Preparing for What's Next: A Framework for Evaluating Emerging Tech

Friday, May 17, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Chad Udell, Managing Partner, Float, LLC / SparkLearn and Gary Woodill, Senior Analyst , Float Mobile Learning

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In today’s fast-changing world of technology, it can be difficult to catch your breath, look around, and properly evaluate all of the options that may be there for your learning technology initiatives. Luckily an exciting new book, Shock of the New, from Chad Udell and Gary Woodill can help you do just that.

Join the authors as they explain the basics of the BUILDS framework, review a couple examples of emerging technologies, and take questions from the audience on how to evaluate emerging technologies they may be encountering in their organizations today. Come ready to chat and talk emerging tech!

Topics discussed:

  • Origin of BUILDS
  • What is BUILDS? And how can you use it?
  • Evaluating emerging technologies using the BUILDS framework
  • Audience technology discussion


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Chad Udell
Chad Udell

Managing Partner, Float, LLC / SparkLearn

As managing director of Float, Chad Udell designs, develops, and manages interactive web and mobile projects. Chad has worked with industry-leading Fortune 500 companies and government agencies to design and develop award-winning experiences. Chad is recognized as an expert in mobile design and development, and he speaks regularly at national and international events and conferences on related topics. In 2012, Chad released his first book, Learning Everywhere: How Mobile Content Strategies Are Transforming Training. In 2014, he co-edited the book Mastering Mobile Learning: Tips and Techniques for Success with Gary Woodill. 

Gary Woodill
Gary Woodill

Senior Analyst, Float Mobile Learning

As a senior analyst for Float Mobile Learning, Gary writes research reports, market analyses, and white papers, as well as articles for Float’s blog. Additionally, he conducts assessments and forecasting for emerging technologies. Gary is the author of The Mobile Learning Edge and the co-author of Training and Collaboration with Virtual Worlds. He holds an EdD degree in applied psychology from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto.