54 – Apple Podcasts

Highest new entry on the list this year

Apple announced that it was breaking iTunes up into three separate macOS apps: Podcasts, TV, and Music. Apple Podcasts therefore is a new tool in its own right this year.

Website: apps.apple.com/us/app/apple-podcasts/id525463029
Cost: Free for iOS devices
Availability: Download

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 37
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 

Past Overall Rankings
2018: -.     2017: –       2016: –      2015: –       2014: –      2013: –
2012: –      2011: –       2010: –      2009: –       2008: –       2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Apple Podcasts as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

  • “This is the app I use for finding, subscribing and listening to podcasts, one of the least intrusive ways to learn. There may be better apps out there, but I haven’t gotten around to making comparisons.” Connie Malamed, learning experience design consultant http://theelearningcoach.com/reviews/top-ten-tools-in-my-ple/
  • “I love podcasts and listen to them daily on my walk.  I have subscribed to various channels once again a real mix of everything – not just learning and development.” Helen Blunden, Australia http://activatelearning.com.au/2019/08/my-top-10-tools-for-learning-2/
  • “Love the format – take on a plane, on a run (rarely at my desk) – storytelling is a key feature of most podcasts – new voices and trends, and content can be sped up to 1.5x or even 2x for really slow speakers.” Principal Consultant, USA
  • “Podcasts are wonderful media to consume content and pieces of information/knowledge quicker, mainly in transit where read is not the best option.” Knowledge Management Specialist, Brazil
  • “I can learn while I can’t watch a screen” Developer, Spain

How to use Apple Podcasts for Learning

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to resources on how to use Apple Podcasts for teaching, training, learning and development.

At the bottom of each of the Tools pages there is a section How to use [the tool] for Learning. It provides basic guidance and links to resources on how to use the tool for teaching, training, learning and development.

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