Not All Micro-Learning is Created Equal

ej4 eLearning

The same advice applies to the trend of micro-learning. The slogan behind micro-learning endeavors are “shorter is better.” Some vendors and educators are taking this to extremes without truly investigating the ideal length of learning material. Just what is micro-learning, and how is it changing corporate learning initiatives? Micro-learning is simply the idea that episodes of learning need to occur in small, digestible bits.

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. Below are the questions we had in mind when we embarked on our journey: What is micro learning?

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6 Ways to Use Micro-Learning in Your Organization

Origin Learning

Micro-Learning is a term gaining widespread popularity, especially in the world of corporate training. A lot of organizations are now looking at ways to replace or support instructor-led training with eLearning and mobile learning because of the huge flexibility that comes with them. What is Micro-Learning? Micro-learning is basically information delivered in bits. There are plenty ways how micro-learning can be made a part of eLearning: Videos.

Is it important to add micro-learning to your learning?

Wizcabin

Generally, micro-learning courses are short and last about 5 minutes or less; and are often made available for employees anytime needed. However, is it vital to add micro-learning to eLearning training? What are the benefits of 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. Below are the questions we had in mind when we embarked on our journey: What is micro learning?

Micro Learning – Small But Mighty!

Growth Engineering

Delivering a mobile learning solution requires a different kind of content. You could just port your Traditional, legacy content onto a mobile LMS, but this content might not have been designed for mobile. At the very least, today’s training content needs to have a responsive design. When you’re designing mobile training content, you need to consider the way people use mobile devices. That’s where Micro Learning comes in.

Build Gr8 Micro-Learning Course

eLearning 24-7

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. 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. Worse to it all, is the fact that it is completely worthless to any one who is building the following: Micro-learning course.

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.” Practically, micro learning could entail a learner watching a tutorial on YouTube or reading a 300- to 500-word educational article.

After Micro-Learning Comes Micro-Practice

Pract.us

Even with an instructional video, you need some practice to learn key skills. Micro-learning, the latest hot approach to corporate training, serves up small doses of information, usually through short videos. It’s kind of like watching a YouTube video about how to do your job. But if you’ve ever relied on a video for instructions on “easy do-it-yourself home plumbing” and found that your project didn’t go as expected . Adopt a learning theme.

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.” Practically, micro learning could entail a learner watching a tutorial on YouTube or reading a 300- to 500-word educational article.

Micro-Learning: The Interactive Way

Harbinger Interactive Learning

What is the first word that comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘micro-learning’? More than 90% people would respond, “videos”. Over a period, videos have become synonymous with micro-learning. Interesting videos with the right story-line, engaging graphics, and optimal speed, can be a great micro-learning aid. In that case, is there a different approach we can look at for developing micro-learning?

Micro Learning and Mobile

eLearning 24-7

I’m going to start a revolution by pitching you some radical ideas when it comes to successful micro learning. I’m going to ask you to take a step out of your safe box of training and/or learning & development. They can really push the envelope in terms of micro learning, mobile and engagement (right now more so on the visual only angle, but down the road – hotspots, VR, AR, MR technology). . Video. M-Learning using smartphones.

What is Micro-Learning?

DigitalChalk eLearning

Recently, we have been hearing the term “ micro-learning ” more often, especially in corporate environments. Micro-learning has quite a few benefits to the students and the instructors. Micro-learning is learning in smaller segments and goes hand in hand with traditional eLearning. Micro-learning can be best when the student truly needs the information or when they are the most receptive. Micro-learning occurs on a daily basis.

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. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? Would a commoncraft-style video be considered micro-learning?

4 most effective corporate applications of micro-learning?

QuoDeck

Everyone knows what microlearning is, it a more focused bite-sized learning to achieve specific objectives. But often, micro-learning is incorrectly implemented leading to undesirable outcomes for the course. The learner will find it hard recognize key take ways and forget them in days following his learning session. No one really wants to go through the entire document or video to recollect a few key features.

