5 Podcasts to Become a Better eLearning Developer


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If you’re an online course creator or instructional designer, you know that staying current with the latest technology and best practices takes time. Here are 5 great skill-sharpening podcasts to check out when you’re on the go.


1. Instructional Designers in Offices Drinking Coffee


If the title alone isn’t enough to get you hooked, Brent Schlenker and Chris Van Wingerden sure will. This casual, candid podcast airs live weekly and covers a large variety of interesting instructional design topics, designed to help you hone your skills as an eLearning developer.


2. The eLearning Coach


The title here says it all. Connie Malamed, aka the eLearning Coach, shares “... fresh ideas and actionable tips for success with creating online and mobile learning experiences.” Count me in, coach.


3. The DIY Narrator


Narration is so much more than just speaking into a mic. Let Josh Risser of The DIY Narrator demonstrate how to connect with your audience by improving your eLearning narration performance.


4. I’m New Here: A Podcast for New Instructional Designers and E-Learning Developers


New to the world of online learning? Let Nyla help guide you through your career start or career transition in this informative and insightful podcast.


5. Trends & Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences


Don’t you just love how succinct podcast titles are? Abbie Brown and Tim Green cover all of the above (and more) in their comprehensive discussions that’ll be sure to keep you up to date on all the latest trends in the eLearning industry.


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Podcasts are a fantastic way to learn new information and tools to add to your skillsetand being able to listen to them while running errands or on your daily commute is an added bonus (the ultimate way of maximizing your time, anyone?).