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Learning 3.0 with Rustica Lamb

Learning as we know it is changing. In order to keep up, organisations are rapidly making changes to their learning and development teams.I'm interviewing the world's top L&D leaders to bring you their insight into h
Latest Episode7/5/2022

Learning 3.0 with Chris Tompkins

Ep. 16
Former Evangelist and current Director of Sales at Rustici, Chris Tompkins is my latest guest on the Learning 3.0 podcast. You definitely read that right, Chris’s first role at Rustici was ‘Evangelist’, a role he describes as explaining inherently complex software solutions to normal people. Now as Director of Sales he leads the business team to teach their customers about the latest in eLearning technology and to uphold learning standards. Rustici helps elearning companies play nicely together. As the world’s leading eLearning standard experts, Rustici provide the tools and knowledge to help companies create, distribute, manage and play eLearning-compliant content. Tune in to the episode to hear Chris’s captivating explanation as to why SCORM is not dead yet! About the guest:Known amongst his team as an innovative ping-pong player, bird expert and snowboarder, Chris has been at Rustici for over ten years. As Director of Sales Chris spends his days chatting with customers from around the globe to help tailor Rustici products to their needs, and he leads the business team, even though their sales process isn’t typical. About your host Rustica Lamb: Rustica is a learning designer, LMS consultant, edupreneur, facilitator, and founder of Bloom Learning Technologies (2012). She is one of New Zealand’s best-known learning and development personalities, a trusted L&D advisor, and a well-respected leader in the industry. Rustica has 25+ years of experience as an L&D Manager, eLearning designer, senior instructional designer, capability advisor, SAP trainer, facilitator, project manager, and mentor. She designs learning experiences and spaces which are engaging, affirming, empowering, and inspiring. Rustica has worked internally and externally with a number and range of organisations, including Westpac, ANZ, Ministry of Health, Contact Energy, Vodafone, Ministry of Justice, Telecom, Vodafone, Green Cross Health, Warehouse Group, Powerco, ScreenGuild, Tertiary Education Commision, Health Promotion Agency and many more.. She held the position of Vice President for the New Zealand Association of Training and Development (NZATD) from 2012 to 2015 and was the NZATD Practitioner of the Year in 2012. In 2021 she was awarded her Masters in Technological Futures at the Tech Futures Lab. She is currently working on several tech projects, including www.findalms.io and an Augmented Reality Game that will eventually teach English to refugee children in camps around the world, brining joy, happiness, hope and opportunity.In this episode we discuss:What is SCORM and common misconceptions about itIs SCORM dead? (find out why Chris certainly doesn’t think so and how he changed Rustica’s mind!)What is Cmi5, and what are the benefits?Use cases for each of the standards Podcast Resources:Connect with your host, Rustica Lamb, on LinkedInConnect with Chris Tompkins on LinkedInLearn more about RusticiLearn more about www.findalms.ioVisit the Scorm.com standards website
7/5/2022

Learning 3.0 with Chris Tompkins

Ep. 16
Former Evangelist and current Director of Sales at Rustici, Chris Tompkins is my latest guest on the Learning 3.0 podcast. You definitely read that right, Chris’s first role at Rustici was ‘Evangelist’, a role he describes as explaining inherently complex software solutions to normal people. Now as Director of Sales he leads the business team to teach their customers about the latest in eLearning technology and to uphold learning standards. Rustici helps elearning companies play nicely together. As the world’s leading eLearning standard experts, Rustici provide the tools and knowledge to help companies create, distribute, manage and play eLearning-compliant content. Tune in to the episode to hear Chris’s captivating explanation as to why SCORM is not dead yet! About the guest:Known amongst his team as an innovative ping-pong player, bird expert and snowboarder, Chris has been at Rustici for over ten years. As Director of Sales Chris spends his days chatting with customers from around the globe to help tailor Rustici products to their needs, and he leads the business team, even though their sales process isn’t typical. About your host Rustica Lamb: Rustica is a learning designer, LMS consultant, edupreneur, facilitator, and founder of Bloom Learning Technologies (2012). She is one of New Zealand’s best-known learning and development personalities, a trusted L&D advisor, and a well-respected leader in the industry. Rustica has 25+ years of experience as an L&D Manager, eLearning designer, senior instructional designer, capability advisor, SAP trainer, facilitator, project manager, and mentor. She designs learning experiences and spaces which are engaging, affirming, empowering, and inspiring. Rustica has worked internally and externally with a number and range of organisations, including Westpac, ANZ, Ministry of Health, Contact Energy, Vodafone, Ministry of Justice, Telecom, Vodafone, Green Cross Health, Warehouse Group, Powerco, ScreenGuild, Tertiary Education Commision, Health Promotion Agency and many more.. She held the position of Vice President for the New Zealand Association of Training and Development (NZATD) from 2012 to 2015 and was the NZATD Practitioner of the Year in 2012. In 2021 she was awarded her Masters in Technological Futures at the Tech Futures Lab. She is currently working on several tech projects, including www.findalms.io and an Augmented Reality Game that will eventually teach English to refugee children in camps around the world, brining joy, happiness, hope and opportunity.In this episode we discuss:What is SCORM and common misconceptions about itIs SCORM dead? (find out why Chris certainly doesn’t think so and how he changed Rustica’s mind!)What is Cmi5, and what are the benefits?Use cases for each of the standards Podcast Resources:Connect with your host, Rustica Lamb, on LinkedInConnect with Chris Tompkins on LinkedInLearn more about RusticiLearn more about www.findalms.ioVisit the Scorm.com standards website
5/26/2021

