Microlearning Design Summit
Monday, October 22
Technological advancements are enabling us to provide just the right type of learning and support that our learners need, at the time and within the context that they need it. This combination of short bursts of training and just-in-time support has emerged as one of the hottest buzzwords in our industry: Microlearning.
But what exactly is microlearning, and how do you incorporate it into the learning programs your organization is building? Those are two of the key questions that will be answered at the first annual Microlearning Design Summit. We’ve brought together some of the leading voices in microlearning to separate the fact from the fiction and to help you build the skills you need to harness the potential of microlearning for your organization. At the Microlearning Design Summit, you’ll go beyond the buzz to discover the core value of microlearning and collaborate with others in building real microlearning resources and learn valuable skills you can apply to your own projects.
8:30a – 9:00a
9:00a – 10:00a
Demystifying Microlearning—Carla Torgerson
Microlearning is the hottest buzzword in our industry. It’s also a term whose definition is hard to pin down. Our day will start by providing clarity around what microlearning is and what it is not.
Included in this section are the myths of microlearning. Many of the microlearning discussions in our industry are driven by ideas and beliefs that are actually not research-based and limit our ability to harness the true potential of microlearning. Exploring these myths will form a foundation upon which your designs can be built.
10:00a – 10:15a
10:15a – 11:00a
A Microlearning Model—Diane Elkins & Carla Torgerson
What guidance is there to develop good microlearning? How do we do it ourselves?
Exploring Microlearning Assets—Carla Torgerson
What type of content qualifies as microlearning? We will discuss the various forms of media and formats that work well for microlearning and review examples that you can apply in your own designs.
11:00a – 3:00p
Build Your Own Microlearning Assets
During the segment we’ll put what we learned into practice. We’ll examine a scenario, examine explore how microlearning might be used to address the challenge, and collaboratively build microlearning resources that can solve the problem.
11:00a – 11:30a
Examine the Business Scenario
11:15a – 11:30a
Identify the Core Objectives
We’ll examine the business, performance, and/or learning objectives and create a plan for how microlearning can be used to address it.
11:30 – 12:00p
Create a Design Plan
Collaborate on a design plan for a single microlearning resource.
12:00p – 1:00p
1:00p – 1:15p
Debrief Design Plan
Discuss your design plan with your partners and tweak plan as needed.
1:15p – 2:30p
Build Your Microlearning Asset
Using your design plan, work with your partners and the facilitators to build your microlearning asset.
2:30p – 2:45p
2:45p – 3:30p
Groups share what they built, so that all can learn from each group’s efforts.
3:30p – 4:15p
Panel: Microlearning Strategy—JD Dillon
Where does microlearning fit into your organization’s learning strategy? Does microlearning replace existing approaches or augment them? Our team of expert facilitators will answer these questions and more as we explore how to incorporate microlearning into your learning strategy.
4:15p – 4:30p
Final questions are answered, and tips on how to execute microlearning in your organization are shared.
Summit Host and Facilitator
Carla Torgerson, Author, The Microlearning Guide to Microlearning
Diane Elkins, Co-Founder, Artisan E-Learning and E-Learning Uncovered
JD Dillon, Chief Learning Architect, Axonify
Take advantage of available discounts!
Save $100 on your Microlearning Design Summit registration when you also register for DevLearn.