Thursday, July 7, 2011

Authors on Audio from

I should be ignoring everything online and concentrating on packing for my house move next week ... but can't resist taking some "breaks" to check out my PLN and discovering great resources. Here's one ....

I recently started subscribing to the enewsletter. is a site which describes itself as "your one-stop destination for audio and video learning ... (with) ... over 30,000 educational audio books, MP3 downloads, podcasts, and videos." It includes many free selections, both fiction and non-fiction, along with the items to purchase. The enewsletter always features a free resource of the day. Today, for example, the selection is Harvard Professor Michael Sandel's 12-lecture course, Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do. I am hoping to get to some of these offerings this summer!

What especially caught my eye today, though, was the announcement of 50 new Author Pages, bringing the site's total author pages to about 100. These pages offer us a rich resource of audio and video material for many major authors. Here's how the site describes its author pages:
We've hand picked the best and most prolific authors in every field of audio & video learning, and we've attempted to list absolutely everything that these authors have available on audio & video. We've also included biographies and links to these author's websites so you can learn more about them. So browse around and you'll find some of the best minds in Self Development, Business, and much more. And keep checking back because we're adding more Author Pages every day.
Browsing the full author list, you will see a large range of choices, such as philosophers like Aristotle, classic authors like Jane Austen, and scholars like Noam Chomsky. I will definitely be integrated these resources into my library website and sharing them with teachers and students in the fall. Thank you,

I'm still waiting for an invitation to join Google+ and envying the tweets and postings I see about it. It will probably be just as well if it doesn't come until after my move. Wish me luck packing. :)