Learning 3.0 with Annette Leicht-Will

Ep. 15
SummaryIn this podcast episode I interview Annette Leicht-Will, a Senior HR Professional, Certified Facilitator, Cultural Transformation Tools practitioner, Trainer and Coach. She has lived in Switzerland, Germany, the United States, Spain, France, and China and is currently an Agile Team Facilitator for Xero, one of New Zealand’s top 100 Tech successes.She is passionate about lifelong learning and continuously strives to acquire new skills. She holds an MBA, with Marketing, Human Resources, and Languages, as well as professional training qualifications. She is also fluent in English, German, French, and Spanish.Annette brings a wealth of knowledge in this episode, sharing not only her worldwide experience in L&D and HR, but her perspective on what Agile Learning really is."For me, agile is more like a capability that doesn't have an end. It's not a process or methodology."Best Moments:“Before using Agile methodology, address fostering a curious, lifelong learner mind set, in an environment where learning from experiments is the culture”"Agile? Where do I start? Start with where you are at”"Agile is the approach of the mindset that goes with it."About the guest:Annette is a Senior HR Professional, Certified Facilitator, Cultural Transformation Tools practitioner, Trainer and Coach. Having lived in Switzerland, Germany, the United States, Spain, France and China, she thrives in multinational environments and brings a unique perspective to business.Over the last 25 years, she has initiated and led flexible people solutions that encourage agile working and knowledge sharing for growth. She focusses on people as the strategic priority, and collaborates with stakeholders to influence decisions, strengthen engagement, and resolve competing priorities to deliver organisational and behavioural change.She is passionate about lifelong learning and continuously strive to acquire new skills.About your host Rustica Lamb:Rustica is a learning designer, LMS consultant, edupreneur, facilitator, and founder of Bloom Learning Technologies (2012). She is one of New Zealand’s best-known learning and development personalities, a trusted L&D advisor, and a well-respected leader in the industry. Rustica has 25+ years of experience as an L&D Manager, eLearning designer, senior instructional designer, capability advisor, SAP trainer, facilitator, project manager, and mentor. She designs learning experiences and spaces which are engaging, affirming, empowering, and inspiring. Rustica has worked internally and externally with a number of organisations, including Westpac, ANZ, Ministry of Health, Contact Energy, Vodafone, Ministry of Justice, Mighty River Power, Telecom, Vodafone, Green Cross Health, Orion Health, and Morgan & Banks. She held the position of Vice President for the New Zealand Association of Training and Development (NZATD) from 2012 to 2015 and was the NZATD Practitioner of the Year in 2012.In this episode we discuss:The impact feedback can have on your organisation's Agile journeyHow to apply an Agile approach to design development, analysis, and deliveryTraps to avoid in an Agile practicePodcast Resources:Connect with Annette on LinkedInGet a copy of Agile People: A radical approach for HR & Managers, by Pia-Maria ThorenGet a copy of Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business by David J. AndersonRead the article in the Harvard Business Review, The Agile C-SuitRead the Agiles Lernen whitepaper (please note it is in German)Connect with your host, Rustica Lamb
4/15/2021

