DevLearn 2017 has the biggest, most comprehensive, most cutting-edge learning technologies program in the world. The event includes over 200 sessions covering the critical topics that will help you develop new skills and expertise in the management, design, and development of technology-based learning.
In addition to the great tracks at DevLearn 2017 Conference & Expo, there are a number of specialized sessions curated to help you put your skills into practice immediately.
Receive hands-on training and follow along with the instructor step-by-step.
Examine the cutting-edge technologies, tools, and ideas that will shape the future of L&D.
Explore the expanded definition of L&D being formed by the intersection of emerging technologies.
Sessions in Emerging Tech Track
The Internet of Things (IoT) technology revolution is about to explode in L&D. While still not commonplace, it has the potential to resemble the stunning uptake of the smartphone—technology that went from new to everywhere in just 10 years. It also has the capability to redefine the learning landscape. In the age of IoT, learning will no longer be about ownership of information; it will be about presence, context, and experience.Read More
Today’s learners are faced with an ever-growing surplus of content to learn, process, and employ in their careers. Companies have terabytes of knowledge, skills, behaviors, and standard work required for successful day-to-day operations. They need to empower their employees with a system for efficiently building on or augmenting the capabilities each person brings to the organization. Intelligence augmentation is one possible solution.Read More
So you’ve decided that 360-degree video looks promising and you want to try it out, but you have questions. What do you need to get started? What should you watch out for? Do you have the right skill set? What are the benefits? What is it going to cost? And probably more.Read More
Do you want to understand the possibilities for taking your learning experiences to another level by integrating gesture control devices with other augmented and virtual reality devices? If so, then this is the session for you!Read More
Workplace learning is a two-way relationship between a company’s desire to stay competitive and employees’ need for information to engage job functions. With the struggle for competitive advantage expected to only accelerate, it pays dividends to create a flexible and technology-enabled learning ecosystem that can foster the future generations in the workforce.Read More
Back by popular demand, Hyperdrive returns to DevLearn this fall. This year’s Hyperdrive competition focuses on innovation, showcasing projects that are using technology and solutions to create new and exciting opportunities for learning and performance support.Read More
You want your new-staff orientation to infuse some excitement into exploring and discovering the organization. But sometimes the only “budget” you have is the people in your department who can help with the creation and development. Wouldn’t you like to be able to leverage augmented reality to encourage staff to self-discover the organization and have a more engaging multimedia experience?Read More
You may have heard the buzz around AR, VR, and mixed realities. This session will break down and demonstrate each technology so you can understand what it does, where it fits, and how you can take advantage of it in your learning development.Read More
The value of virtual reality and 360-degree video content for L&D is quite promising, as the immersive nature of these technologies has the potential to make a major impact on learning and retention when used strategically. However, the actual development of VR and 360-degree video content can at first glance seem daunting, complicated, costly, and even out of reach to most learning organizations. But it doesn’t have to be that way.Read More
Virtual reality has been a hot topic in the L&D space recently. Its use in the field is growing, and you can now move past talking about it in theory and explore real examples of VR for training projects. You can see the real-world experience of a learning solution that incorporates VR, and find out what exactly you need to do to create a meaningful learning experience with it.Read More
As the workplace becomes more virtual and distributed, soft skills training is more important than ever. Also, as artificial intelligence automates basic technical skills and work processes, many occupations increasingly require strong interpersonal skills for new roles and responsibilities. However, when it comes to soft skills, traditional online learning programs may do a good job teaching what to do, but they don’t always give opportunities for learners to apply how to do it, especially in “true to life” situations.Read More
Organizations can have serious technology infrastructure challenges when it comes to engaging learning groups in the ongoing conversation and reinforcement activities necessary for effective learning. Existing tools are often expensive and difficult to implement, and even if you get them implemented, it can be a struggle to get participants to engage with them.Read More
Technology continues to advance rapidly, changing how we live and interact with the world around us. Today’s learning professionals face the challenge of staying ahead of this curve and tracking the technologies that are shaping the future of organizational learning, while at the same time recognizing technologies that may be more of a passing fad.Read More
Creating and distributing simulation-based training is challenging. Developing a script and storyboard that accurately replicates an authentic environment requires special considerations outside of more traditional mediums used for learning. Acquiring and coordinating talent, equipment, and development skills can take a significant amount of time and resources. With all these barriers, it’s no surprise that the intimidation factor discourages many organizations from developing their own 360-degree video assets, preventing an immersive training experience.Read More
What’s the reality of building virtual reality? The increasing accessibility of VR technology holds powerful promise for learning, but it demands a new approach to creation and construction. VR can deliver uniquely immersive and experiential education, but applied use cases are in their early stages. What new techniques for creation and implementation can you adopt from successful VR learning experiences?Read More
Aerial work platforms provide access so people can work safely at high heights. You see these machines everywhere, and the operators are everywhere. Companies need skilled operators to ensure the machines are used safely. But learning how to operate the machines on the job site can put people at risk, both in the machine and on the ground.Read More
Companies are always looking for innovative methods to convey training content. Particularly in professional roles where training is costly, complicated, or even dangerous, there is a strong need for technology-enabled training that’s easily repeatable and cost-effective. Scalability is just part of the puzzle—content also needs to be designed for accuracy, immersion, and efficacy so that trainers can provide impactful training experiences with high fidelity to the actual task.Read More
The delivery of personalized online training has yet to match the advantages of individual instructor-led training. Most online learning approaches lack the dynamism and customization they need for a learning experience tailored to individuals. Currently, online learning methods rely on adaptive content delivery that falls short of delivering a unique teaching experience. There is a need for a new generation of teaching machines that actually learn from students using artificial intelligence.Read More
What does the future look like for learning systems? There is no question that we are in the midst of a revolution in learning systems. Whether it is the big vendors making dramatic changes to their products or new startups that are disrupting the industry, tools are changing. How can you be sure you have the right tools to impact the future of your business?Read More
Finding ways to make learning “stick” with technology is always a challenge. Augmented reality (AR) is one of those “make it stick” technology options available for education and training. However, AR can seem overwhelming, expensive, time-consuming, and difficult to use in everyday learning development. It’s these assumptions that can cause designers and developers to overlook the potential this technology holds for their learners, which is a shame, as AR is becoming simpler and cheaper than ever to create.Read More
Virtual reality has matured into a technology that you can incorporate into eLearning components. As with any newly developed technology or process, eLearning developers may have difficulty identifying the hardware, software, and other resources they need to create eLearning in a virtual environment.Read More
Imagine that you could simulate a customer call where your learner participates in a verbal conversation with a (pre-recorded) customer, rather than typing a response. Or that your learners could speak their responses to mobile devices rather than slowly tapping on a small software keyboard. You could then listen to and evaluate spoken responses, convert speech to text, and search for keywords and react to them.Read More
For the past 30 years, L&D professionals have done everything they can to stuff the entire world into a computer screen. Building the perfect virtual environment for learners has been the “holy grail” for years and is still elusive. One wrong turn, and you’re leaving the Matrix and running straight into the uncanny valley! So why not use the real world already all around you?Read More
Over the past few months and years, you’ve been hearing about the impact that artificial intelligence will have on daily life and work. Today, robots are replacing humans for certain jobs, there’s lots of buzz around deep learning, and people can talk to chatbots. But what is AI, and how will it affect learning and development? How can you start experimenting with AI and the possibilities of chatbots for learning?Read More