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Microlearning Certificate

Use bite-sized learning for employee development.

Close a knowledge or performance gap by curating, creating, and crowdsourcing bite-sized learning opportunities for your team – which they can access anytime and anywhere.

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Credits: CEU 1.4 MORE
Level: Capable
Role(s): Instructional Designer More
Language(s): English More
Capability Area(s): Knowledge Management More



Course Info

In today’s VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) world, your workforce needs to develop new knowledge and skills at a rapid pace. In this highly practical course, you’ll get access to ATD’s MILE model for microlearning and leave ready to design and develop a practical and effective microlearning program.

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In today’s VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) world, your workforce needs to develop new knowledge and skills at a rapid pace. In this highly practical course, you’ll get access to ATD’s MILE model for microlearning and leave ready to design and develop a practical and effective microlearning program.

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. You’ll review case studies with an eye toward identifying design ideas that you can incorporate into your own programs. Additionally, you’ll learn what to do once you have implemented microlearning—including how to measure for effectiveness and keep your
program content current.

Why You Should Attend:

  • Quickly and efficiently create learning content that expedites a learner’s mastery of specific skills and enables you to meet both stakeholder and client needs.
  • Use the MILE model to develop bite-sized learning programs that your employees will not only want to use, but also share with others.
  • Determine the best way to assess learning and measure the organizational impact of your program so you can continuously improve.

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What You Will Learn
  • 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.
Microlearning INSIGHT

Are You Ready to Deliver Microlearning?

Microlearning is a hot topic in talent development, but it seems to be vaguely defined. Many in the field refer to microlearning as learning that occurs in bite-sized chunks. In Microlearning to...

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Micro learning Certificate—Carla Torgerson

Our facilitator, Carla Torgerson, discusses the Microlearning Certificate.

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Topic 1 - What is Microlearning?
Lesson 1: What is Microlearning?
Lesson 2: Why is Microlearning So Exciting?
Lesson 3: Microlearning Effectiveness
Topic 2 - Ways You Can Use Microlearning
Lesson 1: Microlearning Case Study
Lesson 2: Microlearning Use Case
Lesson 3: Scaling Content for a Micro-Delivery
Topic 3 - Micro-Content Generation
Lesson 1: The Three Cs of Content Generation
Lesson 2: Best Practices for Designing Microlearning
Lesson 3: Creating Your Own Microlearning Resource
Topic 4 - Ways of Using Microlearning
Lesson 1: Strengths of Each Medium
Lesson 2: Microlearning Compatability Assessment
Lesson 3: MILE: The MicroLEarning Design Model
Topic 5 - Designing and Creating a Microlearning Program
Lesson 1: Identify Performance Objectives
Lesson 2: Program Technology and Structure
Lesson 3: Create or Select Resources
Topic 6 - Getting People Interested in Your Microlearning Program
Lesson 1: Revisiting the Design Methodolgy Worksheet
Lesson 2: Improving Searchability
Lesson 3: Creating Stickiness
Lesson 4: Your Promotion Strategy
Topic 7 - Understanding a Program's Value
Lesson 1: MILE Model: Monitor, Modify, and Evaluate
Lesson 2: Measuring Impact
Lesson 3: Keeping it Current
Lesson 4: Your Monitoring Plan
Topic 8 - Conclusion
Lesson 1: Microlearning Case Study
Lesson 2: Additional Uses of Microlearning
Lesson 3: Your Monitoring Plan
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.

Level: Capable
Roles: Instructional Designer, Trainer/Facilitator, Learning Technologist
Language: English, Chinese
What Our Participants Are Saying
Amy Sherman

“The tools and activities used in this certificate program have prepared me to make microlearning a reality in my organization. It’s energizing to gain expertise in a skill that enables me to provide more relevant, practical learning for years to come. Bravo!”

Dan Leavitt
Dan Leavitt

"The two-day Microlearning Certificate program with ATD was a key inspiration to our new microlearning program and a practical way to start working with and learning from other L&D professionals.”

Britt McDonnell

"After doing a little research, I discovered ATD has by far the broadest and deepest resources available to professionals in training and development." 

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Things to Know


For full-day face-to-face and live online programs, participation in all originally scheduled days of the program, including both face-to-face and live online formats, is mandatory in order to receive the certificate of completion and 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.

For multi-week, live online programs with five 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. To be marked complete for that one session, please email [email protected]. For programs with four or fewer sessions, attendance at all live sessions is required to receive a certificate. All sessions will be recorded and available for participants to review throughout the program for your reference.

ATD requires active participation throughout the program to receive credit. Active participation in live online sessions includes, but is not limited to, participating in virtual classroom activities, discussions, breakout sessions, and intersession work. Please note that using a tablet or mobile device significantly limits your ability to fully and actively participate.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, a certificate will be issued to you through the ATD Learning Platform at the end of the program.


14.0 learning hours

1.4 CEUs awarded

This program is eligible for 14.0 professional development hours or recertification points from the ATD Certification Institute (ATD CI) for the APTD or CPTD credential.

This program has been approved for 14.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

This program is valid for 14.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


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