Cadmium University
2023 Learning Trends and the Whys Behind Them

2023 Learning Trends and the Whys Behind Them

While learning trends the past few years have focused on meeting the moment, trends moving forward are based upon what we’ve learned while operating during disruption so we can continue to meet the most pressing needs. In this session we’ll discuss the top five trends impacting education program development in the coming year, the whys behind them, and the massive shift across sectors to focusing on DEI in learning design.

Learning Objectives: As a result of this session, learners will

  • Discuss the top five learning trends and how they impact our learning portfolio
  • Explore the shift from format to learner in the trend landscape
  • Examine how DEI learning design trends inform how we create safe learning spaces and extend the conversation to neurodivergence and trauma-informed design.

Tracy King, MA, CAE

Chief Learning Strategist & CEO


Tracy King, MA, CAE

She / They

As Chief Learning Strategist & CEO of InspirEd, Tracy King leverages more than 20 years in workforce development consulting with organizations on education strategy and learning design. Tracy is the author of the award-winning book Competitive Advantage, and they advise on how to grow reliably profitable and sustainable continuing education programs that transform learners. Tracy specializes in the intersection of learning science and technology. They are a thought leader, master learning designer and DELP Scholar. Their work has been featured on NBC, ABC, FOX, USA Today, Forbes, The Star Tribune and hundreds of nationally syndicated television, newspaper, and magazine outlets. Tracy is featured as a chapter author in the award-winning Routledge text, Microlearning in the Digital Age: The Design and Delivery of Learning in Snippets.

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