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. 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?

5 Reasons to Incorporate Video into your Learning Strategy

Roundtable Learning

Do you remember the excitement of watching a movie or a video in class Think back to your grade school or college days.

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A Learning Strategy for Gen Z

CLO Magazine

Learning and development professionals should get a head start on understanding the defining characteristics of screenagers, grown up. Similar to millennials before them, they tend to value learning in the workplace more than previous generations, which means that tailoring learning opportunities can provide a lever for both development and retention. Generation Z, as it turns out, also appears to experience learning differently than older generations.

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Video-Based Learning Strategy for Increased Employee Engagement and Workforce Competency – New-age Strategy for New-age Learning


With technological advancement, there has been a better scope for newer strategies to be adopted for learning and development. The widespread adoption of videos in learning is not new, but with evolution, video-based learning has shifted from a didactic strategy to uniform learning where employees have full control over several aspects of learning. Delivering Video-based Content to Improve the Learning Uptake.

Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy


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?



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 Neurobiology of Why Your Learner’s Brain Responds to Great Storytelling


So, we know that everybody loves a good story—but what role does storytelling play in creating powerful learning experiences? And how can learning professionals leverage the neurobiology of storytelling to empower and inspire learners? . Learning Strategy

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4 Reasons No One is Clicking on and Using Your eLearning Content


Captain Obvious moment: if you can’t even entice employees to click a link or open an attachment, they’re probably not going to click through and consume your generic learning material. Learning materials that are “marketed” properly increase learner buy-in because they speak to and help employees achieve those goals. Use the same strategy for your learning initiatives. From movie trailers to cat videos, it’s not always about education.



It’s a Teaching Machine and it will dramatically change the way people learn in the future.” – Doc Brown could have said in the opening scene in the movie, Back to the Future. . You do not need a DeLorean with a flux capacitor to see how far Learning has come in the last seventy years.

Top 5 reasons to move from face-to-face to online training

Digitec Interactive

Technologies, strategies, and trends are constantly changing. What do you do when you need to learn something? The learning process can lose momentum when it’s forced into specific settings at specific times. Learning should be engaging. Learning is one of them.

Pixar in a Box: Lessons on Storytelling - Tip #166

Vignettes Learning

is a Pixar animated movie that features monsters going to work scaring kids for a living. They don’t understand what this movie is about!,” A New York University piece about storytelling in teaching and learning argues that stories give meaning to disparate information--something I’ve been talking about in the blog over and over for so long. Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning. “Monsters, Inc.”

Social Learning & The Benefits of Employee Generated Content [Customer Story]


Patrick Veenhoff, head of Learning & Development at Swisscom, showcases social learning’s benefits. In June 2017, Swisscom Enterprise Customers switched from a top-down L&D content generated approach to a social learning marketplace. In other words: our nearly 5,000 employees conceptualize, create and deliver all of our organization’s corporate learning content. Is what I learned helpful for my everyday work?

5 Onboarding Training Challenges and 5 Opportunities Today’s Workforce Faces

Obsidian Learning

There are still some common misconceptions about virtual learning, though—what it is and what it isn’t, when it can and cannot be effective—that are worth unpacking in this first article in our series about virtual learning. There was so much to learn! Personalize the Learning.

3 Story Sources for Deeper Learning

Vignettes Learning

Have you noticed in your learning sessions that learners tend to tell their own stories and sometimes it is hard to stop them? Some trainers think of this as wasting time and yet learners telling their stories is one of the best ways they learn. In the world of learning and training, it is often the case that content is thought of as a body of logical knowledge or factual information. As such, they learn by reporting an emergency or a critical incident.

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Using Data to Tell a Story and Deliver a Lesson - Tip #152

Vignettes Learning

It’s no surprise we collectively spend billions of dollars each year at the movies to immerse ourselves in different lives, worlds, and adventures. However, facts, information, logistics and other data forms that are merged, embedded and made part of a story that learners/workers can relate with are drawn to bring about the much desired connection that results in higher engagement, better learning and meaningful application on the job.

