Shock of the New (ATD Press)
provides a framework for evaluating emerging technologies for use in your organization.

Chad Udell and Gary Woodill create a new framework for anticipating emerging learning technologies, outlining six key perspectives you should consider with any new technology. They examine some of the day's most commonly discussed emerging technologies and pose the questions that will point the way to your own strategy.

The book provides:

  • A new approach to researching and evaluating emerging technologies for use in your organization
  • A reusable, approachable process for understanding the promises and challenges of new technologies for learning
  • Tons of research, further reading and a 30 question rubric to use in evaluating new technologies

Shock of the New will open your mind and spark new thoughts for you and your team on how to integrate new technologies as they burst on the scene.

Find the Leading Edge in a Disrupted World. Buy Shock of the New today.


Chad and Gary will help you make smarter ed tech selection, investment, and implementation decisions. This is a rare and wonderful book in the L&D world.

Ellen Wagner

Learning Technologist and Visiting Professor, George Mason University

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