There is so much technology coming out at a pace that is overwhelming to consume. Learning designers that have a process that works well for them have little time to go down the proverbial rabbit hole.
Although some technology may seem daunting to research, much of it at least has roots in the familiar. What’s more, these tools are designed to improve your operations and your workflow; so if something isn’t jiving, it may be worthwhile to ask more questions and look at the resource from different angles – rather than dismissing it wholly.
Further, most tech folks on your team will not have an extensive background in adult learning, and your learning designers won’t have as much of a background in tech. So consider connecting your IT team to those in learning and development, and facilitate a brainstorming session between the two. Often, the results from this collaborative meeting will be exciting opportunities and creative ideations that will combine the two divisions.