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5 Awesome e-Learning Podcasts

KZO Innovations

Who doesn’t enjoy listening to an entertaining and thought-provoking podcast these days? Podcasts are especially handy for busy e-Learning and training professionals that want to keep up on industry updates and best practices. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the 5 most pertinent, accessible, well-done (and free!) e-Learning podcasts, learning management systems, and online training. Rod’s Pulse Podcast  . Rodney Murray, the head of academic technology at the University of the Sciences in Pennsylvania, has been running Rod’s Pulse Podcast since 2006.

Podcasting

Moodle Journal

Last week I decided to start using a podcast approach as part of my regular Moodle material. decided against the usually highly mobile podcast approach, as I know very few of the students actually own one. have incorporated these as part of my level 4 groups work in Object Oriented Design. The course is delivered as a series of lectures accompanied by detailed course notes and assessed using a portfolio approach of exercises. It’s the presentation in class of these exercises that I have decided to make available as mp3’s.

Learnlets » iPod Uni

Clark Quinn

Corporate pandemics of 2006

The Learning Circuits

Inspired by a batch of recent frustrating consulting gigs, a battery of medical check-ups and the current buzz about pandemic preparedness, here are my predictions for six emerging corporate pandemics that trainers will have to deal with in 2006: 1) Ulteriorsclerosis - the clogging of an important initiative by personnel or policies, for spurious reasons that mask more pernicious ulterior motives. Widespread ulteriorsclerosis will lead to the demise of several organizations in 2006. Compliments of the season to all, and may your 2006 be filled with health, wealth, and happiness!

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Emphasize to Enhance Meaning

The E-Learning Curve

In over the last few articles, I've discussed some voice techniques used to assist e-learning content producers create more effective, engaging, and immersive podcasts. This techniques is called 'projection,' and it's the third of the Four 'P's' of great podcast narration. The amount of projection you employ triggers very different reactions in anyone involved in a dialog with the speaker, and you can use the full dynamic range of the human voice when recording a podcast. 2006). Then move on. Now read on. Now, more softly: Listen to this. The mood changes instantly.

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Informal Learning at Nick.com

Kapp Notes

Like… how can you prevent garbage from being posted on blogs, do companies need to hire professional announcers for their podcasts how will organizations incorporate the next “hot” technology into their learning toolkit. There is a blog entry titled Biases that eLearning 2.0 Faces (or What are we Up Against) over on Tony Karrer's eLearning Technology blog. technology.

CAC Conference: Student Presentations

Kapp Notes

Communication between members of MyBestDay.net would include instant messaging and uploaded podcasts. There solution also included podcasting to draw people to the site. I teach a class called “Managing Multimedia Projects” in that class students are given an RFP for an e-learning based proposal and they have to develop a solution. tools. technology.

Free iPod Nano for Conference Attendees

Tony Karrer

Just saw a post by David Warlick that said: The CECA 2006 conference is giving each attendee a free iPod Nano. In addition, a team of podcasters has been assembled with missions to record specific presentations, with permission from presenters, and make them available as part of a central podcast feed. As a result, conference attendees, after the conference, will be able to subscribe to the CECA feed and download all of those podcast presentations to take home with them. Great idea! nice perk for going.

View of eLearning Development Approaches - Ease vs. Power

Tony Karrer

Based on some discussions around What is Rapid eLearning? and Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids , I've realized that one of the mental models I use can be roughly summarized by the following picture: where Ease is roughly how easy (cost, time) is it to develop using that approach and Power is the ability of the tool to provide robust, complex learning solutions.

