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

Grovo

Last week, I had the privilege of hosting a Microlearning ® strategy session for local L&D practitioners in Dallas. At the event, I interviewed Jayson Maxwell from Six Flags about his success in identifying and deploying a Microlearning ® strategy to solve for his company’s compliance and regulatory training needs. 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.

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.

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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.

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. Microlearning. 18% of respondents said they’re excited about microlearning for the year ahead. I hope this article will help you discover what microlearning is, what it’s not and how to effectively blend it into your 2017 strategies.

The Microlearning Hype: Is It All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Bottom-Line Performance

If ATD ICE had created a word cloud for the most talked-about “new” concepts, techniques, etc, microlearning would have been the biggest word. Big moments (dare I say, micro-moments ) provide significant insights that we carry forward. Even after years go by, we can vividly recall certain situations and the lesson learned from it. You have to learn how to be self-aware and then other-aware. You have to learn communication skills and teamwork skills.

Designing Micro-learning Modules – A Few Lessons from Hollywood

CommLab India

Many e-learning designers believe the short spans of micro-learning modules are the panacea for all learner engagement issues. While it is true that learners are more engaged with short courses, online course designers need to focus on certain other aspects such as an interesting beginning, visuals, audio effects, narrative, and the use of technology. This post lists 5 Hollywood blockbusters that e-learning designers can draw inspiration from.

Why Millennials Love Microlearning

Grovo

The key to doing that job effectively is microlearning , a method that uses small moments of learning to drive better job performance and development. Microlearning works the same way. It takes only a tiny bit of the learner’s time and helps them apply the lesson in real time, before they have a chance to forget it. Microlearning is the most effective way to learn on mobile. Micro learning on their favorite devices is a natural progression.

How To Improve Remote Worker Training With Microlearning

Your Training Edge

Benefits Of Microlearning. Microlearning is also called bite-sized learning or content chunking. This pedagogical method is proven to improve retention and is particularly effective for remote worker training. According to a study conducted by Hermann Ebbinghaus , adult learners forget as much as 80% of their lessons within the first 30 days. With microlearning, the emphasis is not on completing a course, but instead on grasping the concepts.

Micro learning platforms: 10 things to look for

Ed App

Micro learning platforms are becoming increasingly popular as more and more instructional designers and L&D professionals come to realise their effectiveness for learning. In this article we’ll examine what to look for in an LMS and authoring tool – the backbone of any micro learning platform. What is a micro learning platform? Microlearning is the practice of breaking information down into easily-absorbed bite-sized chunks.

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. We hardly even notice it's a lesson. I explained this in " How Micro-Learning Boosts 'At the Moment Performance' ".

How Visual Arts Inspire Microlearning Lessons - Tip #201

Vignettes Learning

If you have an important lesson to share with your learners, how do you ensure that it sticks to their memories? Adding One Level of Exaggeration to Your Microlearning Lessons Exaggeration is a potent method of bringing learners’ attention to an important or critical message or lesson. He suggests using exaggeration as a tool to mimic the stress of real life into our learning situations to “enhance engagement and effectiveness.” “If

How to Develop Effective Microlearning

Ed App

Microlearning is a tool that provides the required information where and when such a need arises. Microlearning helps employees pursue learning at their own pace. But all this is possible only if the bite-sized microlearning content engages the learner and helps close the knowledge gaps required to complete a job task. Why microlearning? Microlearning has become popular owing to the ability of the employees to learn and immediately apply job-specific concepts.

Microlearning Madness: 25 Great Resources

Knowledge Guru

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. Recently, these learning trends and delivery methods have converged to make a new trend, microlearning , possible.

The Top 7 Microlearning Examples in Everyday Life

mLevel

The Top 10 Microlearning Examples in Everyday Life. per the expert team of learning professionals at mLevel). Microlearning is one of the biggest buzzwords in the L&D space today, but chances are you’re already experiencing all kinds of microlearning examples and scenarios in your day-to-day life. Besides, there is an old joke that demonstrates all you really need to know about microlearning. Microlearning in Everyday Life Example #2.

A Case Study on Microlearning as Performance Support to Reinforce Existing Training

Adobe Captivate

Microlearning, one of the hottest eLearning trends, is catching attention amongst eLearning fraternity like never before. Our recent discussion on a LinkedIn group received a stream of thoughts and perspectives on microlearning. In this blog, we will discuss the microlearning case study that illustrates how we’ve developed and delivered microlearning course/application as performance support to reinforce existing training. Then What is Microlearning?

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. 4 Ways to Design Time-Saving Lessons 1. This way, learning is faster, more focused on their needs, personalized. If learners want to drill down and learn more, there is a Reference section that leads them to a more detailed lesson page. This way, they learn faster, no time wasted.

