The convergence of cultural and technological drivers is changing the learning landscape. The skills that have taken us this far may not be enough to carry us into the future. Learning professionals must prepare to meet the demands of the new 21st-century learning ecosystem. Directors and managers must identify how to support the L&D function of the future.       

In this session participants will examine the effects that new technologies, collaboration, B.Y.O.D., and social media will have on the learning and performance field. You will explore how learning professionals must change their roles to meet the demands of the 21st century workforce. You will learn what you can expect in the future and how to prepare for changing roles. You will leave this session understanding how to support the 21st century workforce so your organization can stay ahead of the curve.              

In this session, you will learn:

  • How changes in culture and technology affect the learning and performance ecosystem
  • How current and future workforce members can benefit from new learning technologies
  • The emerging roles of learning professionals who want to support the future workforce
  • How organizations can support the new learning and performance ecosystem

Novice and intermediate designers, developers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Wearable technologies, the Internet of Things (smart objects, beacons), mobile technologies (augmented reality, RFID), content generation and curation, collaborative and social technologies, and big data.