On Demand Content.
Many learners want shorter nuggets of content. It can be challenging, however, for instructional designers to fit everything they need to do into five- to seven minute chunks. If you’re not careful, the lessons can end up being mostly teaching, and what gets lost is the chance for learners to practice the skills being taught and the chance to apply the new skills to their own situation.
In this session, you’ll walk through a case study of 30 micro lessons (built in 30 days) that focus primarily on practice and application. You’ll learn how to keep the formal learning part to a minimum so you can give learners a chance to try techniques out for themselves and even apply them to their own lives immediately, before ever even leaving the course. You’ll get to see real-life examples of award-winning formats of micro learning, including branching scenarios, skills and drills, games, and application activities. You’ll even get a chance to walk through a simple flowchart to help you create your own micro lessons.
In this session, you will learn to:
• Focus your micro learning designs on practice and application.
• Pick a narrow, targeted topic that can be explored in a short period of time.
• Design opportunities for students to apply techniques to their own lives.
• Incorporate teaching points throughout an interaction, rather than use the “teach then quiz” model.