Bite-sized Learning Is the New Black

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Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2016 - March 16, 2016

Lisa Whalen

Senior Instructional Designer
Waters Corporation

Have you ever gotten way too much content for a module, but you still tried to squeeze it all in? Do subject matter experts (SMEs) give you too much content and refuse to cut any away, because it’s all important? Do you wish you could just do small modules, knowing it is better for your audience, especially in today’s world of short attention spans and busy participants? You may often get content that others think is easy to put into a module, but there is a better way to please the SMEs and give your audience the best experience.

In this session, you will learn how to design eLearning where your users can absorb information in micro-modules by breaking large chunks of information into bite-sized pieces that are more manageable. You will learn how this also helps to lower the risk of cognitive overload to your learners. In addition, you will learn how smaller modules also increase the ability of learners to retain more and help fight the forgetting curve. If you are an instructional designer who is looking for a light at the end of the tunnel when given hours’ worth of information and told to put it in a quick module, this session is for you.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The benefits of bite-sized chunks or micro modules in instructional design (ID)
  • How bite-sized modules can improve the learning process for your users
  • How to effectively describe the process for creating micro modules within the ID process
  • How to create prototypes for a micro module ID project
  • How to improve your ID process by implementing bite-sized modules in your projects

Audience:
Novice and intermediate designers, developers, and project managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
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