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The Myth of “Micro-Learning”

Bottom-Line Performance

That phrase is “micro-learning.” The biggest take-away many are getting from this infographic is that today’s workers and “modern learners” only have 1% of their workweek to devote to professional development and learning. minutes per day to focus on learning. Imagine trying to learn any of these behaviors or skills in 4.8 Sales.

17 Awesome Resources on Micro Learning

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ”- Winston Churchill. THE JOURNEY: We, at Learnnovators, have been fascinated about micro learning or bite-sized learning. We have been doodling about the possibilities this learning technique offers while developing cost effective and powerful mobile performance support solutions.

Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

Learnnovators

In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. The questions to ask are: How novel is micro-learning?

Micro-Learning: Making Learning Part of Everyday Tasks

Social Learning

Though the idea has been around for 10 years or so, in recent months I have begun to hear more faint rumblings across my personal learning network (PLN) about the concepts of Micro-Learning and Integrated Micro-Learning. eLearning Learning Retention mobile learning blended learning elearning micro learning

Why Micro Learning Is the Future of Corporate Training

TOPYX LMS

What does “micro learning” mean to you? Micro learning is not a new concept, but it’s a powerful one. According to eLearning Industry’s contributor Asha Pandey, micro learning consists of “ short, 3- to 5-minute focused learning nugget(s)…designed to meet a specific learning outcome.” Micro Learning: the Key to Information Retention.

Inspiring E-Learning Quotes from the Great Masters

Learnnovators

THE JOURNEY: Where is e-learning heading? If you had been following us, you would already know that it’s almost a year since we started publishing our Crystal Balling interview series with some of the great masters in the e-learning industry. This campaign that we launched on 15th November 2013 was the culmination of our die-hard commitment to promote ‘good learning’.

Blended Learning: Maximize Training Effectiveness [Video]

CommLab India

To ensure employees have the skills and knowledge to meet their organizational goals, an organization must train them. For this, many organizations are successfully implementing Instructor Led Training (ILT) solutions. Probably not.Then how can you derive expected results out of your training? Well by adapting blended learning. eLearning Design Blended Learning

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3 Best Ways to Blend ILT with E-learning [Infographic]

CommLab India

Organizations are spending a lot of money on training. But, in a rapidly changing business environment, Instructor-led Training (ILT) and e-learning separately may not satisfy the intricate learning needs of organizations. So to improve business performance, you need to blend classroom training with the digital training medium.

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3 Quick Tips to Blend ILT with E-learning

CommLab India

ILT (Instructor-led Training) or e-learning programs by themselves may not be sufficient to meet the intricate learning needs of organizations today. As an organization, are you still using the classroom to train your employees? If so, you can blend your classroom training with e-learning to reap more benefits. Move assessments online.

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Blend Classroom and Micro-learning for Effective Pharmaceutical Sales Training

CommLab India

According to “ Sales Performance International” , sales people forget about 84% of sales training content after 90 days of training. Therefore, there’s a need to incorporate a training medium that aids the memory of sales reps. In such situations, micro-learning is the best solution. Blend of classroom and micro-learning.

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MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points To Consider

Learnnovators

Having taken the world of higher education by storm (though not everyone will agree), MOOCs are all set to disrupt/re-invent workplace learning. Just as the advent of e-learning created a shift in training paradigms a couple of decades back, MOOCs are set to create another shift today. I have been writing about MOOCs in the space of corporate learning for some time now.

Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3

Edmego Learning

Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3. In Part 1 we talked about the overall learning culture that needs to be in place. In Part 2 we reviewed some of the core segments of training and learning that need to be in place whether it is instructor led or in an e-learning format. Competency. Competency is the big picture. That is your theme.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. While Watson and Siri may seem far removed from our task of designing learning programs, the reality is they are not.

A Not-So-Serious Debate on The Serious eLearning Manifesto

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ We have been deeply concerned about the state of elearning. The Serious eLearning Manifesto is the result.” – The Instigators (The Serious eLearning Manifesto). THE JOURNEY: Like many of you out there, we too are concerned at today’s state of e-learning which follows ‘ the same old way of doing things ’. Serious eLearning Manifesto – Why Now?

The Changing Face of Corporate L&D

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Learning & Development needs a makeover…It’s time for a change.” – Clark Quinn. THE JOURNEY: ‘Learning at the speed of need’ is a significant factor that powers up workplaces around the world today. One training event is not sufficient for people to transfer learning to new situations.” – Connie Malamed (in our interview with her) . The result?

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Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3

Edmego Learning

Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3. In Part 1 we talked about the overall learning culture that needs to be in place. In Part 2 we reviewed some of the core segments of training and learning that need to be in place whether it is instructor led or in an e-learning format. Competency. Competency is the big picture. That is your theme.

Driving Performance with Extended Blend

Living in Learning

Focusing on a new ground zero - If we hope to move beyond potential, we must move beyond where we create it – during training events – whether the event is an exotic blend of ILT/web-based; delivered in a virtual synchronous venue; detached from linearity via the use of MOOCs; or pushed out to mobile devices; or shrunken in size to form micro-learning or bursted in small learning chunks; or whatever other label we attach to it. Whatever flavor of the day training may take; it’s still training.

