Microlearning Instructional Design™ (MID)

Reimagining How We Deliver Training.
Bite-sized Content + Instructional Design + Gamification + AI

Microlearning Instructional Design™ (MID) is the art and science of creating bite-sized, social, eLearning experiences leveraging storytelling, gamification and behavior nudges to move users from ‘passive to active’ participation.

Why Microlearning Alone is Not Enough

Microlearning is already used by over 70% of corporations as a powerful tool for knowledge acquisition and skill enhancement. But how effective is it? Are all microlearning tools the same? Microlearning is about small bites of information. If you break up an hour video into 60 1-minute bites, that is considered microlearning. Facebook and Instagram reels, TikTok, and Twitter could be recognized as forms of microlearning content delivery, but these are not effective training methods. At Gnowbe, we understand that microlearning alone is not enough to truly develop skills and change behaviors.

This is why we've consulted with adult learning experts and pioneered the Microlearning Instructional Design™ approach, or MID for short. We've combined instructional design principles, bite-sized content delivery, engaging elements of gamification and behavior design, and added new AI content, to revolutionize the way training is designed and delivered.

MID is about delivery. It’s about how to deliver training in more impactful ways grounded in over 30 years of research in adult learning, human development, and behavior design science. The methodology can be applied in all training contexts including in person, blended, flipped, hybrid, fully digital, synchronous and asynchronous.

How is this possible? Because MID is an approach and method for more effective delivery of training.

MID Academic Advisory Board

Meet the experts behind the Microlearning Instructional Design™ approach! Upon completion of each MID program, participants earn a certificate of completion signed by this esteemed board.

Neo Boon Siong
Professor

Former 2x Dean of the Nanyang Business School at the Nanyang Technological University

John J-H Kim
Professor

Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School
(EdTech Innovation Expert)
CEO of District Management Group

Dominique Turpin
Professor

European President at CEIBS
Professor of Marketing at CEIBS
Former Dean of External Relations
Former Dentsu Chaired Professor
Former IMD President

MID Programs

Welcome to the future of effective training design and delivery with Gnowbe's MID approachwhere innovation meets impact.

These programs are designed for all content creators - learning and development professionals, educators, facilitators, HR practitioners, coaches, speakers, thought leaders, authors, leaders and managers.

MID is more than just a methodology. It reimagines how we deliver training in ways that are more tailored to the needs of today's modern learners. We are at the forefront of redefining how microlearning experiences are created, driving the future of L&D (learning and development) by providing a comprehensive and engaging way of easily designing and delivering effective learning experiences.

MID: Anyone Can Create

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MID101 Certification: Microlearning Instructional Design™

$499 per individual

FREE with scholarship through the end of June 2024.

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MID201 Accreditation: Microlearning Instructional Design™

$4,999 per individual

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MID301 Partner Accreditation: Microlearning Instructional Design™

$4,999 per organization

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MID Curation Services

Check out our MID Curation Services!

Content Curation Services
  1. Get your content storyboarded and curated by our MID Team. Includes content assets such as ppt, videos, pdf, word documents, activities, assessment questions, etc.
Consulting for Content Curation
  1. Book some time with one of Gnowbe's MID Experts to receive strategic feedback and action steps to improve your content quality and maximize engagement and effectiveness through application of gamification and behavior nudging strategies. This can be for blended, in person, flipped or fully digital experiences.
Managed Services:
  1. Support the implementation of a project including onboarding users and clients, training creators and measuring impact.
Custom Software Integrations:
  1. Get integrated with existing HR/LMS systems, SSO, API, LXP for a custom fee depending on your requirements.
Interested in one or more of our services? Contact us for more info and next steps!
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MID: Anyone Can Create

Learn the basics of Instructional Design in minutes!

If you’re beginning to experiment with Instructional Design or keen to learn how to create quality content quickly, jump into Gnowbe’s easy step by step guide to successfully create & launch engaging online programs. As the title suggests; anyone can create with Gnowbe!

MID: Anyone Can Create

Learn the basics of Instructional Design in minutes!

If you’re beginning to experiment with Instructional Design or keen to learn how to create quality content quickly, jump into Gnowbe’s easy step by step guide to successfully create & launch engaging online programs. As the title suggests; anyone can create with Gnowbe!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Plan content that connects to the needs of your learners and achieves your objectives 
  • Design program structures and materials to optimize engagement
  • Launch & Measure the Impact that your program has on learners 

Who is this program designed for?

