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The Instructional Design for Micro-Learning Certificate
Online Training Program (IDML Online)

Important Note:

The IDML Online is offered only to the past-participants of Creative Agni's ID courses.

The Instructional Design and Content
                        Develoment Certificate Course by Shafali R. Anand

The IDML Program shall not be offered during 2023.

About the Online Implementation of the IDML Program

The online sessions of the IDML course are conducted exactly as the contact sessions, except that the Sunday classes are organized in the form of Zoom meetings (3.5 hours every Sunday for eight Sundays.) The assignments, project administration, class-activities, online discussions are conducted in the same manner as in all our contact programs/courses. This program requires the same dedication from its participants that is expected from the participants of our contact programs/courses.

Visit "How to join the IDML Online Program" section to download the application form.

Note: The classroom version for this course (IDML - contact course) shall remain suspended until the Covid situation improves.



Name of the Program:

Instructional Design for Micro-Learning (IDML) Online Certificate Program

Who should join?

Content Writers, Content Developers, Instructional Designers, Subject Matter Experts, Editors,Trainers and other professionals engaged in designing and developing content for eLearning, Training, or Publishing, and desirous of making themselves future-ready with the ability to storyboard for mobile-learning.

The ideal candidate for this online training program has a flair for writing, 2 to 5 years of content-related experience, a strong urge to excel in the field of instructional design, a burning desire to awe the audience, and the willingness to work hard for two months for forging a future that shimmers with the confidence of knowledge.

Note: This program will need your unwavering commitment and about 10 hours of your time on a weekly basis.

Expected Entry Skills:

Language Skills: Good command over written English
Computer Skills: Internet and computer skills
Education: Graduation in any discipline (for those educated outside India, this course requires that you have at least 15 years of education.)
ID Skills: Basic ID skills with some prior experience of storyboarding.

Primary Training Goal:

Upon completing this program, the learner should be able to develop instructionally effective micro-nuggets for mobile-learning.

Read the Testimonials / Reviews of the earlier participants of my courses and training programs here.

The IDML Program Content Outline:

    1. What is micro-Learning?
      • Definition
      • Scope
    2. The micro-learning audience or the Micro-learner
    3. The consumption patterns of micro-learning
    4. The ID Process for designing and developing eLearning
    5. Three important constraints for the micro-learning designer
      • Space
      • Time
      • Attention
    6. Establishing a goal for a micro-learning nugget
    7. Instructional Design Principles that aid Micro-learning creation
      • ARCS
      • Dale's Cone
      • Principles of Andragogy
    8. Understanding habituation
    9. Understanding the mobile interface
    10. Identfying and Understanding the four types of mobile controls
    11. Designing micro-nuggets
    12. Storyboarding micro-nuggets for mobile learning

The IDML Online Program Methodology:

This program is designed and will be delivered using a constructivist methodology and will require continual participation from the learners.

The program will require that you:

  1. attend all the Sunday Zoom classroom sessions.
  2. participate in the weekly online discussions
  3. complete your assignments on time
  4. take the quiz, complete your micro-project, and engage in all other activities (group-activities, practice-activities, assessments) as required and complete them on time.

Training Program Duration:

4 Weeks – 8 Sessions of 1.5 hours each delivered through Zoom on every Saturday Evening. Total length of the session: about 3 hours and 15-30 minutes with a ten-minute break in the middle.
(Please Note: The course shall be conducted online and you can take it from anywhere in the world.)

Conducted By:

Shafali R. Anand
Founder & Chief Envisionist
Creative Agni Consulting and Training
Editor & Publisher -The FOUNT
Formerly, Chief Instructional Architect, Wavelength eLearning
(Shafali designed Wavelength’s Online Courses & Training Programs for Instructional Design and eLearning, and conducted/facilitated them for six years).

Shafali R. Anand writes, speaks, and conducts courses/training programs, on Instructional Design, Creativity, and Cognitive Psychology. Read the Testimonials / Reviews of Creative Agni's course participants here.

Visit Shafali's LinkedIn page.

You can read more about Shafali here.


The IDML Certificate:

Upon your successful completion of the program, you will receive the Instructional Design for Micro-Learning Certificate from Creative Agni®.

How to Join the IDML Certificate Program?

If you are interested in taking the IDML Certificate Program online to empower yourself as a future-ready content professional, please do the following.

  1. Read the course details (content outline, implementation methodology, course fee, relevant dates etc.) on this page carefully.
  2. Download the IDML Online application form, go through it carefully, and follow the instructions given within.
  3. Email the completed application form and supporting documents before the last date for submitting the application form.

If you have any queries, email us at


The IDML course shall not be offered during 2023.

The Instructional Design
                                        and Content Develoment Course by
                                        Shafali R. Anand


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IDML Online First Rollout -
Participants' Views

With a feeling of great joy, happiness, and excitement I am writing to tell you that the IDML program in which we had the Sunday classes online, was an absolutely interactive learning experience.

Even though the Sunday sessions were conducted on Zoom, it did not feel different from the classroom sessions, because the class participants were given equal attention at all point of time. The virtual training mode features helped us to gain knowledge, and also kept us engaged with the content.

The class activities, assignments, and discussion forums were spread throughout the three works in a manner that fostered learning and enhanced retention of the course. The assignments that were given out to be completed during the week helped us practice with the acquired knowledge and made us move a step forward towards gaining proficiency.

Even though the pandemic has paused Creative Agni’s contact training sessions, the Zoom sessions were as effective, interactive, humorous, and made for a great learning experience.

Shafali, please continue to share your instructional design knowledge and experience with the world.

Thank you!

- Gaurav Monga,
Instructional Designer,
, Pune

It was again a great learning experience with Shafali in the IDML online program after taking the IDCD contact course. Micro-learning is going to play an important part in the future of Learning, considering the three major constraints of today's era i.e. time, screen, and audience. I feel that the IDML online program is one such development in the field of instructional design that will help instructional designers overcome all the three constraints by allowing their content to be effective despite the constraints.

Add to this there can be nothing better than learning this from Shafali who is an expert in Instructional Design. During the COVID lockdown I did attend umpteen webinars but none of the sessions were at par with what Shafali conducted via Zoom. Not even for a single minute during 4 hours of the Sunday sessions I felt disconnected or non-participative. The virtual Zoom sessions were as engaging as Shafali’s physical classroom sessions.

Finally, what makes this course even more appealing is Shafali's foresightedness in bringing this course that is so relevant to the future. I would highly recommend this certification for the aspiring ID learners. I should add that if you really wish to taste super interactive Zoom sessions, this one is for you.

- Akanksha Sharma,
Zonal Senior Manager - Learning & Development,,
Noida - Delhi NCR.

Learning from Shafali has always been a great experience for me. That's why when she offered IDML course, I didn't waste a moment and instantly booked my place. However, I knew that this course too would be challenging. But whoever knows Shafali would agree that she not only makes you understand concepts clearly in the class, but also designs the activities in such a way that you eat, drink and breathe the concepts. So I knew that after the course, I would be thanking myself.

In the Sunday Zoom sessions she was as good as ever. If I compare IDML online course with the IDCD Contact course, the RL group activities are now done through the huddles and I really missed the candies.

If you are really serious about learning ID, you can not find anyone better than Shafali.

- Jyotsna Shrivastava,
Senior Instructional Designer,
SPi Global,
Noida - Delhi NCR.

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