17 Awesome Resources on Micro Learning

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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?

4 Micro-Learning Strategies For Employee- Engagement

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Micro-learning is a skill-based approach to learning that delivers information in small ‘bite-sized’ chunks. Employee engagement is an essential aspect of any learning program. and across various platforms and devices which makes for a very convenient learning experience.

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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?

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

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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?

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.

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.

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 AND RETAIL INDUSTRY

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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. Let’s have a look at a few microlearning strategies. Learning cards.

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

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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

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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? References James Bessen.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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. You can own the files for your in-house reference.

Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

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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

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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. Provide links to tools, references , etc.

Do Your Learners Value or Throw Away Your Lesson References?

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I've been often asked in my workshops: See more on must-learn and learn-on-need. Read more about references.  Two Types of References: Must-Learn Support and Details There are two types of references: (a) must-learn support and (b) detailed references. Must-learn support contains information that enhances the learning of the must-learn content. The must-learn references may also be part of this detailed reference.

Everything you wanted to know about micro-learning (but were afraid to ask)

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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).

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

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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.

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

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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.

eLearning Trends for 2015: Here to Stay or Go Away?

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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.

Microlearning: What It Is and What It Isn’t

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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. With that being said, just because people are excited about microlearning, doesn’t mean they know the proper way to incorporate into their training strategy. A large eLearning course is like an entire cake. Microlearning micro learning

Mobile Learning Strategies For Corporate Training

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Mobile learning for corporate training refers to the anytime, everywhere training that is available on mobile devices. It’s right here that effective training and in-depth learning turns out to be crucial. Corporate training and e-learning has reached great heights today. Organizations not only strive to create mobile-friendly learning materials but also believe in the inclusion of mobile workforce within teams. Strategies worth following.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

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@ 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.

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

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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.

Paper Cuts

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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.

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

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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. With the rise of MOOCs, we are also likely to see social, collaborative learning take root in organizations. What is the value proposition of a MOOC in workplace learning?

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC

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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] ).

Learnnovators Wins GOLD @ Brandon Hall Excellence Awards

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MPSS (or Mobile Performance Support System) is a mobile app-based performance support solution made up of byte-sized video tutorials and PDF-based Quick Reference Guides. The solution incorporated the following strategies: Mobile learning. Micro learning. Video-based learning. QR-code based learning. The content was segmented and packaged in a way that it could enable byte-sized learning. Learnnovators wins GOLD!

Kill Boring eLearning with Story-Based Lessons

Vignettes Learning

Relocate Traditional Learning Objectives Most learning objectives are not well stated. The learner would learn the technical title as he/she goes through the slides. In essence, we force them to learn technical information. Policies and References are Repositioned on Top Policies and references are positioned on the top as links. We focus the learners on the main slides where the key ideas we want them to learn are located.

Stop Applying Band-Aid to Your eLearning and Training - Tip #192

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She found that most L&D efforts are focused on activities (classroom training and eLearning) that have little value for learners. They also prefer learning to be “continuous” and “self-selected and self-organized.” As Hart mentioned, the solution is to raise engagement like VR, games, social learning, etc. I refer to these alternatives as the “Band-Aid” solutions. And, learners learn from each other rather than informal learning. References Jane Hart.

2019 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

Andy Hicken discussed Learning Innovations with leading pundit Craig Weiss. This exciting webinar is all about the eLearning Hype Curve for 2019 and between Andy and Craig you will acquire insight into what is real and what is hype. Craig is also a leading expert on new platforms like the Learning Experience Platform. Dr. Andy Hicken is the Director of Quality and Strategy at Web Courseworks. formally known as E-Learning 24/7).

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

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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. It will help them learn faster and better.

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

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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. 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. From this lesson page, they can again have access to more in-depth information to learn more.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

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Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. Fortunately, most human behaviour is learned observationally through modelling; from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviours are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.” ” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “

2014 – The Year In Review

Learnnovators

2014 has been a wonderful year for us, because it was replete with LEARNNOVATIONS (learning innovations). This series reflected our die-hard commitment to promote ‘good learning’ amongst the members of the learning community. Some of the questions we wanted to explore through this initiative were: What does future learning look like? How would people learn in future? to help the learning community create amazing learning experiences.

Adding Magical Powers to Otherwise Boring Videos and Webinar Recordings

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Studies have shown that more and more companies are using videos and webinar recordings to support learning. Now, preview the Pinpoint Webinar Recording: Developing Micro-Learning for Learners on the Go: Other Webinar Examples: Breaking Training Development Project Rules Write it Right! Links - shows learners where to find links referred to by the speaker. Ray Jimenez, PhD Vignettes Learning "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD.