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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.

Nov 25, 2019

In this episode we talk with Teemu Patala from Context Learning in Helsinki about the challenges facing small to medium sized employers in adopting digital learning, the trends emerging across the EU, collaborative approaches to designing digital learning and opportunities for learning & development professionals to...

Oct 29, 2019

In this episode, Barrie Wilson talks to Lisa Williamson and Jennifer Dow from the Quality Team at The Action Group, a Third Sector provider based in Edinburgh. Lisa and Jen have started to use podcasts to support learning and development, and to provide information to their workers. In this podcast they describe...

Sep 30, 2019

This month we are talking with Tracy Parrish about how to survive and thrive in digital learning as a department of one, delivering learning experiences with free tools and on virtually no budget, the role of social media in providing support and CPD opportunities and, about the limitations we place on others.


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Aug 30, 2019

In this episode George Burton from SSSC Digital Learning talks open education and elearning 3.0 with Stephen Downes from the Digital Technologies Research Centre at the National Research Council of Canada.

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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...