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Great Minds on Learning live at OEB

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How to Create a Learning Podcast: OEB Conference will feature a live recording of the 'Great Minds on Learning' Podcast with Donald Clark and John Helmer.


The OEB Conference, taking place in Berlin from 23-25 November, will feature “How to Create a Learning Podcast” with a live recording of Great Minds on Learning, with Donald Clark and podcast showrunner, John Helmer.

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. 

“How to Create a Learning Podcast” will take place on Thursday Nov 24, at 14:30. The full conference agenda for OEB 2022 is online along with OEB Conference ticketing and more information about the exhibition, which runs alongside the conference.

John Helmer
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.

Donald Clark
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 is 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.