Experience the New ATD TK

January 27-29, San Antonio, Texas

Technology is evolving the way people learn and the way they work.

You’re invited to embrace this change at an experience that meets you at your level and shows you the path forward. Whether you’re looking for new ways to use the technology you have or different solutions to achieve better results, TK will deliver.

We’ve redesigned it to provide education in various formats, creating an immersive experience with you in the driver’s seat. You’ll have the opportunity to choose how you learn best, whether from traditional lecture-style sessions, hands-on instruction, or experimentation and co-creation with your peers.

At TK, you will not be a passive attendee. You will be an active participant, sharing your knowledge and experience and making meaningful connections. Each day will build upon the previous, so that you’ll walk away with practical solutions you can implement immediately, not just a bunch of notes. You won’t find a traditional expo here either. You’ll have the option to meet with suppliers on your terms and to explore, in depth, the choices that make the most sense for your work. Join us as we embark on a learning experience unlike any other at TechKnowledge.

Fred George-Hiatt, Walmart
"I am excited to learn about technology solutions that will drive our training into the future. Moving with and ahead of technology will allow us to maintain relevance with our customers and associates as we design training solutions."
Randy Rusten, RDO Equipment Co.
"I'm looking forward to the incorporating video into e-learning sessions. That's my passion!"
Julie Kinnett, Sage Therapeutics
"My colleagues don't have a lot of time to devote to training, but they need to learn how to use our software systems in order to do their work, so I'm hoping to find new ways to efficiently deliver technical learning online and in person at my company."
Zheila Pouraghabagher, Morris & Garritano
"Networking!"
Tracy Mensching, Nusenda Credit Union
"I am looking forward to learning what is new and exciting in the industry, so I can bring back some engaging ideas to incorporate into our curriculum."
Jeff Lowndes, LRW
"I'm excited to hear how others are leveraging technology to tackle real-world problems. I'm most excited to hear about things happening today versus the future tech (like AR/VR) which a lot fewer mid-size companies are leveraging."
Stephen Remedios, BCG
"Seeing and playing with the latest learning technology and learning from the experts in this field."
"Being immersed in the experience. I know there will be things I'll learn that I would have never anticipated."
"I am excited about the opportunity to gather with like-minded individuals to discuss relevant challenges we face on talent teams. Technology is a broad topic and it will be great to learn tips and tricks that are applicable real time."

Commonly Asked Questions Related to E-Learning and Other Learning Technologies

E-Learning Versus Traditional Classroom Training: Which One Is Better?

The answer, imprecisely, is that it depends. E-learning (a structured course or learning event delivered electronically) and classroom training have their advantages and challenges. The right one for you will depend upon several variables, including the content, learners, and skills being developed. Some advantages of e-learning include that it can be taken anywhere at any time, has tracking capabilities, is highly scalable, reduces time away from work, can be less expensive, and can train dispersed groups. In the research report Next Generation E-Learning, respondents cited the need to better serve geographically dispersed learners, greater availability of technologies supporting e-learning, and greater demand for just-in-time learning as the top drivers influencing their decision to use e-learning:.

What Are Some Trends in E-Learning and Corporate Training for 2020?

  • Video: According to TK committee member Matthew Pierce, there are a few types of engagement with video, but they all lead to the same outcome: The learner will be more invested and will walk away having learned more.
  • Microlearning enhances learning and performance in the most efficient and effective manner possible through short pieces of content. Assets can usually be accessed on demand when the learner needs them. Many people find microlearning valuable because it can be consumed quickly while the learner is performing their job, which contrasts to longer in-person or virtual forms of training that they may need to carve out time in their work schedules to complete.
  • Personalized learning offers individual learners content, learning paths, or modes of learning to suit their specific learning preferences. This targets and addresses learners' needs more effectively than a uniform learning approach.

What Are the Advantages of Blended Learning?

Blended learning is the use of different training methodologies in one curriculum. It typically includes a combination of formal instruction (either classroom or virtual classroom training) with some self-directed support resources like videos, infographics, articles, e-learning modules, and more. One main advantage of blended learning is that it supports learning and skills development as a process rather than a single event. The additional support materials can be used as a reference by the learner as a just-in-time resource.

Blended Learning Tips:

  • Evaluate implementation on a small scale so you can adjust the program to meet specific needs and support desired outcomes. Mistakes on a small scale are reparable.
  • Identify goals and outcome requirements early so that you can make a plan to meet organizational goals.
  • Focus on learners' needs and fostering success. What do learners need within this new system to be successful?
  • Seek external expertise as needed. If you have internal expertise and resources at hand, use them; but don't hesitate to seek outside help. In the long run, doing so may save significant resources.

What Is Interactive E-Learning?

All e-learning should have some interactivity. Some common ways to make e-learning engaging and interactive include using activities, quizzes, video, scenarios, simulations, and games. The Building an Effective Strategy for Interactive E-Learning webcast teaches you how to create an interactive strategy for e-learning, including the use of story and scenario-based e-learning, and exploring various opportunities for incorporating gamification, social learning, and credentialing.