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Trainer's Institute Day 4: Gamification and Microlearning

  • 02 Oct 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • First National Business Park; 14010 FNB Parkway, Omaha NE 68154; First Floor


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Trainer's Institute Day 4


Professional development opportunities for new and experienced professional concepts with real-world application, best practices, and current industry trends that can be immediately applied in the workplace.

Gamification - It's Not What You Think

Morning Session (8:00am - 12:00pm)

      Facilitator: Kim Whiteside        

Games have been an interactive "go-to" element in training and development for decades. In the age of high-tech, sophisticated digital games and ubiquitous game playing on mobile devices, the learning industry has begun infusing principles commonly found in games into learning design. In this workshop, participants will distinguish traditional training games from principles of gamification. They will mine their own personal experience with games and develop a framework with which to incorporate gamification into their own courses and workshops.

 * Define Gamification
 * List characteristics of games and gaming
 * Explain ways to enhance learning using skill-based gaming strategies
 * Present a convincing use case for gamification in training and learning experiences

Kim has over 20 years of experience in the adult learning field. She has a master’s degree in Adult Learning and Performance from Drake University and holds three professional certifications: Executive Coaching, Experiential Learning, and Career Counseling. 

In her current role as Instructional Systems Designer at Metropolitan Community College, Kim partners with faculty and staff to create engaging learning experiences for both credit and non-credit courses.


Microlearning 101:  What Microlearning Is, Why it Works, and How to Develop a Microlearning Program for Your Learners

Afternoon Session (1:00pm - 5:00pm)

Facilitator: AnnMarie Marlier

Is your learning delivery is passive (think long slide presentations packed with detailed information) and/ or not as effective as you’d like it to be? If so, then you may not be addressing the needs of your always busy workforce and need to revise how you craft and deliver learning to your organization. By documenting and sharing the lessons they’re learning on a day to day basis, organizations build capacity and gain an unrealized, competitive advantage. 
Microlearning, defined as “special moments or episodes of learning while dealing with specific tasks or content, and engaging in small but conscious steps” has been a part of adult learning for approximately 20 years, primarily in the fields of e-learning, training, and learning and development (Hug, 2007, p. 18).   What sets microlearning apart from other learning formats is the time parameters, focused objectives, and amount of content, however, even in microlearning, models and formats vary widely.
Microlearning transcends media format, modality, pedagogy, andragogy, and learning environments.   As such, it is an ideal way for organizational leaders to engage and support learners and build capacity through learning innovation (learning journeys, microlearning and learning platforms) without requiring extensive time commitments.
Hug, Theo. Microlearning: Didactics of Microlearning. New York: Waxmann Verlag, 2007.

Identify key principles and characteristics of innovative microlearning experiences
Apply core concepts of microlearning theory to practical examples
Compare and contrast mobile microlearning methods for continued learner engagement
Evaluate means of assessing microlearning efforts
Develop a basic microlearning lesson and “course” outline using a template
More details regarding this presentation will be posted soon. 

AnnMarie Marlier, Ph.D. has helped adults learn and develop in in a variety of environments and through a variety of leadership roles in higher education, adult basic education, corporate training, and not-for-profit organizations over the past 25+ years.. She holds a Ph.D. in Urban Education with an emphasis in Adult, Continuing, and Higher education, a M.Ed. in Adult Education, and a B.A. in Communications and English. Additionally, AnnMarie is a certified Prior Learning Assessor through the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning.

Vince Lindenmeyer, Ph.D. has a deep desire to make learning lifelong, meaningful and relational for adult learners. A retired US Army officer, Colonel Vince Lindenmeyer, Ph.D., is currently an adjunct professor with Creighton University for the Ed.D Leadership doctoral program teaching Organizational Theory & Behavior, Military Leadership, and Change Theory & Practice. He has a BS in Systems Engineering, a MS in Logistics Management, M.Ed., a MA in Strategic Studies, and a Ph.D. in Education. Vince has led organizations in both the private and public sectors and is currently serving as Chief Learning Officer for Ginosko, LLC

Registration Pricing:

Single Day Event

Early Bird Member (through August 12): $185

Member (starting August 13): $210

Non-Member: $235 


Days 1-4 Package

Early Bird Member (through August 12): $680

Member (starting August 13): $750

Non-Member: $900 (includes a one year ATD Nebraska Membership - $60 Value)


Days 1-5 Package

Early Bird Member (through August 12): $750

Member (starting August 13): $835

 Non-Member: $985 (Includes a one year ATD Nebraska Membership - $60 Value)  


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(Days 1-4 or Days 1-5 Packages)



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