The fourth paradigm

Clive on Learning

As we enter 2006, there are something like 30 million blogs like this one, with more than 30 thousand being discovered daily. What's different is the scale of the operation: the pool of over a billion potential teachers and learners; the seemingly limitless supply of learning materials in the form of web pages, blog postings and podcasts. And that's not a bad way to start 2006

Learning2.0 Live Podcast Reminder

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Mon, December 4, 2006 11:00 AM EST Welcome to EPISODE1 of the Learning2.0 All readers of Corporate eLearning Development are invited by Brent Schlenker to join in a live TalkShoe phone conversation and chat. Recorded audio is also available for listening. Listen to or Join the Talkcast: Learning2.0: The Revolution Has Begun! join within 15 minutes of start time or anytime after) Talkcast information: Talkcast Name: Learning2.0: The Revolution Has Begun! Host: Brent Schlenker - brentschlenker@gmail.com Next episode: EPISODE1 - Learning2.0: The Revolution Has Begun!, talkcast.

Podcasting - really any use for learning?

Learning Rocks

When the world came to podcasting I was excited at its potential for fun, but really sceptical of its application with regard to learning. But the fact is podcasting IS fundamentally different to what has gone before it. And the sad fact was, the quality of the things (part of the 40GBP set to accompany the text book) was actually worse than you find at my favourite language learning site , which is predicated on easy access to their principle materials, which are - you guessed it - podcasts. Long live podcasting (well, at least until the next big thing

Podcasting - really any use for learning?

Learning Rocks

When the world came to podcasting I was excited at its potential for fun, but really sceptical of its application with regard to learning. But the fact is podcasting IS fundamentally different to what has gone before it. And the sad fact was, the quality of the things (part of the 40GBP set to accompany the text book) was actually worse than you find at my favourite language learning site , which is predicated on easy access to their principle materials, which are - you guessed it - podcasts. Long live podcasting (well, at least until the next big thing

Corporate eLearning Podcast EPISODE1

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

EPISODE#1 of the Corporate eLearning Development Podcast In the first episode we discuss the Term Learning2.0. We had some technical difficulties during the live recording over at TalkShoe.com but most of it was "new user error". What a great tool! Click the TalkShoe link below to go directly to the TalkCast page for RSS , iTunes , My Yahoo , Newgator , and Google feeds. You can also email it to a friend, Create a link for your blog or webpage, and Listen on iTunes. You can find the education quotes that Judy Brown mentions HERE. Here's one of my favorites.

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Beyond iPoding

Kapp Notes

Click on the link if you'd rather listen to the podcast of this post, Beyond iPoding , you can find it here. One example is podcasting for learning. It was first thought of as great way to train but now some pundits are warning that “telling ain't training” and that podcasting isn't all that it is cracked up to be. The answer is that podcasting needs to be thought of differently than just recorded training. Podcasting can be used for far more than just listening to a lecture. Podcasts is appropriate for a variety of purposes.

Biases that eLearning 2.0 Faces (or What We Are Up Against)

Tony Karrer

approaches: Before you "optimize eLearning" through the use of Wikis, Blogs, PodCasts, video feeds, IMs, XML, SOAP, AJAX, and other "new"/"improved" methods, it is really important to understand: 1. PodCasts: Will you have professional announcers recording things, or will you subject your audience to amateur, scratchy, poorly organized rantings? Saw a post in the eLearningAll group that expresses a lot of the biases that exist in the world of eLearning around eLearning 2.0 How can these "optimize eLearning" 2. How will you manage them 3. How will you measure success 4.

Barbara's tennis holiday

Clive on Learning

I will be presenting this tale of blogs, wikis, podcasts and learning at the Institute of IT Training's National Trainers Conference to be held in Warwick on 16th May. If you can't get there, don't get anxious, it's here in PDF format: BarbarasTennisHoliday.pdf

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Podcasting with iChat and GarageBand

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Using Garageband and iChat for podcasting Podcasting in Education I know there are many of you wondering how to get started with simple podcasting. Of course this only works with Mac, but hey, weren't you looking for a reason to spend your departments budget before the end of the year ;-) Buy a Mac TODAY! You will not regret it. Even if you are a PC only Fortune500 you can still be way MORE productive with a Mac than any Windows PC. If for no other reason than, if you need Windows you can run it on your Mac. But I digress. So cool! Great for post production

