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March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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LS506 What Will You Be Doing in 2025? The Changing Role of Learning

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

Management and Strategy

International Center

As futurist Ray Kurzweil noted, “We are destroying jobs at the bottom of the skill ladder, we are adding new jobs at the top of the skill ladder. To keep up with that rising skill ladder, we need to make people more skilled. One methodology to do that is education.” To be enablers of the skill sets of the future, jobs in the learning profession will change.

In this session, you will learn about seven major trends that are likely to have a significant impact on shaping the world over the next decade, specifically: quantum computing, synthetic biology, the Internet of Everything, sensors/robotics/AI, big data, 3-D printing, and neurobiological advances. You will learn how each of these trends will influence developments and create new opportunities in the learning profession. You will also discuss some of the new roles in the learning profession that may be created in the future, such as: cloud scrubber, expression coach, learnbot programmer, and sensor coordinator. Will you be ready for this brave new world of learning?

In this session, you will learn:

  • Seven key trends causing rapid and profound change in the world
  • How those changes are impacting the learning profession
  • New learning roles emerging to exploit the changing world
  • The current level of acceptance and preparedness for these new roles
  • Paths to expedite preparedness for the new roles

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

Technology discussed in this session:

James Goldsmith

Learning Architect/Business Advisor


James Goldsmith, a learning architect/business advisor for Accenture, has more than 30 years of experience in learning design/development and program/project management, working with several Fortune 500 companies and major global clients. Winner of multiple Brandon Hall and STC awards, James is active as a speaker, writer, and evaluator. For several years, he has been a judge for the Brandon Hall Awards and also judges for LearningElite and other programs. He is a member of the CLO magazine’s Business Intelligence Board and holds a master’s degree in music and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Connecticut.

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