That's Microlearning with 7taps!


Kate Udalova, founder of the micro-learning authoring tool 7taps.com, joins me to discuss the surprising and diverse ways in which 7taps is being used by course creators. We also take some time to answer crowd-sourced questions about microlearning from members of the Linkedin community.


Special thanks to everyone who submitted questions: Bhavani Nadakumar, Priyanka Wheatley, Chris Karel, Richard Mendoza, Diana Salazar.


Try out 7taps at 7taps.com.


Connect with Kate on Linkedin.

The following transcript was auto-generated and may contain spelling mistakes or typos.


Leslie Early

Okay, today, I am super excited to have my guest, Kate Udalova here with me, she is the founder of Seven Taps, a web-based authoring tool that allows for creating bite-sized courses super fast. And she is here to talk with me today about microlearning. And for the first time ever on That's Awesome ID, we're going to answer some questions from some of your connections on LinkedIn. And that's really exciting. It's the first here. So thank you so much for joining me, Kate.


Kate Udalova

Likewise, say it's a pleasure to join you today. Actually, I don't know what to do for this introduction. Because you have already mentioned all I have to say, I can only say that. Previously, before I embarked upon my startup journey, I worked in a training and consulting company where I dealt with marketing, l&d product development, and they also work closely with clients as a consultant. And I'm a huge fan of micro learning.


Leslie Early

So your product, Seven Taps, this is an authoring tool. And I'm seeing it everywhere. Right now people are like loving this, because you know, it's a chance to create these micro learning courses or micro learning experiences, but it's, it's pretty streamlined. Like it's pretty easy to do that. And so before we get into too much detail, you know, answering questions about micro learning. Did you just maybe want to start with a brief definition of what that is? I mean, I'm sure people know what that is. But maybe we should just give a little definition.


Kate Udalova

Yeah, absolutely. microlending illustrates the delivery of educational content in short nuggets, and each negative addresses one learning objective. And I want to add one more thing that is often ignored. Micro learning should be organized in a way that a learner can access the content quickly and easily. Because, you know, if a learner spends 10 minutes to find a three minute long course, it's not a micro learning. It's weird, to say the least.


Leslie Early

Right, right. So so it should be easily accessible. Yeah, sure. That's what I'm hearing.


Kate Udalova

Yeah.


Leslie Early

Okay. Yeah, that's a good point to clarify. Um, so you, seven tabs is relatively new. Like I remember, I think you actually contacted me maybe last summer sometime when you were first trying to like circulate it and get users interested. So how long has it actually been around? How long have you been working on this?


Kate Udalova

We launched seeds. I think in the end of November, and I think I reached out to you in November to attend flew too fast.


Leslie Early

It feels long, longer, it feels like it was summertime for some reason. But you know, this year has been a long year, this past year. So um, yeah. So it is still relatively new. And so um, how how has you know how people are actually using it? versus what you thought people would be using it for? Like, are people using it? How you how you thought they would? Or I don't know, I'm just curious to see now that you have some time to see people using it what your experience with that has been?


Kate Udalova

Yeah, that's a great question, actually. Because initially, we built a free to to train frontline personnel. And then customers invented 100. Other ways to use sound tips. And I'm not exaggerating now. Because now there are courses on language learning, K, 12, education, corporate communications, customer onboarding, portfolio building, and many, many more. And recently, we have added features that enable users to deliver courses via QR codes and via SMS. And this has opened up new possibilities for the use of the product key. For example, one user said that he was going to print QR codes in the form of stickers and placed them directly in trucks, these companies in the transportation business. And as for the livery via SMS, I have already witnessed a couple of examples help people applied. For example, there is a cleaning service company whose employees are not so digital saving, and sharing courses via SMS is just the on the way to reach out to them. And just to sum up, I would put it this way people use now sound taps is a Knowledge Transfer Tool. I cannot say that we didn't anticipate it cos we were striving for it. But we didn't anticipate such a scale of challenge.