Disrupt Room Is Back by Popular Demand

Thursday, December 22, 2016

ATD 2017 TechKnowledge attendees can “disrupt” their day by attending alternative programming in Forum 22-23. Sessions will include an xAPI showcase, a fail jam, the opportunity to see augmented reality in action, and more! You will have a chance to interact and be a part of each session. Here’s a look at the full the schedule of events and descriptions and take advantage of some unique offerings.

xAPI Showcase

You’ve no doubt heard of the Experience API (or xAPI, formerly known as Tin Can). But, you might be asking yourself how you can use xAPI to leverage its unique capabilities for your learning solutions. In this session, Megan Torrance reviews real-world examples of solutions that utilize xAPI. You will have the opportunity to discuss your ideas for using xAPI with people who are actively working with the specification. 

Collaborative Design or Design Studio

Design Studio is a methodology popularized by Lean UX, in which long, detailed design cycles are eschewed in favor of short, iterative, low-fidelity cycles, with feedback coming from all members of the implementation team early and often. Get hands-on practice with Brian Dusablon, Sarah Gilbert, and Becca Wilson on how to use this collaborative design method that engages your stakeholders to create the best possible solution for meeting the outcomes you’ve defined. 

GO VIRAL! Activating Knowledge Sharing Behaviors at Work

Imagine an ecosystem in which your employees reliably have access to the information needed to do their jobs. What if the answer was always just a keyword search away? How would this improve your ability to support learning and performance? Join the discussion as JD Dillon breaks down what makes tools like Google, YouTube, and Wikipedia so helpful in our everyday lives. Bring your insights, challenges, and best practices as we identify the principles and technology that can help organizations tear down their information silos and enable their employees through shared knowledge. 


AR and VR in Action

New technology is making augmented reality and virtual reality (AR and VR, respectively) learning experiences more accessible than ever. Chad Udell and Koreen Pagano showcase some actual learning and performance support solutions in action. The best part? You will have an opportunity to get your hands on the technology and experience augmented and virtual reality for yourself! 

Collaboration Tool Showcase


Sure, you know Outlook, Word, and Skype. But how is the new generation of tools and technologies allowing us to collaborate and get work done? JD Dillon and Rick Lozano will showcase some of these newer tools like Slack and discuss how they can be used in the workplace for learning and collaboration. 

Fail Jam

Come share your biggest “fail” related to technology and learning, what you learned from it, and how it influenced your future projects. Led by Becca Wilson, this session shows that sometimes the best payoff comes from a failed attempt.

About the Author

Justin Brusino is director of content at ATD. In his role, he’s responsible for developing new content and products, including articles, webcasts, books, conferences, workshops, and more, on a variety of talent development topics. With a strong interest in technology, Justin is always looking at new trends and emerging topics that can impact the talent development industry. He is the editor of the book ATD’s 2020 Trends in Learning Technology.

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