The Power of Surprise in Story-Based Design

Vignettes Learning

By using the strategy of surprise, people are caught in their vulnerable state, a condition that leads to openness and non-judgment. Surprise, therefore, is important in the Story-based eLearning design because it creates an environment of awe and marvel during the learning process. In the movie Sixth Sense, the audience was blindsided when Bruce Willis - who everyone thought was a regular character – was later revealed to be a dead person.

Democratization of Learning Content: Ride the Wave of Learning Revolution with Knowledge-Sharing - Tip #200

Vignettes Learning

Do you want to learn how to use Instagram Stories? Think about something you really want to learn, whether for personal, professional or business growth, and I bet you, there’s a course for that online somewhere. Democratization of Learning Content is the New Normal Knowledge sharing started with crowdsourced sites like Wikipedia and the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). A real-life example is Accenture’s learning boards. Introducing Microsoft.com/Learn.

Virtual Reality Makes Our Stories Even More Real - Tip #144

Vignettes Learning

Why does VR promise to impact our lives as uniquely as other mediums such as literature, radio, television, the movies, and the internet? It does rely greatly on the visual and sound centers of the brain, but not more so than a television show or movie that stands as a well-produced and coherent sensory experience. How do we then bring this concept into how we develop training and learning? Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

Content That Lives Within a Story Lasts Forever - Tip #118

Vignettes Learning

Why are children obsessed with the movie “Frozen”? Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning. e-Learning Strategy eLearning instructional design micro-learning micro-scenarios microlearning ray jimenez small bites learning smallbites social learning stories story-based storytellingStories can touch our whole being—our thoughts, imagination, emotions, and spirit.

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Spur Learning Through 'Curiosity Conversations'

Vignettes Learning

Have you seen the movies Apollo 13, Splash and A Beautiful Mind? Curiosity Conversations' to Expand Learning Grazer defines curiosity as the "process of asking questions, genuine questions, that are not leading to an ask for something in return." The goals of a "curiosity conversation" is to learn an insight or the secret to someone's process or success and expand each other's lives. States of Curiosity Modulate Hippocampus-Dependent Learning via the Dopaminergic Circuit.

Learning in 30 Seconds-Learning ala The Matrix Style

Vignettes Learning

How would you like to learn the way they do in the blockbuster movie "The Matrix"? According to T eemu Torvelainen in a newsletter entitled "What are nano-learning and m-learning?," "In the Matrix films, new skills were learned fast. This could be called nano-learning. Learning takes place at exactly the right moment and in the right place." What is Nano-Learning? Each day, I learn several things in small chunks.

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“Keep This A Secret.” - Tip #132

Vignettes Learning

Curiosity is an inherent “passion for learning,” as the brilliant Roman lawyer Cicero once said. When this passion for learning is roused, brain activities take place that prepare us to learn. When they do, they ask more questions and learn more. This is why movie trailers work. When using a story ending, the character (Peter) can say “I realize my error and I learned that….” Curiosity prepares the brain for learning.

Are We Taking the Concept of “Micro” Too Far? - Tip #147

Vignettes Learning

Then I wondered if we really have gone too far with this whole “micro” concept thing as my thoughts wandered to the movie “1984” with its portrayal of big brother watching. But is microlearning only about learning that is quick and easy or are we missing the true advantages that microlearning has to offer beyond knowledge, retention, and expertise? It goes beyond the limitation of learning a skill. Tips References Tip #129 - Why Does Microlearning Mean Better Learning?

You Too Can Be a Da Vinci of eLearning Design - Tip #146

Vignettes Learning

Skills and Craft The arts center story reminded me of how software, like Photoshop, CAD, Renderman ( Pixar’s rendering software ) have redefined the craft of drawing car models, movies and products - skills that were mostly done by hand and manual work. I wanted to know more about how each is similar, how each is different, and how we would design learning for each associated role and task. Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

How to Add Curiosity in eLearning Stories

Vignettes Learning

Wikipedia defines curiosity as a quality related to inquisitive thinking such as exploration, investigation and learning very evident during observations in humans and many animal species. Because of the learners' constant readiness to learn following his/her objectives, a small trigger embedded in our design elevates the sense of curiosity. This is where movie trailers work. This is how people learn. Eric Schmidt is Executive Chairman of Google.


