Transmissions from the Edge: Learning Through Story-based Podcasts

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DevLearn 2016 Conference & Expo - November 16, 2016

Jeff D’Anza

Chief Digital Learning Architect
Nationwide Insurance

Joe Meyer

Consultant, Digital Learning

Modern adult learners don’t always have time to learn in a classroom; they need engaging mobile learning solutions that can be accessed anywhere and at any time. Teaching through podcasting can allow organizations to package training in a manner that is appealing to learners and easy to consume. On-demand narrative audio can allow learners to gain important skills while on the go.

In this session, you will explore the science behind podcasting as a learning tool and the benefits of teaching adults through storytelling. Find out why narrative podcasts can provide a successful learning solution to a growing mobile audience. You will learn from a case study on narrative podcasting to train insurance professionals on complex policy language. You will gain tips and suggestions for creating your own podcasts, along with recommendations on equipment and programs (both paid and free) that you can use to begin podcasting.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Why narrative podcasts are an effective learning tool
  • About one organization’s successful implementation of a podcast to meet learning needs
  • The skills and knowledge you need to construct your own podcast
  • Expert tips and tricks to make podcast recording and editing easier and quicker
  • About the science behind using audio as a teaching tool

Novice, intermediate, and advanced designers and developers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Podcasting, audio recording devices and programs, audio recording and editing methods, and mobile content delivery.

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