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00 Learning Trends to Know, Adopt & Grow Your Skills

12:00 AM ET
Thursday, January 1

With the constant changes in technology, we need to understand what is possible and how to determine what is a fit for our audience. With all the buzz and solutions, let’s break down the trends and understand practical ways to create a road map forward.

In this jam session, we will take an in-depth look at six trends, along with simple, inexpensive tools and technologies that can help you and your team jump forward in crafting amazing learning experiences. We’ll dissect the trend, show examples, and provide practical resources and tools that you can apply to grow and integrate into your solutions. This fun session will give you dozens of ideas and reboot your brain with fresh perspectives on how to enhance your learning today.

In this session, you will learn:

  • About six trends you should be focused on with examples, ideas to spark creativity, and resources
  • How to use the next gen of tools to collaborate, brainstorm, and gather feedback
  • New technologies that can be utilized to design the next generation of your ecosystem
  • About new tools, apps, and technology that you can start to explore and use on your next project
  • How to rethink and create a road map for your next course, app or learning platform
  • About dozens of resources, tools, and apps to learn, play and explore to enhance your learning development process.


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.

Christopher Adams

Principal Consultant

Performance Change Strategies LLC

Christopher Adams is a consultant and designer with over 25 years’ experience helping learning professionals focus on business results. He frequently writes and speaks on the topic of performance consulting, and has facilitated sessions at regional and international conferences for organizations including ATD, Training Magazine, and the Learning Guild. Chris co-authored the 2019 TD@Work: Focus First on Results. Chris holds a doctorate in instructional design and technology from Old Dominion University and has been personally endorsed by Jim and Dana Robinson, authors of the book Performance Consulting, to carry forward their work of building strategic capability in talent teams.

Lori Adams

Director, Talent & Learning

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida

Lori Adams is a senior talent management & learning professional with experience in all aspects of organizational learning, including sales enablement, leadership development, technical training, instructor development, and design & development. Lori is experienced in building talent management strategy and executing talent management programs, including performance management, talent reviews, and succession planning, with a strong focus on learning strategy aligned to organizational objectives.

Iuliia Algasova

Manager, Senior Instructional Designer, Head of Content Design Center

EPAM Systems

Iuliia Algasova’s professional journey began as an English and Spanish language tutor in her first year of university. After three years, she became a language trainer at IQ Consultancy company, where she planned and delivered lessons, prepared teaching materials, and helped students improve their language skills. Simultaneously, she worked part-time as a content writer at Livingston Research, honing her skills in producing well-researched content and collaborating with a writing team.

After finishing her master’s degree she joined EPAM as a language instructor, developing goal-oriented courses for IT specialists and assessing students in IELTS format. After one year on the job, she started creating customized ESL courses for IT specialists, which deepened her enthusiasm for instructional design and led her to a senior content specialist role in the Content Design Center department. She progressed through the roles of lead content specialist and associate manager to her current position as the head of the Content Design Center. Overall, her professional journey gave her great experience in managing instructional designers, overseeing learning content development, and creating departmental strategies.