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603 The 10-Foot Experience: TV Apps for Learning

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 21


Marina 2

HBO has an app. So do other major TV channels like Comedy Central and ESPN. With major media brands like these distributing content via television-based apps, and an increasing number of people cutting the cable cord, television-based app development is a rapidly growing segment of media. Learning media and content isn’t far behind; in fact, it’s already happening. However, most developers have little understanding of the television app ecosystem and how L&D can benefit.

In this session, you’ll learn about opportunities to distribute learning content using television-based apps. You’ll find out what universities like Harvard and Georgetown and businesses like and Coursera have discovered about teaching on TV and why it’s changing the direction of these companies. You’ll discuss the major ecosystems for television-based apps, such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Google TV. You’ll then explore how learning organizations can exploit the explosion of smart TVs and TV-based apps.

In this session, you will learn:

  • About the major TV-based operating systems and the app distribution process for each one
  • How major media companies are already using TV for training and learning
  • What resources you’ll need to develop educational TV apps
  • How to optimize your video for TV-based apps
  • How small companies can benefit from TV-based learning

Intermediate to advanced developers, managers, directors, and senior leaders (VP, CLO, executive, etc.).

Technology discussed in this session:
Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Google TV, and OTT (over-the-top) television.

Mark Lassoff


Dollar Design School

Over two million people have learned coding and design from Mark Lassoff. Mark and his company are pioneers in new media learning, having created the first streaming media network dedicated to learning workforce and career skills. They produce broadcast-quality learning content that focuses on digital skills such as design, coding, and digital productivity. Mark is an in-demand speaker and has traveled the world to teach. He was named to the 40 under 40 in both Austin, Texas, and Hartford, CT. In 2017, Mark was awarded the prestigious Learning Guild Guild Master Award.

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