207 Building Bite-sized Learning in a Traditional Training World

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Wednesday, September 30



Given the choice, many learners will choose mobile abstracts over books, YouTube DIY over lecture, single-point lessons over ILT, and JIT mobile reinforcement over day-long training. This is a very real challenge most T&D departments are facing. While they all have legacy training courses that are traditionally a day longer or more, learners today do not enjoy or benefit by these long-form training methodologies.

In this session you will learn about the innate problems with traditional long-form training, as well as the necessary micro-learning skillset to start making improvements. You’ll learn the three elements of transforming your existing training content into engaging bite-sized chunks. The first element is “shock treatment,” where you will learn how bite-sized principles, reinforced by brain science, is the future of learning. The next element is “first aid,” where you will learn how to apply micro-learning principles to your existing ILT courses. The final element is “group massage,” where group discussion will assist you in troubleshooting your traditional training challenges.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Why we need to commit to breaking up our training into smaller pieces
  • From brain science, how bite-sized learning is the future
  • How to apply micro-learning principles to your existing ILT courses and other forms of traditional training
  • How to troubleshoot your traditional training challenges and come up with bite-sized solutions

Novice and intermediate designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

Matt Murdoch

Global General Manager of Digital Learning


Matt Murdoch has been with FranklinCovey for nearly a decade and has served in many strategic management roles, including head of corporate marketing, director of FranklinCovey’s Symposiums, director of product management and marketing, and director of web development. He and his team successfully designed and implemented LiveClicks Webinar workshops, FranklinCovey’s first delivery channel that effectively distributes a catalog of FranklinCovey training workshops to clients via online classrooms. Matt holds an MBA degree from the University of Utah with emphases in marketing and information technology.

Treion Muller

Director of Development


Treion Muller is FranklinCovey’s director of development, responsible for development of all online learning development initiatives. In his five years with FranklinCovey, Treion has helped develop several successful products, including FranklinCovey’s LiveClicks Webinars. Before joining FranklinCovey, Treion worked as an instructional designer, corporate trainer, professional speaker, recruiter, and pharmaceutical representative. Treion holds a master’s degree in instructional design from Utah State University with an emphasis in blended learning.

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