Learning 3.0 with Neha Bhardwaj

Ep. 14
SummaryWhat I love about hosting the Learning3.0 podcast is the amazing people I get to meet and Neha Bhardwaj is one of those! With a bluechip background working on large transformational projects in New Zealand, she really knows her stuff. She has worked for Air New Zealand, ASB, Vodafone, and she is now the CEO & Co-Founder at Cultivate.In this episode she clearly defines what Agile is, and how it applies to HR and L&D teams.I have no doubt that if your business or organisation is looking to implement wide-scale agile transformation, her and the people she can recommend are who you need to talk to.About the guest:Neha is the CEO & Co-founder at Cultivate, a CX & EX Transformation Consultant and Activator at SheEO. She is a results driven and commercially focused People Practitioner with over 15 years’ experience in specialist and generalist People & Culture roles. Neha is hugely passionate about the future of HR and how this profession is evolving, she believes that the best People strategies are human first, data driven and splashed with design thinking. About your host Rustica Lamb:Rustica is a learning designer, LMS consultant, edupreneur, facilitator and founder of Bloom Learning Technologies (2012). She is one of New Zealand’s best known learning and development personalities, a trusted L&D advisor and a well respected leader in the industry. Rustica has 25+ years experience as an L&D Manager, eLearning designer, senior instructional designer, capability advisor, SAP trainer, facilitator, project manager and mentor. She designs learning experiences and spaces which are engaging, affirming, empowering and inspiring. Rustica has worked internally and externally with a number of organisations, including: Westpac, ANZ, Ministry of Health, Contact Energy, Vodafone, Ministry of Justice, Mighty River Power, Telecom, Vodafone, Green Cross Health, Orion Health and Morgan & Banks. She held the position of Vice President for the New Zealand Association of Training and Development (NZATD) from 2012 to 2015, and was the NZATD Practitioner of the Year in 2012.In this episode we discuss:What is Agile HR?How L&D can think about learning differently, to be more agileTraps to avoid on your Agile transformation journeyHow long it takes for culture change to be embedded in an organisationBest momentsCX/PX/LX what's the difference?"Don’t go the Agile route if you are not solving a problem""Agile is mindset, mindset, mindset, the rest are methodologies"Human Centred Design, design thinking, what are they and how do they relate to Agile?Do you Meet? Beat? Compete? Where business value is realisedPodcast Resources:Listen to the David James Podcast with Tracey Waters from Sky TVConnect with Neha on LinkedInLearn more about CultivateHQRead ‘Agile People’ by Pia-Maria ThorenRead 'The Space Race to Build the Netflix of Learning' by Rachael ReevesLearn more about Dandy People
3/10/2021

Learning 3.0 with Nick Mackeson-Smith

Ep. 13
SummaryThis podcast episode has been inspired by the David James podcast interview with Tracey Waters on Agile L&D. Tracey taught 30,000 people from a very traditional learning and development process to an agile one, and it sparked my interest to find out who's doing this in New Zealand. My good friend Emma put me in touch with Nick Mackeson-Smith, Founder and CEO of FIVE NZ who develop world-class leaders, learning strategies, and capability programmes to give people an edge in business.In this episode, I ask Nick key questions on what it takes to adopt the Agile way of learning in a traditional learning team, and he does not disappoint!About the guest:Nick Mackeson-Smith is the Director at Five NZ and an expert in leadership development, executive coaching, learning strategy design and implementation, culture change and engagement. He’s worked in capability and leadership in blue chip companies such as Mckinsey, Deloitte and Goldman Sachs. He’s passionate about people over process. About your host Rustica Lamb:Rustica is a learning designer, LMS consultant, edupreneur, facilitator and founder of Bloom Learning Technologies (2012). She is one of New Zealand’s best known learning and development personalities, a trusted L&D advisor and a well respected leader in the industry. Rustica has 25+ years experience as an L&D Manager, eLearning designer, senior instructional designer, capability advisor, SAP trainer, facilitator, project manager and mentor. She designs learning experiences and spaces which are engaging, affirming, empowering and inspiring. Rustica has worked internally and externally with a number of organisations, including: Westpac, ANZ, Ministry of Health, Contact Energy, Vodafone, Ministry of Justice, Mighty River Power, Telecom, Vodafone, Green Cross Health, Orion Health and Morgan & Banks. She held the position of Vice President for the New Zealand Association of Training and Development (NZATD) from 2012 to 2015, and was the NZATD Practitioner of the Year in 2012.In this episode we discuss:What really is Agile learning?How to adopt the Agile way of learning in a traditional learning teamHow Nick and his team built their own LMS in just 5 weeksTraps to avoid when transitioning into Agile learningPodcast resources:Listen to the David James Podcast with Tracey Waters from Sky TVConnect with Nick on LinkedInLearn more about Five NZRead 'The Space Race to Build the Netflix of Learning' by Rachael ReevesLearn more about 'The Five Moments of Need'
2/9/2021

