#230 – Audio + Learning
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In this episode, I’m joined by guests to talk about all things audio and learning. We look back at the varied history of audio and learning, plus new applications of audio for learning. We talk about the growth of spoken word, its ability to “represent and overcome” barriers to access, and both high and low tech innovations from Whatsapp to Voice Activated technology. Plus, public and private playlists, searchability and the role of Big Tech, and the role of audio to share best practice and familiarity between learners within varied learning environments. Also in this episode, new cool things for schools, students and startups to get involved in and a book review from Michael Shaw who has been reading “Teaching Machines”. Thanks for listening!
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Sophie is the Founder & CEO of Audvice, a software solution that makes internal podcasting 100% collaborative to capture and spread the most relevant internal knowledge faster.
Nigel has two decades experience working in digital transformation and content development in media and education sectors. He joined Apolitical earlier in 2021 to lead a new team focussed on developing online courses for public servants around the world. From 2014 to 2020 Nigel was the Director of Content at FutureLearn, where he grew his team from 4 people to more than 30, working with academic partners around the world. Nigel is motivated by helping people develop and deliver world-class online learning experiences. Prior to FutureLearn he worked at the BBC for more than a decade, always at the intersection where broadcast met digital delivery. Nigel was part of the launch team for BBC Four and later as Digital Editor at both BBC Radio 5 live and Radio 4 led the digital transformation strategies for those two stations.
Ben is Director of Content at Blinkist, where he helped launch audio formats in 2014. Since then Ben has worked on dozens of new audio formats to inspire people to fit learning into their lives. The newest one is called Shortcasts – where he works with well-known and up-and-coming podcast creators to present and highlight the key learnings of a podcast episode through a specially-designed audio format lasting 15 minutes or less.
Megan Lazovick is a Vice President at Edison Research. She crafts custom research for thought leadership and content marketing and specializes in the creative presentation of data and insights. In the past year she has created and presented The Spoken Word Audio Report from NPR and Edison Research, The Smart Audio Report Australia, and Radio: Live On Air and Everywhere.
Alpe Audio is Start-up content provider created by a former-VC investor. Yehoshua says “We’ve built Alpe courses to fit into our lifestyle whether you’re on your way to school, work, washing the dishes, or going for a jog.”
- Dominic Traynor – Education Evangelist EMEA at Adobe and previously LitFilmFes
- Design Ventura
- Yuri Suzuki
- Design Ventura Waste Age Mini Challenge
- https://openuk.uk/openkidscamp/ –
- Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is offering the chance to receive a £50,000 grant and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support
- Reimagine Education is calling groundbreaking innovations in education to submit to their judges and win up to $50k dollars in funding. Only a few weeks left to apply. Apply here.
- The Edtech Digest Edtech Awards are still open for entries – Apply here
- StoryCube have a last few places open for their FREE sales and storytelling workshops collaboration with JISC (Next Sprint: 28th Sept to 15th Oct 2021) – Apply here
- Women in Innovation Awards 2021/22
- Tech Nation’s rising stars is open in the UK Applications close on 20 October 2021 – Apply here
- Education Investor in London in October
- Ufi Voctech Trust’s Week of Voctech in November
- Reimagine Education in December
- Michael Shaw who has been reading Audrey Watter’s new book ‘Teaching Machine”
- Join us over at Clubhouse for our resources review.
- Michel Thomas / Open University
- Clip of Tim Cook on Apple Podcasts on CNET Highlights
- Clip “Why did Spotify by Megaphone?” -on Techcrunch
- SAAStr Podcast
- Go Student
- Diana Laurillard
- Cuillin Ridge
- LinkedIn blog post – starting point of the episode
- School of the Air
- Shortwave Radio (History of) to schools
- Spoken Word Audio report 2020
- Geena Davis
- James Cridland of Pod News
- The Untold Story of the Talking Book by Matthew Rubery
- BBC Sounds
- 99% Invisible
- Joe Rogan
- Invest like the best
- Bankless podcast
- This American Life
- Yehoshua musings on audio and learning business models
1) Audible vs Spotify and their approach to different spoken word content https://twitter.com/yehoshzl/status/1305139191773306881
2) How app stores hinder edtech business models: https://twitter.com/yehoshzl/status/1425874474579021830
3) A racket on thoughts on Apple/spotify subscriptions: https://racket.com/yehoshzl/rbr7D
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