Micro-Learning Becoming Latest Trend

LearnDash

Following elearning industry trends is something I enjoy doing – everything from the tech-tools to instructional design strategies. 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. I know what you’re probably thinking: “But Micro-Learning Isn’t New…” True. 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?

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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 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 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?

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.

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.

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.

What is Micro-learning?

QuoDeck

Micro-learning is learning presented as short and focused nuggets of content. 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. Micro-learning solves learning problems that plague today’s workforce. Benefits offered by micro-learning.

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. I explained this in " How Micro-Learning Boosts 'At the Moment Performance' ". In short, insert Micro-Learning in the workflow.

Micro-Learning Leads to Rapid Skill Acquisition - Tip #134

Vignettes Learning

Quickly Learn New Skills Through Micro-Learning To survive in a technology-driven environment, workers must learn new skills quickly and efficiently. 4 Strategies to Acquire New Skills Fast Image 1. ZAP™ Micro-Learning Principles How long does it take someone to learn a new skill? Below are 4 strategies to learn new skills fast. Fix it, change it What skills do workers need to learn? How to learn a new skill in 20 hours.

Why Does Micro-Learning Mean Better Learning? - Tip #129

Vignettes Learning

Micro-learning! While micro-learning may not be a “one size fits all” solution, studies show (e.g. Learning Can Take Place in Inter-Spaces and “Just In-Time” Kim Ruyle, president of Inventive Talent Consulting in Coral Gables, Florida, recalls a time when thick technical manuals loaded in motorized carts were sent to factories. Thanks to ubiquitous mobile devices, learning can take place anytime, anywhere and at any pace.

Microlearning: The Emerging Instructional Design Strategy in Elearning

Swift eLearning Services

Do microleaning approach have a control over today's millennials workforce with better learning retention and higher completion rates? Corporate Learning eLearning Frontpage Article Microlearning Mobile Learning bite-sized learning corporate learning eLearning return on investment instructional design strategy learner engagement micro-learning mobile learning modern learners ROI

BOGEYMEN OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

Learnnovators

I’ve been an Instructional Designer for many years now. After all, design lives in the space where there is no formulaic answer. And Instructional Designers work with the unknown and the unfamiliar on a daily basis. This is the designer who proposes show-try-test simulations.

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

Vignettes Learning

M 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. See more about Instant Learning.) It is incremental learning.

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.

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.

Why is Micro-Learning Futile? How to Fix It - Tip #126

Vignettes Learning

Each time I try to shrink or compress content to turn it into micro-learning, I face the ultimate boundary that micro-learning has to do with the learner and worker's ability to use the content to some useful end. I arrived at this by breaking down the parts of the micro-learning and learn how each part works. Essentially it is futile to reduce or resize content, unless we design it for the worker in action.

Hands-On #4: Download your Micro-Learning Flashcards Demo Source Files

Vignettes Learning

In the context of Micro-Learning, instant learning happens. I love this a lot in route learning - 10 x 5 (card one), then the back of the card shows the correct answer 50. Flashcards work well in Micro-Learning in the memorization of basic key ideas. The biggest benefit of Micro-Learning Flashcards is in the fundamental format of making a small bite of idea or concept repeatedly memorized.

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.

How to Create 5-Slide Micro-Learning - Tiny, Succinct, Fast - Tip #108

Vignettes Learning

Micro-Learning is serving “slices” to learners instead of the “whole pie.” I have always visualized micro-lessons as kernels of knowledge that enable trainers to trickle down valuable, high-impact yet very short lessons over a period of time. For organizations, the value of such micro-learning efforts not only allow them to adapt to rapid business changes and accelerate learning in micro-ways. See how short and succinct the micro-lesson is.

Hands-On #3: Download Your Copy of the Micro-Learning Chatbot (Emulation)

Vignettes Learning

The worlds of Learning Machines and Deep Learning are now vocabularies borrowed from the cognitive sciences and now applied in technology. IBM touts its Watson to be a learning machine capable of deep learning and more capabilities. Iphone has SIRI as an advance learning machine. From a learning view, we all wonder how this really works. Why are chatbots micro-learning tools? Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

The Incredible Power of Design Thinking in Learning Design

Learnnovators

Design thinking is the new rage these days. 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? Is Design Thinking Missing From ADDIE?

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Capture Financial Impacts of Micro-Learning - Download the 22-Page Case Study - Tip #107

Vignettes Learning

Micro-Learning has gained traction these recent years, thanks in part to millennials entering the workforce who are clamoring for results with the least amount of effort. The learning strategy is popular and in fashion today. How do you use MICRO as a technique in tracking Micro-Learning? A Study on Micro-Learning Even Before It Became Popular In 2007, I developed a small study on how to measure the impacts of Micro-Learning.

