Making Bite-Sized Work: 5 Tips for Creating Effective Microlearning
ATD Capabilities: Learning Sciences, Instructional Design, and Training Delivery & Facilitation
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Description:Microlearning is hot right now. It seems everyone is “going micro” or wants to be. But with all the hype, how do you ensure your microlearning is instructionally sound so you can have a maximum effect on performance?
In this session, we’ll look at four key ways you can use microlearning. Then we will share five recommendations for designing effective microlearning resources in various formats and will exemplify them by showing real pieces of microlearning that organizations are using to improve performance.
You will learn best practices for creating your own microlearning resources through examples of microlearning done well and leave with new ideas for successfully incorporating microlearning into your organization.
About the Presenter:
Carla Torgerson, MEd, MBA
Director of Instructional Design
Bull City Learning
Carla Torgerson, MEd, MBA, has more than 15 years of experience as an instructional designer and instructional strategist both on internal teams of large organizations and in several consulting firms. She has worked with numerous Fortune 500 clients including Intuit, McDonald’s, Netflix, Facebook, Fidelity, Cargill, Medtronic, Merck, and Best Western. She has designed solutions ranging from $15,000 to more than $2 million.
Carla has presented her thought leadership in the areas of eLearning, mobile learning, and microlearning across the nation at conferences, events, and workshops of leading learning organizations, including ATD and The eLearning Guild. Additionally, Carla developed MILE, the MIcroLEarning Design Model© and is the author of The Microlearning Guide to Microlearning and Designing Microlearning (with Sue Iannone).
Carla is a consummate consultant who specializes in designing learning solutions to meet the needs of her clients, their businesses, and their learners. She is able to see training needs from both the perspective of the business and the learner, enabling her to create solutions that balance the needs of both groups and delight her clients. Carla has deep expertise in designing interactive and engaging learning materials, particularly in electronic environments, and using agile and iterative approaches to achieve quality solutions that improve performance.
Carla is currently a Director of Instructional Design at Bull City Learning, a specialized eLearning agency that provides digital learning solutions for companies in a wide range of industries, as well as non-profit organizations. Bull City Learning offers a full suite of solutions including learning needs assessments, curriculum design, content development, and training deployment support.
Carla has a Master of Education (MEd) focused on technology-based education. She also has a Master of Business Administration (MBA), which helps her to see training through a business lens.
Carla grew up in western Canada where she developed a love for downhill skiing, biking, and camping. She currently lives in North Carolina with her awesome husband, Tom, and their very curious seven-year-old son, John. She loves to travel with her family, and they have explored the United States from coast to coast.
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