This program is designed for everyone who is passionate about content creation and on the lookout for opportunities to further their ID skills. If you’re just starting out in the world of Instructional Design, or have a demanding schedule which presently prevents you from engaging in an in depth Instructional Design course, this quick thirty minute program is for you. 

Cost:

This program has been made available to you for FREE, on the house from the Gnowbe (Microlearning Instructional Design) MID Team. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did creating it for you.

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MID101 Certification: Microlearning Instructional Design

Explore the foundations of Instructional Design through the lens of Microlearning & walk away certified in MID101!

In a world inundated with information, there is a need more than ever before, to create unforgettable, effective learning experiences that are relevant and engaging. Accomplishing this goal, is an art and a science, so Gnowbe decided to step in and help content creators everywhere to get ahead of the game! Introducing Microlearning Instructional Design or MID101!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how to apply the foundational principles of Instructional Design to your work
  • Explore a few key content creation tools & tips that facilitate engaging learning experiences (eg: Transformative Learning, Gamification & Learning Nudges)
  • Understand and apply Microlearning principles, to create a simple Gnowbe session that can be used to train, educate and empower creators and learners like yourself!
  • Receive a Level 1 Certificate in Microlearning Instructional Design!

Who is this program designed for?

This program is designed for everyone and anyone who is curious about Microlearning Instructional Design, passionate about learning and development or on the lookout for opportunities to further their skills in the art of content creation!

Cost:

Standard Cost $499, available for FREE until 20,000 Scholarships have been awarded!

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MID201 Accreditation: Microlearning Instructional Design

Design cutting-edge online content with built in social learning experiences to become a future-ready MID2 Accredited Microlearning Instructional Designer!

In a world inundated with information, there is a need more than ever before, to create unforgettable, effective and highly collaborative learning experiences that are relevant and engaging. With the basics acquired from MID101, it's time to delve into the "heart and soul" of instructional design and learn how to curate impactful content at the program level, now that you've aced content at the session level.

To create a rich learning journey for participants (that actually achieves measurable impact) is an art and a science and this is the goal of MID201. Learn the tools of the trade that our MID Team at Gnowbe use with clients every day and become our next accredited "Gnowbefyer" of content!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Unlearn, relearn, and apply new skills by adopting a learner-centered mobile-first microlearning mindset
  • Have practiced strategically applying learning theories and instructional design principles through a variety of short exercises and practical applications
  • Attend a three hour Masterclass
  • Create and submit three unique programs for feedback and assessment: Personal program, Soft Skills Program, Technical skills Program

Who is this program designed for?

This program is designed for instructional designers at any level and professional experience - as long as you wish to learn the art and science of Microlearning Instructional Design AND have successfully completed MID101.

Cost:

Standard Cost $4,999, on sale for a limited time for $1,499

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MID301 Accreditation: Microlearning Instructional Design

Train your teams and organizations to design cutting-edge online content with built in social learning experiences, enabling them to become future-ready MID2 Accredited Microlearning Instructional Designers!

A training program, to equip MID2 Accredited Graduates with the skills to effectively train others how to deliver MID2 to their groups and organizations. This is the ultimate goal of Gnowbe: to multiply the impact of effective teaching and learning. We are very excited to offer this unique opportunity, and work with organizations who desire to become training partners who are passionate about providing high quality training to their teams. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain inside knowledge about how MID2 was constructed and why it was designed the way it was
  • Learn how to deliver, teach and train others in instructional design practices (with practical tips and tricks included to facilitate online and in person trainings)
  • Deliver a short training in a small group setting and receive feedback/live workshopping from our MID Team Experts
  • Successfully measure impact: Understand how to construct assessment such as the rubric criteria created and implemented for MID2, use this rubric criteria to accurately assess learner progress and performance in instructional design principles and assess learner transformation 

Who is this program designed for?

This program is designed for MID2 Accredited graduates who wish to become Gnowbe training partners who are passionate about providing high quality training to their teams. Note: Requires a minimum of 3 MID2 Accredited graduates in an organization in order to qualify. 

Cost:

$4,999 USD per organization, for a minimum of 3 MID201 Accredited Graduates in attendance 

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