Microlearning Mini Masterclass

Microlearning Mini Masterclass

Date July 27 2021
Time 1:00 pm EDT
Duration 60 Minutes
Microlearning is trending. That is, it is crucial for instructional designers to know all microlearning principles and to be able to implement them in their next course design! What are the most important microlearning principles? And, more importantly, how easy is it to jump from theory to action? Do not worry! Join Brent Gwisdalla and Ellen Burns-Johnson of Allen Interactions in this insightful session and get all the answers! This event is sponsored by eLearning Industry.
Speaker Brent Gwisdalla & Ellen Burns-Johnson
Brent Gwisdalla is a Studio Executive and Senior Learning Experience Strategist for Allen Interactions. For over 25 years, Brent has worked in all phases of instructional design, talent development, eLearning, and blended training solutions using almost every media imaginable along the way. He holds a master’s degree in instructional design from Western Michigan University and is one of five instructors teaching the eLearning Instructional Design Certificate program for the Allen Academy. Brent has published articles on instructional design in industry journals and is a visiting lecturer on training and performance management at the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Ellen has crafted the instructional strategy and learning experience design for dozens of initiatives, including such diverse topics as hospitality software, elder abuse prevention, corporate compliance, early childhood classroom safety, and medical adhesives. Her clients have included nonprofits, government agencies, and multiple Fortune 500 companies. A highly collaborative person, Ellen delights in bringing people together to tackle big learning challenges. Her eLearning experiences have won multiple awards for interactivity and game-based design.
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Microlearning Mini Masterclass

As bite-sized learning is trending, a microlearning mini masterclass is a "must" for all instructional designers!

Everyone knows that microlearning is short, but brevity is only one element that makes microlearning so appealing to users and learners everywhere. Other elements include the learner’s context—how and when they engage with the material—and hyper-focused, curated content. Finding the right balance is difficult—sometimes it means kicking your instructional design process up a notch. We’ll share principles and practices to help your microlearning evolve.

During this session, we will:

  • Review key principles for designing great microlearning
  • Explore microlearning examples
  • Test drive the principles in a short “lab”
I’ve always thought of microlearning like tapas; each dish is small but memorable on its own. A single small plate can be consumed with just a few bites, but when combined with other dishes, it makes for a pleasant meal.
  • Hardware: Windows (1.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster/equivalent) or Mac (1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster) and 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Operating system: Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit) or Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, and 10.12
  • Web browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or later, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Google Chrome
  • Internet connection: Broadband (1 Mbps+) recommended
  • Software: Web browser plugin (will be prompted to install)