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LearnCast is the new podcast series from the Scottish Social Services Council Digital Learning Team.

Subscribing to LearnCast will give you an insight into the work of the Digital Learning Team, news about upcoming projects and access to interviews with leading figures in the world of digital learning both in the UK and internationally.

Jul 30, 2019

This month we are talking with Julie Dirksen. We know her best for her excellent book “Design for how people learn” - a fantastic guide to the fundamental concepts of instructional design both to improve your own learning and to engage your audience. We’re often asked for advice on how to get started with...


Jun 27, 2019

SSSC Digital Learning talks with Natalie Lafferty (Assistant Director LLC and Head of Centre for Technology & Innovation in Learning at The University of Dundee) about the role of social media in learning and the potential of open source tools to have a positive impact on learners’ skills and engagement in the...


May 25, 2019

This month we’re talking with Lee Ballantyne (Head of Education Futures at University of the West of Scotland) about building digital skills, culture change in learning and addressing barriers to implementing digital learning approaches. Follow Lee on Twitter - @lee_ballantyne and find out more about the Certificate...


Apr 30, 2019

Open Badges have become very popular in our sector since we introduced them and are becoming more and more popular with learners with each passing month. In this episode, Rob Stewart from SSSC Digital Learning talks with Don Presant, the president and executive producer at Learning Agents (a Canadian digital...


Mar 29, 2019

In this month’s episode we talk with Jeff D’Anza and Joe Meyer from Nationwide Insurance in the USA. Our conversation focuses on how they have used serialised podcasts and stories to promote learning in a diverse and dispersed workforce They give us an insight into their production process from idea, through...