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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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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. It seems to be an ideal instructional approach for many situations because: Information changes quickly. What is Micro-learning? Others think of micro-learning as the planned organization of brief learning experiences designed to meet an extended learning goal.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

What does the future of eLearning hold? I think a good place is by asking 49 of the world’s leading eLearning experts the top 3 trends they predict for 2017. Here are the two most interesting takeaways from surveying 49 eLearning experts: Trend of Trends: 9 trends were picked by 10% or more of the experts. Download additional analysis and all the commentary in the free 2017 eLearning Learning Trends eBook. You can learn more about Michael here.

eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

The arrival of a new year means we have new eLearning predictions to reveal! Additionally, we foresee that investment in micro-learning and MOOCs will increase the demand for meaningful micro-credentials and continue to reshape the economics of professional development. Before we unpack all five of our latest industry predictions, I want to take a moment to recap our past eLearning predictions from 2013 and 2014. Those are our eLearning predictions for 2015.

The Evolution of Instructional Design

CommLab India

In my previous blog, I introduced you to instructional design and its role in the development of e-learning modules. This blog will tell you about the evolution of instructional design over the last century, till date. Instructional design has an interesting history; this blog covers significant phases of the evolution process. The idea of using instructional design for training first emerged during World War II.

Creative Instructional Design: 9 Examples Of Learning Strategies You Can Use And A Free Gift For Instructional Designers!

EI Design

In September 2015, I had released an eBook on Creative Instructional Design Featuring 7 Learning Strategies You Can Use. The eBook has been designed as a job-aid to Instructional Designers and helps them bridge the gap between theory and application. All the learning strategies shown here can be easily applied on their projects. The 7 strategies featured here are from our online suite of 15 courses for Instructional Designers.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

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. Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. The learning frameworks will have to evolve accordingly. “On-the-job”

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MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC

Learnnovators

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] ).

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. In a typical work week, workers only spend less than 25 minutes on learning. Instant learning through hyper-stories addresses that need.

Top 5 Tips For Innovative eLearning Development

Adobe Captivate

Amongst the challenges that Learning and Development teams and Learning Consultants face today, the top 2 pertaining to training would be: 1) How to increase the efficacy of training?, and 2) What learning strategies should be adopted to ensure that the learning and business mandates are met? In this article I will outline 5 tips for innovative eLearning development that will help organizations improve efficacy of training by making the learning stick.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. From Googleplex’s Designer on the Future of the Office. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. ” Read in conjunction, the two pieces shed a lot of light not only on how today’s workplace is changing but also on its impact on how we learn.

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Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. Her advice and designs have been used by organizations that include Microsoft, Pfizer, the US Army, Barclays, and the US Department of the Interior. She’s the creator of the action mapping model of training design used to improve performance by companies worldwide.

Paper Cuts

Learnnovators

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. Thankfully I stumbled on this article by Phil Nickinson and learned that instead of starting at the map and uploading your photo sphere, you start at the photo sphere in your phone’s image gallery and share it to Maps. My VR learning journey thus far may be described as joy punctuated by disappointment.

Technical eLearning Made Easy - Tip #204

Vignettes Learning

Technical training appeals to me a great deal because of the way training is designed around technical and factual information and the ability to get returns from whatever investment has been made. As a result, there is a lack of focus on the right and much needed learning content. This causes tremendous overload in our learning design. The best way to help them appreciate the learning is by taking them through the discovery process.