The Future of Learning

By July 31, 2020January 15th, 2021LTEN Focus On Training


The Future of Learning

LTEN Talks – By Tim Sosbe

The LTEN Connect event will bring top-notch, interesting, innovative ideas to the stage, to help educate and inspire members. This year, the LTEN Talks continue that trend, with two speakers focusing on education and delivery methods. You won’t want to miss these speakers.

Kelly Palmer

Kelly Palmer will continue her work with LTEN leaders and members with a 30-minute LTEN Talks presentation spotlighting the future of learning. Palmer previously worked with attendees of the LTEN Learning Executive Forum in November 2019, and in January 2020 she delivered a webinar for LTEN members.

Palmer is the chief learning officer for Degreed, and previously headed learning for companies like LinkedIn, Yahoo and Sun Microsystems. For her presentation, Palmer will share information and insights on where learning is headed and will inspire LTEN members to help realize the high-tech vision.

Michael Ioffe

Michael Ioffe is the cofounder of Arist, the first text message learning platform, which was named one of the Fast Company’s 2019 World-Changing Ideas. He created, the world’s largest conversation series with 430 locations in 50 countries.

In 2018, Ioffe was struggling to teach students in a war zone halfway across the globe. The problem? The conflict had cut off access to both the internet and the local school system, leaving students with few options for learning. In this talk, Ioffe will walk through his unlikely journey developing the first text message course, initially as a last resort to make learning accessible.  Using research and case studies, Michael will explain how text message courses evolved from a bare-bones learning tool to a robust medium now used by humanitarian organizations and Fortune 500 companies alike. He will also share his vision for the future of nanolearning, an emerging class of learning formats that are hyperaccessible, interactive and fully embedded into the day-to-day lives of learners.

Be sure to stay for the very end of LTEN Connect 2020, to learn and experience all the event has to offer.


Tim Sosbe is editorial director for LTEN. Email Tim at


About LTEN

The Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network ( is the only global 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization specializing in meeting the needs of life sciences learning professionals. LTEN shares the knowledge of industry leaders, provides insight into new technologies, offers innovative solutions and communities of practice that grow careers and organizational capabilities. Founded in 1971, LTEN has grown to more than 3,200 individual members who work in pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostic companies, and industry partners who support the life sciences training departments.

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