps for learning. Also, we update the masses on our favorite soon-to-not-be-vaporware, ZebraZapps and Storyline.

The drinks:

Brian drank Moose Drool Brown Ale

Judy drank Conflux No. 2

The links:

Learning Apps:

Other Apps:

#4: (Why) Do the Tools Matter?

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Judy and Brian talk about the eLearning Guild’s Rapid eLearning Authoring – Top Tools report, whether or not the tools matter, Jane Bozarth‘s article on story, and more.

The drinks:

Brian drank The Dude’s White Russian (Caucasian)

Judy drank Lawnmower Lager

The links:

#3: ID on a Mac

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The drinks:

Brian drank St. Arnold’s Summer PIls

Judy drank Green Lakes Organic Ale and Lagunitas Lucky 13

The links:

Mind Mapping and Brainstorming

Screencasting

Graphic

Writing

Design

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