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Pre-Conference Workshop A8

Big Benefits in Small Packages: The Neuroscience of Micro-Learning

  Price: 90.00 €   Status: places available

OEB speaker Margie Meacham

Margie Meacham

Chief Freedom Officer, Learningtogo, USA


Are you constantly being asked to do more with fewer resources, and in less time?

Are your stakeholders demanding "micro-learning," without necessarily understanding whether or not this solution is right for your learning audience?

Are you struggling with the question "Just how long should micro-learning take?"

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, come to Big Benefits in Small Packages: The Neuroscience of Micro-Learning to find the answers. In this interactive Pre-Conference Workshop you will learn:

  • How microlearning builds engagement and retention in the learner’s brain.
  • Why micro-learning has become so popular with learning audiences around the world.
  • A step-by-step method for evaluating existing content to determine if it is a good fit for a microlearning approach.
  • A design methodology to convert existing legacy designs into effective microlearning modules.
  • How to apply the same methodology to develop new microlearning modules.

Social media has changed learner expectations. The evidence suggests that short, targeted content can maximize learner engagement and increase business results. But it’s not so easy to change the way you design learning. With disruptive technologies changing the nature of work, you’re facing pressure to produce more results with less – less time, smaller staffs, fewer resources, and shorter learner attention spans.

While microlearning may be a solution, it takes time and resources to rethink instructional design. Then there’s the challenge of all that existing content. Starting from scratch is just too costly and time-consuming. Microlearning isn’t just a way to design new learning; it can be a way to revitalize existing content too.

Who will benefit most?

This topic is applicable to all experience levels. Instructional designers, eLearning developers, and training managers may find it most interesting.