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Making Micro Work: 20 Ways to Use Microlearning to Add Value for Your Learners

  • 11 Aug 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Virtual - link in registration email
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ATD Greater Boston Presents:
Making Micro Work: 20 Ways to Use MicroLearning to Add Value for Your Learners

with Carla Torgerson

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Virtual event - link in registration email

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Microlearning is one of the least understood trends in workplace training today. Everyone wants to “go micro” and every vendor says their solution includes microlearning. However, there are many different use cases and formats for microlearning, so everyone says they’re using microlearning, but they are all doing something vastly different. This creates a tremendous challenge for us to identify best design practices, delivery approaches, and implementation methods. When we actually understand HOW we are going micro, we have a far greater chance of doing it successfully.

In this session, you’ll identify how to go micro with the greatest impact in your curriculum. First we’ll share 4 primary use cases for microlearning and look at real examples of these different types of microlearning used successfully in organizations today. Then you will consider how you can use these types of microlearning in your own curriculum.

Then we’ll get tactical! We’ll identify 20 ways to go micro and you will identify which of these 20 ways would work best in your curriculum so you can walk away with specific ideas for how you can capitalize on microlearning – in real and tangible ways – in your own work. You will leave this session with fresh ideas for incorporating microlearning successfully in your curriculum!

In this session you will learn:

  • Four use cases for microlearning.
  • Five formats for microlearning.
  • Twenty ways to go micro.
  • How to use microlearning to make the greatest difference in your curriculum.

About the Speaker:

Carla Torgerson, MEd, MBA has nearly 20 years of experience as an instructional designer and instructional strategist. Always interested in the latest learning trends, she has authored numerous blogs and articles on a variety of topics, including eLearning, mobile learning, and microlearning. She also developed MILE, the MIcroLEarning Design Model© and is the author of The Microlearning Guide to Microlearning and Designing Microlearning (with Sue Iannone).

Currently Head of Learning Experience Strategy at TorranceLearning, Carla dives deep into complex client projects, helping to deliver performance solutions that both consider the learner’s needs and meet business objectives. Carla and the team at TorranceLearning help a variety of organizations connect learning strategy to design, development, data, and ultimately performance. In addition to strategic consulting and design, Carla is the product manager for TorranceLearning’s Eleventure® course series and the ID Ways of Working (WoW!) professional development community.

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