107 The Next Big Thing Is Small: 20 Pros and Cons of Microlearning
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, October 25
St Thomas AB
Microlearning is everywhere. Your clients or L&D leaders may be pressuring you to use it everywhere. For everything. Oh, and by the way, for cheap. But when should it be used—and when should it not be used? Microlearning is a small and powerful tool, but it may not be the answer to every learning dilemma.
This discussion-based session explores 10 tips for why using microlearning in engaging and effective ways can benefit your organization or clients. You’ll explore how microlearning can be a tool that empowers learners to pull information in their moment of need or continually keep information they learned in formal sessions fresh and top of mind. However, microlearning is not meant to address every learning need. So, you’ll also explore 10 arguments against using microlearning for your organization or clients. Along the way, you’ll learn about the various formats and modalities microlearning can take.
In this session, you will learn:
- About signs that may indicate microlearning is the best answer to a learning need
- When it may be best to avoid micro courses as a form of learning
- Tips and tricks to make your microlearning “sticky” and not just flashy
- About the formats that microlearning can take (hint: it isn’t just video!) and examples of their use
Novice to intermediate designers, developers, and managers.
discussed in this session:
Various eLearning and video authoring and editing tools.
Director of eLearning
Vicky Hale is a director of eLearning at GAAP Dynamics. With a degree in accounting (and a minor in visual arts) from the University of Richmond, her path to the learning community has been nontraditional. Vicky began her career as an auditor at PwC and still holds an active CPA license. A desire for teaching and the need for a more creative outlet led her to GAAP Dynamics, where she spearheaded the company’s eLearning initiative. She is passionate about instructing, accounting, eLearning, and marketing—and looking for ways to combine them all!
Director of Development
Christine Leese is a director of development at GAAP Dynamics, a company that creates fun and interactive accounting and auditing training for accounting firms and companies worldwide. Christine is a CPA and graduated from the College of William & Mary. Previously, she worked in public accounting with KPMG and in the private industry in the accounting and finance departments of large corporations. With a desire to be more creative and to contribute to the growth of others while still leveraging her technical expertise, Christine joined GAAP Dynamics in 2012, where she designs and develops instructor-led and eLearning training.