202 Transmissions from the Edge: Learning Through Story-based Podcasts

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Wednesday, November 16

Video & Media


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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Jeffrey D’Anza

Consultant, Learning and Performance

Nationwide Insurance

Jeffrey D’Anza is a design consultant with Nationwide Insurance, focusing on the creation of eLearning and media-based learning solutions (graphic design, video, and audio). Jeff has been a member of the adult learning community for almost a decade, working as both a facilitator and designer for the Nationwide Claims Training Organization. Recently, Jeff and his team won the Society of Insurance Trainers and Educators (SITE) Lois A. Markovich Innovation Award for the creation of a virtual onboarding platform. Jeff holds a BA in history, an MA in organizational management, and an MBA.

Joseph Meyer

Creative Consultant, Digital Learning


Joe Meyer is a creative consultant (digital learning) with Nationwide. Prior to working in the insurance industry, Joe was a designer and videographer—primarily for multimedia marketing firms—creating content for multiple Fortune 100 companies. Aside from holding a bachelor's degree in electronic media production from Kent State University, Joe earned a Certified Television Operator designation from the Society of Broadcast Engineers and the Lois A. Markovich Innovation Award from the Society of Insurance Trainers and Educators.

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