The Speexx Exchange Podcast
with Donald Taylor

Speexx Exchange Podcast

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Speexx Exchange Podcast: Laura Overton

Donald Taylor interviews learning technologies specialist Laura Overton. In this inaugural podcast episode, the two discuss evidence-based learning, the dangers of “analysis paralysis,” AI’s role in the learning industry and what is next for Laura Overton.

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Episode 2

Speexx Exchange Podcast: Jeff Kortenbosch

In this podcast episode Donald Taylor speaks with IKEA’s Learning Designer at Inter IKEA Systems, Jeff Kortenbosch, about how can you go from feeling like your L&D program is a tedious “course factory” to effectively meet your organization’s learning objectives.

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Episode 3

Speexx Exchange Podcast: Steve Wheeler

In this Episode Donald Taylor chats with Steve Wheeler about “connected pedagogy” – how technology allows us to learn on-the-go, at our own pace, while satisfying our human cravings for social contact – as well as crowd-sourced learning and “digital tribes”.

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Episode 4

Speexx Exchange Podcast: Lori Niles Hoffman

Donald Taylor chats with Lori Niles Hoffman – Digital Learning and Transformation Strategist at – the pitfalls and pivots of digital transformation, as well as upskilling and reskilling, pointing out one-third of skills will not be viable in three to five years.

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Episode 5

Speexx Exchange Podcast: Bartlomiej Polakowski

Donald Taylor chats with Bartlomiej Polakowski, CEE Learning Technologies Leader at PwC about the most cutting-edge technologies in the learning and development industry, sharing advice on how to experiment and prototype new things in your organization.

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Episode 6

Speexx Exchange Podcast: Mirjam Neelen

Donald Taylor chats with Mirjam Neelen, Learning Experience Design Lead at Accenture, about what it really means to “design” learning, as well as how she defines the “learning experience.” Mirjam also explores what she calls “complex skills,” and how to design learning experiences specifically for these types of skills.

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Who is Donald Taylor?

Donald Taylor

Donald Taylor is a recognized commentator and organizer in the fields of workplace learning and learning technologies. He is a veteran of the learning, skills and human capital industries, with experience at every level from delivery to chairman of the board, and passionately committed to helping develop the learning and development profession.

Chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute since 2010, his background ranges from training delivery to managing director and vice-president positions in software companies. Donald took his own internet-based training business from concept to trade sale in 2001 and has been a company director during several other acquisitions. Now based in London, he has lived and traveled extensively outside the UK and now travels regularly internationally to consult and speak about workplace learning.

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