301 Microlearning in Practice: Onboarding at Mary Kay

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Wednesday, February 21

Microlearning looks different depending on the context in which you apply it. Our Microlearning in Practice sessions highlight different case studies showcasing the various ways that organizations are applying the principles of microlearning to solve performance problems.

In this session, we’ll explore how Mary Kay used microlearning principles to reinvent its onboarding program. You will learn how the company prioritized just-in-time access for the program, and how that shaped its design. You will discover how microlearning approaches better matched the fast pace of Mary Kay’s business plan. You will also discover how employees connected through story sharing.

Michael Allen


Allen Interactions

Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, has had a long and lauded career in eLearning, from his work with IBM on their Coursewriter system to his direction of R&D for Control Data’s PLATO system to his development of Authorware. Michael has been recognized with the most prestigious career awards from ATD, The eLearning Guild, and many others. He holds a PhD in educational psychology from Ohio State University, is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and has authored eight books on effective eLearning.

Steve Lee

Co-founder & Strategic Relationship Manager

Allen Interactions

Steve Lee, a co-founder and strategic relationship manager at Allen Interactions, has been in the eLearning industry for 20 years as an award-winning instructional designer, eLearning developer, project manager, and renowned “trusted advisor,” assisting companies developing their own internal learning development teams. He developed multiple large-scale military aviation eLearning projects before starting Allen Interactions with Michael Allen in 1993. As a college professor of computer science for more than 15 years, Steve has developed and instructed curriculum on hardware, gaming, and information security, and he is considered an expert in the use of multiple delivery platforms, game theory, and social networking in eLearning.

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