This morning I delivered (for the second time) a Contact North webinar: Choosing Media: How They Differ and How to make the Best Choices for Your Teaching‘ based on Chapters 6-8 of my open, online textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age.

The webinar was primarily a discussion with participants about the main issues involved in choosing appropriate media for teaching and learning.

The following topics were covered:

  • The difference between media and technology
  • Types of media
  • Pedagogical differences between media
  • SECTIONS: a model for deciding between media
  • General questions on the use of media in education

A full recording of the webinar is available from:



  1. Hi Tony,
    Thanks for sharing this. I ran into some technical difficulties when I tried to playback the webinar recording; both playing in the web browser and downloading and playing back the .arf format file didn’t work for me. I looked up .arf and it seems to be a proprietary format for use with WebEx’s software. Is it possible to make the recording available in a more open/user friendly format?

    Thanks in advance 🙂


  2. Thanks for the info 🙂

    I usually use Linux (Ubuntu) which WebEx don’t support. I’ll try installing the WebEx app on Android and see if that’ll play the recording.

    All the best,


  3. Update: Installed the Cisco WebEx Meeting app for Android. Couldn’t find anywhere to open a URL/link to playback a WebEx recording. I found an old response to a question about playing back recordings on Android on WebEx’s forums:

    “WebEx recordings are not available for playback on mobile WebEx apps. It still requires WebEx on the desktop for playback. Mobile playback is something we’re looking at as a feature in the future.”

    So no joy there.

    I guess I’ll have to boot up a Windows image to watch it on.

    Thanks again for sharing the recording 🙂


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