314 CANCELLED - Learning in the Age of Netflix

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Wednesday, November 16

Video & Media


Video is eating the Internet. People are consuming and creating more of it than ever, and 64 percent of consumers identify as binge watchers. But these trends don’t just apply to entertainment content—they’re having a huge impact on learning, and learners’ expectations, too.

This session will explore how learning and development professionals can leverage content-consumption trends to create powerful and impactful learning experiences. Through examples ranging from surfers in Hawaii to telecom companies in Europe, you will learn how video can amplify the reach of informal learning, empower employees to create and share, and increase retention and engagement. You will also learn how platforms like Netflix and YouTube leverage cloud technologies to create the seamless, frictionless video experiences that users have come to expect in 2016.

In this session, you will learn:

  • About key trends and behaviors driving video usage in the consumer world
  • How to leverage these trends to create powerful workplace learning experiences
  • About practical ideas for piloting video learning at your organization
  • About key video technologies underpinning these trends

Intermediate designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
Video, social platforms, and social tools.

James Cross

Director, Learning Strategy


James Cross is the director of learning strategy for Workday. James is an Apple Distinguished Educator, with 10 years of experience in video-based learning. His experience ranges from classroom teaching using video every day to working with the world’s leading universities (Yale, Stanford, Brown, Berkeley) to create video learning experiences to his present position at Workday.

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