6 Ways to Use Micro-Learning in Your Organization

Origin Learning

Micro-Learning is a term gaining widespread popularity, especially in the world of corporate training. A lot of organizations are now looking at ways to replace or support instructor-led training with eLearning and mobile learning because of the huge flexibility that comes with them. What is Micro-Learning? Micro-learning is basically information delivered in bits. There are plenty ways how micro-learning can be made a part of eLearning: Videos.

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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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?

Overcoming the shortcomings of micro-learning

Matrix

Micro-learning seems to be the appropriate solution to all of these problems. Modules are generally concise and have a single learning objective. Bite-size learning units come in a great variety – they can be videos, presentations, short quizzes, podcasts or infographics just to name a few. Overcoming the shortcomings of micro-learning. Micro learning is mainly aimed at rapid online learning, tailored for today’s hectic schedules.

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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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. What is your vision for the learning community?

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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?

Learnnovators Wins GOLD @ Brandon Hall Excellence Awards

Learnnovators

The solution incorporated the following strategies: Mobile learning. Micro learning. Video-based learning. QR-code based learning. The content was segmented and packaged in a way that it could enable byte-sized learning. each learning byte) was captured as an individual video in which the process was explained in a lucid manner. Learnnovators wins GOLD!

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. Thankfully I stumbled on this article by Phil Nickinson and learned that instead of starting at the map and uploading your photo sphere, you start at the photo sphere in your phone’s image gallery and share it to Maps. My VR learning journey thus far may be described as joy punctuated by disappointment.

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.

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?

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] ).

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.

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Learning Technologist, Director – Onlignment Ltd. & Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning. All on-job learning’ is not enough.

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CLIVE SHEPHERD – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Learning Technologist, Director – Onlignment Ltd. & Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning. What is your definition of blended learning?

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

Learnnovators

This infographic of a Deloitte Survey spanning 90 countries look at the talent issues that can threaten organizational effectiveness. 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. Thus, CUs can benefit by integrating MOOCs into their larger organizational learning strategy.

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

Learnnovators

It’s roughly estimated that only ” 20% of the workers will have the skills needed for 60% of the jobs (mostly because the job haven’t been invented yet) by the end of the decade. “ (Ref: [link] ) This infographic of a Deloitte Survey spanning 90 countries look at the talent issues that can threaten organizational effectiveness. is an incisive article by @Josh_Bersin on the way Gen Y views the world of work, leadership, career progression and learning.

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. Central to this cultural shift is the understanding that learning happens by learners, not to them. That’s where learning ecosystems come in.

Microlearning: Fab or Fad?

Tom Spiglanin

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. Generally, the term “microlearning” refers to micro-perspectives in the context of learning, education and training.

Learnnovators wins PLATINUM at LearnX Impact Awards 2016

Learnnovators

LearnX is the largest e-learning awards in Australia, and they recognize and promote the best talent and best work connected to the best projects across the world of learning. The LearnX Impact Awards are hosted by the LearnX Foundation, a small, non-profit organization that supports and promotes advancements in workforce learning. LearnX aims to amplify the impact of learning and supporting technologies through shared learning experiences.

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.

Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Joseph Ganci is President of eLearningJoe, LLC, a custom learning company located outside Washington. Since 1983, he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. 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.

JOE GANCI – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Joseph Ganci is President of eLearningJoe, LLC, a custom learning company located outside Washington. Since 1983, he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. 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.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. 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.

3 Reasons to Use Serious Games in Training to Increase Workforce Engagement

Coreaxis

Serious games are a unique approach to training that allow learners to attempt different approaches, learn consequences, solve problems and achieve certain goals all with very little risk to their organizations. Since they are designed with specific learning outcomes in mind, this engagement boosts knowledge retention and skill development, resulting in improved productivity within the workforce. Serious games are one of the fastest growing trends in corporate training.

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CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. 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.

The Evolving Role of E-Learning in Corporate Training

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ The future of e-Learning is wide open! Learning doesn’t just happen during business hours in the office or in the classroom. “ When training is done well, doors open, skills develop, and performance excellence yields personal and organizational rewards. How will e-learning evolve in coming years? It helps us understand why e-learning is the most effective method to train employees. What is E-Learning?

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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.

Managers Eat Learning for Lunch

PDG

If Culture eats Strategy for breakfast, then Managers eat Learning for lunch. Learning is something we do for ourselves, not something that is done to us. We can provide people with venues for learning, but we can’t make them learn (see Horse vs. Water, 1897). As learning professionals, we’re lucky to have a learner’s attention for a few hours a year. Peter Drucker famously said “Culture eats Strategy for breakfast.”

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. This great realisation also seems to have dawned on the Learning and Development (L&D) function, which has been doing its best to address these performance issues through ‘trainings’ all these years.

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Ryan Tracey – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Ryan Tracey is an E‑Learning Manager in the Australian financial services industry. He is also an Editorial Board Member for eLearn Magazine , a moderator for #lrnchat , and the author of the E-Learning Provocateur blog. Ryan has worked in corporate e-learning for over a decade, following several years in the higher education market. He holds a Master’s degree in Learning Sciences and Technology from the University of Sydney. ABOUT RYAN TRACEY.

“Own You!”– DIY Learning is Missing Link in Employee Empowerment & Continuous Skill-Building

Amplifai L&D Category

I’m talking about ongoing, supplemental skill-building , and the accessibility and empowerment to engage in self-learning that has immediate value to both employee and customer. ?. This is the new DIY Learning culture. Think about it – as consumers, what do we do when we want to learn something? And in under 5 minutes, we’re watching a video and learning to change a garage door opener, plant a palm tree, take the cover off a laptop…. Learning & Development

Building a data-driven training strategy in 5 steps

Matrix

Data-driven learning is the new kid on the block, and it’s here to stay! Data-driven learning is a novel approach to training, which involves the use of data to identify patterns and trends for creating personalized solutions as accurately as possible.

Why measure learning and relevance in technology

Vignettes Learning

Will Thalheimer's " Reason to Measure Learning " reminds me of why it is still relevant to measure learning. My question is, in the fast world of social networking applied in organizational learning, what happens to learning measurement? Does learning overlap tightly with doing, that what matters is doing? How do we even begin to measure, micro-learning (learning in seconds) or learning in random fashion?

Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process

Gyrus

Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process. It appears that the work of a learning professional is never done. In order to establish an effective learning program, there must be a great consideration for the future needs of the day to day business, and the workforce themselves. Learning is a fairly nebulous industry. How to safeguard your users’ learning experience. Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are the foundation of the learning process.

When it is time to change your business LMS

Matrix

Every new LMS comes with the challenge of every stakeholder learning the ropes. It’s advisable to have a short tutorial available for anyone interested in learning about it before learning from it. That being said, user preferences and expectations tend to change rather rapidly and any LMS intended at boosting organizational learning and development needs to keep up with that. Learning occurs best when the learner initiates and makes time for it.

Blending the Micro and Macro Learning to Create a High Learning Experience at Work

Learning Wire

Research shows there are more than a few ways to create a high-impact learning experience at work, such as blending micro and macro learning for example. 1 Blurring the lines between micro and macro learning. First and foremost, organizational learning has two parts: Macro and Micro-learning. Source: Josh Bersin, Accelerating Business Growth: Corporate Learning as a Business Strategy , p.

70:20:10: Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process

Gyrus

Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process. It appears that the work of a learning professional is never done. In order to establish an effective learning program, there must be a great consideration for the future needs of the day to day business, and the workforce themselves. Learning is a fairly nebulous industry. How to safeguard your users’ learning experience. Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are the foundation of the learning process.