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Towards Maturity - preliminary research findings

Clive on Learning

Of the "e-learning technologies used", roughly 60% of employers are using an LMS, 40% are using virtual classrooms, chat rooms and discussion groups, games and sims, >30% are using open source tools (!!!), 20% mobile learning, blogs and wikis, 15% podcasts. The Work-Based Learning Unit of e-Skills UK has published preliminary results from their research with employers and learners in the UK "to help understand why employers are currently investing in e-learning and the difference it is making to their business and staff."

Will Richardson - Owning the Teaching…and the Learning

Tony Karrer

Lots of teachers I talk to want blogs and podcasts and wikis. Must read post - Owning the Teaching.and the Learning. A few comments - but make sure you ask yourself if you fit into this yourself around use for corporate learning: I hate to generalize, but the thing that seems to be missing from most of my conversations with classroom teachers and administrators is a willingness to even try to re-envision their own learning , not just their students. That allow them to take some ownership (or at least envision the possibility of it) over their learning. Tools.

Blogging to Peak in 2007?

Tony Karrer

Let's add to this mix the ability to share slides, videos, podcasts. I received a great set of questions via email over the weekend roughly coming out of a two articles: Gartner: Blogging to peak in 2007 , By Some Measures, Blogging May Be Peaking. The questions: Do you feel that Gartner's prediction will apply to educators in general? By end of 2007, will those educators who would ever dabble in blogging have dabbled? And if so, where will that leave blogging as a tool for education? Will it only be used by educators that have kept up blogging. Dramatically! social computing.

Time to put an end to faceless e-learning

Clive on Learning

We have text books, lectures, podcasts, tutor-supported distance learning courses, classroom courses, coaching, blogging. E-learning does, of course, take many forms, but for most corporate users the predominant usage is of interactive self-study materials, what used to be called CBT (computer-based training). Now interactive self-study does not have the best of reputations, with too many students complaining of the tedious, over-structured and impersonal nature of so many of the materials. disagree. OK, so what about education and training? Nope, nothing there either. don't know.

The quest to know knowledge

Clive on Learning

Here's what I came up with: what I have in my brain those people I interact with regularly (face-to-face as well as online and by phone) my published work (blog postings, articles, books, reports, courses) my RSS feeds to blogs, news and podcasts my books (see what's on my bookshelf at Shelfari ) my contact list (replicated on my desktop, laptop, phone and iPod) my bookmarks on del.icio.us my electronic files (in My Documents) my paper files the notes on my pinboard my memberships (professional bodies, online communities, etc.) The author has ". This is not what we've come to expect!

Significant Work Needed to Help Instructional Designers

Tony Karrer

Dennis Coxe : The role of the instructional designer will be to use the ADDIE model to determine what baseline structure can be built into the formal piece of the learning and what parts of the knowledge base are fluid and need to maintained delivered in an informal venue, be it a blog, a podcast, or talking points delivered by a project manager to his or her team. My personal summary is very briefly (more below): There's general consensus that ISD, ADDIE, HPT provide a good foundation, but that they need to evolve. There are a few skeptics. Well Mark start despairing for us.

Choosing Media - Push vs. Pull - Part 1 of Many

Tony Karrer

I'm slowly beginning to prepare for some future presentations and slowly writing a couple of articles that discuss the impact of relatively newer developments in eLearning such as: Rapid eLearning , the Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids , eLearning 2.0 , Podcasts, Wikis, Content Management, etc. In other words, what combination of documents, web pages, emails, IM, SMS, video, audio, podcasts, vodcasts, Faxes, RSS feeds, telephone calls, direct mail, blogs, wikis, recorded presentations, etc., Podcasting - Works well at Apple for sales people.

