Microlearning Certificate

Use snack-sized learning for employee development.

Microlearning—learning in short bursts that anyone can access anytime—is the next big thing in learning and development. In this hands-on, practical workshop, explore what microlearning is, why it’s hot now, and how to employ MILE, a microlearning design model, to create outstanding, bite-sized learning programs. The MILE model gives you a road map to create a program structure, gather resources using the three Cs (curate, create, and crowdsource), and implement, promote, and evaluate your programs.

The Mobile Learning Certificate runs from January 22–23, 2018. The workshop begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. each day.

Learning Objectives

After this program, you will be able to:

  • Apply MILE, a microlearning design model, to design and develop a microlearning program.
  • Use the three Cs (curate, create, and crowdsource) to gather the best microlearning resources.
  • Ensure that learners are aware of your program and visit or revisit it in a moment of need.
  • Determine the best way to assess learning in the program.
  • Measure impact in a variety of ways.
  • Continually improve the program to ensure outstanding results.
  • Construct innovative designs that best meet microlearning principles.



This program is for learning professionals who want to create and deliver microlearning programs that learners engage with and share with others. If you want to develop a microlearning program or determine how this new approach to learning can have a positive influence on your organization’s learning strategy, this program is for you. 

Program Topics

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Carla Torgerson has more than 15 years of experience as an instructional designer and instructional strategist. She is a senior instructional designer and the owner of Torgerson Consulting, where she teaches workshops on topics such as designing e-learning, mobile learning, and microlearning. Carla also teaches workshops about e-learning and mobile learning for ATD. In past roles, Carla has consulted with numerous Fortune 500 clients, including McDonald's, Netflix, Facebook, Express, Fidelity, Cargill, Medtronic, Merck, and Best Western. She has designed solutions ranging from $15,000 to more than $2 million.

Carla has a master’s degree in education focused in technology-based education. She also has a master of business administration (MBA), which helps her to see training through a business lens. She has authored numerous blogs and articles, including a chapter in Michael Allen's 2012 e-Learning Annual.


  • This program is valid for 21 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.
  • Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.
  • This program may be eligible for up to 14 CPLP recertification points.
  • This program has been pre-approved for 14 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Registration Fees

ATD Member: US $1,120
Nonmember: US $1,480*

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