For the past year or so, I’ve availed myself of audio and video podcasts from iTunesU and YouTube (though you need a separate downloader for that last one). The web is such an endless source of information and learning opportunities, and the ability to take these podcasts with you on your phone or iPad opens up learning to other places and times and people.
Here is an example of one particular “podcaster” whom I’ve been following for a while now, “Senior Jordan.” He has a low-budget but high content quality video blog / podcast that goes over several years worth of Spanish vocabulary, grammar and other lessons. He mixes in images and animations with his narration in a way that, for me at least, augments my learning.
Check him out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jVyHCD3faU
And of course, if you want a more “traditional” podcast experience where easy of transfer / download to portible devices is ensured, then it doesn’t get much better than the TED talks which are put out each week. You can watch these online or download them in various formats (MP3 (audio only), MP4 (video podcast), etc.) to your devices and listen / watch on the go. A popular podcast–and one which I find both interesting and educational–is Ken Robinson’s video podcast below:
Check it out and you will likely look at schools and schooling in a new light: http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html