F05 Shifting from Microlearning to Micromoments
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Thursday, March 29
Buzzwords drive the trends that in many ways shape our world, but buzzwords are also problematic by their very nature. What drives a term to buzzword status is when its usage spreads at a much higher rate than understanding of the term. That can lead to misinformation being shared that shifts and often dilutes the perceived meaning of the term. In the L&D industry, there’s one term that fits right into this scenario: microlearning.
This session will examine the shortcomings of how microlearning is being defined by the L&D industry, and explore an alternative view that can reshape how you see your role in L&D. You will start by examining some of the common misconceptions about microlearning, and discovering how those misconceptions hold back your practice. You’ll then learn about an alternative to microlearning that is already gaining traction in the worlds of marketing and technology: micromoments. By developing an understanding of micromoments within the context of learning and training, you will discover the true value that microlearning was supposed to bring to L&D in the first place.
In this session, you will learn:
- Why you need to look past the buzz of microlearning
- Why some of the most popular assumptions around microlearning are not true
- What’s different about micromoments
- How you can adapt micromoments into your L&D practice
Novice to advanced designers, project managers, managers, and directors.
Technology discussed in this session:
Mobile, learning platforms, and Google.
Executive Vice President and Executive Director
The eLearning Guild
David Kelly is the executive vice president and executive director of The eLearning Guild. David has been a learning and performance consultant and training director for more than 15 years. He is a leading voice exploring how technology can be used to enhance training, education, learning, and organizational performance. David is an active member of the learning community and can frequently be found speaking at industry events. He has contributed to organizations including ATD, eLearn Magazine, LINGOs, and more. David is also known for his curation efforts, especially related to conferences and events for learning and performance professionals.