The Myth of “Micro-Learning”

Bottom-Line Performance

That phrase is “micro-learning.” The biggest take-away many are getting from this infographic is that today’s workers and “modern learners” only have 1% of their workweek to devote to professional development and learning.

17 Awesome Resources on Micro Learning

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ”- Winston Churchill. THE JOURNEY: We, at Learnnovators, have been fascinated about micro learning or bite-sized learning. What is its significance in today’s learning scenario?

From Courses to Micro-Learning

ID Reflections

Micro-learning , micro-content, Learning Flows , and mlearning are some the current and upcoming trends in the world of learning and development. Today, workers need bursts and nuggets of learning a.k.a. performance support.

Did Cavemen Use Micro-Learning?

Living in Learning

Is learning informal, formal, non-formal, dynamic, continuous, micro, bursted, non-linear, linear, asynchronous, bi-synchronous, tri-synchronous…where will it end? And who really gives a rip what it’s called…as long as learning takes place…AND…sustained workforce performance at the Point-of-Work is the ultimate outcome? We should get nuts over all the labels.

Micro-Learning Is Bigger Than You Think…And Not Just For Learning

Living in Learning

What the article I'm referencing and comments I read made clear illustrate the gyrations we are heading into now with this “new” micro-learning approach. 70:20:10 Continuous Learning Learning @ the Point of Work Mobile Learning Performance Support Performer Support Rants & Ramblings embedded performance support intentional design Micro-Learning moments of need point of work

Did Cavemen Use Micro-Learning?

Living in Learning

Is learning informal, formal, non-formal, dynamic, continuous, micro, bursted, non-linear, linear, asynchronous, bi-synchronous, tri-synchronous…where will it end? And who really gives a rip what it’s called…as long as learning takes place…AND…sustained workforce performance at the Point-of-Work is the ultimate outcome? We should get nuts over all the labels.

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.

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. Overcoming the shortcomings of micro-learning. E-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. Practically, micro learning could entail a learner watching a tutorial on YouTube or reading a 300- to 500-word educational article. Shorten learning units.

From Micro-Learning to Corporate MOOCs

ID Reflections

I have recently been exploring micro-learning in some detail. Particularly interesting for me is the relation between micro-learning and learning flows as described by Jane Hart. And wrote about it in my previous post.

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. Practically, micro learning could entail a learner watching a tutorial on YouTube or reading a 300- to 500-word educational article. Shorten learning units.

Micro-Learning Is Bigger Than You Think…And Not Just For Learning

Living in Learning

What the article I'm referencing and comments I read made clear illustrate the gyrations we are heading into now with this “new” micro-learning approach. 70:20:10 Continuous Learning Learning @ the Point of Work Mobile Learning Performance Support Performer Support Rants & Ramblings embedded performance support intentional design Micro-Learning moments of need point of work

Gaming, Micro-Learning and Mobile: The Perfect Trio

Knowledge Guru

If you follow so-called learning trends, you’ve been hearing about micro-learning. Suddenly, learning professionals want to call all of their training micro-learning, even if it does not fit the description. Game-Based Learning Drives Engagement.

Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

ID Reflections

What is micro-learning? What characteristics define micro-learning? In this post, I have looked at micro-learning from the point of view of efficacy as well as applicability. Microlearning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities. Generally, the term ''microlearning'' refers to micro-perspectives in the context of learning, education and training. In short, micro-learning is the need.

Micro-Learning: Do You Know Your Influencers?

Performitiv

Micro-learning has become quite popular in modern learning and development organizations. This type of content is a great way to foster a culture of life-long learning. What types of metrics should you consider with micro-learning?

MICRO-LEARNING AND RETAIL INDUSTRY

Adobe Captivate

With this being said, the question that pops up is that where is the “time” to learn and upskill? How can the employee learning experience be improved in such an environment of implacable stress? Learning cards.

3 Areas To Combine Employee Training And Micro Learning

KnowledgeAnywhere

Micro-learning is a buzzword in the elearning industry, and for good reason. The way people learn at work, and in general, has shifted and training formats have needed to adapt. What is the difference between micro-learning and macro-learning?

How Micro-learning Can Improve Your Business

ProProfs

Micro-learning, as its name suggests, is the consumption of the educational materials in short and focused bursts using innovative eLearning software and systems. A way that will ensure continuous learning and development. How Can You Improve Your Business With Micro-Learning.

