View Post

In Defense of Microlearning

In microlearning by JD Dillon

If your car starts to skid, steer it in the direction you want the car to go. Don’t over-correct or turn in the opposite direction. Steer purposefully into the skid until the issue is settled. This is solid advice for driving in icy and snowy conditions. It also comes in handy …

View Post

Answers to EVERY question from the #ATD2018 microlearning panel

In microlearning by JD Dillon

The 2018 ATD International Conference & Expo played host to the BIGGEST microlearning panel discussion EVER! I played host and was joined on stage by 3 of the most experienced microlearning practitioners in the industry: Shannon Tipton (Learning Rebels), Stephen Meyer (Rapid Learning Institute) and Diane Elkins (Artisan E-Learning). Rather …

View Post

Microlearning summarized

In General L&D, microlearning by JD Dillon

Last week, I delivered a session on microlearning as part of the eLearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference in Las Vegas. You can check out the full presentation at the bottom of this post. The overall thesis is that “microlearning” isn’t a real thing. Rather, L&D should always be looking for ways to better …

View Post

How to build microlearning

In General L&D, microlearning by JD Dillon

I simply define “microlearning” as learning that fits. I explored the WHYS behind microlearning in this post. Now I’d like to share my experience with the HOWs. In my session “More Than Micro – Designing Learning That Fits,” I break down the process I have been using for several years …

View Post

How to overcome 3 popular objections to microlearning

In microlearning by JD Dillon

Microlearning is just learning that fits. That’s it! Check out this post for my full explanation of the term. Implementing a microlearning strategy isn’t just about new content or technology. It requires a fundamental mindset shift throughout your entire organization. We must help people change the way they view learning as …

View Post

Microlearning is just learning that fits. That’s it!

In microlearning by JD Dillon

Microlearning seems to be THE popular topic of conversation right now. While L&D pros are debating about it and organizations are saying they want it, very few people seem to understand what “it” is. It’s also getting more and more difficult for curious L&D pros to get past the noise as vendors …

View Post

Microlearning is A LOT more than smaller content

In microlearning by JD Dillon

I had the awesome opportunity to join the ATD South Florida Chapter for their Innovative Learning Conference earlier this week. Axonify was one of the event sponsors, and I presented on behalf of the team. My topic: microlearning. I’ll admit it. I’m not a fan of the term “microlearning.” Trendy terms …