Case Study- Reducing eLearning Cost to 50% by Using Must-Learn Lessons and Micro-Learning

Vignettes Learning

This case study presents a series of strategies and tactics which help you answer these questions: How do I respond to rapid business needs for e-Learning? What strategy ensures that the software meets rapid development and cost objectives? Here are some excerpts from the article: Rapid e-Learning as a term is an oxymoron. e-Learning is inherently rapid. It provides immediate learning. It is personalized and just-in-time learning at its best.

How to Combine Gamification with Stories and Micro-Learning (Live Prototype)- Tip 106

Vignettes Learning

Smorgasbord and Buffet Smorgasbord and buffet of learning approaches and technologies are abundant. So in this tip, I am posting ideas on combining of stories, micro-learning and gamification. When combined with gamification elements from marketing and customer engagement solutions like Bunchball , gamification becomes a highly productive learning methodology. The extended time involved and extensive content coverage are common temptations that designers face.

3 Creative Ways to Engage Employees with a Micro-Learning LMS

Ed App

As an employer, there are several advantages to using micro-learning as part of your training strategy. . Increased Employee Engagement: Micro-learning by definition is short, so learners will usually finish a Microlearning ‘nugget’ within a 1 to 5-minute window.

Hands-On #5: Are You Ready for Micro-Learning Jobs? Check Out Your Skills

Vignettes Learning

The push for Micro-Learning has established a firm footing among companies, consultants, suppliers and vendors. In the process they have began recognizing that Micro-Learning jobs are actually needed now and the talent supply is scarce. Download the PDF on "Micro-Learning Emerging Job Functions" The "Micro-Learning Emerging Job Functions" article covers the following below. Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

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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. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

Microlearning: The Emerging Instructional Design Strategy in Elearning

Adobe Captivate

“As an Instructional Designer, I Feel Learner Engagement Is a Big Deal And One Cannot Afford to Ignore It…”. Microlearning is an emerging instructional design strategy and has been a buzzword both in eLearning Industry and Learning & Development landscape. And this younger generation wants to have a complete control over what they learn, how they learn and when they learn, provided the learning is completely relevant.

7 eLearning Trends the Most Useful for 2021

eAbyas Info Solutions

Nobody thought that a pandemic would strike like so hard, let alone every kind of business and learning. Though most of the businesses and learning came to a grinding halt, but not the eLearning industry. 7 eLearning Trends 2021. Mobile Learning. Micro Learning.

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. Mobile learning (mLearning) refers to content that can be accessed anywhere, on any device. Augmented Learning.

7 Reasons To Integrate Microlearning Nuggets Into Your Mobile Learning Strategy

Dan Keckan

You can’t talk about mobile learning without considering microlearning. And what significance does it hold for your mobile learning strategy? This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Mobile Learning Micro Learning Microlearning Best Practices Mobile Learning Benefits Mobile Learning DesignBut why is it so talked about in L&D?

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. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities. I might disagree that L&D professionals possess high-level skills around formal learning, too.

eLearning Trends In 2019: How To Use Them To Enhance Your Learning Strategy

QuoDeck

In this article, I share the eLearning Trends in 2019 you can use to enhance, measure, and maximize the impact and returns on your learning strategies. eLearning Trends In 2019 You Can Use To Enhance Your Learning Strategy. As I began my exercise to predict eLearning Trends in 2019, the fourth one in this series, I took a step back to see why anyone seeks upcoming trends. Facilitate the application of the acquired learning on the job.

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. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

Story-Based Design Models That Bridge the Gap Between Learners and Content - Tip #207

Vignettes Learning

In one of my previous blogs , I shared with you my insights on how technology has changed the way stories are told and how we can actually use it to create stories that will help learners learn better. The Big Shift in Storytelling The change in how we do stories, from simple storytelling to interactive stories, has made story-based elearning design more interesting. This means that our elearning designs need to adapt as well.

STOP, THINK, FOCUS: 4 Ways to Design Time-Saving Lessons - Tip #208

Vignettes Learning

It was a couple of years ago when I was in Santa Monica when I learned of the BIRD scooters. This illustration relates back to our training and learning industry. In the many years that I’ve worked with instructional designers, the “all content is important” mindset remains prevalent. In designing content, we need to make it simple, short, fast and immediately useful at work. 4 Ways to Design Time-Saving Lessons 1. This way, they learn faster, no time wasted.

The Best of the Best Tips in Story-Based eLearning Design

Vignettes Learning

In case you missed them, rediscover how you can decrease learning costs considerably, help your learners retain information better through the use of interactive stories, get them to genuinely love learning, and more. Tip 17: Converting Obscure eLearning Content into Usefulness This tip discusses how you can convert obscure learning content into something that is easier to understand and use in actual, on-the-job situations, and how helpful hints aid learners are.

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