F05 Panel: Microlearning at Work
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday, March 27
Microlearning has infiltrated L&D. It’s been fascinating to listen to the tactics, strategies, and debates about what it is and what it isn’t, as well as why it’s important or whether it is even anything new. Beyond the hyperbole, L&D practitioners are employing microlearning initiatives but what results are they seeing?
In this panel experts will examine what makes microlearning work in organizations at the micro and macro level. They will also discuss the role of L&D in this space, and the skills needed to create small, effective content to meet the needs of today’s learners.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to define what microlearning is and isn’t, and whether it matters
- How to discuss microlearning with your team and stakeholders
- Strategies for determining if microlearning is the right approach
- Where microlearning fits into a broader organizational learning strategy
- How to introduce microlearning into your organization
Designers, Developers, Managers
Technology discussed in this session:
Sr. Manager, Programming
The eLearning Guild
Mark is Sr. Manager, Programming for the eLearning Guild. Prior to joining he had worked over 15 years designing and managing learning solutions with organizations such as Smartforce, Pearson Digital Learning, the SUNY Research Foundation, Aspen Dental Management, and Systems Made Simple. His regional consultancy, ThruWork, helps businesses achieve the benefits of becoming more connected & collaborative. Mark regularly presents and writes on his The Simple Shift blog about the use of social media for learning, collaborative networks, and organizational design.
Chief Learning Architect
JD Dillon is the chief learning architect at Axonify. With his practical approach, JD integrates science, technology, storytelling, and common sense to enable employees, improve performance, and drive business results. For 20 years, he has executed learning and performance strategies for global organizations, including the Walt Disney Company, Kaplan, Brambles, and AMC Theatres. At Axonify he partners with an award-winning team to solve business problems for leading organizations through modern learning practices and cutting-edge technology.
Head of Content Studios
Summer Salomonsen is the head of content studios at Cornerstone OnDemand. Previously she was the chief learning officer at Grovo, where she was responsible for Grovo’s microlearning content strategy and market-facing voice to the industry. While a principal consultant at Intrepid Learning, Summer won Gold in Brandon Hall’s 2017 Emerging Star Awards for her work crafting high-impact, modern learning experiences for leading global brands. Prior, Summer spent seven years managing and implementing corporate learning strategy in the healthcare space. Summer is currently pursuing her EdD in organizational change and leadership from USC, researching innovative learning design models. She was also a member of the ATD International Conference & Expo Program Advisory Committee from 2016 to 2018.
Early Engagement Manager
Alicia Zelek is manager of Capital One’s Early Engagement initiatives, including CODA (Capital One Developer Academy) and recruiting events focused on attracting talented candidates to Capital One early on in their academic careers. For two years she served as program manager for the inaugural CODA program, a six- month software engineering training that prepares non-computer science majors for professional roles as software engineers. She built and launched the program, working with learning and design experts to integrate soft skills training into the coding curriculum. Alicia earned her BA in psychology and Spanish from Duke University, and her MA in policy and organizational studies from Stanford University.