308 The Power and Potential of Micro-sims

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Wednesday, June 8



The convergence of mobile delivery, micro-learning, and new authoring tools provides great opportunities to innovate where limited time and budget are available. Much mobile-delivered micro-learning focuses on spaced repetition and memorization. Micro-sims go beyond knowledge and comprehension and require learners to synthesize and apply concepts in realistic contexts.

In this session you will learn a practical challenge/choices/consequences micro-sims model that succinctly and powerfully provides opportunities for risk-free practice in contexts that are closer to the point of performance for learners. With (almost) ubiquitous Wi-Fi, micro-sims can incorporate video segments on mobile devices, further enhancing their impact. You will learn the theory and measured impact behind micro-sims, viewing real-world examples of micro-sims in different industry situations. You will learn just how easy it is to design and deliver this learning format on mobile devices.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The measurable benefits of the micro-simulation approach
  • The key design principles behind effective micro-sim creation
  • How to apply different authoring tool and delivery mechanisms to your own mobile production processes
  • When to use micro-sims as part of a broader program delivery

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

Technology discussed in this session:
Tablets and smartphones that use HTML5. Different authoring platforms will be compared.

Matthew Murray

Digital Learning Leader


Matthew Murray is a US L&D digital learning leader at PwC, where he leads a team of 60 high-performing professionals. With over 20 years of leadership in learning and talent development, Matthew focuses on learning strategy, digital learning, consulting, change management, simulation design and development, and emerging technologies. He has a PhD in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin¬– Madison.

Brian Doegen

Learning Design Director


Brian Doegen is a learning design director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) with over 15 years in the corporate learning and transformation space. His experience includes global learning and development strategy and talent solutions, digital learning and R&D, instructional design, change management, and performance consulting in a variety of industry sectors, including pharmaceutical/healthcare, professional services, medical device manufacturing, automotive, technology, and federal. Previously Brian worked as a people and change manager for PwC, the director of education for BrainLAB, an instructional design manager for BMW Group, and a learning and performance consultant in the public sector.

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