Microlearning: Small Bites, Big Benefits

AthenaOnline

“Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.” --Warren Bennis. Microlearning can be described as bite-sized, attention-grabbing lessons - usually video-based - that learners can easily access and apply and is considered the fastest, most effective way for today's employees to learn. millennials bite-sized learning micro learning eLearning video microlearning HRtech

How Long is too Short? Determining the Ideal Duration for Bite-Sized Learning

Origin Learning

trademarked the term ‘Microlearning’ the L&D industry has been using different terms like ‘bite-sized learning’, ‘just-in-time learning’, and ‘learning nuggets’. In this blog post, we examine results of some popular surveys and insights from industry-leaders to determine the ideal length of bite-sized learning. Snackable Learning. Snackable Learning’ is one more term coined as a substitute for microlearning. Ever since Grovo Inc.

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How to create microlearning

Ed App

Microlearning is an incredibly-effective form of learning (and company training) that’s been ballooning in popularity over the past year. Creating it sounds simple but if not done right, effectiveness will suffer. The following are the best methods how to create microlearning. How to create microlearning. Mobile Learning. One of the main reasons that microlearning has taken off is the explosion in mobile phone ownership.

Summer Micro-Learning Series: Just-In-Time Personalized Learning

Clarity Consultants

Micro learning is a powerful tool because it delivers the concepts and information that employees need in less time for greater impact. Just-in-time learning provides an even greater resource for employees to get the on-the-spot resources they need to tackle tough tasks. 1) Know the Learning Journey. Just-in-time learning gives employees the information they need when they need it. This will help you set the stage for a more effective micro-learning program.

How to Implement Microlearning in Corporate Training

Hurix Digital

Microlearning is a way of imparting knowledge in small and very specific nuggets or micro bites. Microlearning breaks down content into small digestible bites and each bite is complete in itself, with complete information about a particular concept. Microlearning is already redefining the educational landscape. As of today, the very concept of a classroom, i.e., learning at a specific time and place, is changing. Microlearning thrives best with rich media.

Is Your Lesson Like the Sinking Titanic? - Tip #131

Vignettes Learning

Ideas to Try Start with a short conclusion Give learners what they need to learn or start with shocking statistics. Shocking statistics and interactive, well-designed and understandable data visualization are some of the effective approaches. Become a Master of Metaphor and Multiply Your Blogging Effectiveness. Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning. Are we still capable of human wisdom? But of course!”

Using Microlearning to Accelerate Productivity

Litmos

It’s true of food and it’s also true of learning. That’s why micro-learning — short bursts of information that are easy to follow and understand — is so important in the workplace. Micro-learning makes small, intensely-focused chunks of learning available to learners whenever they need it. Done well, it’s an effective way to boost learners’ retention and get new information into their hands quickly. Your employees get learning when they need it.

4 Ways Organizations are Leveraging Microlearning

AthenaOnline

Since its inception micro learning has improved eLearning success rates in many organizations. As the originator of enterprise micro learning, AthenaOnline has been watching some of the micro learning trends over the last 18 years. So, what are some of the ways that new types of bite-sized learning are being used to enhance existing strategies? Blended Learning. These pages were designed for both pre and post learning.

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Microlearning: Small Bites, Big Benefits

AthenaOnline

“Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.” — Warren Bennis. Microlearning can be described as bite-sized, attention-grabbing lessons – usually video-based – that learners can easily access and apply and is considered the fastest, most effective way for today’s employees to learn. Finding the Microlearning Love. So much so that if you Goggle the word “microlearning,” you get 51,900,000 results.

How to help the modern learners with microlearning

Ed App

Nowadays we are expected to design learning for an increasingly diverse environment that can often span regions, ages, job functions, and roles and numerous other demographics. . A modern learner is someone who is in an environment where content changes fast and learning needs change even faster. This makes mobile learning and micro-learning ideal for the modern learner, let’s find out why. Mobile Learning . Microlearning. Social Learning.

How to start with Microlearning

anewspring

How to start with Microlearning. Shannon Tipton, queen of microlearning, explains. [Q&A] coming from the workplace, microlearning support can be easily created to help people in all aspects of their work. Ger recently sat down with Shannon Tipton, also known as the ‘queen of microlearning’. Shannon gives a short starter about what microlearning is and how to use it. Shannon is who I could say “the queen of microlearning”. Masterclass Microlearning.

5 reasons why HR professionals need microlearning

Ed App

Meanwhile, existing, older workers tend not to be the keenest to learn new things. This is why the world is turning to micro learning. Here are the reasons why HR professionals need microlearning. Four reasons why HR professionals need microlearning. Effectiveness. Microlearning eschews long eLearning courses for short, topical, bite-sized lessons that clearly transfer knowledge of one policy, practice or product at a time.

