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?

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.

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?

The Rise of LMS Specialists: A Tour of Learning Tech Innovation

Talented Learning

Welcome to the Era of LMS Specialists. Not long ago, everyone who developed learning management systems wanted to be all things to all buyers of every size, location, industry, and training challenge. Let’s explore and then I’ll introduce you to some illustrative examples of how this “specialist” movement is expanding traditional LMS boundaries. LMS Specialists: Why Now? For learning organizations, the trade-offs are clear.

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.

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. 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

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] ).

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. As working professionals and L&D personnel concerned with training and organizational learning, capability building and talent development, we cannot ignore the implications of this changing landscape.

What is Elearning?

TOPYX LMS

Thank you to our Guest Blogger spearhead eLearning. Elearning is described as the delivery of training or education through digital or electronic methods. Learners can acquire qualifications or develop new skills using electronic devices such as a laptop, mobile device or tablet, accessing educational material often delivered through a learning management system (LMS) which is hosted online. The History of Elearning. The Benefits of Elearning.

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. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

“Laptop Horror Story” - Record Retention Lesson Demo: A Conversion Into An Engaging Lesson (Only Available for 10 Days). - Tip #104

Vignettes Learning

Brenda LaRose’s Workshop Proof-of-Concept Prototype Brenda LaRose is the Training & Development Specialist from Levitt-Safety. The demo provided here is her mini-project as a participant to the Story-Based eLearning Design workshop. More Demos from Last Week In case you have not reviewed the two demos on the 5-Step Scenario Learning Design, Technical: Too Much Downtime Software: HRIS Software You may access them here. Click here to preview the demo.

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.

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.

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. 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?

Are you a Master Storyteller Trainer and Designer?

Vignettes Learning

Stories are powerful tools to help learners learn. A Master Storyteller Trainer and Designer uses the persuasive nature of stories to engage learners and deliver effective eLearning courses. The Master Storyteller Survey and Profile below is a product of my research on how to help trainers, learning and eLearning specialists to reflect on how well they are applying the ideas of storytelling in improving learning and performance.

Becoming an Expert: What Has Intuition Got to Do With It? - Tip #199

Vignettes Learning

Harrison and other art historians and Greek sculpture specialists took one look and declared the kouros to be fake. Where Humans Meet Machines: Intuition, Expertise and Learning. Medium, May 18, 2018 Tip #150 - Using Intuitive and Deliberate Learning in Story Lessons Ray Jimenez, PhD Vignettes Learning "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Vignettes Learning. Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

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. When we talk about social learning, we are talking about the fundamental organizational structure of a business. The current failure of organizations to integrate social learning stems from their bolt-on strategy.

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. It takes a relational stance in which learning takes place both in relation to others and in relation to learning resources.”. Learning will simply become integrated into our life-stream.

Collaborative Learning Anthropologist and Specialist (CLA): Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 and Learning Career or Job Opportunities

Vignettes Learning

Collaborative Learning Specialists - of all types! The common theme in functions is the ability to study and practice the skills of a "Collaborative Learning Anthropologist", ( CLA ). Major changes in learning and training are fundamentally challenging the current and old assumptions, principles and beliefs. There are many opportunities to discover and innovate new learning models. This is the primary task of a Collaborative Learning Anthropologist.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities

Learnnovators

is an incisive article by @Josh_Bersin on the way Gen Y views the world of work, leadership, career progression and learning. They will expect and demand to learn differently — social, mobile and cloud will play a big role. CUs were created to meet the unique needs of each organization including their culture, strategy and vision. I have written about MOOCs in Workplace Learning here (Launching a MOOC) , here (Designing a MOOC) , and here (Some Points To Consider).

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What Happens When New Becomes Old?

Vignettes Learning

Have you ever experienced having mastered a web-based learning tool and then be informed that the tool was discontinued? When I saw the image and article from Style Motivation.com "When Old Becomes New" , it reminded me of learning architecture. Oftentimes, the rapid and constant change and the abundance of options including the introduction of new software, which is usually free, cause learning professionals to be cautious or inhibit from testing and adopting the tools.

Engaging New and Young Learners

Vignettes Learning

Have you ever wondered what a young learner’s first impressions are of the learning industry? Joining me this week is guest blogger and Vignettes Learning research associate Francesca Jimenez, discussing her first-time experiences and insights that connect to her experience as a young learner. I hope we all learn something from what she shares below. However these everyday skills and knowledge can be learned experientially and through routine.

How to Implement a Corporate Wide Story-Based Learning

Vignettes Learning

In the workshops that I conducted on Story-based eLearning Design , participants constantly ask: How do we implement Story-Based Learning in our entire company or in various forms of our learning? However, there are concerted strategies that help your organization apply the Story-Based Learning Design. The downside is that there is an inertia in most organizations to push "telling" and "data dump" as a method of learning. What is Story-Based Learning?

