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The Learning Hack podcast

101 EpisodesProduced by John HelmerWebsite

What are the significant innovations shaping the future of learning? How is digital technology and scientific discovery changing the way we learn, train, teach and educate? Join John Helmer in conversation with the people who are visioning and actively creating that future. Published fortnightly (do… read more


LH #Bonus: Should You Use Podcasts In Learning?

BONUS EPISODE: A talk by John Helmer recorded at the New Learning Conference, Netherlands.

Podcasts are everywhere, and have become recognised as a powerful information medium. But can a podcast really cut the mustard as a learning experience? This talk by John Helmer of the Learning Hack podcast, given as a 'live podcast session' at the Next Learning event, provides some answers. John looks at the learning theory around audio learning, practical considerations for using podcasts in an organisational (or institutional) context, and examples of podcasts being used to teach skills and support people in their learning.

- Introduction to podcasts for learning

- What the literature says

- The eye versus the ear

- Cognitive load

- Drawbacks & caveats

- The affective domain

- Practical exercise: sleep and learning (Stickgold & Walker)

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