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Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

ID Reflections

In today''s 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?

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?

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.

Why micro-learning works for me

Clive on Learning

Over the past twelve months, micro-learning has quietly worked itself into my daily routine. And the latest addition is KnowFast, which sends me a daily learning video covering anything from history to science to cookery. We have been sold on micro-learning for some time.

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.

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.

Micro-learning — at the crossroads of education, learning and technology

Matrix

People’s desire to learn and largely available good quality education is a wonderful mix, almost magical. It also means learning on the job, workforce talent management and also continuous personal development; in a nutshell, life-long learning.

Micro learning: From small points to the big picture

Matrix

How micro learning and Impressionism connect. Whenever you see someone at work — a colleague, a manager, a new employee — scrolling down a Twitter feed, do you think he or she is wasting precious company time on a frivolous micro-blogging platform?

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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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.

What We Learned from the United Airlines Incident - Tip #130

Vignettes Learning

Our investments in training and learning cannot win against cultures that are counter to what we teach. United Airline “Incident” Videos as Viral Learning I’m almost done reading “Contagious: Why Things Catch On” by Jonah Berger. Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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?

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.

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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Simplicity in Learning

Learning Rebels

There has been a lot of complex talk about the concept of micro-learning. To keep it simple, I’ll tell you which definition speaks to me: I also like this short, simple post he wrote for the elearning Industry, giving us all 5 rules of the road for producing micro-videos.

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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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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.

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.

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

Vignettes Learning

Although our businesses demand that learning must be shorter, more useful, easier and affordable, we consider ourselves helpless. We tend to organize content into a linear presentation with learning objectives, expounding points and testing learners for retention.

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.

Be a Persuasive Storyteller in Social Media - Tip #128

Vignettes Learning

Experience-based stories can “empower leaders to personally communicate organizational lessons that will function as an instrument of learning in experiential-based online executive education.” International Journal of Instructional Technology & Distance Learning: Vol.

Letting Go of the Need to Know Everything: Use Context Setting Learning Objectives

Vignettes Learning

Employees are not as productive when they are pressured to learn new things in with so little time. The overload problem manifests in elearning, classroom training and other forms of learning. The need to refocus learning objectives on the needs of learners becomes apparent.

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.

Do Your Learners Value or Throw Away Your Lesson References?

Vignettes Learning

I've been often asked in my workshops: See more on must-learn and learn-on-need. Two Types of References: Must-Learn Support and Details There are two types of references: (a) must-learn support and (b) detailed references.

12 Metaphor Story Questions to Engage Learners - Tip #109

Vignettes Learning

Avoid Technical Jargon Legalese and other technical jargon make learning hard. Use Clean Language Questions Because learning happens when learners are able to connect a new concept with something they already know, it’s important that they come up with their own metaphors.

6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)

Learnnovators

70:20:10 has shone a spotlight on the limits of formal learning. In contrast, social and experiential learning continue to be veritable goldmines of productivity, placing learners at the centre of their story and demanding a major shift from Learning & Development professionals.

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] ).

Going Mobile for Enterprise Learning: Trends & Statistics

Origin Learning

According to SkillSoft, 93% of CEOs plan to increase or maintain their training budget, and 85% already have a mobile training strategy, or will implement one soon. Simply converting an existing e-learning catalog into m-learning has little success.