Training by podcast

An article appeared in The Scotsman the other day that looks at the potential use of podcasts in employee training.

In Podcasts take staff training out of office Graham Bucknall (a director at Scotsys) suggests, "this simple but flexible technology presents significant opportunities to improve internal communication and professional development."

For example, "giving employees the flexibility to receive and consume information in a format that suits modern working practices, businesses can begin to tackle some of their most pressing challenges."

He goes on to say how podcasting can "augment" more traditional, written training material.

I suppose we'll have to wait and see if podcasts can make a difference to the training of employees.

1 comment:

Wally Bock said...

Training by podcast? Not likely. Information sharing, perhaps. JOb aid, perhaps. But training requires feedbacks and that lovely little iPod doesn't offer any.