Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy
MARCH 31, 2015
In today''s 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 as a Workplace Learning Strategy
APRIL 27, 2015
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 Myth or Must
MAY 18, 2015
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.
Why micro-learning works for me
Clive on Learning
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
Over the past twelve months, micro-learning has quietly worked itself into my daily routine. And the latest addition is KnowFast, which sends me a daily learning video covering anything from history to science to cookery. But what effect is micro-learning having in terms of longer-term learning? We have been sold on micro-learning for some time.
Is micro-learning the solution you need?
JULY 19, 2016
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.
Micro learning: From small points to the big picture
MARCH 3, 2016
How micro learning and Impressionism connect. Whenever you see someone at work — a colleague, a manager, a new employee — scrolling down a Twitter feed, do you think he or she is wasting precious company time on a frivolous micro-blogging platform? They actually might learn something from that and later help you with impressing that client. Cotton balls, maybe? Read on.
The Incredible Power of Design Thinking in Learning Design
MAY 2, 2015
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.
Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
AUGUST 19, 2015
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?
APRIL 6, 2016
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
FEBRUARY 10, 2017
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!
Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy
MAY 18, 2015
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.
MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC
JUNE 1, 2015
@ 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.
MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points To Consider
MAY 24, 2015
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.
The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning
MAY 4, 2015
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.
The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning
APRIL 14, 2015
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.
Simplicity in Learning
MARCH 10, 2015
There has been a lot of complex talk about the concept of micro-learning. A lot of high-level, complex debates on its definition and use. To keep it simple, I’ll tell you which definition speaks to me: I also like this short, simple post he wrote for the elearning Industry, giving us all 5 rules of the road for producing micro-videos. There is beauty in simplicity. GAH. .
The Changing Face of Corporate L&D
AUGUST 15, 2014
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.
The SME’s Fault - They Think That All Content Is Important
MARCH 29, 2016
Although our businesses demand that learning must be shorter, more useful, easier and affordable, we consider ourselves helpless. We tend to organize content into a linear presentation with learning objectives, expounding points and testing learners for retention. What parts of the content will learners likely learn or refer to while on the job? Drill down to the details.)
What Happens When New Becomes Old?
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
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 to Add Depth to Micro-Ideas
OCTOBER 7, 2015
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.
21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)
MAY 29, 2014
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.”-
Do Your Learners Value or Throw Away Your Lesson References?
APRIL 6, 2016
I've been often asked in my workshops: See more on must-learn and learn-on-need. Read more about references. Two Types of References: Must-Learn Support and Details There are two types of references: (a) must-learn support and (b) detailed references. Must-learn support contains information that enhances the learning of the must-learn content.
12 Metaphor Story Questions to Engage Learners - Tip #109
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Avoid Technical Jargon Legalese and other technical jargon make learning hard. Use Clean Language Questions Because learning happens when learners are able to connect a new concept with something they already know, it’s important that they come up with their own metaphors. One technique trainers can use or learn from is Clean Language. instead of using technical jargon. Gibbs.
6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
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….
Why Stories Drive Social Learning - Tip #111
DECEMBER 1, 2016
People from all over the world learned about each other. Boyle proved that stories can drive social learning. The challenge then becomes: How do we leverage social sharing behavior and formal learning content and instructions? Social learning, unlike formal instruction which is highly factual, is contextual and emotional, thus elaborates on a the wider scope of the story.
Letting Go of the Need to Know Everything: Use Context Setting Learning Objectives
AUGUST 19, 2015
Employees are not as productive when they are pressured to learn new things in with so little time. The overload problem manifests in elearning, classroom training and other forms of learning. The need to refocus learning objectives on the needs of learners becomes apparent. For example, story-based learning objectives focus on acquiring knowledge in small steps.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC
JUNE 8, 2015
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.”
Going Mobile for Enterprise Learning: Trends & Statistics
JUNE 2, 2015
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. The ushering in of the Bring Your Own Device era has created opportunities for organizations to leverage devices for learning that people access on the go. We bet you didn’t. Infographic Credit- ATD. billion by 2017.
5 Success Strategies in Micro-Learning Implementation - Tip #115
JANUARY 6, 2017
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.
Microlearning Madness: 25 Great Resources
MAY 18, 2016
Over the last five to ten years, corporate learning professionals have scrambled to engage their learners in an increasingly digital world. Learning trends such as mobile, gamification, game-based learning, performance support, use of learning science and interactive video are all attempts to capture learner attention and engage them on a deeper level. See how.
Is it Curation or Co-Creation of Content?
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
The focus of most curation methods when applied to learning is in organizing, filtering, distilling, adding value, etc. As trainers, designers and learning specialists, we continue to look at our role in curation as content servers, not learning facilitators. Vignettes Learning Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning. to content.
Is your content out of context or in context?
DECEMBER 28, 2015
We can learn from politicians. Context Changes Actually, in the learning world, context changes depend on the situation or condition. Understanding that the Source of Context Helps Improve Design A clear understanding of the source of the context (3) aids in adding the proper context to the learning content. Context is about meaning and application of ideas and things.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities
JUNE 15, 2015
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 Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces
MARCH 22, 2015
“ 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.