Podcast 106 — Evidence-based L&D

Everyone and their uncle is a learner, but does this mean that everyone knows about learning? Our guest this week, Mirjam Neelen, thinks not.

This week, she joins Ross Garner and Owen Ferguson to talk about the evidence base that we should all be referring to when designing experiences.

Show notes

Mirjam blogs at 3starlearningexperiences.wordpress.com.

The article that Owen referenced, on the need for evidence in surgery, was from The Guardian. It’s available at: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jul/05/uks-top-surgeon-calls-new-procedures-undergo-clinical-trials

The Ben Goldacre reference is at: https://fivebooks.com/best-books/best-books-unexpected-economics-tim-harford/

Ross’ ‘What I Learned This Week’ was based on a discussion in the Song by Song podcast, about Tom Waits’ ‘Burma Shave’.

You can listen to the podcast at http://www.songbysongpodcast.com/. The song is on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug7DZG1F6bs. And, for more background on Burma-Shave billboards, check out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma-Shave#Roadside_billboards.

The book that Ross referenced, The Surprising Truth About How We Learn, does not exist. It was meant as a comment on pop science titles but, if anyone wants to use this title, feel free.

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