eLearning SIG: An Overview of Disruptive Technologies in L&D

Event Date/Time

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


United States

NOTE:  This program will be available virtually.


Disruptive technologies such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and big data are rapidly finding their ways in the Learning and Development space. Is L&D ready for the perpetual permutation of technology, and the ability to apply that to learning and performance support?

In this workshop, we will explore the types of disruptive technologies that are transforming L&D, some practical applications from intelligent chatbot coaching to adaptive learning management systems (LMS) and empathy training using VR goggles. Case studies and best practices will be discussed.


Dr. Stella Lee has over 20 years of experience as a digital learning & development leader. Her focus is on enterprise-wide e-learning strategy and governance, learning management system (LMS) evaluation and implementation, learning analytics, digital transformation and change management. Stella has most recently consulted for the LMS implementation project at TransLink, the transportation authority in the city of Vancouver, Canada. Stella is a sought after international speaker and expert for the future of workplace learning. She was subject matter expert in evaluating e-learning standards for the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and conducted postdoctoral research with iCore Research Lab at Athabasca University, Canada’s Open University. Currently, Stella serves as Canada’s Startup Advisor and is the technology columnist for Training Industry Magazine.

Stella owns a successful consulting practice called Paradox Learning Inc. (www.paradoxlearning.com)that serves government, private sectors, multinationals, NGOs and higher education.

You can connect with her at https://www.linkedin.com/in/stellal/

About the eLearning Special Interest Group (SIG)
The eLearning SIG provides opportunities to meet with other people doing elearning and share best practices and get current information.

This SIG is open to anyone.

If you have questions, please contact the SIG leader, Emily Wood, eLearningSIG@tdcascadia.org.


Oregon, United States


A notice with the access information to the specific platform will be sent the day before or the morning of the event in a separate email to all registrants.

This program will be held online using virtual platform technology. Webcams, headsets and telephone connections may be required depending on the event.

Technical support is not available during the event so please check your equipment and connections ahead of time.