Microlearning: What It Is and What It Isn’t

Bottom-Line Performance

Last month, we published the results from our 2017 Learning and Remembering Survey. In the survey, we asked respondents to tell us what learning trends or new training delivery methods they are most excited about for 2017. I hope this article will help you discover what microlearning is, what it’s not and how to effectively blend it into your 2017 strategies.

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Gaming, Micro-Learning and Mobile: The Perfect Trio

Knowledge Guru

If you follow so-called learning trends, you’ve been hearing about micro-learning. Suddenly, learning professionals want to call all of their training micro-learning, even if it does not fit the description. Sharon Boller , president at BLP, offered a word of caution about micro-learning last year as the hype was growing.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities

Learnnovators

is an incisive article by @Josh_Bersin on the way Gen Y views the world of work, leadership, career progression and learning. They will expect and demand to learn differently — social, mobile and cloud will play a big role. It can help an organization with its capability building at an individual level and provide opportunities for shared vision, systems thinking and team building at a strategic level thus providing the entire gamut from tactical learning to integrated and strategic learning. Enable peer-to-peer collaboration and learning.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015.

Blend Learning Formats to Train Your Medical Reps Effectively – Part 1

CommLab India

Many pharmaceutical companies are using a blend of instructor-led and online learning methods to train their sales force effectively. A good learning blend helps impart the best training because it helps companies provide a high degree of flexibility to learners. How to use blended learning to train medical reps?

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The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. The training hours per individual seemed like a good enough matrix. How do we know everyone has learned? I don’t believe that.

Where Does Microlearning Fit in my Learning Ecosystem?

InSync Training

As a preface to her upcoming April 4, 2017, Carla provides insight into microlearning's role in larger blended learning ecosystems. Attend her BYTE " Embracing Microlearning in Your Learning Ecosystem " to learn more. Microlearning is the use of short pieces of learning content, generally no more than five minutes long. Microlearning Micro-learning

Instructor-led Training and Online Training: A Perfect Blend for Sales Training!

CommLab India

Product Sales training? Are you in a dilemma whether to hire a sales skills trainer or to go for an eLearning course? A blend of Instructor Led Training (ILT) and online training can be ideal to provide product sales training and product training to your workforce. ILT rocks for product sales training. Go for the blend! Take charge!

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Blend Learning Formats to Train Your Medical Reps Effectively – Part 2

CommLab India

Welcome to the final post of the two blog series, Blend Learning Formats to Train Your Medical Reps Effectively. In the first post, we saw that a blend of learning methodologies can be used to impart good training to pharmaceutical sales representatives on the basics of anatomy and physiology. eLearning Design Blended Learning

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. When we talk about social learning, we are talking about the fundamental organizational structure of a business. ” ([link]. ” ([link].

Where is L&D heading?

E-Learning Provocateur

Last week I was invited by David Swaddle to be a panellist at the Sydney eLearning and Instructional Design meetup. When we worry about the status of their credentials or lose sleep over their completion rates, we’re perpetuating an out-dated paradigm of education based on formal learning. I see more scope in pull learning. The 3 mindsets of m-learning.

Ryan Tracey – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Ryan Tracey is an ELearning Manager in the Australian financial services industry. He is also an Editorial Board Member for eLearn Magazine , a moderator for #lrnchat , and the author of the E-Learning Provocateur blog. Ryan has worked in corporate e-learning for over a decade, following several years in the higher education market. He holds a Master’s degree in Learning Sciences and Technology from the University of Sydney. We were selling textbooks into the higher education sector when suddenly the e-learning revolution swept through.

6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)

Learnnovators

70:20:10 has shone a spotlight on the limits of formal learning. In contrast, social and experiential learning continue to be veritable goldmines of productivity, placing learners at the centre of their story and demanding a major shift from Learning & Development professionals. That’s where learning ecosystems come in. Here’s a quick recap for those just tuning in….

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC

Learnnovators

This is a continuation of my MOOC series and also a post that draws a lot from the #MSLOC430 Community and MOOC (“C” type) that I am participating in — the open section of the graduate course in the Master’s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. Before I plunge into the heart of my analysis and discussion, I want to share a couple of snippets on Networked Learning from Wikipedia. ( [link] ). It takes a relational stance in which learning takes place both in relation to others and in relation to learning resources.”

E-Learning in 2014: The Four “M” #trends

Web Courseworks

As such, we had a 31 day opportunity to really mull over what we think will make 2014 a great year for e-Learning. Adapting e-Learning for a variety of desktop browsers continues to be important for content providers, but we predict that 2014 will be the year that “ m-Learning ” really gets a significant look from associations. Click the image to learn more!

What is Blended Learning?

DigitalChalk eLearning

Blended learning has been a buzzword in the education industry lately, but what exactly is it? Blended learning is a term used to describe the way eLearning is being combined with traditional classroom methods and independent study. Blended learning largely depends on the technical resources with which the learning experience is delivered.

Going Mobile for Enterprise Learning: Trends & Statistics

Origin Learning

Yes, if stats are to be believed, enterprises are quickly realizing the potential of mobile devices to become agents of training; agents that employees have and use all the time. According to SkillSoft, 93% of CEOs plan to increase or maintain their training budget, and 85% already have a mobile training strategy, or will implement one soon. We bet you didn’t. billion by 2017.