301 Microlearning in Practice: Onboarding at Mary Kay

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Wednesday, February 21

Microlearning looks different depending on the context in which you apply it. Our Microlearning in Practice sessions highlight different case studies showcasing the various ways that organizations are applying the principles of microlearning to solve performance problems.

In this session, we’ll explore how Mary Kay used microlearning principles to reinvent its onboarding program. You will learn how the company prioritized just-in-time access for the program, and how that shaped its design. You will discover how microlearning approaches better matched the fast pace of Mary Kay’s business plan. You will also discover how employees connected through story sharing.

Michael Allen

Founder and CEO

Allen Interactions

Dr. Michael Allen, founder and CEO of Allen Interactions, has been a pioneer in the eLearning industry since 1975. Dr. Allen has 45 years of professional, academic, and corporate experience in teaching, developing, and marketing interactive learning and performance support systems. Dr. Allen has led teams of doctorate-level specialists in learning research, instructional design, computer-assisted learning, and human engineering. He defined unique principles and methods, Successive Approximation process or SAM, and the CCAF design model for designing and developing high impact interactive eLearning experiences that invoke critical cognitive activity and practice.

Steve Lee

Chief Delivery Officer

Allen Interactions

Steve Lee is an award-winning instructional designer, eLearning developer, EPSS designer and developer, project manager, and renowned "trusted advisor", assisting companies developing their own internal learning development teams. With learning industry experience spanning the last three decades, Steve has provided strategic learning and consulting services for over 400 major organizations including participation in multiple large-scale military and commercial aviation eLearning projects. As a college professor of computer science for over 14 years, Lee has developed/instructed curriculum on hardware, gaming, and information security, and is considered an expert in the use of multiple delivery platforms, "game- theory", and social networking in learning.

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