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Best free courses & lectures Updated June 29, 2012 Not every teacher is a great teacher. Not every course is a great course. So, this list is my effort to help you separate the winners from the losers. This list of the best academic podcasts and webcasts is a work-in-progress.

The Podcast Resurgence: Your Definitive Listening Guide SOME OF YOU might have no idea what a podcast is. Some of you may have listened to them back in 2005, when they were declared the future of radio, and then stopped in 2008, when they clearly weren’t the future of radio. Many of you probably listen to “Serial,” not realizing that other amazing podcasts exist. (They do!) But no matter where you stand on the podcast-consuming spectrum, we’re going to repeat what folks said back in 2005 because it’s for real now: Podcasts are awesome. You should listen to some. Creative Thinking Skills - 13 Creative Ideas worth Remembering Last weekend’s Wall Street Journal “Review” section teemed with wonderful reminders of creative ideas. These reminders were helpful for providing a handy creative thinking skills refresher on ideas that can become easy to overlook. Check out these thirteen creative ideas pulled from three of the Wall Street Journal “Review” articles.

Podcast Directory The Podcast Directory offers over 2000 audio & video podcasts you can learn from. We've screened thousands of podcasts to find the ones of the highest quality that you will instruct, entertain, and inspire you. Listen to or watch podcasts through our site or download them directly to your computer without any software needed. We also link to most of these podcasts on iTunes if you want to subscribe there, and we provide the RSS feeds of the podcast if you want to subscribe with other podcast applications. Sort by How to Give a TEDx Talk - Your Idea Worth Spreading by Scott Meyer on 10/14/14 You have an idea worth spreading. The challenge is convincing others they should care. rollingstone Ricky Gervais is the voice that launched a thousand comedy podcasts. The Ricky Gervais Show was a Velvet Underground-like lodestar of inspiration that also managed to put up Bieber/Gaga numbers. But when it debuted in 2005, TRGS was the only game in town. Six years later, the crowded field of comedy podcasting is now teeming with competitors. With hundreds of laugh care providers to choose from, it might be difficult to figure out which ones are worthy heirs to the erstwhile Podfather's throne.

Ideas Worth Considering Clark Quinn and I have started debating top-tier issues in the workplace learning field. In the first one, we debated who has the ultimate responsibility in our field. In the second one, we debated whether the tools in our field are up to the task.

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015 “Did you listen to this week’s Serial?” That’s been the question on everyone’s lips the past three months. The podcast, which reexamined the 1999 murder case of a Baltimore teenager, become morning Gchat convo—and launched a thousand think pieces declaring 2014 “The Golden Age of Podcasts.” While individual podcasts have previously broken through the cultural consciousness—like comedian Marc Maron’s WTF in 2009—the genre has generally been a niche interest since it hit iTunes in 2005. That year, there were only about 3,000 podcasts up and running. 101 Hair Ideas To Try When You’re Bored With Your Look Can’t figure out what you want to do with your hair today, next week or next month? Start with this mega helpful list of styles, tricks and hair ideas you may have never considered before. Styling Ideas 1. Change the placement of your ponytail for an instant facelift. Trace an imaginary diagonal line from your cheekbones to the crown of your head.

21 Essential Podcasts To Download Today 1 | Sodajerker On Songwriting One thing you learn from podcasts is that, freed from a cramped radio slot and faced with someone who actually knows a bit about their subject, almost everyone has a fascinating story to tell. Scouse songwriting duo Simon Barber and Brian O'Connor set up Sodajerker just as an excuse to talk to their heroes about what it's like to put songs together. But their natural inquisitiveness brings out the best in legends including Andy Partridge of XTC, Mike Stoller and Johnny Marr, making Sodajerker one of the most unusual and rewarding music podcasts. 2 | Stuff You Should Know No Cook Dinner Ideas: 5 No-Cook Dinner Ideas To Try This Week Ever have one of those days were you just dreaded cooking dinner? We've all been there. That's why it's essential to have a few no-cook dinner ideas in your repertoire that you can turn to time and again.

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Sarah Von Bargen 6 colorful, competitive blog post ideas to try now Oh, but it can be hard to come up with content day after day, year after year. We can, of course, rely on the old standbys The Listicle and The How To. Goodness knows I do.