Microlearning is all the rage, but what is it exactly? What does a successful microlearning object look like? And, how are the pedagogical practices surrounding microlearning design and implementation? 

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

 12 - 1 p.m. CST

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Although the term has been in use since as early as 2002, the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, combined with the explosive growth of social media over the past decade has brought the concept of personalized mobile learning through bite-sized learning snippets to the forefront. 

Microlearning

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Digital Age

Karl M. Kapp

Professor at Bloomsburg University, Author, Consultant, Speaker 

Badrul H. Khan

Author and educator focused on web-based training and educational technology

Dr. Karl M. Kapp is an award-winning professor of Instructional Technology at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA. where he teaches instructional game design, gamification, and online learning design. He is the Director of Bloomsburg’s Institute for Interactive Technologies and is recognized internationally as an expert in the application of games, game-thinking and gamification to learning. 

Karl earned his doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He has authored or co-authored eight books including The Gamification of Learning and Instruction, it’s accompanying field book, and the widely popular, Play to Learn. His latest co-authored book with Robyn Defelice is Microlearning: Short and Sweet. Karl has authored ten LinkedIn Learning courses including Learning How to Increase Learner Engagement and has been a TEDx speaker.

Dr. Badrul Khan is a world-renowned author, speaker, and consultant in the field of e-learning and educational technology and is recognized as one of the foremost leaders in open and distance education around the world. He is credited with coining the term, "Web based instruction" and popularizing the concept through his 1997 best-selling book of the same name, which paved the way for the new field of e-learning.

Badrul has been honored with many awards and worldwide acclamation throughout his career. He has authored and coauthored 12 books and over 100 papers and has delivered keynote speeches on e-learning and distance learning at more than 50 international conferences. His Managing E-Learning Strategies book, first published in 2005, has been translated into 22 languages. On April 27, 2015 he was inducted into the United States Distance Learning Association Hall of Fame. He currently hosts his own TV show called Khan’s Digital World on a Fox affiliate. The show addresses critical technological issues impacting education, healthcare, commerce, government and social aspects of people’s everyday lives.

Dr. Badrul Khan has a connection to UTRGV in that he established the Master of Education in Educational Technology in 1994-1997.

Through the webinar, renowned authors, speakers, consultants, and educators, Drs. Badrul Khan and Karl Kapp will examine the recent phenomenon of "microlearning" happening online and traditional learning contexts for enhancing instruction, professional development, training, and personalized learning.