Video Learning Revolution
The Video iPod is Here + Two Free Audio Books
Win a Nano! + New Exclusive Podcasts
The Coming Video Learning Revolution by Jon Bischke
It had been rumored for months now but even as
this Apple's "...One more thing" event approached
this week most people still weren't sure. Would
Apple finally launch the long-awaited Video iPod?
Steve Jobs, being the consummate marketer that he
is, managed to keep this thing under wraps until the
very last minute. But now, after much speculation
and waiting, the Video iPod has finally arrived.
I haven't seen it in person yet (the Apple Store
in my area doesn't have them in yet) but from the
looks of things this device will revolutionize the
way people consume media. Earlier in the week I blogged
about the fact that one of the things that was
holding video learning back was the lack of
portability, something that has been referred to
as "space shifting." Unlike audio which you can
take with you pretty much anywhere these days,
video was much more limiting.
This all changes with the video iPod. It won't be
too much longer until you'll be able to take a video
from an awesome company like the Teaching
with you everywhere you go. You can watch a
the train or bus on the way in to work. Then maybe
you have a half hour to kill at work before you pick
kids up from practice. You'll be able to watch the
course there. Finally when you get home at the end
of the day you'll be able to hook up your video
player to your TV and watch the remaining portion on
the big screen.
It's pretty revolutionary when you think about it
huh? We're excited to be a resource for you to find
educational content for the portable video player
you'll be buying next week or two years from now.
We're also excited to be able to produce some video
learning material in the coming months. If you have
any suggestions for video learning content that you
think would be perfect for the Video iPod, please
send us an e-mail at suggesti
Here are a few links related to the Video iPod that
you might enjoy:
Video iPod Ad featuring U2
"One more thing..." Event
New Video iPod Has Arrived!
Self Reliance and As a Man Thinketh...Free!
In the last
issue of our E-Magazine we introduced you to our
Audio directory. We're proud to announce that
this week we added two of our own titles to the
directory. We think you'll really enjoy them.
The two new titles that we have up for you to
download are As
a Man Thinketh by James Allen and Ralph Waldo
Emerson's essay Self
Reliance. These titles are read by Brian
Johnson, the Philosopher and CEO over at Zaadz, Inc.
to Brian for doing an excellent job narrating and to
Seth (our resident media producer) for making sure
the audio quality is top notch.
Both of these titles have some revolutionary ideas
contained within. We're happy to bring them to you
totally free of charge. Download and listen to them
at your computer, on your iPod, in your
car...whereever! Consider it our gift of audio
inspiration to you.
Download them here:
a Man Thinketh by James Allen
Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Win an iPod Nano!
In addition to giving everyone a couple of audio
books this week we would like to give one lucky
person a brand new iPod Nano. In a little
over a month we're going to be giving it away and we
would love it if you were in the running. It's
really easy to throw your hat in the ring. All you
have to do is post a message on our forums
to us from your blog or website (if you post in our
forums and you link to us you'll be entered twice!).
We'll be announcing the winner of the Nano on our
site on November 25th (the day after Thanksgiving).
For more details and complete rules, check out the
Nano Giveaway Details
Best of luck!
Two New Exclusive Podcasts
If you're one of the growing number of podcast
addicts out there we have a couple of new ones that
you'll want to subscribe to. These are the first
podcasts that we have produced here at
(other that our own Audio
Learning Revolution podcast of course). We're
both honored and thrilled to be working with these
The first of our podcasts is from self-development
author Dan Millman. Dan's books, including Way of
the Peaceful Warrior, The Journeys of Socrates, and
The Life You Were Born to Live have inspired
millions of readers in 29 languages. Next year
you'll see Dan's work on the big screen as "Peaceful
Warrior", a movie based on Way of the Peaceful
Warrior, will hit theatres nationwide.
Dan's podcast contains excerpts of his audio
teachings. We think you'll really enjoy it. Here's
the link to our Dan Millman Podcast page where you
can subscribe or listen to individual episodes:
Dan Millman Podcast
Our second new podcast is from Brian Johnson (yup,
he has been busy lately!). It's called the Zaadz
Daily Wisdom Podcast and features powerful
wisdom from philosophers, spiritual teachers and
optimal living gurus. It's the perfect podcast
to subscribe to and to listen to start your day.
Here's the link to listen to or subscribe to the
Daily Wisdom Podcast.
Daily Wisdom Podcast
We hope you have as much fun listening to these new
podcasts as much as we have had helping to put
together. Thanks to Dan and Brian for their amazing
Help Us Change This!
We have a proposal to write an "Audio Learning
Manifesto" up on ChangeThis.com.
If we get
enough votes we'll be published there and can tell
even more people about the benefits of audio
learning. Please help us out by casting a vote for
us at the following URL (it will take you less than
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Direct sales will launch next week so you'll see
some changes on the site due to that.
Kids.LearnOutLoud.com is in the works. More new
audiobooks on the way. Stay tuned!