Summer Micro-Learning Series: Don’t Miss Out On Video

Clarity Consultants

Micro-Learning is an immensely powerful learning and development tool. If you aren’t already bringing it into your professional development programs, especially paired with mobile learning, summer is the perfect time to try it out. What micro-learning comes down to, is taking a complex skill or lesson and breaking it down into smaller, more consumable pieces. Micro-learning is easier to create and consume, often with minimal cost involved.

4 Micro-Learning Strategies For Employee- Engagement

QuoDeck

Micro-learning is a skill-based approach to learning that delivers information in small ‘bite-sized’ chunks. In today’s modern economy which greatly prioritizes speed, this is especially effective in generating greater knowledge absorption and better content retention.

What is Micro-learning?

QuoDeck

Micro-learning is learning presented as short and focused nuggets of content. Content can be in multiple forms including text, images, videos, etc. Micro-learning presents only as much content as required for learners to achieve a specific learning outcome. With today’s workforce comprising of Generation Z and millennials, it is particularly valuable in corporate learning. Benefits offered by micro-learning.

Buzzword: Micro-learning

Xyleme

I was introduced recently to a new buzz word making its way across the learning & development industry: Micro-learning. If you’re like me, you’re probably starting to get a bit tired of people adding their particular spin to learning – all in search of the holy grail that is the “right way” to make learning happen. Picking up a couple of recent blog posts or videos from my RSS reader whilst eating lunch.

MICRO-LEARNING AND RETAIL INDUSTRY

Adobe Captivate

With this being said, the question that pops up is that where is the “time” to learn and upskill? How can the employee learning experience be improved in such an environment of implacable stress? Skill development in retail industry is challenging and the key challenge is rapidly changing product offerings and delivering the need to offer “Just-in-time” learning to the employees. Interactive Videos. Learning cards.

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. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? Would a commoncraft-style video be considered micro-learning?

Micro-learning Tutorial: how to create micro-learning in under 1 hour

eLearningArt

Micro-learning was the #1 eLearning trend picked by the experts for 2018. A short video? According to micro-learning expert Ray Jimenez , the media you use doesn’t matter. Based on the advice from Ray, I’ll help you launch your first micro-learning event in under an hour. Micro-learning Tutorial: 60 Minute Quick-Start Guide. Goal: Launch a micro-learning event in under an hour. 4: Create your micro content.

Are Instructional Designers Incapable of Micro-Learning Design? - Tip #124

Vignettes Learning

Why is it difficult for instructional designers to think and do micro-learning? I define micro-learning closely to that of Theo Hug's description : Micro-Learning is: Low effort Fast Easy Immediately applicable At the heart of this definition is the focus on what workers and learners actually do in very short, rapid and almost instantaneous basis while trying to fix, change and improve something. The above situation involves a Micro-Action.

Six common micro-learning myths

Clive on Learning

Micro-learning can justifiably be accused of being the latest digital learning bandwagon, here today, gone tomorrow. Real cynics might regard it as just another way of re-branding self-study e-learning, a medium which has spent too long in the compliance ghetto and has suffered in terms of popularity as a result. But it is not a panacea and works best as a strategic element in an overall architecture for workplace learning.

How Micro-Learning Boosts “At the Moment Performance” - Tip #114

Vignettes Learning

We can say with confidence that the goal of leaders, managers, and learning professionals is to help workers achieve optimal "at the moment performance." Then as learning professionals we converge at the moment of performance. Specifically, in the past, our momentum in learning and training is “teaching something.” Teaching was based on rigid curriculums , testing , design , multimedia , presentations , retention , tracking , traditional learning styles and many more.

Six common micro-learning myths

Clive on Learning

Micro-learning can justifiably be accused of being the latest digital learning bandwagon, here today, gone tomorrow. Real cynics might regard it as just another way of re-branding self-study e-learning, a medium which has spent too long in the compliance ghetto and has suffered in terms of popularity as a result. But it is not a panacea and works best as a strategic element in an overall architecture for workplace learning.

6 tips to integrate micro learning in your courses for rapid learning

QuoDeck

Micro-Learning can be defined as a skill-based approach in education as well as training that delivers the information in small, ‘bite-sized’ chunks. Thus, it creates an opportunity for the learners to engage with the content exactly at the moment they need it.

