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  • Define microlearning
  • Identify 3 common types of microlearning
  • Identify when microlearning is an appropriate solution
  • Examine 6 techniques to design and develop effective microlearning

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More than chunking content or repurposing videos, microlearning is about supporting people and solving problems that get in the way of employee success. Microlearning is centered on achieving results at work with a focus on providing solutions to the working learner at the time and place of need.

Microlearning is a technique to meet the needs of the working learner who will search and find solutions by themselves without turning to formal training content and classes. With the ease of use and pervasiveness of mobile tools the time is right to extend learning into the flow of work.

This session will focus on how microlearning can be integrated into the learning path an organization uses to develop and train employees. This technique of learning in the workflow brings content from training, learning lessons, and expert support to enable the individual to identify a solution, apply it, and assess opportunities to coach and learn faster in the context in a fast, effective manner.

The session will begin by reviewing 6 techniques and exam how learning developers can utilize this model with existing content to meet the needs of the business in a timely fashion. This session will examine and discuss different strategies and options that are available and examine when microlearning is an appropriate solution to meet the business and performance needs of the individual.


Who is it for:

Designers and developers of training and performance support materials


Key learnings:

  • Define microlearning
  • Identify 3 common types of microlearning
  • Identify when microlearning is an appropriate solution
  • Examine 6 techniques to design and develop effective microlearning

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William J. Ryan, PhD is the Principal Consultant with Ryan Consulting, LLC using learning as a strategic business tool to develop and impact people to improve retention, engagement, and performance.

Bill has a demonstrated record of corporate and industrial management experience leading performance support and instructional design teams globally including government (Dept. of Energy), high technology (IBM & Westinghouse), and health-related industries including home health care and insurance (Humana).

Recent clients include Delta Faucet with a comprehensive talent staffing and development plan, Blue Circle Leadership developing a blended online program in leadership development, developing an implementation strategy for a Hiring for Competency model used by the National Retail Services, a state initiative focused on workforce development helping businesses retain and develop employees.

He is actively working with a clinical start-up focused on improved neonatal techniques for clinicians across the country and on a blended leadership and coaching program for a multi-state manufacturing concern. Bill holds a M.S. from Ithaca College focused on Instructional Design, and a Ph.D. in Computing Technology in Education from Nova Southeastern University.

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