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

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