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March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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LS110 Implementing Technology in Your Onboarding Program

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, March 16

Management and Strategy


Onboarding is arguably one of the most important learning events in the career of a new employee. Many organizations, however, fail to set up a true learning-focused onboarding program. Instead of inspiring new members of the team, they kill motivation by using boring presentations and eReading instead of eLearning. In today’s workplace, there are many tools and technology that can add value and that will greatly improve this critical learning moment.

In this session, you will design a new onboarding program built upon technology. You will discover uses for augmented and virtual reality, explore iBeacons and how you can use them, and discuss how to flip your onboarding to make it much more social. You will also examine how you can use cutting-edge mobile technologies to enhance the onboarding experience. You will leave this session with a ideas on how to make onboarding a motivational learning experience for your organization.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What makes a good onboarding program
  • How to flip onboarding
  • How to use augmented and virtual reality and iBeacons in onboarding
  • How to use wearable technology during onboarding
  • Good social media practices in onboarding

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

Technology discussed in this session:
Augmented and virtual reality, iBeacons, wearable technology, and Drones LeapMotion.

Mathias Vermeulen


Winston Wolfe

Mathias Vermeulen, the owner of Winston Wolfe—Innovative HR Solutions, has an eight-year track record in L&D and HR management. Mathias recently decided to start his own business. He received Belgian Learning & Development Awards in 2010 & 2011 and a nomination for 2013. Topics for the 2011 & 2013 awards are in the game-based learning and gamification domain.

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