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Learning Pool’s Hang Ten with Donald Clark

Introducing Learning Pool’s ‘Hang Ten’

We know that the impact of the recent global pandemic and the uncertainty surrounding it are putting strain across all areas of business, including Learning & Development. Thus inspiring Learning Pool’s ‘Hang Ten’ series.

This video series consists of informal five-minute chats and will give you a great opportunity to feel connected to others in the industry and gain a rare glimpse into their day-to-day lives. Sharon Claffey Kaliouby will be hosting the series and will be joined by several learning professionals to discuss how they are in general and how they’re coping with the current climate.

Our non-executive director, Donald Clark, joined Sharon for series 28 where he discussed his recent projects and how the pandemic has affected his work so far.

Donald explains that he has felt comfortable throughout the pandemic due to his whole life essentially already existing online. He also shares how not having to travel has made delivering some projects easier despite the lack of face-to-face interaction. Like most of us, Donald developed cabin fever and so bought himself a campervan which he used to keep himself isolated whilst travelling around Scotland.

Donald has worked with Learning Pool on the Learning Analytics Maturity Model, which is based on a data schema advanced in his book ‘Artificial Intelligence for Learning’. The schema has four levels, Describe, Analyse, Predict and Prescribe. Donald explains how prescriptive data is the ultimate goal – the more we can automate the better. Find out more about this in the below video.


What is a Hang Ten?

According to the Wiki dictionary, a Hang Ten is ‘a surfing maneuver in which a surfer stands and hangs all his or her toes over the nose of the board.’ It’s a maneuver all surfers want to achieve on a longboard and requires great skill and expertise. At Learning Pool, a number of our innovative products are very water-driven, we have our LXP Stream, Waves, Rapids, and Flo. We also work with some of the most impressive client companies,  so we thought this idea fit perfectly.


Watch other videos in the Hang Ten Series

If you enjoyed this Hang Ten, check out the others in the series.

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