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The Learning Science Weekly Podcast brings together thought leaders, researchers, creatives, authors, and scientists to chat about the science of learning and how it can be applied in corporate and customer education.

In this week's episode, we had a conversation with Patti Shank about how we can use instructional design practices to improve learning outcomes. We talked about the needs and constraints of improving work performance in workplace learning settings. Patti also shared with us how she continues to apply research in her everyday life.

Guest: Patti Shank

Patti Shank, PhD is an internationally-known workplace learning expert, instructional designer, researcher, and author who is regularly listed as one of the most influential people in e-learning internationally.

Patti speaks regularly at training and learning technology conferences and is the author of Write and Organize for Deeper Learning, Practice and Feedback for Deeper Learning, and Manage Memory for Deeper Learning. These books offer practical tactics for improving outcomes based on training and other research.

Patti was the research director for the eLearning Guild and an award-winning contributing editor for Online Learning Magazine. Her current articles are found in eLearning Industry. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Colorado, Denver. Her research on new online learners won an EDMEDIA best research paper award.

Here are two books that Patti recommends:

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor

Patti Shank has written numerous articles for the eLearning Industry. Here are some of our favorites:

Mentioned in the discussion: Hemingway App - The app that highlights complex sentences and common errors and makes your writing bold and clear.

Thank you again for listening and join us again next week!