We’re going on an adventure! Join George Vilches as he quests to the far reaches of ATD TechKnowledge and into the depths of learning technology and ecosystems. 

The prologue to his journey starts not so long ago, at a time when the learning and development industry was predicting that the future consisted of one learning platform to “rule them all” or, at least, to satisfy all of an organization’s training needs. Today, we know it takes a fellowship of platforms and systems to achieve training goals. As precious new technologies and tools are forged, corporate learning ecosystems are changing and growing. While this offers vast benefits for providing specialized training, it can also create administrative nightmares or, as some may say, riders. 

Most organizations find themselves with multiple LMSs and learning platforms implemented across different departments with each team having unique requirements based on their own needs. The result is a collection of siloed systems and scattered technologies, making it difficult to manage content across each system as well as having a holistic view into learning and training throughout the enterprise. 

By establishing a modern learning infrastructure, an organization can share training and track data regardless of the learner’s environment while meeting the needs of various stakeholders. In order to respond to these emerging needs, it is essential to have a more thorough understanding of the technologies in the learning environment, including what tools are in play today, what’s coming next, and the technical considerations for managing multiple systems. 

Do you seek to acquire this knowledge and find a way through these pain points to centralized content? If you are attending ATD TK, George will bring forth the answers to these ecosystem concerns at his session “Meeting in the Middle: A Blended Approach to Learning Tech” on February 10, 2022. During his session, George will discuss the tools and systems most commonly found in learning ecosystems, what questions to ask of stakeholders and vendors for selecting new tools, and how to manage content and data from various sources across multiple systems.

All you have to decide is what to do with the time given to you during the conference.

Alicia is our content marketing manager who captivates audiences by providing comic relief to the eLearning standards. She wrote the cmi5 Best Practices Guide and writes about eLearning in presentations, blogs and articles regularly. Every year, she volunteers as a reporter for the Daily Dragon and is often found volunteering at a therapeutic equestrian center.