This week’s challenge is to do a podcast to answer David Anderson’s questions about how we work as instructional designers. Here’s mine, and I explain how I created it at the end of this post.
If you’d rather listen to all of the tracks on autoplay, listen here: Podcast: How I Get Things Done as an Instructional Designer.
1. What’s your job title?
2. What software tools do you love?
3. What’s your workspace setup?
4. What is your creative or design philosophy?
5. How do you stay fresh and keep building your skills?
6. How do you avoid burnout?
7. How do you save time and boost your efficiency day to day?
8. How do you manage your workflow?
9. What books or blogs have been influential to you?
10. What kinds of tasks do you love to do? What gets you excited to sit down at your desk?
11. What do you like to do least? How do you keep yourself motivated to do that stuff?
This is how I did it:
- Wrote down some thoughts the day before I recorded them, and probably used about 20% of that. The rest I winged.
- Used my trusty Audio-Technica AT2020 desktop USB mic to record in Audacity on iMac. If you’d like to see a photo of my setup, along with some of my favorite recording tips, they’re right here.
- Added some noise removal to get rid of ambient noise, then exported individual tracks as mp3s.
- Headed over to SoundCloud where I uploaded them as a playlist.
- Headed here to my WordPress blog to write this up. To embed these tracks I referred to these SoundCloud instructions which work well; though rather than doing a link-type post I simply pasted each of the track links into the body of a standard post.