On October 29, Shannon Tipton of Learning Rebels was in the Netherlands at the invitation of aNewSpring to host a one-day masterclass. A masterclass beyond the hype. The hype was already well underway, receiving another boost when Tony Bingham, president of the ATD, promoted it in a room filled with 10,000 L&D professionals during his opening speech at the ATD conference in Atlanta in 2017. According to Bingham, microlearning was ‘the’ theme of the moment.
Shannon Tipton was caught a bit off-guard by this statement, but she also knew that the workshop she was giving later that day would get a lot of attention. And she was happy about it. Her company isn’t called ‘Learning Rebels’ without a reason. A learning rebel thinks solutions should be logical and effective (‘it must make sense’). Above all, solutions must have a purpose. That’s why she started her masterclass by explaining what microlearning really is and talking about some frequent misconceptions about microlearning.