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.

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Two Good: Why Social Learning And Microlearning Make A Great Combination

Adobe Captivate

In this article, I will provide insights on why it makes sense to use social learning and microlearning in conjunction. I will also outline how you can use them practically to double the impact on the learning in your organization. Social Learning And Microlearning: A Great Combination. Let’s begin with a quick recap on the definitions of social learning and microlearning and then see why they are a powerful combination.

Creating Powerful Employee Training With Social Learning - Featuring Microlearning Videos

Dan Keckan

The last few years have seen a significant increase in the use of social learning for employee training. In this article, I share the benefits of social learning and show you how you can use microlearning videos as an effective social learning tool. Corporate eLearning Employee Training Micro Learning Social Learning Video In eLearning

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. Job and Ogalo, 2012 ) that “microlearning effectively delivers work-based need for knowledge.” 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. How to Make Microlearning Matter.

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.

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.

4 types of navigation flows for micro-learning courses

QuoDeck

Micro-learning online courses have been easily accepted by today’s millennial workforce. There are no large chunks of content to process, and it facilitates learning rather than imposing it on the learner. To make these online courses more effective, these can be structured using one of four types of navigation systems – Course, Reference, Social and Game. This is the traditional flow of learning management systems. Social Navigation .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Specifically, using Microlearning techniques in combination with eLearning videos amplifies the impact to a whole new level. Microlearning Videos are short and focused and can be used as a standalone nugget that offers a specific learning takeaway; it can also be utilized as part of a longer learning path. MicroLearning

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.

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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Microlearning: Fab or Fad?

Tom Spiglanin

There’s a new buzzword in town, and it’s name is microlearning. Like its predecessors social learning, mobile learning, and blended learning, it’s being tossed around as the new big thing, something we must all get on board with or face extinction. I do believe microlearning is an important tactic for workplace learning and has a place alongside other approaches in the workplace. Microlearning fits modern work styles.

Ray’s Top Blogs on Microlearning - Tip #163

Vignettes Learning

Here are Ray’s top blog-tips to jumpstart your 2018 Microlearning goals and forward steps. Breaking 10 Training Rules Using Microlearning - Tip #105 Rule-breaking is important and necessary to change things that have ceased to work. How Microlearning Boosts “At the Moment Performance” - Tip #114 Everyone in one way or the other, does "at the moment performance" everyday. Micro-Instant Learning - Tip #123 Instant learning suggests a sense of immediacy and urgency.

How Visual Arts Inspire Microlearning Lessons - Tip #201

Vignettes Learning

Adding One Level of Exaggeration to Your Microlearning Lessons Exaggeration is a potent method of bringing learners’ attention to an important or critical message or lesson. Just take a look at the entertainment industry, mass media and social media, which use some form of exaggeration - the extreme, the absurd, the ridiculous, etc.—to He suggests using exaggeration as a tool to mimic the stress of real life into our learning situations to “enhance engagement and effectiveness.” “If

Who Owns “Microlearning?” The Learners Do. Not Grovo.

Vignettes Learning

founded 2010) has trademarked the term “Microlearning”, reported by Chief Learning Officer. Microlearning is too fundamental both as a process and for its value. It is acting so “UN-Microlearning.” By its actions, it claims their brand is the only way to do Microlearning. 2007 Micro-Learning Impacts - Training Conference Study Click here to access the ebook. Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning. Grovo, Inc.

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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.

Making Microlearning More Social

AthenaOnline

AthenaOnline is happy to announce that just added threaded discussions to our content licensing program to create even stronger social learning ties. Research Shows… Research has shown that asking users to share their experiences increases engagement and learning, helping trigger collaboration among employees. Based on a Brandon Hall Group study 73% of companies expressed their desire to increase their focus on social learning.

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.

How To Use Microlearning To Promote Informal Learning At The Workplace

Adobe Captivate

Driven by passion and motivation, informal learning enables learners to pick the learning content they’re interested in, and learn at their own pace. In this article, I show how you can use microlearning to promote informal learning at the workplace. Informal Learning At The Workplace: How To Foster It Using Microlearning. As we know, formal learning is structured, training developed, and deployed by Learning and Development (L&D) teams.

Microlearning Trends To Watch Out And Adopt For Your Online Training

Wizcabin

So, how often do you adjust your training to meet new microlearning trends to deliver useful training? Yearly, microlearning always comes with exciting new trends that organizations can leverage to convey a better learning experience for their employees.

Making Microlearning More Social

AthenaOnline

AthenaOnline is happy to announce that just added threaded discussions to our content licensing program to create even stronger social learning ties. Research has shown that asking users to share their experiences increases engagement and learning, helping trigger collaboration among employees. Based on a Brandon Hall Group study 73% of companies expressed their desire to increase their focus on social learning.

Microlearning Trends To Adopt In 2019

QuoDeck

As microlearning-based training moves to center stage, I outline what is driving its rapid adoption. In this article, I also share microlearning trends in 2019, and how you can leverage them to boost employee performance. Discovering All About Microlearning Trends In 2019. Microlearning consists of short, bite-sized learning nuggets. In the last couple of years, microlearning has moved from being a player on the side to center stage and for good reasons.

Microlearning That Kicks Learners Into Thinking and Acting - Tip #202

Vignettes Learning

Microlearning is (or should be) like that. How can we apply it to microlearning? Zoom In and Focus Microlearning comes in different formats: videos, courses, infographics, games, simulations and many more. But underneath these various ways of presenting microlearning lessons is a core principle that should guide designers and trainers. All microlearning content should should zoom in and focus on a single problem or issue that the learner needs to solve or address.

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

Vignettes Learning

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. They relate, they empathize, they share their own experiences, they learn. Model #6 Situational Thinking How does the Situational Thinking model allow learners to apply ideas and learn better? Learning is accelerated through experience sharing.

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

Vignettes Learning

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 to help the modern learners with microlearning

Ed App

Nowadays we are expected to design learning for an increasingly diverse environment that can often span regions, ages, job functions, and roles and numerous other demographics. . You may have asked a friend or colleague for the answer, or posted on a social network requesting help. .

SME-Dependent Content Is Broken - Tip #195

Vignettes Learning

At which point do learners rely less on formal learning structure and start with self-driven learning while at work? There are multiple reasons why learners shift their dependence from formal training to self-driven learning. But, whatever the reason, today’s learning landscape has necessitated that learners take the lead in their learning and development and for L&D designers to take on more than a facilitator role.

Facing the Unexpected: 3 Powerful Habits to Help Workers Train Themselves - Tip #196

Vignettes Learning

In our complex world, there are new habits to be learned. The net effect of going through the process is better thinking for reliable results and learning from others. These habits based on Berger and Johnston’s book Simple Habits for Complex Times is timely as we continue to explore how we can reliably depend on our workers to learn by training themselves. Mastering the Learning Pyramid. Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

How To Use Microlearning To Train Your Multi-Generational Workforce

Adobe Captivate

In this article, I outline how the microlearning-based approach can provide a unique mode to address the common aspects as well as personalized learning. Ways To Use Microlearning To Train Your Multi-Generational Workforce. Not only should training excite each one of them, but it should also provide the optimal mode of learning to each profile. For instance, They all want to learn so that they can perform better. Learning on the go. Personalized learning.

Steps in Creating Content That Helps Learners Achieve Their Goals - Tip #206

Vignettes Learning

How do participants learn in a situation? THE CASE OF ECONOMICS I like this video simply because it is a “shining” example of how you can bore your learners to death, disconnect with them and be equally assured that they have not learned anything or retained any of the content you shared. In this instance, did any learning happen? This is what I would call the “learning engagement strategy.” We all learn differently. Here’s an initial question to you.

A Dash of Exaggeration Makes Story-Based Lessons More Captivating - Tip #203

Vignettes Learning

It guides them to the important message or critical learning point in story-based lessons. Huffington Post, June 18, 2014 "Why Exaggeration Works in Learning" John Penturn on Quora Annie Weatherwax. Exaggeration & Distortion: What Writers Can Learn From Visual Artists. Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning. Two coworkers met during break time and shared the interesting things that happened to them so far.

3 Story Lesson Starters That Never Fail - Tip #119

Vignettes Learning

Tip #9 - Hangover Joe - Chainsaw Safety eLearning Tip #104 - "Laptop Horror Story" - A Demo Story Lesson (Only Available for 10 Days) Tip #108 - How to Create 5-Slide Micro-Learning - Tiny, Succinct, Fast Related Tips Tip #43 - How to Use Questions to Immerse Learners in Your Lesson Tip #96 - Do Your Learners Value or Throw Away Your Lesson References? Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.