Entries by Craig Dunkley

Using Microlearning for Post-Event Reinforcement and Performance Support

By Carla Torgerson and Sue Iannone In the last installment, we explored how to use microlearning techniques to prepare learners for live training events.  But what about after the event?  Can microlearning techniques help learners retain what they learned, as well as perform better in their jobs?  Yes, they can.  Here’s how. Why Reinforce Learning […]

Using Microlearning as Preparation for Live Learning Events

By Carla Torgerson and Sue Iannone In previous articles, we defined microlearning and we described how long (or short) microlearning materials should be.  Now, it’s time to move into application.  We previously defined microlearning as short content that could be used as preparation before a learning event, follow-up to support a learning event, stand-alone training, […]

What is Microlearning?

By Carla Torgerson and Sue Iannone “Microlearning” is a huge buzz word in learning and development (L&D) these days.  It seems like everyone is doing it or wants to be doing it.  The problem is, people often have a hard time defining just what “it” is.  In addition, there’s even less certainty around how to […]

Is Interactivity Always Best?

By Nathan Pienkowski It’s almost a given these days that learning programs need to be interactive.  Instructional designers are constantly looking for ways to boost interactivity as a means of increasing engagement, uptake, and retention.  To be sure, there are very good reasons for this. But, are there times when interactivity is counter-productive?  Are there […]

Behavioral Objectives vs. Learning Objectives

By Sue Iannone For any learning and development (L&D) program, training managers and directors will create learning objectives.  These objectives articulate the discreet things that learners should be able to do after participating in a program.  Learning objectives are extremely important, but they’re only part of the story. Ultimately, L&D efforts are about driving behavior […]

Are “Modern Learners” Really That Different?

By Nathan Pienkowski In recent years, a lot of ink has been spilled regarding the idea of the “Modern Learner.”  In this article, we discuss whether the so-called “Modern Learner” is really that much different from any other learner.  The answer is yes…and no…and that has implications for Learning and Development (L&D) professionals.  Let’s dig […]