103 Transforming Boring Content into Engaging Microlearning
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, October 24
Imagine your worst eLearning nightmare, a dry compliance course. Boring! Is it a talking PowerPoint with a next button and a quiz at the end? Extra boring! Unfortunately, simply chopping a boring course into bite-sized modules doesn’t make it any better. But most struggle to break the cycle because they don’t know how to. How do you make a boring topic fun? Where do you even start?
In this case study session, you will explore how Welk Resorts revolutionized their cybersecurity training into a series of microlearning modules that sparked interest and engagement company-wide. You will discover how the team was able to cut out unnecessary content by adopting outcome-driven design and present information through games, videos, and short interactions to create “purposeful fun.” You will also learn how to think beyond the module and leverage quizzes, surveys, and reflections in your learning strategy. Lastly, you will be able to apply these strategies and transform any boring content into meaningful microlearning that drives excitement, engagement, and retention.
In this session, you will learn:
- What data to gather to drive your microlearning strategy
- How to effectively dissect boring content into meaningful microlearning modules
- How to incorporate games, videos, and interactions to create “purposeful fun”
- How to reinforce post-module learning through quizzes, surveys, and reflections
Designers and developers.
Technology discussed in this session:
Articulate Storyline 3, Snagit, learning management systems.
Corporate Digital Learning Manager
Sharon Lo is the corporate digital learning manager at Welk Resorts, where she leads the digital learning strategy of the organization. Day- to-day, Sharon designs and develops immersive learning experiences on topics including new hire, compliance, product, software, and management training. Her aim is to bridge the worlds of science and learning by designing “purposeful fun” that educates, motivates, and engages. Sharon holds BS and BA degrees in neurobiology and psychology from the University of Washington.