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Francis Bacon (1625)

Blogs and Podcasts

Maha Bali
Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning & Teaching at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Co-founder & co-director of

Tony Bates
President and CEO of Tony Bates Associates Ltd, a private company specializing in consultancy and training in the planning and management of e-learning and distance education, Tony is also Distinguished Visiting Professor in the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University, Toronto and a Research Associate at Contact North, Ontario.

Josh Bersin
A world-known industry analyst and founder of Bersin, a leading provider of research-based membership programs in human resources (HR), talent and learning. 

Pascal Bornet
Leader of the McKinsey Digital Labs, founder and leader of the AI and Automation service line: a multi-disciplinary team delivering high impact to clients through innovation, research, strategic partnerships & investments, and cutting-edge product & solution developments.

danah boyd
A Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and the founder/president of Data & Society

Kate Bowles
Associate Dean International at the University of Wollongong Australia and Faculty of Law Humanities and Arts, “interested in the assumptions that regulate work, innovation, profit and risk in higher education, and in the way that the system shaped by these assumptions affects those (…) working in universities”.

Ryan M. Cameron
Technology administrator and author, specializing in the areas of digital transformation, innovation, leading with empathy, design thinking, virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AI), systems administration, user design (UX), human to computer interaction, and cloud-based infrastructure.

Lorna M Campbell
With over twenty years of experience working in education technology and interoperability standards, with a specific focus on open education, Lorna currently works as Senior Service Manager – Learning Technology within Education Design and Engagement at the University of Edinburgh.

Fred Cavazza
Has been working in the internet business for more than 20 years, writing about digital transformation, digital marketing, social media, e-commerce, mobility and the different uses around the internet.

Donald Clark
An EdTech Entrepreneur, CEO, Professor, Researcher, Blogger and Speaker, Donald 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.

Jo Cook
Virtual classroom and webinar specialist, director of Lightbulb Moment.

CScience IA is a platform dedicated to the current state of Artificial Intelligence research and training in Quebec. It is powered by the GALA MÉDIA agency.

Paul Daugherty
Group chief Technology and Technology Chief Officer at Accenture, Paul oversees Accenture’s Technology business globally and leads Accenture’s technology and innovation strategy, technology R&D, ventures, and ecosystem groups.

Jenny Dearborn
Recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Tech for five consecutive years, Jenny is a thought leader in HR, HCM, the Future of Work, and data analytics. She is the CEO of Actionable Analytics Group, an advisory firm that supports Human Capital Management and Education Tech startups from Seed to IPO.

Stephen Downes
Stephen Downes is a specialist in online learning technology and new media. Through a 25 year career in the field, Downes has developed and deployed a series of progressively more innovative technologies, beginning with multi-user domains (MUDs) in the 1990s, open online communities in the 2000s, and personal learning environments in the 2010s. Downes is known as a leading proponent of connectivism, a theory describing how people know and learn using network processes.

edX is a trusted platform for education and learning. Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is home to more than 20 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world and industry-leading companies.

John Field
Academic interested in lifelong learning. Passionate about social justice, history, the environment, etc.

Conrad Gottfredson
With 30 years of experience helping organizations in leadership development, organizational learning, instructional design, knowledge management, and content development methods, Conrad has pioneered methodologies for developing and delivering learning-at-the-moment-of-need to those who need it, when they need it, in the language and form they require, from a single source of content.

Simon Greany
Chief Learning Officer at Elucidat, Simon hosts a podcast series called Learning at Large where he speaks to world leaders in learning and organizational development, to get to the heart of what makes real change possible.

John Hagel
Leader of the Center for the Edge at Deloitte, John has worked with McKinsey & Co. and Boston Consulting Group. He also served as senior vice president of strategy at Atari, Inc., and is the founder of two Silicon Valley startups. He currently occupies leadership roles at the World Economic Forum and the Santa Fe Institute, and he serves on the faculty of Singularity University.

Jane Hart
Founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, Jane focuses on helping to modernize the L&D function in order to support learning more broadly and in more relevant ways in the workplace.

Steve Hatfield
Deloitte Consulting Principal, and currently serves as the Firm’s Global Future of Work Leader, serving numerous Fortune 500 clients around the world.

IDDblog is a service of the Center for Teaching and Learning at DePaul University. Named one of the 50 must-read IT blogs in higher education by EdTech Magazine. The contributors include award-winning instructional designers and educational technology experts.

Harold Jarche
Harolds works with individuals, organizations, and public policy influencers to develop practical ways to improve collaboration, knowledge sharing, and sensemaking.

David James
A People Development professional for more than 20 years, most notably as Director of Talent, Learning & OD for The Walt Disney Company across Europe, the Middle East & Africa.

Henry Jenkins
Provost Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education at the University of Southern California and principal investigator for The Civic Imagination Project, funded by the MacArthur Foundation, to explore ways to inspire creative collaborations within communities as they work together to identify shared values and visions for the future. 

David Kelly
Weekly L&D curated content.

Roger Kaufman
Professor emeritus, Florida State University, and has served as Distinguished Research Professor at the Sonora Institute of Technology (Mexico). Kaufman received ATD’s Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance award. Also, he is a past president, honorary member for life and Thomas Gilbert Award winner, all with ISPI, Kaufman has published 41 books and 315 articles on strategic planning, performance improvement, quality management and continual improvement, needs assessment, management, and evaluation.

Learning and Development Podcasts
by L&D Professionals for L&D professionals, hosted by Looop’s Chief Learning Officer, David James

Christopher Lind
Reimagining the landscape of learning and talent development while working side-by-side with business operation leaders and being directly accountable for outcomes.

Connie Malamed
Learning experience design consultant, Connie shares actionable strategies, practical content, product reviews, and resources to design, develop and understand learning, instructional design, and visual design. She curates, for example, a list of lists of podcasts for learning professionals.