Learning 3.0 with Debasis Dutta

Ep. 12
For the past year I have been working towards my Masters in Future Technologies and as part of that, I found myself being drawn to Blockchain Technology and how it could transform learning technology. During this time, I came across the Velocity Network Foundation who have a vision to create a simple solution for individuals to own, manage and share their credentials anywhere in the world. In this Bonus #Learning3.0 podcast episode, I interview Debasis Dutta, Vice President and General Manager of products at SumTotal Systems in Florida. He's a hands on leader with a proven track record of over 22 years in managing and delivering innovative enterprise business application products that can be deployed in the cloud or on premise. He has been inspired by market shifts and technology disruption. So it's no surprise that SumTotal and Debasis continue leading the field of Edtech by being one of the first 14 companies to join the Velocity Network Foundation, which is a simple way for individuals to own manage and share their career credentials. Members of this network are reinventing how career records are shared across the global market. The Velocity Network Foundation are empowering individuals, businesses and educational institutions through transformational blockchain technology, that turning career achievements into digital credentials verifiable, secured and truly global. It was an inspiring conversation where transformational blockchain technology has democratized and career records and transcripts. About the guest:Debasis is an accomplished technology executive with extensive experience in the Human Capital Management space. He is a ‘hands-on’ leader with a proven track record of over 22 years in managing and delivering innovative enterprise business application products that can be deployed in the cloud and/or on-premise.He is experienced in all aspects of the software development lifecycle – the agile way, with a unique ability to convert vision into action; to build the systems, teams and plans required to get quick and sustainable results. He is highly focused on customers’ success and works tirelessly with strategic customers and partners worldwide. He ensures that quality; usability, performance and scalability are always designed and built into the products.He is passionate about utilizing technology to simplify, analyze, optimize and gain prescriptive insight to complex business problems.About your host Rustica Lamb:Rustica is a learning designer, LMS consultant, edupreneur, facilitator and founder of Bloom Learning Technologies (2012). She is one of New Zealand’s best known learning and development personalities, a trusted L&D advisor and a well respected leader in the industry. Rustica has 25+ years experience as an L&D Manager, eLearning designer, senior instructional designer, capability advisor, SAP trainer, facilitator, project manager and mentor. She designs learning experiences and spaces which are engaging, affirming, empowering and inspiring. Rustica has worked internally and externally with a number of organisations, including: Westpac, ANZ, Ministry of Health, Contact Energy, Vodafone, Ministry of Justice, Mighty River Power, Telecom, Vodafone, Green Cross Health, Orion Health and Morgan & Banks. She held the position of Vice President for the New Zealand Association of Training and Development (NZATD) from 2012 to 2015, and was the NZATD Practitioner of the Year in 2012.In this episode we discuss:Blockchain Technology How The Velocity Network Foundation is reinventing how career records are shared across the global marketHow to become a Velocity network member or technology vendorPodcast resources:Click here to connect with Debasis Dutta on LinkedInLearn more about the Velocity Network FoundationFind out more about SumTotals SystemsWant to know more about the Fosway 9-grid Debasis mentioned?Learn more about your host, Rustica
11/25/2020

