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Micro-Learning Myth or Must

Tony Karrer

This week on eLearning Learning , the top two articles were funny to see side-by-side: You can find them on the Weekly Edition. Both articles may be interesting to read, but it also highlights how hot Micro-Learning is right now. Lot’s more content can be found on Micro-Learning on eLearning Learning , including it’s Top Ten articles.

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?

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 Becoming Latest Trend

LearnDash

Following elearning industry trends is something I enjoy doing – everything from the tech-tools to instructional design strategies. A few years back gamification was all the rage. The “shine” has wore off but it’s still an integral part to elearning. Today there is a new trend that is emerging, and it’s micro-learning. Micro-Learnin

Breaking 10 Training Rules Using Micro-Learning - Tip #105

Vignettes Learning

icro-Learning will only work if we break adherence to the 10 Training Rules. If we slot in or force Micro-Learning within the confines of these training rules, it will fail. Micro-Learning advocates that immediate application of small ideas at work or in practice is good learning. Testing slows down micro-actions and is anti-micro-learning.

Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

ID Reflections

What is micro-learning? What characteristics define micro-learning? In this post, I have looked at micro-learning from the point of view of efficacy as well as applicability. Microlearning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities. Generally, the term ''microlearning'' refers to micro-perspectives in the context of learning, education and training. Clients who earlier asked for elearning are now further specifying the type of elearning. When and where does it work well?

Is micro-learning the solution you need?

QuoDeck

Micro-learning (a.k.a. micro learning or micro-learning) is an emergent learning strategy known for quickly closing skill and knowledge gaps. What is Micro-learning? Some in the industry conceptualize micro-learning as a small and informal self-directed learning experience arising from one’s personal learning environment, such as watching a Ted Talk or taking a lesson from Khan Academy. Still others think that micro-learning is synonymous with performance support or mobile learning.

Everything you wanted to know about micro-learning (but were afraid to ask)

eFront

If not, don’t worry because micro-learning has nothing to do with them, and is perfectly safe for your health. As with most eLearning related terms there is some vagueness into it, or rather a flexibility if you wish. People use it to refer to several different ways of learning. Micro-learning requires little effort from individual sessions.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

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. An organization cannot bolt on social learning just as it cannot bolt on a few Facebook and Twitter-like tools and call itself a social business.

The Incredible Power of Design Thinking in Learning Design

Learnnovators

Though we had been following some of these discussions with much interest, and also trying out integrating the internal development process at Learnnovator s in a loosely structured way around this approach, a recent article by Clark Quinn prompted us to embark on a quest to find answers to the following questions: Is design thinking a new subject, at least in learning design? INTERVIEWS.

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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. have been writing about MOOCs in the space of corporate learning for some time now.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. What are the critical success factors for sustaining learning communities?

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. It draws inputs from top performing learning companies in the Towards Maturity Benchmark and insights from thought leaders in the field. The result? Quotes.

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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. With that being said, just because people are excited about microlearning, doesn’t mean they know the proper way to incorporate into their training strategy.

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.

How INNOVATION Is Driving Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Survival requires continual innovation, and at the core is learning faster than everyone else. ” – Clark Quinn (Learning Technology Strategist). And, ‘learning at the speed of need’ is the most significant factor that helps power up innovation. How does it help make workplace behaviours (including workplace learning) effective? What are the lessons learned?

Paper Cuts

Learnnovators

I’m late to the party, but finally I’ve gotten my hands onto Google Cardboard. I’ve been tinkering with it and, in the spirit of Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week , I’ve decided to share with you what I’ve learned so far. I’ll also share my problems – and there are plenty of them – so if you can solve any for me I’d be grateful! THE DEVICE. 360° VIDEOS. These are great! 360° PHOTOS.

It’s Really That Simple - Steps in Story Learning Design - Try the Live Exercise - Tip #120

Vignettes Learning

SET UP The Set Up is a Story-Based Learning Objective; unlike the static and linear learning objectives, we help learners to immediately recognize the value of these new approach to creating objectives and the lessons to be learned. Here they learn to find their place (Context). Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning. Fear not. Almost there!

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.

