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Making Micro Work: Using Microlearning to Add Value for Your Learners

  • August 10, 2021
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Zoom Conference Bridge


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Session Details

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.

In this session you will learn:
  • Four use cases for microlearning.

  • How to use microlearning to make the greatest difference in your curriculum.

    Professional Capability: Instructional Design

    About Our Speaker - Carla Torgerson, MEd, MBA

    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 ofThe Microlearning Guide to Microlearning andDesigning 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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