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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Problem finding Podcasts and Videos

I just saw a post by Mark Oehlert -Help Needed: Long Car Ride Ahead and I Want to Load Up on the Best Podcasts

Makes me realize that we don't have good sources to find podcasts or videos that appeal to a particular group of people, e.g., folks involved in eLearning. I find them randomly through blog posts. But, if I go to YouTube and search for videos, I will occasionally find good ones, but normally it's a needle in a haystack.

There must be a better way.

6 comments:

B.J. said...

Tony,

You're right: there are several podcast and video directories out there, but I haven't seen any that have job- or field-specific content (videos, podcasts, rss feeds, etc.). You wouldn't necessarily need to host the content - you'd just have to link to it. This wouldn't be too difficult to build, either. Let me know if you need a hand tackling a project like this. Sounds like a great idea! :)

B.J. Schone
http://www.elearningweekly.com/

Janet Clarey said...

Here's a site with podcasts of historians and philosophers
http://www.oculture.com/weblog/2007/01/digital_mba_ame.html

Janet Clarey said...

Oops...2nd try...dwarf version...
http://dwarfurl.com/36a99b

Mary Kay Lofurno said...

Hi Tony,

There are loads and loads podcast search engines. The ones that come to mind are Podzinger, Yahoo Podcasts, Podcast 411. Robin Goode has a post on his blog that lists them.

http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2005/05/20/where_to_submit_your_podcasts.htm

SyberWorks also has two e-Learning Podcast Series:

The SyberWorks LMS e-Learning Implementation Podcast

&

The SyberWorks e-Learning Podcast Series

Hope this helps,

mark said...

Tony,

#1 You owe me some links to good podcasts. ;-)

#2 What about starting a del.icio.us tag for podcasts for e-learning?

Mark

Tony Karrer said...

B.J. - you're right that it seems that it should be relatively easy to have lists of resources that would appeal to a particular group of individuals. Seems there should be something that does that already.

Janet - that's a very cool list of resources!

Mary Kay - if I'm looking for content that relates to a person interested in eLearning, human performance, etc. would those places yield much?