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Micro-Learning Myth or Must

Tony Karrer

This week on eLearning Learning , the top two articles were funny to see side-by-side: You can find them on the Weekly Edition. Both articles may be interesting to read, but it also highlights how hot Micro-Learning is right now.

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. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as 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. What is its significance in today’s learning scenario?

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. Micro-learning is slowly stepping into the spotlight.

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. Testing slows down micro-actions and is anti-micro-learning.

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 Strategies for Sure-Fire Micro-Learning Success - Tip #127

Vignettes Learning

For trainers and designers, this means a shift in how we should view learning and content. From “all content is important,” I propose we should focus on learning that helps learners perform their jobs. Micro-actions work because they address two very important issues.

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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.

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. Thanks to ubiquitous mobile devices, learning can take place anytime, anywhere and at any pace. It’s a micro-learning platform targeted at sales representatives.

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. As with most eLearning related terms there is some vagueness into it, or rather a flexibility if you wish. People use it to refer to several different ways of learning.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first.

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. A large eLearning course is like an entire cake.

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The Incredible Power of Design Thinking in Learning Design

Learnnovators

Or is it already being followed as part of the learning design process? What is the significance of design thinking in the context of learning design? What benefits does it offer to learning designers? How could this help transform our learning programs?

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MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points To Consider

Learnnovators

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.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning.

The Changing Face of Corporate L&D

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Learning & Development needs a makeover…It’s time for a change.” – Clark Quinn. THE JOURNEY: ‘Learning at the speed of need’ is a significant factor that powers up workplaces around the world today.

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The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects.

Answering The Top 6 Microlearning FAQs

Growth Engineering

Are you ready to offer bite-size eLearning experiences to your audience? I’ll also explore the benefits, examples, and limitations of this memory-boosting ID strategy. Microlearning is one of the top eLearning trends in your industry. Personalizes The eLearning Experience.

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How INNOVATION Is Driving Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Survival requires continual innovation, and at the core is learning faster than everyone else. ” – Clark Quinn (Learning Technology Strategist). And, ‘learning at the speed of need’ is the most significant factor that helps power up innovation.

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. My VR learning journey thus far may be described as joy punctuated by disappointment.

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.

It’s Really That Simple - Steps in Story Learning Design - Try the Live Exercise - Tip #120

Vignettes Learning

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).

Simplicity in Learning

Learning Rebels

L&D is still looking for bells, whistles, butterflies and unicorns for its elearning courses. There has been a lot of complex talk about the concept of micro-learning. “Micro-Learning” is HUGE. Simple learning design is targeted design.

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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? e-Learning is inherently rapid.

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. THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas.

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. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. How do we know everyone has learned?

How to Add Depth to Micro-Ideas

Vignettes Learning

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."

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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.

Build your multi-device strategy in 6 questions

Sponge UK

Your L&D strategy needs to reflect the way people learn in your organisation. The 70:20:10 model (70% of learning coming from experience on the job, 20% through observing and talking to others and 10% through formal training) is backed up by research from Towards Maturity.

Micro-Instant Learning - Tip #123

Vignettes Learning

Instant learning suggests a sense of immediacy and urgency. The increasing complexity of jobs and the accelerating advances in technology necessitate workers to learn fast and develop skills needed to perform efficiently. This is the primary goal of micro-learning.

eLearning Content And Social Media

eLearning Brothers

In eLearning, it is said that you have 8 seconds to engage your learners before they move away from your content. You want your eLearners to stay with you much more than 8 seconds and be engaged by your social media marketing (SMM) content. How Can You Use Twitter for eLearning?

How Performance Support Apps Are Faring In Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

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 ).

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. In short, insert Micro-Learning in the workflow.

The SME’s Fault - They Think That All Content Is Important

Vignettes Learning

When I asked leaders and instructional designers why their courses and eLearning are long, extensive and take hours to complete, they decry, “the SMEs say all content are important.” What parts of the content will learners likely learn or refer to while on the job?