P21 BYOL: Make a Microlesson in a Day
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday, October 24
You have training needs that can’t wait for a typical development cycle. Plus, your learners can’t get much time away from their jobs to complete training. So how can you make something that is short yet useful—and how can you make it fast?
In this workshop, you’ll actually design and develop a microlesson from scratch in just one day. In teams, you’ll work with a hypothetical customer to determine business goals and instructional needs. You’ll learn how to structure a microlesson that is short and to the point without skimping on practical, helpful information. You and your team will evaluate one another’s strengths to assign roles and execute your vision. You’ll walk away amazed at what you can accomplish in a day, and you’ll have new strategies to apply in your own organization when needs are high and deadlines are tight.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to create a laser-focused course outline that meets a specific business need in a short period of time
- How to distinguish between nice-to-have and must-have elements of a microlearning course
- How to implement rapid development techniques that can shave time off your production schedule
- How to use teamwork and resources creatively when time and money are in short supply
Intermediate to advanced designers, developers, and project managers.
discussed in this session:
Video tools, collaboration platforms, and authoring tools.
Laptop (Mac or PC) running Microsoft Word or PowerPoint, or with access to Google Docs. An eLearning authoring tool such as Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate is helpful but not required.
VP, Finance & Technology
Tanya Seidel is a vice president of finance and technology at Artisan E-Learning and has over 10 years of experience in the eLearning industry. In addition to managing Artisan’s finance, technology, and marketing landscapes, she is involved in the development and delivery of eLearning courses for a variety of clients and is well-versed in accessibility (Section 508 and WCAG), responsive design, SCORM, and xAPI. Tanya spent more than seven years working for Trivantis, the makers of Lectora. She has been involved not only in creating instructor-led and web-based training programs and materials, but also in leading the design and development of eLearning authoring software and LMSs.
Diane Elkins is owner of Artisan E-Learning, a custom eLearning development company, and E-Learning Uncovered, where she helps people build courses they're proud of. She has built a reputation as a national eLearning expert by being a frequent speaker at major industry events for ATD, The Learning Guild, and Training Magazine. Her favorite topics include accessibility, instructional design, and Articulate Storyline. She is co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series, as well as E-Learning Fundamentals: A Practical Guide, from ATD Press. She is a past board member of the Northeast Florida and Metro DC chapters of ATD.