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Sessions in Emerging Tech Track
You’ve probably heard of bitcoin and how early adopters suddenly became millionaires by investing in this cryptocurrency. The underlying technology is called the “blockchain,” and this specific technology has the potential to shake up a lot of industries, including L&D and HR. However, for a lot of people, blockchain remains a mystery. What is blockchain? And how could it eventually affect learning and development?Read More
With the technology landscape changing rapidly, questions are posed to L&D to answer how emerging technologies could be leveraged to improve learning and development across organizations. You may be an emerging technology guru and able to answer these questions easily, or you may be like many of us and struggle to find the time to do your research on every emerging tech trend in L&D.Read More
Back by popular demand, Hyperdrive returns to DevLearn this fall. This year’s Hyperdrive competition focuses on innovation, showcasing projects that are using technology and solutions to create new and exciting opportunities for learning and performance support.Read More
Thanks to learning technology like Articulate Storyline, you are now able to simulate activities normally performed in person, such as role-playing scenarios for learners. But at what cost? What is lost from the learning experience when learners don’t interact with one another in person? What if, instead of “replacing” these in-person activities using technology, you instead “enhanced” them using technology? Using near-field communication technology, now you can.Read More
When it comes to developer training and software training, many of today’s most common training methods—self-paced, instructor-led, and more—have not kept pace with the needs of the modern learner. In a world of shrinking attention spans, how do you deliver software learning that ultimately keeps your learners focused and engaged?Read More
In the past few years, voice user experiences—like Alexa, Google, Cortana, and Siri—are becoming as prolific as laptops, smartphones, and tablets. Learning professionals need to start exploring ways to effectively incorporate voice technology into the learning ecosystem. Designing for voice interaction can be intimidating because the tech is so new. How do you translate your existing skills in order to create engaging voice learner experiences?Read More
Curious about how to keep up with constantly changing technology? Wondering how to shift your learning programs to be more relevant and useful for today’s learning? Not sure how to plan for the future workforce? This session explores the evolution and new frontiers of learning technology—innovations that are making learning more immersive, contextual, and relevant for learners both today and in the future.Read More
It’s no secret the marketing industry is investing millions on emerging technology to change people’s behavior. What can L&D learn from their endeavors? How can you capitalize on their success and failures to design learning solutions that incorporate their best practices and are truly effective?Read More
Often, employees have no simple way to find relevant information in the flow of their work. Printed or digital information can be difficult to find and search through, all while seconds and minutes are ticking away with an unresolved problem or need—resulting in a missed opportunity with a customer, a failed process that slows down a team’s productivity, or a larger issue that requires more resources to solve later.Read More
Virtual reality technologies are finding new ways to enhance our ability to perceive the world that surrounds us. With the focus being on the learner experience, VR offers opportunities to organizations that implement VR into their training toolkit. This session explains how to create an effective VR learning game from an organization that has built from them from the ground up using the VIVE and the Rift.Read More
In 2016, the first iteration of this session explored seven aspects of emergent and innovative technology. This rolling session will be an update on that—seeing what has emerged, what has strengthened, and what has fallen by the wayside. Participants will look to the future: What will impact organizational learning in a three- to five-year time frame? What should be on your agenda right now?Read More
Learning is a vital part of individual and organizational success, but traditional methods of instruction are falling flat. Today’s learners not only want, but expect, consumer-grade learning experiences—not only regarding content, but accessibility of information and sophistication of learning interfaces. Now, L&D professionals are being tasked with creating learning and training ecosystems that provide information at the point of need and meet the on-demand workflow of today’s professionals.Read More
Training teams are too commonly asked to do more than their resources allow. Training executives are left scrambling to tackle the challenge of servicing a complex organization with learners spanning different geographies, job functions, and development needs. While the recent investment boom in learning technologies has started to scale capacity, it still can feel like it’s not enough, leaving training executives searching for better solutions.Read More
Technology has completely changed the way we live, work, and learn. Technology has brought us the internet, smartphones, tablets, and many more tools that have changed our lives forever. Of course, these same technologies have also brought us memes like Socially Awkward Penguin, Success Kid, and yes, Grumpy Cat.Read More
Keeping students engaged in their learning is always a challenge. Can messaging enhance the learning experience? Could chatbots open up a whole new communication backchannel? Automatically? And safely? This exciting session will address these questions and more, including a hands-on demonstration.Read More
Many L&D teams and organizations suffer from a lack of innovation and different thinking. They can easily become stagnant, always looking at their world at the LMS level with no thoughts about the art of the possible. But innovative thinking can drive up engagement and significantly enhance the learning experience. So how can you increase it at your organization?Read More
A new wave of game-playing professionals are entering the workforce. Professional football players already rehearse their moves with video games. Pilots earn flight miles in flight simulators. Soldiers are recruited and trained with the America’s Army game. How will corporations develop the next generation of learners who have spent more time with video games than in school? How will they bring immersion, engagement, and presence to new levels?Read More
Voice technology is becoming essential to everyday life. Speech recognition accuracy has gone from 95 to 99 percent, which has people using it all the time. In less than two years, 50 percent of searches online will be performed via voice. Voice is faster, less cumbersome, near-universal, and effective. It’s natural! So why not use it to deliver just-in-time training for your learners?Read More