How to Create a Learning Podcast: Featuring a Live Recording of the 'Great Minds on Learning' Podcast
Date Thursday, Nov 24 Time – Room Schoeneberg I/II/III
This How To session, which features a live recording of the 'Great Minds on Learning' podcasts with co-hosts Donald Clark and John Helmer, is preceded by a presentation by John Helmer giving advice for setting up your own learning podcast, based on his own experience of showrunner of both 'Great Minds on Learning' and the 'Learning Hack' podcasts.
The 'Great Minds on Learning' (GMoL) podcast has been widely acclaimed within the learning community for its engaging and immersive approach to explaining 2,500 years of learning theory, profiling thinkers from Aristotle to the present day. In each episode Donald Clark, described by one listener as 'a proper expert, fountain of knowledge, and excellent communicator on all things learning', joins John Helmer to discuss a group of 'great minds'. Past episodes have covered Cognitivists, Behaviourists, Workflow Learning, the Enlightenment, and the Greeks.
For the first part of this How To, Co-host and Showrunner John Helmer explains the genesis of GMoL, the use of podcasting as a learning medium, and gives valuable practical advice to anybody setting up their own learning podcast.
The second part will feature the live recording of an episode of the GMoL podcast entitled 'Extended Mind', in which Donald and John will discuss the work of Strickgold & Walker, Clark & Chambers and Elon Musk, for broadcast as part of Season 3.
- Understand better the use of podcasts as a medium for learning.
- Advance planning for the launching of your own learning podcast.
- Encounter, or advance your understanding of, the thought of five key theorists on the internet and its importance for learning.
Showrunner & Host, The Learning Hack podcasts, United Kingdom
John Helmer FLPI is best known as host of two of learning's most popular and valued podcasts: "Great Minds on Learning"and "The Learning Hack podcast".
A communications expert specialising in digital industries and emerging technologies, particularly in learning, HR & education, John is also a published novelist and musician (he once appeared on Top of Pops, and was joint winner of a Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe).
As a consultant he has developed many thought leadership programmes in the learning space, bringing together practitioners, vendors and thinkers to grow mutual awareness and understanding.
eLearning Expert and Strategist, Plan B Learning, United Kingdom
Donald is an entrepreneur, CEO, Professor, speaker and blogger. He was CEO and one of the original founders of Epic Group plc, which established itself as the leading company in the UK e-learning market, floated on the Stock Market in 1996 and sold in 2005. Describing himself as ‘free from the tyranny of employment’, he now the CEO of an AI learning company WildFire, investor and Board member of PlanB learning, LearningPool and Cogbooks. He has been involved in consulting and implementing online learning in schools, FE, HE, corporate and government.
Donald has been involved in film, games, web, mobile, MOOCs, Oculus Rift and won many awards for the design and implementation of online learning. He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences, having delivered talks in the US, Europe, Far East, Middle East and Africa, and won several ‘Best speaker’ awards … also a regular (and controversial) blogger on online learning!