17 Awesome Resources on Micro Learning
MAY 16, 2014
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.
Build Gr8 Micro-Learning Course
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
For months I’ve been telling folks that if they want to learn how to build outstanding courses, they should surf deep into the search engines, locate the information and begin their learning experience. I was wrong. Unless you are an ID (instructional designer) or e-learning developer who was inspired by Gagne, you are not touching this with a five foot pole. Not really applicable to e-learning, although you can do a hybrid of it (I’ll identify the letter representations in a second). Modern or “current” e-learning courses with. ADDIE?
Micro-Learning’s Meteoric Rise
MAY 11, 2015
In recent years there has been more discussion around the micro-learning concept. Specifically, the demand for micro-learning has been on the rise. But what is micro-learning? Micro-learning involves the reorganizing of training programs into several short courses instead of one large course. People seek shorter, more relevant information.
From Courses to Micro-Learning
MARCH 5, 2014
Micro-learning , micro-content, Learning Flows , and mlearning are some the current and upcoming trends in the world of learning and development. Wikipedia describes micro-learning thus: Micro-learning can also be understood as a process of subsequent, "short" learning activities, i.e. learning through interaction with micro-content objects in small timeframes.
Breaking 10 Training Rules Using Micro-Learning - Tip #105
SEPTEMBER 5, 2016
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
AUGUST 7, 2014
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. Our employees are busy and want to learn on the go.” In short, micro-learning is the need.
From Micro-Learning to Corporate MOOCs
MARCH 7, 2014
I have recently been exploring micro-learning in some detail. Particularly interesting for me is the relation between micro-learning and learning flows as described by Jane Hart. It is an approach that – if done right – can integrate all aspects of the Pervasive Learning model – Formal, Informal and Social – popularized by Dan Pontefract in the book, Flat Army.
5 Situations Where Micro-Learning Can Help Pharma Sales Reps
OCTOBER 10, 2016
Micro-learning is the preferred choice when it comes to training sales reps in the pharmaceutical sector as it provides positive results and better ROI for sales training. Micro-learning modules are the ideal solution for training on-the-go pharma sales reps. Our pharma sales rep, Jack, encounters many situations in his job where micro-learning has helped.
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. The must-learn references may also be part of this detailed reference.
Everything you wanted to know about micro-learning (but were afraid to ask)
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
If not, don’t worry because micro-learning has nothing to do with them, and is perfectly safe for your health. People use it to refer to several different ways of learning. All, however, share a few common characteristics to a greater or lesser extent: Micro-learning is performed in short time bursts. Micro-learning involves simple and/or narrow topics.
Gaming, Micro-Learning and Mobile: The Perfect Trio
APRIL 21, 2016
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.
Microlearning: What It Is and What It Isn’t
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
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. But microlearning could be a good solution to help people fit learning into their busy schedules. Microlearning micro learningMicrolearning.
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.
Inspiring E-Learning Quotes from the Great Masters
NOVEMBER 9, 2014
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’.
A Not-So-Serious Debate on The Serious eLearning Manifesto
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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 ’. ” – Cathy Moore. “ The ‘old guard’ in e-learning finds it difficult to believe that what worked in 1980 does not work in 2014. learning still has enormous potential to engage and excite us, yet we still see too much rubbish.
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!
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.
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. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world. MSL 3): Across time. CONTENT.
How Performance Support Apps Are Faring In Today’s Workplaces
JUNE 28, 2014
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?
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.
Learnnovators Wins GOLD @ Brandon Hall Excellence Awards
OCTOBER 10, 2015
MPSS (or Mobile Performance Support System) is a mobile app-based performance support solution made up of byte-sized video tutorials and PDF-based Quick Reference Guides. The solution incorporated the following strategies: Mobile learning. Micro learning. Video-based learning. QR-code based learning. Learnnovators wins GOLD! The Solution. Delivery. Results.
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.
Microlearning Activities – 4 Reasons They are Ideal for Compliance Training
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
Microlearning has been the trending word in the e-learning world for quite some time now. Microlearning refers to the delivery of online learning content in the form of short learning nuggets. Each nugget deals with one learning point and is not more than 3-5 minutes long, sometimes even shorter. The variety in the formats helps address individual learning styles.
Role of Microlearning for Mobile Sales Force [Infographic]
AUGUST 8, 2016
Microlearning offers 3 to 5 minute mini modules, also referred to as byte sized learning, that help sales personnel proactively focus and deal with customers. Learning Technology micro learningToday’s modern sales force takes up an online course with the intention “Let’s just finish it!”
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.
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? This is adding stories.
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.
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.
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? follow Jane Hart's Top 100 Tools website which is a good reference. When I saw the image and article from Style Motivation.com "When Old Becomes New" , it reminded me of learning architecture. They add value to the learning of others in this way.
Megatrends in MOOCs: #4 Microlearning Paths
Your Training Edge
APRIL 16, 2014
This larger picture here is not just a shift in how learning is measured, but an entire re-visioning of what effective training looks like. This has resulted in a new interest in microlearning, which is essentially any type of learning done in very short bursts. Digital learning environments, like MOOCs, can provide frameworks for a wide variety of microlearning activities.
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. References Raymond W. Gibbs.
2014 – The Year In Review
DECEMBER 30, 2014
2014 has been a wonderful year for us, because it was replete with LEARNNOVATIONS (learning innovations). We started our journey of 2014 with a quick review of the previous year and followed it up with the under-mentioned: Completed the first anniversary of ‘Crystal Balling’ Interview Series : If you have been following us, you would have noticed that it’s a year since we started publishing our Crystal Balling interview series with some of the eminent personalities of the e-learning industry. How would people learn in future? Where is our industry headed?
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.