E-Learning Podcasts: Audio Interviews with Course Designers #266

Podcast Interviews with E-Learning Designers #266: Challenge | Recap

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to record your answers to the following 10 interview questions:

Podcast Interview Questions:

  1. Tell us a little about yourself and the types of e-learning projects you most enjoy.
  2. How did you become an e-learning or instructional designer?
  3. What are the essentials of good e-learning design?
  4. Tell me about your most successful e-learning project.
  5. What are the most important criteria in evaluating e-learning?
  6. What are some common mistakes new course designers make and how can they avoid them?
  7. How is designing mobile learning different than designing for the desktop?
  8. How do you evaluate whether your course was effective?
  9. How do you keep up your skills and stay current in the industry?
  10. What is the future of e-learning?

Recording and Sharing Your Podcasts

Formats: Save each audio clip as its own file. Use a naming convention that makes it easy to identify each audio file with the corresponding question. You can use numbers or any format that works best for you.


  • Rise 360 is a fantastic way to embed your audio recordings and add some additional media or information to support your podcast.
  • SoundCloud was the tool of choice in our last challenge. You can set up a free account where you can post your clips.
  • YouTube is another good option for uploading audio files that can be combined into a playlist.

Extra credit: After recording your audio clips, post a summary of your answers on your own blog or in the forums.


Feeling ambitious this week? Try doing a video podcast. You can cross-post in the webcam video challenge (#256) and knock out two challenges this week.

If you record a video podcast, please post the audio-only version for this week’s challenge.

New Entries Only

Education Podcasts in E-Learning

We hosted our first audio podcast several years ago and that one is still one of my favorites. 

If you shared in challenge #39, please re-record your answers for this week’s challenge.

Share Your E-Learning Work

  • Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published example and blog post.
  • Forums: Start  your own thread and share a link to your published example..
  • Personal blog:  If you have a blog, please consider writing about your challenges. We’ll link back to your posts so the great work you’re sharing gets even more exposure.
  • Twitter: If you share your demos on Twitter, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.

Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you sound off in this week’s podcast challenge, check out the fantastic collection of tooltip examples your fellow challengers shared over the past week:

Tooltips as Microinteractions in E-Learning

Tooltips as Microinteractions in E-Learning #265: Challenge | Recap

Wishing you a great week, E-Learning Heroes!

New to the E-Learning Challenges?

The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.

Jonathan Hill
Daniel Holthouse