Simplicity in Learning

Learning Rebels

“If one is good, more must be better”  The world is looking toward simplicity, in architecture, in art, in writing and in our lives but… L&D is still looking for the LMS that will do everything except wash your dishes. L&D is still looking for bells, whistles, butterflies and unicorns for its elearning courses. Simple learning design is targeted design.

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21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)

Learnnovators

  THE QUOTE: “ Instructional designers need to run, not walk, away from classroom-thinking and get to the point of providing short, quick business focused learning points that are easily accessible when and where our learners need them. THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This means leveraging new technologies to deliver non-traditional instruction.”-

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. Organizations are more comfortable with ideas like market share, sales strategy, training, competitive advantage, and such.

Build your multi-device strategy in 6 questions

Sponge UK

Your L&D strategy needs to reflect the way people learn in your organisation. The 70:20:10 model (70% of learning coming from experience on the job, 20% through observing and talking to others and 10% through formal training) is backed up by research from Towards Maturity. Performance support is one of the main reasons for offering learning on different platforms.

eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

The arrival of a new year means we have new eLearning predictions to reveal! In Additionally, we foresee that investment in micro-learning and MOOCs will increase the demand for meaningful micro-credentials and continue to reshape the economics of professional development. What all that said, here are our eLearning predictions for 2015. Points of access change.

5 Success Strategies in Micro-Learning Implementation - Tip #115

Vignettes Learning

The five mother sauces are analogous to the five core success strategies in the elements of Micro-Learning. They make learning enjoyable so that it stays in our memories as flavorful and artistic experiences. Simply put, implementing Micro-Learning is like finding the right sauce to spice up a dish. In short, insert Micro-Learning in the workflow.

How Performance Support Apps Are Faring In Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ The incredible expansion of mobile technologies is an important factor that will both drive and support the deployment of workplace learning tools and systems in the area of performance support.” – Charles Jennings (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates, and Founder, 70:20:10 Forum ). The above quote is from our interview with Charles Jennings. What are the results?

eLearning Content And Social Media

eLearning Brothers

In eLearning, it is said that you have 8 seconds to engage your learners before they move away from your content. You want your eLearners to stay with you much more than 8 seconds and be engaged by your social media marketing (SMM) content. You will want to use an advanced strategy in your SMM based on real world facts. How Can You Use Twitter for eLearning?

eLearning Trends for 2015: Here to Stay or Go Away?

Association eLearning

Trends in eLearning come and go, but a good LMS is forever. Below is a list of eLearning trends we expect to see in 2015. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are definitely trending in eLearning. Gamification, not to be confused with game-based learning, is the use of game elements such as leaderboards and badges, in courses. Augmented Learning. MOOCs. Exposure.

The SME’s Fault - They Think That All Content Is Important

Vignettes Learning

When I asked leaders and instructional designers why their courses and eLearning are long, extensive and take hours to complete, they decry, “the SMEs say all content are important.” Although our businesses demand that learning must be shorter, more useful, easier and affordable, we consider ourselves helpless. This will be provided as reference and nice-to-learn later on the job.

E-Learning Forecasts & Trends for 2014

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Online learning is not the next big thing, it is now big thing.” – Donna J. THE JOURNEY: Where is e-learning heading? As we know, the e-learning market is evolving dynamically, witnessing newer horizons day after day. It’s almost a year since we published our last forecasts on the e-learning trends. What were some of the interesting predictions for the global e-learning market for 2014? What are the key global e-learning market trends today? The key findings of the report are: 90% of L&D leaders currently use e-learning courses.

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.

How to Add Depth to Micro-Ideas

Vignettes Learning

What pushes the popularity of micro, small bites learning or learning by snippets and drips? Education, including work-based learning, is in need of transformation, requiring renewal and innovative ways of relating appropriately to the way we live, work and learn today." quick tools to enable open ended transfer of knowledge and assisting quick learning.

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What Happens When New Becomes Old?

Vignettes Learning

Have you ever experienced having mastered a web-based learning tool and then be informed that the tool was discontinued? When I saw the image and article from Style Motivation.com "When Old Becomes New" , it reminded me of learning architecture. Might it be that we focus on the newness of the tools and forget that learning goes deeper than just the tools?

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. ” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ The research isn’t heartening. We also have been “learning-out-loud” and “working-out-loud”, thereby trying our best to practice this form of learning.