IE7 catches up with Firefox

Clive on Learning

Feeds to news, blogs and podcasts: IE7 detects automatically if a page contains an RSS feed and displays a little orange button, meaning you can easily subscribe to blogs, etc. I've been using the Beta version of Internet Explorer 7 for a month now. First impressions are that it is extremely stable and offers at least a couple of major improvements (both current features of Firefox): Tabbed browsing: enables you to keep a number of web pages open concurrently in the same window. As a result, I have stopped using my stand-alone newsreader program and just use IE7.

Where are open source learning applications?

Tony Karrer

Think of it as freeware Captivate. * Fun Interactions - Hot Potato * Audio Editing - Audacity and I know there's some that do essentially PPT + audio, lots of ways to create podcasts, video, and the list goes on. Good post by Harold Jarche - Where are open source learning applications? First, open-source generally succeeds once an application domain is fairly well understood and the feature sets are relatively more stable. If you look at the slow creep up the application stack of open-source solutions (OS, app server, database, CRM), then its easy to see the pattern.

Taking the plunge with Office 2007

Clive on Learning

Now blog postings, podcasts and the like appear as incoming messages just like email. Contrary to popular sentiment, over the years I've been very loyal to Microsoft when it comes to office tools. I've had just about every edition of the Office suite within a few months of its release, regardless of whether it's yet been properly tested and debugged. Although an upgrade of this sort is never as trivial as it's intended to be, I have never experienced any really major problems. read all the warnings about only installing this on a test system and downloaded it anyway to my main desktop.

An Army of Davids

Clive on Learning

Of course this doesn't apply to all walks of life, but it certainly does in the media industry, where bloggers, wiki contributors, podcasters, musicians and others can reach as wide an audience as many a media giant and often with a better product. I've just finished reading Glenn Reynolds' excellent book, An Army of Davids. If you don't know him, David is a celebrity blogger responsible for the Instapundit site. My own experiences are so similar. He's right, it is unbelieveably empowering, and unthinkable only 10 years ago. recommend it. An Army of Davids is published by Nelson Curren

In praise of collaborative online assignments

Clive on Learning

typical task would be to conduct research on a topic related to the course (typically in the form of a webquest ) and then present their findings, perhaps as a forum posting, a wiki entry or a podcast. Conventional online learning design focuses on self-study and self-pacing, with all the advantages and disadvantages with which these are associated. Yes, students have much greater control over what and when they learn and at what speed, but on the other hand, they have to rely on their own time structuring and self-discipline, and remain isolated from their colleagues.

#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with e's

By 2006 several social networking sites were enjoying surges in popularity, including MySpace, Bebo and of course, Facebook. 2006 was also the year Twitter was launched. Previous posts in this series tracked the development of educational technology over 40 years. Around the turn of the century we all began to be aware of a surge in the use of the Web for creating content.

The Podfather (Part 1)

Learning with e's

firewall podcast spamA well-known scene from the film 'The Podfather' (Part 1).Dedicated Dedicated to a friend who was recently 'hit'. No names, no packdrill. DON PODLEONE: Nanosera, we know each other for years, but this is the first time you come to me for help. don't remember the last time you invited me to your blogspot. even though our wives text each other. DON PODLEONE: No.

How to Convert Video to MP3 Using Camtasia

Visual Lounge

Whether you’re a podcaster, teacher, or speaker, you may be interested in getting more value from your content by extracting the audio from a video file. Podcasts are still alive and well, and the rise in prevalence of smart phones has only helped fuel more growth. No matter what the subject, duplicating your video content into the podcast medium would be a wise move.

Work in progress

Learning with e's

Wikis for example, can subvert traditional values such as personal ownership and intellectual property (Richardson, 2006) but community ownership of the content becomes an equalising factor. 2006) Blogs, wikis, podcasts and other powerful web tools for classrooms. Nothing is permanent, content is iterative and everything is a work in progress. It's a fine balance. In Lave, J.

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