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The Learning Science Weekly Podcast brings together thought leaders, researchers, creatives, authors, and scientists to chat about the science of learning and how it can be applied in corporate and customer education.

In this week's episode, we had a conversation with Donald Clark about artificial intelligence and how it can enhance learning experiences.

Guest: Donald Clark

Donald Clark is an EdTech Entrepreneur, CEO, Professor, Researcher, Blogger, and Speaker. He was CEO and one of the original founders of Epic Group plc, which established itself as the leading company in the UK online learning market, floated on the Stock Market in 1996, and sold in 2005. As well as being the CEO of Wildfire an AI-driven learning company, he also invests in and advises EdTech companies.

Describing himself as ‘free from the tyranny of employment’, he is a board member of AI focussed companies Cogbooks and LearningPool. He is also a Visiting Professor and involved in research into AI in learning. He has worked in schools, vocational, higher, corporate, and adult learning, delivering real projects to real learners. Donald has over 30 years of experience in online learning, games, simulations, semantic, adaptive, chatbot, social media, mobile learning, virtual reality, and AI projects.

He has designed, delivered, and advised on online learning for many global, public, and private organizations. He is an evangelist for the use of technology in learning and has won many awards, including the first ‘Outstanding Achievement in E-learning Award’ and ‘Best AIM Stock Market Company’, ‘Most Innovative Online Product’ (for WildFire), ‘Best Online Learning Project (for WildFire)’ and ‘JISC EdTech Award’ (for WildFire). An award-winning speaker at national and international conferences, he has delivered keynotes in Europe. US, Africa, Australia, Middle, and the Far East.

  • The book Artificial Intelligence for Learning by Donald Clark critically assesses the impact of artificial intelligence on the L&D function and understands how to use it to improve learning in the workplace.

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"You cannot ignore artificial intelligence, it is the technology of the age" Donald Clark

Mentioned in the podcast episode:

Artificial Intelligence Course Creates AI Teaching Assistant - Students didn’t know their TA was a computer

  •  You can personally connect with Donald on Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • Donald is also a regular blogger (10 years+) on learning technology, his series on learning theorists, and online design tips are valuable open resources. Be sure to check it out!

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