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Welcome to The Learning Hack, a podcast about the people and technologies that are shaping the future of learning.

Sep 11, 2023

Kevin M. Yates is known in the global training, learning, and talent development community as the L&D Detective. He investigates impact and solves measurement mysteries with facts, clues, evidence, and data. His rigorous but pragmatic approach is informed by 25+ years industry experience serving in diverse roles across multiple industries and brands including Grant Thornton, Kantar, McDonald’s, and Meta (Facebook). Kevin talks to John about how he see the current state of learning evaluation in organisations – he's optimistic – and what AI holds for the future of his practice.

  • 00:00 - Start
  • 00:35 - Intro
  • 03:03 - What crimes does the L&D detective detect
  • 05:00 - How did he get his start in learning?
  • 06:26 - Where are we with measurement in L&D?
  • 09:50 - What can and should we measure in learning?
  • 15:01 - Is training that can’t be measured even worth doing?
  • 20:30 - Useful models For measuring learning
  • 26:48 - Is measurement different in an algorithm-driven company?
  • 32:39 - Will AI kill xAPI?
  • 37:16 - Meals in the Meantime
  • 39:57 - Kevin’s inspirations
  • 42:27 - End
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