Learning 3.0 with Danielius Stasiulis

It’s not often you find learning tech built on the blockchain and Bitdegree is one of those. It was a wide and ranging conversation talking with Dan, BitDegree's co-founder and CEO from Lithuania. Bit Degree is built on the emerging technology, Blockchain, the same technology that cryptocurrency is built on. It’s the best example of baked in gamification I have ever seen. With a focus on upskilling masses of people in technology and other skills, they have come a long way in their short 3 years.Be prepared to see the future of the learning technology that transforms lives.About the guest:Previously, Danielius has spent 10 years in management consulting at Civitta, Europe's emerging leading consultancy covering 15 countries with 350+ consultants, where he served as a Partner and a Board member developing the Startups and Innovation stream. He has won many entrepreneurial awards since completing his BSc in Economics and Business from the Stockholm School of Economics.About your host Rustica Lamb:Rustica is a learning designer, LMS consultant, edupreneur, facilitator and founder of Bloom Learning Technologies (2012). She is one of New Zealand’s best known learning and development personalities, a trusted L&D advisor and a well respected leader in the industry. Rustica has 25+ years experience as an L&D Manager, eLearning designer, senior instructional designer, capability advisor, SAP trainer, facilitator, project manager and mentor. She designs learning experiences and spaces which are engaging, affirming, empowering and inspiring. Rustica has worked internally and externally with a number of organisations, including: Westpac, ANZ, Ministry of Health, Contact Energy, Vodafone, Ministry of Justice, Mighty River Power, Telecom, Vodafone, Green Cross Health, Orion Health and Morgan & Banks. She held the position of Vice President for the New Zealand Association of Training and Development (NZATD) from 2012 to 2015, and was the NZATD Practitioner of the Year in 2012.In this episode we discuss:What BitDegree is, and why it's different from the usual LMSWhy Bitdegree is the future of learning technologyHow kindness is related to technologyPersonalised learning - how BitDegree does it differentlyWhy Bitdegree is the best example of baked in gamification I have ever seen.Podcast resources:Connect with Danielius Stasiulis on LinkedInRead Rustica's LinkedIn article "Why the term LMS is losing it's primacy"Learn more about Bitdegree Learn more about your host, Rustica
10/14/2020

Learning 3.0 with Nigel Paine

In this week's episode, I interview internationally recognised L&D thought leader, Nigel Paine. Nigel is a Co-Presenter on 'Learning Now' TV and the 'From Scratch' Podcast, as well as an Advisory Board member for Penn University’s CLO doctoral programme.He is also the author of the "The Learning Challenge", "Building Leadership Development Programmes that Work" and "Workplace Learning: How to Build a Culture of Continuous Employee Development".Nigel has been a long-time supporter of Bloom Learning Technologies, as a return presenter for our annual eLearnz events, so it was a real privilege to have him on the podcast and to pick his brain and get his thoughts on the evolution of the LMS historically.About the guest:Nigel Paine has been involved in corporate learning for over 20 years. He has produced learning software, award-winning multi-media materials, and has offered development and support to public and private sector companies, both large and small. As head of the BBC's learning and development operation he led the creation of a brand new on-boarding programme, a comprehensive leadership scheme for over 6,000 staff, and a state-of-the-art informal learning and knowledge sharing network. He left the BBC to start his own company that is focused on building more effective workplaces by promoting learning, creativity, innovation, and value-based leadership and the link between them; speaking at conferences, leading workshop and working with companies in Europe, Brazil, Australia and the United States.About your host Rustica Lamb:Rustica is a learning designer, LMS consultant, edupreneur, facilitator and founder of Bloom Learning Technologies (2012). She is one of New Zealand’s best known learning and development personalities, a trusted L&D advisor and a well respected leader in the industry. Rustica has 25+ years experience as an L&D Manager, eLearning designer, senior instructional designer, capability advisor, SAP trainer, facilitator, project manager and mentor. She designs learning experiences and spaces which are engaging, affirming, empowering and inspiring. Rustica has worked internally and externally with a number of organisations, including: Westpac, ANZ, Ministry of Health, Contact Energy, Vodafone, Ministry of Justice, Mighty River Power, Telecom, Vodafone, Green Cross Health, Orion Health and Morgan & Banks. She held the position of Vice President for the New Zealand Association of Training and Development (NZATD) from 2012 to 2015, and was the NZATD Practitioner of the Year in 2012.In this episode we discuss:The difference between an LMS and an LXPHow companies can choose the right ‘Top 10 LMS’ list and not to get conned by fake listsWhat’s important when selecting learning techHow to use data, how to connect it, what to track, what to connect to and where to find itWhy it's important to be ‘data savvy’Why we need an indecipherable link between learning and workPodcast resources:Watch Nigel Paine and his co-presenter Kate Graham, on Learning Now TVConnect with Nigel on LinkedInGet a copy of the book 'Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways That Inspire Innovation and Performance' by Jay CrossLearn more about your host, Rustica