Microlearning has been a popular topic in the eLearning industry for many years now.
Many people still don't agree on the same definition, but I think it's safe to say that most definitions involve two elements: Shorter media of any kind, and mostly short videos.
Instead of forcing learners to sit through a training video that is an hour long, target your message and create individually focused, shorter videos instead.
LaTarshia Wooten gave an amazing virtual session at last year’s online version of DevLearn. And we are so happy she joined us on IDIODC so the community can get to know her as well. She's a motivated practitioner of Learning Experience Design and quickly embracing a growing career.
We discussed five different methods for creating microlearning videos and the pros and cons of each. We also talked about why microlearning is a trend and what the value is to your business. You’ll also benefit from hearing about her experience starting in marketing and making the transition to Learning Experience Designer.
We’ve had several episodes with other guests discussing the relationship between what marketing professionals do and what we do. But I think this is the first time we’ve had a guest that has moved from a marketing job into an LxP role. It’s a great episode and a great conversation.
Who knows, you may already be creating microlearning and didn't even know it.
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LaTarshia Wooten is a Learning Experience Designer with a background in communication and educational media. She has four years of experience programming eLearning courses. She also has experience implementing and serving as an administrator on a learning management system as well as programming videos using a variety of tools. Also, in the last few years, she's had the opportunity to speak at various conferences such as DevLearn and Learning Solutions. She believes that learning should be fun, interactive, and provides value to the learner.
Instructional Designers in Offices Drinking Coffee (affectionately known as IDIODC) is a weekly live videocast and podcast that helps instructional designers with pain points and provides best practices and industry insight.
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