413 Microlearning: Big Transformation Through Tiny Experiences

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, November 17

Management and Strategy


Learning and development professionals strive to help people get better at what they do every day. But acquiring knowledge isn’t enough to improve performance. In order to do better work tomorrow than they did today, people need to change their behaviors. That’s when learning becomes effective and gets results. However, behavior change is hard. It takes time, energy, and commitment. The only way to keep people engaged in the project of real transformation is to give them an experience they love.

Microlearning, the process of learning complex topics in small, focused segments, meets learners where they are with short, effortless content delivered in the moment it’s needed. In this session, you’ll find out how and why this approach can have a large impact, despite the small size of each piece of content. You’ll also learn more about how to create a microlearning strategy of your own to meet the needs of your audience and the goals of your company.

In this session, you will learn:

  • About the engaging power of digestible, point-of-need learning moments
  • How microlearning engineers big transformation through tiny learning experiences
  • How to create an effective microlearning program that people love
  • Why traditional training isn’t enough

Novice and intermediate designers, developers, project managers, managers, directors, and and those responsible for curriculum development.

Alex Khurgin

Director of Learning Innovation


Alex Khurgin is a director of learning innovation at Grovo, a learning solution for today’s workforce. A leader in the microlearning movement, Alex has played an integral role in developing Grovo’s methodology, using science and psychology to engineer a learning experience for modern minds. He is also responsible for developing an internal learning culture at Grovo by facilitating a program for professional development and self-directed learning for all employees. Prior to Grovo, Alex developed next-generation educational content at leading ed tech company Knewton. Alex graduated with a BA in philosophy from Amherst College.

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