Is it Curation or Co-Creation of Content?

Vignettes Learning

The focus of most curation methods when applied to learning is in organizing, filtering, distilling, adding value, etc. As trainers, designers and learning specialists, we continue to look at our role in curation as content servers, not learning facilitators. In our rush to learn and implement curation methods in our learning environments, we overlook that our efforts ought to focus in as many ways as is possible, on getting the learners to co-create the content.

Be A Scientist - Set Up Your Own Learning Behavior Lab on Micro- Experiences and Stories

Vignettes Learning

As trainers, designers and learning specialists - we are scientists. We should build our own small learning behavior laboratory. By introducing new experiences to our learners, we help them discover newer and better ways to learn. More on Google Cardboard Amazon As part of my workshop Story-Based Learning , I bring in four pieces of the Google Cardboard and ask participants to play around with it. Share your own micro-experiences and stories.

What Happens When New Becomes Old? - Tip #89

Vignettes Learning

Have you ever experienced having mastered a web-based learning tool and then be informed that the tool was discontinued? When I saw the image and article from Style Motivation.com "When Old Becomes New" , it reminded me of learning architecture. Oftentimes, the rapid and constant change and the abundance of options including the introduction of new software, which is usually free, cause learning professionals to be cautious or inhibit from testing and adopting the tools.

Freedom to Learn and Pursue One's Expertise

Vignettes Learning

CPT, ID (ILT, JA+): I am humbled by the experience and learning during the Path2X platform creation and making it available to our members. It's challenging to formulate these questions and if we reuse and repurpose all of them including the search results, it would save time and add more context to the learning. 2) Freedom to Learn One's Interest Areas We allow members to follow their interests and passions openly through access to unbundled and unrestricted sources of content.

Stop That Dump Truck! Ask Questions to Know What is Important for Learners

Vignettes Learning

What changes can we do to our design to eradicate bloated content and make learning more manageable and enjoyable? The Dump Truck Syndrome Both Subject Matter Experts and Instructional Designers have insights and knowledge that make learning design valuable and worthwhile. Granted that these information may all be important and valid, what happens though, is that instead of learning they suffer from information overload. Why do learners experience overload?

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 4: ROLE IN CORPORATE UNIVERSITIES

Learnnovators

is an incisive article by @Josh_Bersin on the way Gen Y views the world of work, leadership, career progression and learning. They will expect and demand to learn differently — social, mobile and cloud will play a big role. CUs were created to meet the unique needs of each organization including their culture, strategy and vision. I have written about MOOCs in Workplace Learning here (Launching a MOOC) , here (Designing a MOOC) , and here (Some Points To Consider).

52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning

eLearningArt

As an instructional designer, I’m always trying to make my eLearning courses more interesting, effective, and engaging. That’s why I decided to ask the leading eLearning industry experts to share their single best tip for creating engaging learning. Here are our amazing eLearning experts: Tom Kuhlmann | Karl Kapp | Ray Jimenez | Patti Shank | Bryan Jones. To make eLearning more engaging, think of how a TV mystery show is created.

Celebrate Your Expertise - Share and Standout

Vignettes Learning

In this fifth installement of the five-part blog series about The All-New TrainingMagNetwork.com Open Learning Environment, we will talk about presenting yourself as an expert and specialist of a specific field. With teams, leaders have no immediate way to assess capacities, status of ongoing learning and new skills developed by team members. Ray Jimenez, PhD Vignettes Learning "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD.

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. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

How to Find the Right Learning Management System

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If you have decided to invest in a learning management system (LMS) to better deliver and track corporate training, you need to be aware that not all LMSs are created equally. The success of your learning strategy depends on selecting the right LMS. Since there is a great variety of systems offered on the e-learning market, the selection process may seem daunting, especially if it is the first time you are shopping for an LMS. Identify your learning needs.

Free L&D webinars for March 2021

Limestone Learning

If you feel sunny and ready to learn something new, why not sign up for one of the free webinars being offered this month? What can we learn from these various approaches about the use of web cameras, the approach to delivery, and the application of technology?

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Free L&D webinars for April 2019

Limestone Learning

It can be tough to find downtime or even work time for all the projects we have on the go, but sparing an hour for some learning can be a good way to work smarter—not harder. This interactive learning tool and strategy focuses on not only personal, but also group learning objectives. You’ll learn the practical skills needed to run role plays effectively. Companies often underestimate the full impact learning can have on customer experience.

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The Year in Learning—89 Hand-Picked L&D-Related Articles from 2017

The Learning Dispatch

Below are our recommended learning and development articles from the past 12 months, including thought-provoking or simply fun articles related to the field. Recommended Learning and Development Articles from Our Senior Learning Architect. Are you a Learning Dispatch newsletter subscriber? A favorite newsletter feature is “This Month in Learning.” Learning Experiences (16). Learning Management Systems (4). Learning Experiences.