Don’t Just Learn It; Do It!

Microlessons Focused on Practice and Application

Session by Diane Elkins, Co-Founder of Artisan E-Learning.

View the session recording from Learning Solutions – Available with a free eLearningGuild membership.


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 microlessons (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 many formats of microlearning, including branching scenarios, skills and drills, games, and application activities.


Learn more about this project and types of microlessons created by viewing the video in our portfolio.