Webvent Academy

Bringing Professionals Together

Using Technology to Make Learners Active Participants

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Katrina Baker, Senior Learning Evangelist, Adobe

How do you encourage a person to learn without telling them what to believe? How do you assess skills without asking learners to memorize facts? It’s all in the learning environment.

Many talent development professionals incorporate constructivism into their instructional design approach. Constructivism seeks to actively involve the learner in a process of meaning and knowledge construction. Learners are exposed to an environment and framework that allows them to derive meaning as opposed to passively receive information.

Katrina Marie Baker, senior learning evangelist at Adobe, will provide insight about these points related to the topic:

  • definitions of constructivism and some related terms, such as project-based, experiential, and inquiry-based learning
  • benefits and limitations of constructivism
  • suggested reading and additional resources
  • applying constructivism to a training course or program
  • creating an effective learning environment using technology.

Group discussion will also take place throughout webcast.



Katrina Baker
Katrina Baker

Senior Learning Evangelist, Adobe

Katrina Marie Baker works for Adobe as a senior learning evangelist. She speaks frequently and maintains the YouTube channel Learn Tech Collective. She has authored the books the Presenter's Bio: LMS Success, The LMS Selection Checklist, and Corporate Training Tips & Tricks.

Baker is a former director of technology with the Association for Talent Development. She has worked in global training capacities for Fortune 500 retailer Whole Foods Market and Global 100 law firms Cooley LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP.


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