Donald Clark – The Importance of the “e” in eLearning

In this engaging podcast, Ben Chai, editor of Learning Technologies magazine debates with Donald Clark, Director of UFI:

- The upsides and downsides of classical training versus technology based learning

- Where each can be effective and

- Why it is important to keep the “e” in eLearning instead of calling it Learning.

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Donald Clark 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 a board member of Ufi (learndirect), LINE Communications, Caspian Learning, Brighton Festival, and a school governor. He has produced over 40 papers, dozens of book reviews and many articles on e-learning. Donald has also won many awards for the design and implementation of e-learning, notably the 'Outstanding Achievement in e-learning Award'. He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences and has won Best Speaker awards at several conferences ... also a regular (and controversial) blogger on e-learning!

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