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Modular, Data-Driven, Adaptive: Future of Training

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Zach Posner, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, McGraw-Hill Education

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The future of corporate learning is adaptive. Behavioral and performance data can be used to optimize every single moment in a learning experience, delivering the most efficient and effective training possible. Bite-sized pieces of content, while valuable in their own right, become exponentially more powerful when combined into a fluid ecosystem that is backed and synchronized by data.

In this webcast, learn how you can unlock performance and drive training return on investment through adaptive learning technology. You’ll be able to:

  • Recognize key trends in technology that allow learning to become modular, data-driven, and adaptive.
  • Grasp learning theories concerning focus, memory, metacognition, and engagement.
  • Explore how learning analytics can be used to benefit trainers, managers, content authors, and learners.


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Zach Posner
Zach Posner

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, McGraw-Hill Education

Zach Posner, senior vice president at McGraw-Hill Education (MHE), is the managing director of the learning science platforms team, working to license MHE’s adaptive learning platforms to corporations, publishers, and colleges globally. Grounded in research and refined over the course of a decade by millions of students, thousands of authors, and nine petabytes of digital content, the platforms leverage MHE’s expansive reach and scale by delivering personalized learning experiences that empower more efficient and effective learning. Scalable and easy-to-use, the platforms offer authoring, delivery, and reporting capabilities that not only allow authors and designers to continuously improve their content, but also enable instructors to tailor their class based on learner engagement, progress, and outcomes.

Zach joined MHE through the acquisition of Engrade, where he was the CEO and co-founder. Engrade is an instructional management platform that integrates systems, data, and tools into a single cloud-based platform that connects more than 10 million administrators, teachers, students, and parents today. Zach led Engrade from corporate formation to growth and exit, and in the process successfully raised several rounds of financing from leading venture capital firms, including Rethink Education and Javelin Venture Partners. Prior to Engrade, Zach led digital activities at media companies and worked in finance and venture capital. In recent years, he served as an adjunct professor at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California. He holds a bachelor of science in business from Indiana University, Bloomington.


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