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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.


B.J. said...


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

Janet Clarey said...

Here's a site with podcasts of historians and philosophers

Janet Clarey said...

Oops...2nd try...dwarf version...

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.

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...


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

#2 What about starting a tag for podcasts for e-learning?


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?