7 Reasons Stories Work for the Modern Learner - Tip #210

Vignettes Learning

Storytelling has been a very effective learning tool since time immemorial. But even with the changing learning landscape, big shifts in work environments and tech disruption, why do stories in eLearning designs still work? Modern learners’ behavior, attitude and motivation towards learning have evolved over the years. Using highly contextual stories helps learners better understand how lessons can fit into their needs and be useful to them.

If You Want to Boost Employee Skill Level Use These 3 Microlearning Secrets

eLearningMind

It’s no secret that the eLearning Mind team loves microlearning. Quick, fun, pithy, and highly effective, small bites of information often absorb more easily than long, drawn-out lessons. But just because learning is broken down into mini lessons doesn’t automatically make it good. Using these tips can help you create microlearning that is as engaging as it is compact. The most effective microlearning is highly contextual and personal to the learner.

Microlearning That Kicks Learners Into Thinking and Acting - Tip #202

Vignettes Learning

Microlearning is (or should be) like that. Etching Lessons Through Glass and Sun This magnifying glass experiment is perhaps one of the first scientific activities that we all remember having participated in as kids. And the best part is that most of us will find it easy to remember the lesson behind the experiment as well. How can we apply it to microlearning? What does it take to build successful microlearning?,” Microlearning Is More Than a Buzzword.

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What is Microlearning?

Edume

We recently gave a talk at Learning Technologies 2018 on microlearning; what it is, why it's become a topic of conversation and, importantly, how you make it a success. We define microlearning as a way of teaching and delivering content to learners in bite-sized (3-5 minutes) bursts at the point of need and with a focused and specific learning outcome. The learner is in control of what and when (s)he's learning. Why has microlearning suddenly become 'a thing'?

5 Types of Microlearning Team Needs

Coreaxis

There have been few trends as popular and effective in the world of online learning as microlearning. But what does microlearning look like put into practice? To begin, let’s define microlearning. As eLearning Industry explains, microlearning is short, focused training on very specific and small facets of your training. While being guided by a world-class lesson facilitator, you can focus on a specific task at hand with the help of an educator.

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Microlearning for Mobile Salesforce – Why is it the Need of the Moment

CommLab India

Well, Microlearning could be a perfect platform to train your modern sales force as mobiles have become an integral part of our lives today. Let’s see why Microlearning is a perfect fit to train your mobile sales representatives: 1. Learning on-click with instant results. Microlearning assists the sales person with just-in-time support which enables them to go through the necessary information as and when needed. Personalized learning.

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What is Microlearning? How to Easily Incorporate Microlearning Content into Your Learning Strategy

eThink Education

Ever felt like you were told to learn or s tudy something that you considered “busy work” and felt as if it were a waste of your time? Fortunately, m icrolearning has emerged as an effective way to cater to the needs of modern learners who crave convenient, personalized, and skill-oriented content. . What Is Microlearning? . These are some characteristics of effective micro learning lessons: . Learn More .

What is Microlearning? How to Easily Create Microlearning Videos in Moodle and Totara

eThink Education

Ever felt like you were told to learn or s tudy something that you considered “busy work” and felt as if it were a waste of your time? Fortunately, m icrolearning has emerged as an effective way to cater to the needs of modern learners who crave convenient, personalized, and skill-oriented content. . What Is Microlearning? . These are some characteristics of effective micro learning lessons: . Learn More .

Microlearning: What it is and why you should try it

Ed App

It’s one of the most effective forms of learning and training: What is microlearning in a nutshell? Microlearning is the breaking down of information into topical, bite-sized chunks. By interacting with these highly-targeted learning bursts, lessons become much easier to digest and the likelihood of knowledge retention is increased. How does microlearning work? Short, succinct microlearning courses make outcomes clear.

6 Top elearning trends to watch out for in 2019

Wizcabin

And m obile learning and automation will be one of the top contributors. And the time saved in elearning development and delivery process will be used in creating more effective elearning strategies. Microlearning. Delivering elearning as tiny learning chunks has been a trend for a couple of years. Microlearning allows to deliver targeted content and has already become popular among learners because it takes only a short time to complete these bite-sized lessons.

Facing the Unexpected: 3 Powerful Habits to Help Workers Train Themselves - Tip #196

Vignettes Learning

To effectively solve these issues, we have to think differently - the way we think needs to change. In our complex world, there are new habits to be learned. The net effect of going through the process is better thinking for reliable results and learning from others. These habits based on Berger and Johnston’s book Simple Habits for Complex Times is timely as we continue to explore how we can reliably depend on our workers to learn by training themselves.

Microlearning, Scenarios, and Simulations – Use Them Based on Your Training Needs

CommLab India

Magical Microlearning. Microlearning is learning in bite-sized modules that deal with a single learning objective. According to a survey by Software Advice , almost 58% of the employees surveyed said they would utilize their company’s online learning tools more if the content was broken into multiple, shorter lessons. Why microlearning for product sales training? They learn to deal with real life situations in a simulated context.