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111 Engaging Learners: Unleashing the Power of Social Collaborative Learning

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM ET
Tuesday, December 5

Are your virtual learning sessions falling short in holding participants’ attention? In today’s fast-paced, distraction-laden world, keeping participants engaged is the crux of effective L&D. Join us as we explore different ways to get your audience involved, leveraging the unique capabilities and limitations of virtual learning platforms.

Join us as we involve the audience in sharing their experiences, challenges, and successes in creating engaging virtual learning environments. Together, we’ll redefine the future of L&D and pave the way for more interactive and impactful virtual learning experiences. Don’t miss this opportunity to transform your training approach and drive engagement to new heights.

In this session you will:

  • Gain an understanding of attention spans and why this is important for learning
  • See social and collaborative learning as a solution: Learn best practices to combat the many distractions that can hinder engagement
  • Identify limitations and share what works for you in virtual platforms, actively contributing to the conversation on what is working, not working, and what is needed from virtual platforms to create the right moments to keep participants locked in
  • Put theory into practice: Learn how the NYL L&D team experienced these challenges and their process for selecting a purpose-built platform for learning

Nisha Abraham

Academic Engagement Specialist


Nisha Abraham has over 15 years of combined industry, research, and higher education experience, and before joining Engageli worked as the assistant director of the Sanger Learning Center at The University of Texas at Austin. She specializes in instructional design, training and facilitation, and has served as an adjunct faculty member at South University. She received her BS in cell and molecular biology from The University of Texas at Austin in 2007, her MS in biology from Texas A&M University in 2012, and an MA in STEM education from The University of Texas at Austin in 2019.

Kimberly Kilby

Director of Curriculum for Professional Development

New York Life

Kimberly Kilby is the director of curriculum for professional development at New York Life. She brings over 20 years of experience in the learning and development space. Her experience ranges from instructional design, eLearning design/development, and in-person and virtual facilitation to curriculum management and coaching. Kim is part of New York Life’s Learning & Organization Development Team and is focused on helping managers and employees continue their personal development journey so they can be the best version of themselves. Kim holds the CPLP credential, numerous facilitation certifications, and BA from St Leo University.