801 Panel: Solving Microlearning Challenges

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Thursday, February 21

In this closing session of the Summit, several of our expert speakers will join moderator Bianca Woods to discuss the challenges faced when employing a microlearning approach. Conversation will cover how to analyze microlearning mediums and tools, options for making microlearning work on a budget, advice on how to respond to a stakeholder's request for microlearning when it's not the right fit, and more. This session will equip you to solve the most common roadblocks, and provide the opportunity to ask the panel for input on your own experiences and questions.

Bianca Woods (Host)

Sr. Manager of Programming

The eLearning Guild

Bianca Woods is a senior manager of programming for The eLearning Guild. With degrees in both art education and education media design and technology, she focuses on creating practical learning experiences that take advantage of the clarity and immersiveness that technology and good design can offer. Bianca has years of experience in education, including designing in-class courses, eBooks, eLearning, videos, and other media for BMO Financial Group; creating interprofessional collaboration content for Training Pirates; and working as a classroom teacher.

JD Dillon

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.

Robyn Defelice

Consultant and Learning Strategist

Revolve Solutions

Robyn A. Defelice, PhD, is a strategist in the learning and development field, guiding the training efforts of Revolve Solutions and its clientele. Her energy comes from collaborating with her clients to develop empowering, effective, and sustainable solutions. Dr. Defelice has a wide stratification of skills including client management, performance improvement, risk and change management, structuring and defining learning programs, and writing creative case studies and branching-styled stories. She is also an occasional adjunct professor teaching the art and science of instructional design. Her background ranges from startups, higher education, and state agencies to major health systems, insurance, pharmaceuticals, and military. She is also a geek for data that provides insight into the industry of creating and producing educational products.

Sue Iannone

Vice President

Bull City Blue

Sue Iannone, CPLP, is vice president and partner of Bull City Blue, an end-to-end learning agency created to address the needs of training and talent development organizations within the life science industry. Sue has 25 years of learning-leadership experience in the commercial pharmaceutical and biotech space. Having worked for small, medium, and large companies in her career, Sue has led the design and development of numerous learning initiatives—including more than 20 product launches. She has also led multiple performance-consulting initiatives designed to increase the effectiveness of the learning organizations in which she served.

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