A2: Minding the Skills Gap in Africa with Microlearning

ROOM: AD03

EVENT LEADER:

Ferhana Dostmohamed, FD Learning Consulting, Canada

DESCRIPTION:

Microlearning is an important design tool for the creation of just-in-time content. Often smaller, easy-to-access content allows organisations to build manageable learning without making key workers unavailable for work because of long training programmes.

Microlearning also provides the flexibility to focus on specific skills development at an individual level, allowing the tailoring of learning across an organisation.

Participants will learn key guiding principles to design a Microlearning storyboard and will discuss how the design can be applied and developed using different digital methods. They will develop an appreciation of micro-learning and its benefits, enabling them to understand how it can support the development of skills in companies and organisations. This workshop will also identify key skills gaps across Africa and explain how micro-learning can help to bridge them.

TARGET AUDIENCE(S):

Learning professionals, knowledge management professionals, subject matter experts, heads of departments, HR professionals.

TARGET AUDIENCE SECTOR(S):

Workplace learning, higher education, primary, secondary education, public sector, health, finance.

PARTICIPANT LEVEL:

All are welcome

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE:

Basic understanding of learning and development.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES:

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will have the ability to:

  • Gain clarity on what Microlearning is and the advantages of applying this design strategy to support up-skilling staff in your organisation in a tailored and just-in-time manner.
  • Review tools and skills required to create Microlearning.
  • Identify key skills gaps in Africa across various industries which may benefit to be addressed through Micro-Learning.

FEE:

African participants who are not working for international organisations or global corporations may register for €30, all other participants may register for €40. This half day event includes a tea/coffee break and materials.