201 Creating an Instructionally Sound Microlearning Experience
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Wednesday, October 24
Microlearning is really hot right now. You may be getting pressure to “go micro” on your projects. Or maybe you are already using microlearning but question whether it’s really instructionally sound. To resolve these issues, you need to have a clear understanding of microlearning use cases, and how to use microlearning to bring the greatest value to your learning programs.
This session will start with a discussion about what microlearning is (and is not). Then you will identify a training program you are working on and use an assessment to identify what parts of that content are a good fit for microlearning. Next, you will explore recommendations for designing effective microlearning resources, and you will create an outline for a piece of microlearning that will address the learning needs of your specific project. You will leave this session knowing how your content fits a microlearning approach, and with a design for a microlearning resource that is instructionally sound.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to define microlearning for your team or organization
- How to identify whether microlearning can make an impact in one of your training programs
- How to create effective microlearning resources
- How to create an outline for a piece of microlearning (text, infographic, interactive eLearning, or video) that will address the learning needs of your specific project
Designers and developers.
Technology discussed in this session:
Director, Instructional Design
Bull City Learning
Carla Torgerson is a director of instructional design at Bull City Learning, a performance and learning consultancy. She has more than 15 years' experience as an instructional designer and instructional strategist. Carla has explored microlearning for several years, and developed MILE, the MIcroLEarning Design Model. She has written numerous articles and is the author of The Microlearning Guide to Microlearning. Carla has consulted on learning projects with Fortune 500 clients including McDonald's, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, Adobe, Express, Kellogg, University of Phoenix, Fidelity, Cargill, Medtronic, Merck, and Best Western. She has designed solutions ranging from $15,000 to more than $2 million.