Self-Directed Learning or Self-Directed Performance?

Living in Learning

There is no shortage of new innovation we seek to implement in our L&D discipline, and Micro-Learning is one of the most recent. Depending upon how one chooses to integrate "Micro-Anything", the results can range from truly innovative solutions to merely applying more lipstick on the training pig. Continuous Learning Discovery & Consulting Micro-Learning Performance Support Sustained Capability intentional design performance support Self-Directed Learning

How Micro-Learning Boosts “At the Moment Performance” - Tip #114

Vignettes Learning

Essentially, we are performing something at every moment. For the sake of our discussion here, let's define "at the moment performance" as acting instantaneously in response to a situation that needs to be fixed or changed. Can we focus on a moment of need and moment of performance?

Six common micro-learning myths

Clive on Learning

Micro-learning can justifiably be accused of being the latest digital learning bandwagon, here today, gone tomorrow. But it is not a panacea and works best as a strategic element in an overall architecture for workplace learning.

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.

Six common micro-learning myths

Clive on Learning

Micro-learning can justifiably be accused of being the latest digital learning bandwagon, here today, gone tomorrow. But it is not a panacea and works best as a strategic element in an overall architecture for workplace learning.

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.

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. Education had a big role in this dizzying performance. The relationship between education, learning and technology is a never-ending circle.

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.

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.

5 Situations Where Micro-Learning Can Help Pharma Sales Reps

CommLab India

Micro-learning is the preferred choice when it comes to training sales reps in the pharmaceutical sector as it provides positive results and better ROI for sales training. Micro-learning modules are the ideal solution for training on-the-go pharma sales reps.

Breaking 10 Training Rules Using Micro-Learning - Tip #105

Vignettes Learning

M icro-Learning will only work if we break adherence to the 10 Training Rules. If we slot in or force Micro-Learning within the confines of these training rules, it will fail. Testing slows down micro-actions and is anti-micro-learning.

7-Right Things Road Map to Sustained Workforce Performance

Living in Learning

This mission… should you choose to accept it…is to seek out individuals possessing the expertise of a performance consultant. 70:20:10 AGILE Continuous Learning Discovery & Consulting Learning @ the Point of Work Learning Ecosystems Micro-Learning Performance Assessments Performer Support Sustained Capability Technology discovery performance diagnostic moments of need performance support Point-of-Work

Summer Micro-Learning Series: Just-In-Time Personalized Learning

Clarity Consultants

Micro learning is a powerful tool because it delivers the concepts and information that employees need in less time for greater impact. Just-in-time learning provides an even greater resource for employees to get the on-the-spot resources they need to tackle tough tasks.

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. In short, insert Micro-Learning in the workflow.

Is Micro Learning Shaping the Future of Corporate Learning and Development?

ProProfs

Apart from being self-standing, they are capable of addressing one learning objective using a comprehensive approach. It can be defined as any type of learning that occurs in portions and hence easy to understand and remember. It boosts performance. Learning & Training

Micro learning platforms: 10 things to look for

Ed App

Micro learning platforms are becoming increasingly popular as more and more instructional designers and L&D professionals come to realise their effectiveness for learning. What is a micro learning platform? Mobile Learning.

Everything you wanted to know about micro-learning (but were afraid to ask)

eFront

If not, don’t worry because micro-learning has nothing to do with them, and is perfectly safe for your health. People use it to refer to several different ways of learning. Micro-learning requires little effort from individual sessions. Do you like microbes?

Driving Performance with Extended Blend

Living in Learning

Focusing on a new ground zero - If we hope to move beyond potential, we must move beyond where we create it – during training events – whether the event is an exotic blend of ILT/web-based; delivered in a virtual synchronous venue; detached from linearity via the use of MOOCs; or pushed out to mobile devices; or shrunken in size to form micro-learning or bursted in small learning chunks; or whatever other label we attach to it.

Building Responsive Performance-Oriented Solutions

G-Cube

Surveys reveal that 93% of organizations want to integrate learning and work. Still a vast majority of organizations invest in formal trainings when the need of the hour is learning in the workflow. In recent years, there is a noticed change in the way adult learners desire to learn.