Summer Micro-Learning Series: Don't Miss Out On Video

Clarity Consultants

Micro-Learning is an immensely powerful learning and development tool. If you aren’t already bringing it into your professional development programs, especially paired with mobile learning, summer is the perfect time to try it out. What micro-learning comes down to, is taking a complex skill or lesson and breaking it down into smaller, more consumable pieces. Micro-learning is easier to create and consume, often with minimal cost involved.

From Micro-Learning to Corporate MOOCs

ID Reflections

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. As an extension, I have also been wondering how micro-learning and learning flows could map to MOOCs. I see MOOC as a dissemination model that offer a unique opportunity to integrate both—micro-learning and learning flows.

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. For example, when you watch a powerful short video, like the iPad and Dad video or the Apartment Manager , you are moved by the experience.

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. In short, micro-learning is the need.

3 Steps to Creating a Microlearning Strategy: Dallas Lunch & (Micro)Learn Highlights

Grovo

For those of you who missed the event, here’s an overview of my three-step Microlearning® strategy and the key learnings from our discussion. Every learning strategy begins by spotting behaviors that help or hurt your company’s goals. Staying focused on his Microlearning ® strategy, Jayson shifted the majority of compliance training out of the onboarding flow to online learning. Surround new learning with context, application points, and opportunities for transfer.

3 Areas To Combine Employee Training And Micro Learning

KnowledgeAnywhere

Micro-learning is a buzzword in the elearning industry, and for good reason. The way people learn at work, and in general, has shifted and training formats have needed to adapt. Many training professionals have heard of micro-learning and understand the value of breaking learning material down into concise, organized, easily accessible packets of knowledge for their employees. What is the difference between micro-learning and macro-learning?

Why Should You Outsource Your Content Development

Hurix Digital

With digital technology gaining rapid momentum, it becomes imperative for organizations and educational institutions to digitalize their learning and development content. Therefore, it may not be feasible to develop content in-house.

Are You Guilty of Content Stuffing Your Course Pages?

LearnDash

How much content belongs on each page? You want to add more videos, include every detail of information that comes to mind, and cram the page full of interactive features. This problem, known as “content stuffing,” mostly stems from a good place.

Best Content Awards 2020

eLearning 24-7

Why you ask, am I telling you such information, well, it is because it is from this area, that I will be announcing the debut Best 3rd Party Content Awards, from TCWG (The Craig Weiss Group). After all, without content what do you have? As such, micro-learning is not an award category.

Overcoming the shortcomings of micro-learning

Matrix

Micro-learning seems to be the appropriate solution to all of these problems. Modules are generally concise and have a single learning objective. Bite-size learning units come in a great variety – they can be videos, presentations, short quizzes, podcasts or infographics just to name a few. Overcoming the shortcomings of micro-learning. Micro learning is mainly aimed at rapid online learning, tailored for today’s hectic schedules.

How to design a micro-learning system for your organisation in 6 easy steps

QuoDeck

Designing a learning system for any organisation is a critical task. Not to forget, coordinating and collaborating with different entities like Learning Consultant, Human Resources, IT and so on. Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting … The INCITE Micro-learning Framework – a step-by-step framework to help you design a Micro-Learning system for any organisation’s training need. Understanding the objective of the micro-learning system.

Is Micro Learning Shaping the Future of Corporate Learning and Development?

ProProfs

Apart from being self-standing, they are capable of addressing one learning objective using a comprehensive approach. It can be defined as any type of learning that occurs in portions and hence easy to understand and remember. Moreover, organizations can use the micro learning approach to impart training on various aspects of products, software and more. Mobile learning allows students to widen their knowledge base and enhance skills, irrespective of their location.

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. Micro-learning (from the Greek word “micro” meaning small) is all about getting your eLearning in small doses, as tiny bursts of training material that you can comprehend in a short time (contrast with the hefty tomes you had to read at school to study a subject or the typical content-heavy eLearning class — which would be classified as “macro” learning).