MediaPro Wins Silver in National Microlearning Competition

On: October 4, 2016
MediaPro has been honored with Training Magazine's 2016 silver Learning Design Challenge in the Microlearning category

Training Magazine has honored MediaPro with a silver award in the microlearning category of their 2016 Learning Design Challenge.

The Learning Design Challenge, or LDC, honors best practices in e-Learning from learning developers, end-user organizations, and students from across the country. Training Magazine experts ranked entries from five categories: Gamification, learning analytics, microlearning, mobile learning, and social/collaborative learning.

This year, MediaPro earned a silver in the microlearning category for demonstrating multiple ways to deploy microlearning experiences from the Adaptive Awareness Portal, MediaPro’s cloud-based tool for running security and privacy awareness programs.

Tom Pendergast, MediaPro’s Chief Strategist for Security, Privacy, and Compliance, demonstrated just-in-time delivery in response to a simulated phishing email. Using MediaPro’s proprietary Adaptive Architecture, Dr. Pendergast showed how multiple lengths of training could be built to fit a variety of user needs.

“We’ve built microlearning principles into our Adaptive Awareness Portal from the beginning, so I’m thrilled to see our team’s efforts honored with an award from Training Magazine,” Dr. Pendergast said.

Microlearning is the practice of delivering small bits of learning content over short periods of time. The theory behind microlearning presumes that learners have relatively short attention spans, and will not effectively absorb training when it’s delivered over the course of many hours. In practice, microlearning can also be built into an organization’s training deployment strategy to deliver training when it is most needed.

Among the many features of the Awareness Portal that reflect its long-standing alignment to microlearning principles is the Course Builder tool, which allows organizations to assemble, brand, and configure courses of any size.

MediaPro’s proprietary Course Builder draws from more than 15 hours of modular source content from any or all of MediaPro’s adaptive training content libraries. By offering the ability to assemble content like building blocks, Course Builder allows users to mix and match topics to meet unique requirements of specific job functions, rather than providing a less relevant, static set of topics to all employees.

This year, the LDC judges reviewed 92 submissions, each of which consisted of a less-than-five-minute video demonstrating the entrant’s e-Learning innovation. Visit the LDC website to see a full list of the award winners.

See MediaPro’s submission video for yourself below:


 
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