NEW! Microlearning Design That Delivers Results Certificate


A Series of 4 Online Sessions Starting October 30, 2024


Register Early! Course size is limited.

 

Certificate Overview

Certificate Overview

You have training needs that can’t wait for a typical development cycle, and your learners can’t get sufficient time away from their jobs to complete training. So how can you make training that is short yet useful — and how can you make it fast? In this hands-on certificate, we’ll explore examples of microlearning that range from videos and games to application exercises and learn what was involved in the planning and execution. You’ll learn how to structure a microlearning lesson without skimping on practical, helpful information. You'll also gain new strategies to apply in your own organization when demands are increasing and deadlines are tight. We’ll explore how to create a laser-focused course outline that meets a specific business need; how to fine-tune your goals, target audience, content, and teaching methods to be most effective in a microlearning format. You’ll learn to distinguish between nice-to-have and must-have elements; match the right instructional and media strategies to fit your course, timeline and budget; and how to use teamwork and resources creatively when time and/or money are in short supply. You’ll leave with a microlearning lesson you have designed from scratch.

This is not a software course. This certificate focuses on content development, design, and delivery. It is not about authoring tools or software. It does not promote a singular product but rather uses multiple products for illustration purposes. The course will focus on eLearning and performance support systems rather than classroom training.

Bonus Items:

You'll work on your own microlearning lesson and have the opportunity to present it during the final session for feedback from your peers and the course instructor.


Prerequisites:  

The certificate is suited for designers looking to deliver content in smaller chunks.  It focuses on elearning and performance support systems rather than classroom training. Join the first session with one or two ideas for specific content you would like to deliver as microlearning. 


Who Should Attend:
This certificate is appropriate for subject matter experts, training designers, and eLearning designers and developers.

Course Objectives

In this certificate, you will learn to:

  • Build a case for when microlearning is an effective solution and when it's not.
  • Focus your microlearning designs on practice and application.
  • Focus on content that meets a specific business need in a short period of time.
  • Fine-tune your goals, target audience, content, and teaching methods to be most effective in the microlearning format.
  • Match the right instructional and media strategies to fit your course, your timeline, and your budget.

Sessions

Session 1
  • What is microlearning?
  • Building a case for microlearning
  • Working through a template for microlearning design
  • Outlining your lesson
Session 2
  • Applying the template
  • Identifying challenges and opportunities for microlearning demands
  • Working with subject-matter experts to focus on application and action
  • Storyboarding and beginning to build your lesson
Session 3
  • Designing succinct, short, on-point, and flexible content
  • Designing micro-lessons, micro-games, micro-scenarios, micro-discovery exercises, micro-reference tools
  • Completing your lesson
Session 4
  • Presenting your course for peer and instructor review
  • Peer reviewing your colleagues' courses

*NOTE:  The 4th session is a live “showcase” session during which you will have the opportunity to present your microlearning lesson and receive feedback from your peers and the course instructor. 10 participants will attend this final (4th) session from 12:00pm-1:30pm ET. If there are more than 10 participants, a second session will be added on the same day from 1:30pm - 3:00pm ET to provide interested participants with sufficient time to deliver and receive feedback. The course presenter will run a poll during the program to determine which session #4 slot applies to each person. You only need to attend 4 sessions total. If you do not wish to present your microlearning lesson during session #4, we request that you log in and participate by offering feedback.

 

Amy Morrisey

Instructor

Amy Morrisey
Production Manager, President, Artisan Learning
Amy Morrisey is the president of Artisan Learning, a custom-designed learning firm. As president, she stays focused on maintaining the high standards their clients have grown to expect. She loves leading a team of talented creatives, focused project managers, and very particular testers. Amy started with Artisan as a contract writer/instructional designer. Before working with Artisan, Amy spent 17 years in corporate training and development, predominantly teaching advocacy and leadership development. In addition, she coached teams and executives. She is a past board member of ATD Detroit. When she can, Amy loves to go all in on designing meaningful and actionable learning experiences.


Course Dates

Course Dates


OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2024 COURSE DATES: 

Session 1: Wednesday, October 30, 2024
Session 2: Wednesday, November 6, 2024
Session 3: Wednesday, November 13, 2024
Session 4*Wednesday, November 20, 2024
RAIN DATE: Wednesday, December 4, 2024
The "Rain Date" is a date to reserve on your calendar. It will be used in the unlikely event that an earlier session can not run as planned due to technical difficulties or a speaker emergency.

This course is comprised of four (4) live online sessions.

Each session is 2 hours in length. 

All sessions start at 12:00 noon Eastern Time (New York time). Here is the time of the sessions listed in various time zones:
  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am Pacific Time (PT)
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 noon Mountain Time (MT)
  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Central Time (CT)
  • 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm Eastern Time (ET)

    *NOTE:  Sessions #1-#3 run from 12:00pm - 2:00pm ET.  The 4th session is a live “showcase” session during which you will have the opportunity to present your microlearning lesson and receive feedback from your peers and the course instructor. 10 participants will attend this final (4th) session from 12:00pm-1:30pm ET. If there are more than 10 participants, a second session will be added on the same day from 1:30pm - 3:00pm ET to provide interested participants with sufficient time to deliver and receive feedback. The course presenter will run a poll during the program to determine which session #4 slot applies to each person. You only need to attend 4 sessions total. If you do not wish to present your microlearning lesson during session #4, we request that you log in and participate by offering feedback.
For times in other cities, visit Time & Date Converter. All sessions are recorded. In order to earn your Certificate of Completion, you must log in for and participate in each live course and successfully complete any homework assignments by specified deadlines. Recordings of sessions are intended for review purposes only.
 

Course Rates

Course Rates

Early Bird Registration 30+ days prior to course start date: $695

Registration within 30 days of course start date: $845

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Course Equipment

Course Equipment

IMPORTANT - You'll participate in online and collaborative activities in a number of ways, each designed to provide a unique means to interact and learn from experts and colleagues. All course delivery software operates at Internet connection speeds of 56.6 kbps or better, on PC, Mac and Unix platforms. Courses will use teleconferencing or VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol.) The login instructions emailed to you approximately one week prior to the start of the course will outline platform use as well as any headset requirements or suggestions. Each registrant must provide their own laptop or desktop computer and other equipment (such as a headset, if noted in your login instructions) in order to fully and successfully participate in the course. Please test your login information a minimum of 48 hours in advance on your course start date on the computer you will be using for the course.

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This program has been approved for a maximum of 7.5 points.
 

Certificate of Completion         eBadge

 Certificate of Completion and eBadge

After successfully completing your certificate program, you will receive a professionally produced Certificate of Completion and an eBadge. eBadges are transforming how your hard-earned achievements are recognized, shared and rewarded. You can showcase eBadges in your email signature or on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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