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.