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. Lot’s more content can be found on Micro-Learning on eLearning Learning , including it’s Top Ten articles. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

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?

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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. Focus on Micro-Actions Micro-actions are very specific actions that learners do which result in improving their performance. Micro-actions work because they address two very important issues. Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

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.

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?

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

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). “

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Where is the fix in our micro-learning approaches? This helps me correct my misunderstanding of micro-learning.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Employee engagement strategies for effective training in workplace

Wizcabin

Lack of employee engagement has always been a top issue for learning managers. Many organizations like google, American express and John Lewis has come up with employee engagement strategies to overcome the user resistance to new technologies. Studies show that the value of learning engagement is so profound that the learning outcome and effectiveness is directly linked to user engagement. Employee engagement strategies to overcome user resistance.

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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6 Amazing Examples of Using Micro Learning Videos in Corporate Training

EI Design

Learning strategies have been developed for the past few years to adapt to the changing learner dynamics. Organizations are increasingly making use of eLearning videos in their corporate trainings to create a better impact on learners. Specifically, using Microlearning techniques in combination with eLearning videos amplifies the impact to a whole new level. Here are 6 amazing Microlearning Video examples that organizations can implement in their training strategies.

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.

Why Stories Drive Social Learning - Tip #111

Vignettes Learning

People from all over the world learned about each other. Boyle proved that stories can drive social learning. The challenge then becomes: How do we leverage social sharing behavior and formal learning content and instructions? Because we are social beings, we are always in a relationship. Social learning, unlike formal instruction which is highly factual, is contextual and emotional, thus elaborates on a the wider scope of the story.

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. What are some of the useful resources available on this subject that could benefit learning professionals?

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe’s posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. Becoming a truly social business is an inside out change.

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.

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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.

The Incredible Power of Design Thinking in Learning Design

Learnnovators

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? Or is it already being followed as part of the learning design process?

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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.

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.

Social Learning Ought to be Story-Sharing: "Friends You Haven't Met Yet"

Vignettes Learning

"People are social beings, and our brains are wired to connect with each other," Matthew D. Lieberman writes in his book, Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect. However, when it comes to traditional practices related to training and learning programs, we tend to slam on the brakes regarding social interaction. Why is there a sense that difficulties will arise using social interaction as part of our training and learning programs?

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. ” 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. How do we know everyone has learned?

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Learning Technology - How Much Is Too Much?

Dan Keckan

Learning—does it depend on how much people learn? Or, how much technical prowess we showcase in facilitating learning? Should we use technology to support our strategies? Or, put the whole burden of the learning process on the apparently nascent technology's shoulders? This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Educational Technology Collaborative Learning Educational Technology Trends Micro Learning Social Learning

6 Top elearning trends to watch out for in 2019

Wizcabin

Predicting elearning trends on a yearly basis is generally tricky. Our experts are of the opinion that, similar to past years, elearning adoption would see steady growth across the globe in 2019. And m obile learning and automation will be one of the top contributors. Elearning automation. But elearning automation will be one of the top elearning trends this year. Automation will bring a paradigm shift in the elearning development process.

5 Big Don’ts for Successful Webinar Presentations - Tip #211

Vignettes Learning

Don’t drag with facts I have learned, from my experience in doing webinars, that you immediately lose your audience’s attention the moment you start your presentation with facts. Nothing is enticing nor motivating about going through a litany of learning objectives, or stating compliance policies, or showing a bunch of technical data. Not everyone is born with great presentation skills but it can definitely be learned. Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

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] ).

LEARNNOVATORS PARTNERS CII TO CONDUCT WORKSHOP ON “E-LEARNING STRATEGY & IMPLEMENTATION”

Learnnovators

Learnnovators, a leading provider of innovative e-learning solutions, conducted a workshop on “E-Learning Strategy and Implementation” in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Southern Region. The workshop, conducted on 29th January 2016, sought to inculcate the right way of thinking and approaching a learning project, starting from setting goals, right up to evaluating the results of the learning program. Chennai (India).

Technical eLearning Made Easy - Tip #204

Vignettes Learning

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. Learning by Doing : Problem-Solving Approach In today’s learning environment, the reality is that there are varied types of learners including those with technical or even medical orientation. The best way to help them appreciate the learning is by taking them through the discovery process.