"Distorting Reality" for Learners

Vignettes Learning

When unnatural content is taught, this results in unnatural learning and consequences that are highly ineffectual. Move Away from Factual Learning into Reality Learning The natural way people learn is through the wholistic approach. This means that as we learn, we strive to understand the whole and not just the parts. I spoke of SLOMO learning in a previous tip because we need to slow down our thought process and look at the whole picture.

Dropping the Bomb: Using New Information to Zap Life into Learners

Vignettes Learning

Throwing a Learning Surprise Party The essence of an effective surprise is contrast. This group shown new images remembered more and better than the other group, because what they saw was fresh and effectively surprised the brain into remembering and learning. Make the Extraordinary Your Secret Weapon H ow do we use this in learning? If we can use that innate thirst for newness in our learning design, we can be sure to foster an audience of engaged and energized learners.

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Ethics and Compliance: What is Fundamentally Right or Wrong?


If ethics and compliance training is on your mind, this blog is about taking cues from films to make learning go viral among employees. Building Ethical Business Culture – Movie Connects across the Globe. E-LearningActing ethically takes courage!

DIYEL #12 Why we love Slumdog Millionaire, Borat, the Gladiator and Casablanca.

Vignettes Learning

But most of all, these movies work. Emotional Events in Scenario-Based e-Learning Ray Jimenez, PhD [link] [link] "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.com. Tags: storytelling scenarios e-Learning Strategy e-Learning Introduction Table of Posts They are inspiring, absurd, ridiculous, insulting, heroic and romantic.

Microlearning: The Spam and The Three E Effect


When did you last watch a three-hour-long movie? The idea of internet-based education was once scoffed at, but the increase in social media’s popularity has helped to promote self-directed learning for many. Mini learning activities can support the adoption of new skills.

What Open vs. Closed Ecosystems Mean for Your L&D Tech


But why should you, as a learning professional, care as long as you can get the tools you need right now? As the VHS market evolved and grew, movie producers found it more profitable to release movies in VHS format for rentals. We’re passionate about lifelong learning.

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Free L&D webinars for February 2021

Limestone Learning

There are some gems, though, so it’s worth checking out and spending a strategic hour or two learning something new! Employees get to learn and grow, which boosts their morale. Some practical insights on a skills-based versus HR-based strategy.

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The Unstoppable Force of M-Learning


Mobile learning (also referred to as mlearning ) is a relatively new “sub-niche” to elearning. While the definition can vary depending on who you speak to, in general it focuses on learning across various contexts and on mobile devices. Essentially, because of mobile devices, learners can learn anywhere, anytime, about (almost) anything. As mobile device use increases, so does the interest in mobile learning strategies and techniques.

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Instructional Design: The Process – 1

Origin Learning

There have been all types of blend in learning, using all possible avenues from brick-and-mortar classrooms, virtual classrooms, eLearning, digital tutorials, videos, to xAPI tracking all forms of social or informal learning. Instructional Design (ID) is a process or systematic approach to developing the various learning courses or programs. The objective of this sectionis only to introduce the concepts and encourage the beginners to learn more about the models and theories.

Activate the Braincells Through the Art of Storytelling

Magic EdTech

What comes to your mind when you hear words “movie”, “novel”, “theater” or an “advertisement”? All of us enjoy a good story, whether it’s a novel, a movie, a drama, an advertisement or something our friends/teachers/family members narrate to us. How Storytelling Enhances Learning. Infact learning derived through stories is remembered for a longer time in comparison to learning through facts. Hold the power to motivate the learner towards a learning goal.

Managing the Self-Directed Learner

The Performance Improvement Blog

There is a moment in the movie The Matrix when Trinity says, “I need to know how to fly a helicopter!” Plugging in to what she needed to learn was as direct and fast as the screenwriters could imagine…. In a managing minds company, it is critical that employees take responsibility for their own learning, pulling the information they need when and where they need it. In this case, your responsibility is to help them learn how to learn. Learn continuously.

What’s Training’s New Normal?


The last year has seen organizations making an heroic effort to switch their Learning and Development programs from in person to online, remote learning. Despite the fact that the pandemic jump-started remote learning programs for many organizations, learners miss the classroom.

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