101 Microlearning in the Real World

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM Wednesday, February 20

Microlearning is a term commonly used in our industry, but not always with a consistent definition. It’s no wonder people may talk to each other about this approach without always meaning the same things!

In this session you’ll take an expanded look at what microlearning can be, and what it looks like in practice. You’ll start by building a shared understanding of the term. You’ll then expand on that definition by exploring different examples of what microlearning looks like at organizations right now. Then you'll briefly examine a model for designing microlearning experiences so you can create effective microlearning, too.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What does – and doesn’t – fit under the umbrella of microlearning.
  • What techniques you might already be using that could be considered microlearning
  • Real examples of successful microlearning experiences created with different mediums and approaches.
  • A model for creating effective microlearning.

Carla Torgerson

Director of Instructional Design

Bull City Learning

Carla Torgerson is a director of instructional design at Bull City Learning, a performance and learning consultancy. Carla has more than 15 years’ experience as an instructional designer. She developed MILE, the MIcroLEarning Design Mode, and is the author of The Microlearning Guide to Microlearning. Carla has consulted with numerous Fortune 500 clients, including McDonald’s, Netflix, Facebook, Express, Fidelity, Medtronic, Merck, and Best Western. Carla has also taught certificate programs for ATD on eLearning, mobile learning, and microlearning over the past 10 years.

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