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Microlearning Certificate
Use snack-sized learning for employee development.
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Microlearning—learning in short bursts that anyone can access anytime—is the next big thing in learning and development. In this hands-on, practical workshop, explore what microlearning is, why it’s hot now, and how to employ MILE, a microlearning design model, to create outstanding, bite-sized learning programs. The MILE model gives you a road map to create a program structure, gather resources using the three Cs (curate, create, and crowdsource), and implement, promote, and evaluate your programs.

When faced with needing to learn something new, we all look to the fastest possible way to gain that skill or knowledge. Microlearning (or nanolearning) is a way learning and development professionals can meet this need. If you can address learning needs more quickly and efficiently, employees will be grateful (and so will their managers).

In this practical program, you’ll dive into the MILE model and the latest research to determine the best microlearning strategy for your organization’s business needs. You’ll come out ready to design and develop a microlearning program that addresses the learning needs of employees across your entire organization, one that they will not only want to use, but also share with others. We’ll review case studies with an eye toward identifying design ideas that you can incorporate into your own programs. Additionally, this course will show you what to do once you have implemented microlearning—including how to measure for effectiveness and keep your program content current.

Course Information
Why You Should Attend?
  • Learn more about the microlearning trend and how to make it work for your organization.
  • Gain access to a design model for developing microlearning programs.
  • Through research and case studies, review design approaches you can incorporate into your programs.
What to Expect?
  • Books: Receive a copy of The Microlearning Guide to Microlearning.
  • Supplemental Resources: MILE job aid and worksheet.
  • Online Courses Only: During the online program, you will collaborate in real time with your facilitator and classmates using interactive group discussions, polls, chats, and whiteboards.

Technical Requirements:

  • Face-to-face programs: A computer is required during class.
  • Online: The online version of this program is conducted in the WebEx Training Center. Special software is not required. You only need a standard web browser and telephone or VoIP capability to participate.
Who Should Attend?

This program is for learning professionals who want to create and deliver microlearning programs that learners engage with and share with others. If you want to develop a microlearning program or determine how this new approach to learning can have a positive influence on your organization’s learning strategy, this program is for you.

ATD education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organization development practitioners—but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.

What Will I Learn?

After this program, you will be able to:

  • Apply MILE, a microlearning design model, to design and develop a microlearning program.
  • Use the three Cs (curate, create, and crowdsource) to gather the best microlearning resources.
  • Ensure that learners are aware of your program and visit or revisit it in a moment of need.
  • Determine the best way to assess learning in the program.
  • Measure impact in a variety of ways.
  • Continually improve the program to ensure outstanding results.
  • Construct innovative designs that best meet microlearning principles.
How Long Is This Course?
  • Face-to-Face: 2 days
  • Online: 6 sessions, 12 hours total
  • On-Site: Flexible dates & duration
Can I Earn Credit?

Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program. This program may be eligible for up to 14 CPLP recertification points. This program may be eligible for up to 14 APTD recertification points. This program has been pre-approved for 14 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This program is valid for 14 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrm.org/certification.

What Is The Attendance Policy?

Face-to-Face Courses
Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program is mandatory in order to receive the certificate of completion and 1.4 CEUs. Participants who miss more than two hours of the entire program will not be eligible to receive the certificate. Participants who fulfill the attendance requirement will receive a certificate at the end of the program.

Online Courses
Participation in all online sessions at their originally scheduled day and time is mandatory to receive a completion certificate and 1.4 CEUs. All sessions will be recorded and available for participants to review throughout the program.

ATD requires active participation in our online program to receive credit for the program Active participation includes, but is not limited to, participating in virtual classroom activities, discussions, breakout sessions, and intersession work.

For programs with 5 or more sessions, one missed live session can be made up by listening to the session recording in full. Participants who miss more than one live session will not be eligible to receive the certificate. For programs with 4 or fewer sessions, attendance at all live sessions is required to receive a certificate. If you meet the eligibility requirements, a certificate will be issued to you through the ATD Learning Portal at the end of the program.

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