514 Apple Watch: The Experience, the Reaction, and the Possibilities

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Thursday, October 1

Emerging Tech


From the first desktop PCs to today’s cutting-edge smartphones, technology has a history of fundamentally changing the expectations of learning and development programs. We are now on the cusp of another technological advance, one that will once again change some of our definitions and how we address performance issues: wearable technology. This technology will come in various forms, but the one that many expect to serve as a quantum leap forward is Apple Watch.

In this session, you will learn about Apple Watch from an early adopter who is viewing the device through the lens of learning and performance. You will learn what Apple Watch is, how it works, and what the experience of using it is like. You will explore the many different ways that Apple Watch can be used for learning and performance improvement. In this session, you will discover the possibilities that are being opened by this new and exciting technology, and how those possibilities are once again redefining the expectations of learning and performance programs.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What Apple Watch is, what it isn’t, and what it can do
  • What the Apple Watch experience is like for the user
  • How people react to Apple Watch
  • What doors Apple Watch opens up for learning and performance
  • How people are already using Apple Watch for learning and performance support today

Novice to advanced designers, developers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Apple Watch, mobile phones.

David Kelly

Executive Vice President, Executive Director

The Learning Guild

David Kelly is the Executive Director of The Learning Guild. David has been a learning and performance consultant and training director for over 20 years. He is a leading voice exploring how technology can be used to enhance training, education, learning, and organizational performance. David is an active member of the learning community, and can frequently be found speaking at industry events. He has previously contributed to organizations including ATD, eLearn Magazine, LINGOs, and more. He can be found online at his website davidkelly.me, or on Twitter @LnDDave.

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