Bernard Marr
Bernard advises and coaches many of the world’s best-known organizations on strategy, digital transformation, and business performance. LinkedIn has recently ranked Bernard as one of the top 5 business influencers in the world and the No 1 influencer in the UK.

Elliot Masie
Host and curator of many learning & development seminars, labs, and conferences over the past 30 years. Elliot is acknowledged as the first analyst to use the term eLearning and has advocated for a sane deployment of learning and collaboration technology as a means of supporting the effectiveness and profitability of enterprises.

Spiros Margaris
Founder of Margaris Ventures, Spiros is the first international influencer to achieve ‘The Triple Crown’ ranking (Global № 1 FinTech, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) influencer by Onalytica).

Cathy Moore
A recognized training designer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction, Cathy is a passionate advocate for improving business performance by respecting and deeply challenging people. Her advice and designs have been used by organizations that include Microsoft, Pfizer, the US Army, Barclays, and the US Department of the Interior. She’s the creator of the action mapping model of training design used to improve performance by companies worldwide.

Jacob Morgan
Founder of The Future of Work University at, an online education and training platform that helps individuals and organizations thrive in the rapidly changing world of work. 

Bob Mosher
Senior Partner, and the Chief Learning Evangelist, at The 5 Moments of Need™, an organization that specializes in helping learning professionals design, develop, and measure effective learning and performance support through the 5 Moments design methodology.

Don Norman
Director of the Design Lab at the University of California, San Diego, co-founder and principal (emeritus) of the Nielsen Norman group, an honorary Professor at Tongji University (Shanghai) in their College of Design and Innovation and serves on the boards and as an advisor to companies and organizations.

Cara North
Senior Learning Experience Designer at The Ohio State University and hosts a monthly Learning Technologies show on the Training Learning and Development Community.

Michelle Ockers
Aspires to unleash learning to engage people with their work and build adaptive, thriving organizations.  A key part of Michelle’s work is to help organizations develop and implement a modern learning strategy aligned to business needs today and empowering people.

Clark Quinn
A recognized leader in learning technology strategy, Clark helps organizations take advantage of information systems to meet learning, knowledge, and performance needs. 

Alexander Salas
Passionate about learning and how we can maximize our learning agility with digital learning, Alexander leads a digital learning community for teachers, veterans, and students that want to become eLearning designers at

David W. Sime
A multi-award-winning AR and VR production manager and director of Ocore Reality, David shares about Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, targeted Online Video and strategic Digital Messaging across social media, mobile, pay per click, smart TV and out-of-home mediums.

3-Star Learning Experiences
This blog presents learning professionals with evidence-informed ideas on how to make both the instructional and the learning experience more effective, efficient, and enjoyable. The authors are Paul A. Kirschner and Mirjam Neelen. Kirschner is a University Distinguished Professor at the Open University of the Netherlands as well as a Visiting Professor of Education with a special emphasis on Learning and Interaction in Teacher Education at the University of Oulu, Finland. He is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of educational psychology and instructional design. Mirjam Neelen is a Learning Advisory Manager with over 10 years of industry experience, working at companies such as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Google, the Learnovate Centre, and now Accenture.  In her current role, she leads the learning experience design processes across Accenture’s various business entities globally.

Donald H Taylor
A veteran of the learning, skills and human capital industries, who started his career coding PDP-11s and then training in the 1980s. Donald has experience at every level from design and delivery to chairman of the board and has been chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute since 2010.

Will Thalheimer
President of Work-Learning Research, a research-inspired innovator in learning evaluation and presentation science.

The Future Trends Forum
The Future Trends Forum is a live video conversation space to collaboratively explore the future of higher education.

TLDCast Podcasts
Audio-only version of TLDCast, a live-streamed broadcast for instructional designers, learning experience designers, educational technologists, or anyone involved in workplace learning.

John Tomlinson
Head of Learning & Development (Europe and Central Asia) and the Global Lead on Leadership and Management Development for the UK’s Diplomatic Academy (the L&D department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office).

Ryan Tracey
A Learning & Development strategist in the financial services sector and a Council Member and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Training and Development.

Training Industry
The Ultimate L&D Podcast Guide

Christy Tucker
A learning experience design consultant who combines storytelling and technology to create engaging learning experiences.

Trish Uhl
Principal at global firm Owl’s Ledge and founder of the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum, Trish is a globally experienced strategist and consultant leading award-winning teams in leveraging data science, artificial intelligence (AI), emerging technology, analytics, and evidence-based actionable insights to deliver positive people impact and business value through workplace learning, change and project management.

Leaning Uncut
Learning Uncut is a series of conversations about learning solutions and experiences. Each episode unpacks the strategy and how-to’s of creating great learning solutions, frameworks and teams.

Guy W Wallace
A Performance Analyst and Instructional Architect who has been designing and developing Instruction/ Training/ Learning and Performance Support content for Enterprise Learning and business-critical target audiences since 1979. He is the proprietor at EPPIC, Inc.

Emma Weber
Founder of Lever – Transfer of Learning, and developer of the Turning Learning into Action™ methodology, Emma’s firm belief, and the platform on which she has built her successful global business, is that the key aim of learning in the workplace is to create tangible business benefits. Under her guidance Lever Learning now delivers Turning Learning into Action™ programs throughout 16 countries and in 11 languages. 

Martin Weller
Professor of Educational Technology at the Open University, interested in Digital Scholarship, open education and impact of new technologies. Director of the OER Research HubPresident of ALT, and ICDE Chair in OER.

List of podcast for higher ed shared by le Bureau de soutien à l’enseignement Université Laval.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Aristotle (384-322 BCE)

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