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. 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.


Moodle Journal

Last week I decided to start using a podcast approach as part of my regular Moodle material. I decided against the usually highly mobile podcast approach, as I know very few of the students actually own one. I 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.

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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.


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

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.


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.

Podcast: Dr. Nanette Miner – Closing the Thinking Gap


In our podcast, speaker, author and learning strategy advisor Dr. Nanette Miner unveils her plan to help employers close the thinking gap. Podcasts

View of eLearning Development Approaches - Ease vs. Power

Tony Karrer

Based on some discussions around What is Rapid eLearning?

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. And that's not a bad way to start 2006 Back in November of 2005, I presented a brief history of the great e-learning paradigm wars.

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!

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. How are podcasts any different? Long live podcasting (well, at least until the next big thing After all, all an iPod is is an up to date Walkman, and people have been sitting around listening to tapes for, well, decades!

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. How are podcasts any different? Long live podcasting (well, at least until the next big thing After all, all an iPod is is an up to date Walkman, and people have been sitting around listening to tapes for, well, decades!

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. Podcasts is appropriate for a variety of purposes.

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.

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

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

Towards Maturity - preliminary research findings

Clive on Learning

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." Some 209 organisations were surveyed (173 producing usable data) and 650 learners.

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.

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?

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.

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).

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 I've been buried for a while now in George Siemens' new book, Knowing Knowledge.

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.

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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.

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. Now, they use Podcasts that they listen to on their iPods (naturally). Podcasting - Works well at Apple for sales people.

Where are open source learning applications?

Tony Karrer

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?

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.

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.

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.

In praise of collaborative online assignments

Clive on Learning

A 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.

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.

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.