706 More than Micro: Designing Learning that Fits
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, October 27
Microlearning is a popular topic. But, while people are clamoring for it, the industry has not really defined it. Worse yet, the concept seems to shift depending on who you talk to. Is it short content? Does it require repetition? Do you need technology? Without a consistent understanding of the concept, L&D risks turning microlearning into yet another short-lived trend that fails to help people do their jobs better.
In this session, you’ll learn why microlearning is actually an “informed reimagination” of familiar L&D tactics. You’ll see how you can design learning solutions that “fit” within the modern workplace. You will discuss the importance of technology in a microlearning strategy, especially for distributed organizations, and hear real-world examples of how microlearning is driving bottom-line results. Finally, participants will work together to apply microlearning tactics to solve a few familiar learning and performance challenges. You’ll leave armed with the principles necessary to start applying microlearning in your everyday work.
In this session, you will learn:
- About the meaning and value of microlearning within modern workplace learning
- How to establish guiding principles for learning solutions that fit today’s organizations
- About everyday learning behaviors that support effective microlearning
- Practical ideas for introducing microlearning tactics into existing L&D strategy
Intermediate designers, developers, project managers, and managers.
discussed in this session:
Microlearning platforms, learning management systems (LMSs), and social tools.
Principal Learning Strategist
JD Dillon, the principal learning strategist at Axonify, has spent 15 years designing and implementing learning and performance strategies for respected global organizations, including The Walt Disney Company, Kaplan, Brambles, and AMC Theatres. With his practical approach and ability to integrate science, technology, storytelling, and pure common sense, JD delivers modern solutions that enable employees, improve organizational performance, and drive business results. In his current role with Axonify, JD works with an award-winning team to boost employee knowledge and performance for leading organizations through the application of modern learning practices and cutting-edge technology.