SEMT105 The Future of Software Learning: Virtual Training Labs
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Wednesday, October 24
Expo Hall: Emerging Tech Stage
When it comes to developer training and software training, many of today’s most common training methods—self-paced, instructor-led, and more—have not kept pace with the needs of the modern learner. In a world of shrinking attention spans, how do you deliver software learning that ultimately keeps your learners focused and engaged?
In this session, you will learn about the power of learning by doing and how it takes shape in the form of virtual training lab environments for software training and developer training. Find out why some of the world’s most innovative organizations are doubling down on virtual labs so their learners can learn and build new software. You will also discover use cases relevant to your software learning needs, such as product training for employees, customer and partner enablement, product demos, lead generation, and more.
In this session, you will learn:
- About virtual software training labs, and why they are a fast-emerging technology
- The advantages of virtual labs over simulations, VMs, and other methods for software learning
- How virtual lab environments are being applied for customer training, partner training, employee training, product sales demos, and more
- How to use virtual labs to lower the friction for getting started with your software or dev toolkit
- How to increase developer mindshare for your product or SDK
Novice to intermediate developers, managers, and senior leaders (VP, CLO, executive, etc.).
Technology discussed in this session:
Virtual training labs, online learning platforms, and personal learning environments.
CEO & Founder
Nate Aune is the CEO and founder of Appsembler, the leading training platform for experiential learning, and an entrepreneur and developer at heart. With over 20 team members globally distributed, Appsembler’s mission is to empower trainers and educators to deliver engaging, hands-on learning experiences so they can focus on what truly matters: their learners. Nate is recognized broadly for his leadership and community role in the development of open-source software. He has served on the Plone Foundation board for three consecutive terms and is active in the Plone, Django, and Open edX communities.