412 New Technologies that Will Change Your Learning Strategies

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, November 17



You are always striving to ensure the learner is learning in the best possible way, aren’t you? Sometimes technology introduces a new way of interacting that really takes learning to a new level. Explore some of these technologies and their possibilities for learning.

This session will explore the changing landscape of learning technology. You will learn how wearable technology could enhance the learning experience and how tools like Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard are opening eyes to the possibilities of virtual reality. You’ll examine which technologies will soon help learners really leap ahead in incorporating new skills. It’s not just about avant-garde, bleeding-edge technology; you’ll look at technologies that cost nothing at all that can take learners to the next level!

In this session, you will learn:

  • What technologies are available today
  • Which technologies are realistic and affordable for learning and development
  • How to enhance the learning experience using these technologies
  • How to prepare for the future of learning

Novice and intermediate designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
The Myo armband and MUV Interactive’s Bird device.

Joe Ganci


eLearning Joe

Joe Ganci is the owner and president of eLearning Joe, a custom learning company. Since 1983, he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. Joe holds a computer science degree, writes books and articles about eLearning, and is widely considered an eLearning development guru. He consults worldwide and also teaches at conferences and client sites. Joe writes tool reviews and has received several awards for his work in eLearning, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999 and an eLearning Guild Master Award in 2013. His mission is to improve the quality of eLearning with practical approaches that work.

Sherry Larson

Owner, President

Learning IDeologies

Sherry Nolan Larson, the owner and president of Learning IDeologies, is a senior learning and development professional with broad-based skills designing, developing, managing, and delivering eLearning, instructor- led learning, and blended-learning solutions for large-scale projects in the healthcare, industrial automation and services, retail, government, airlines, financial services, and telecommunications industries. Her specialties include team leadership, instructional design, business and process analysis, project management, and customer relationship management. She is a past-president of PACT and was also on the board for Fifty Lanterns International. She holds an MEd degree.

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