Friday, October 21, 2005

Susan Smith Nash - Podcast Theory Gap

Hi everyone! Here is a thought piece on the "podcast theory gap" from Susan Smith Nash - the self-proclaimed "E-Learning Queen".

Her original poscast is at:

"Online learners seem to prefer using audio and web-based information in ways that counter what researchers recommend. … Do current ideas about working memory and cognitive processing shed any light? What are the implications for developers of online courses, knowing that learners may not be using the media in the environment it was intended?"

As always, the orange title of this posting is a direct link to the mp3 file with the podcast, and you can subscribe to the RSS feed for "Burks' Selections" by using the orange XML button on the lower right of this page.

-- Burks

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Elliott Masie on Nano-Learning

Hi everyone! The first podcast in the "Burks' Selections" series is from Elliott Masie - it is entitled "Nano Learning: Designing Content for the Nano World". More information about this podcast, including a PDF file with a transcript, is on his site at:

Best regards,


All about this blog

Hi everyone! This blog is going to contain a collection of podcasts on the topics of learning technology and online learning. I'll be serving as an editor and I'll try to find podcasts from various podcasters around the world. Hence the name "Burks' Selections". I'll try to add a new podcast every few days. You can subscribe to the RSS feed to receive these podcasts automatically using the orange XML button on the lower right of this screen - simply copy the link location and paste it into your "podcatching" software (such as iTunes).

Please let me know if you find this to be useful - my e-mail address is:

Also let me know if you run across any good podcasts on these topics, and I'll make sure to add them to the blog.

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