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212 Move Over Netflix: Create Engaging Asynchronous Training with Watch Parties

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 12

Tracks: Virtual Classrooms

Trends over the last two years in a constantly evolving work environment have demonstrated the need for exceptional asynchronous onboarding, and ongoing learning, training, and upskilling opportunities. However, most asynchronous options have users completing these opportunities on their own, unable to leverage best practices around active and collaborative learning and peer interaction. As learning professionals, it can often feel like we’re limited to providing either group learning sessions in a live environment or building a flexible, self-paced option for learners to complete individually. But what about creating a flexible, group learning environment?

In this active session, experience the impact of collaborative learning as Nisha Abraham, academic engagement specialist at Engageli, facilitates a discussion on components needed to design and build collaborative and interactive watch parties (err … learning parties) for asynchronous onboarding, training, and employee learning opportunities that meet your company’s metrics for success and exceed employee expectations for professional development.

In this session you will learn:

  • How incorporating active and collaborative peer interactions into asynchronous learning opportunities improves user experiences and learning outcomes
  • Core components needed to design these optimal active and collaborative experiences within asynchronous learning options
  • How a comprehensive yet flexible learning environment purpose-built to improve learner outcomes (like Engageli) can help tackle these challenges by bringing learners together in our asynchronous environment for an interactive learning watch party!

Technology discussed:

Asynchronous virtual learning platforms

Nisha Abraham

Academic Engagement Specialist


Nisha Abraham has over 15 years of combined industry, research, and higher education experience. Before joining Engageli, she worked as the assistant director of the Sanger Learning Center at The University of Texas at Austin. She specializes in instructional design, training, and facilitation, and has served as an adjunct faculty member at South University. She received her BS in cell and molecular biology from The University of Texas at Austin in 2007, her MS in biology from Texas A&M University in 2012, and an MA in STEM education from The University of Texas at Austin in 2019.