Not All Micro-Learning is Created Equal

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The same advice applies to the trend of micro-learning. The slogan behind micro-learning endeavors are “shorter is better.” Some vendors and educators are taking this to extremes without truly investigating the ideal length of learning material. Just what is micro-learning, and how is it changing corporate learning initiatives? Micro-learning is simply the idea that episodes of learning need to occur in small, digestible bits.

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. We have been doodling about the possibilities this learning technique offers while developing cost effective and powerful mobile performance support solutions. Below are the questions we had in mind when we embarked on our journey: What is micro learning?

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Google’s Micro-Learning Findings

LearnDash

With the rise of mobile devises there has been more talk about micro-learning. There are many resources to learn more about micro-learning , but in a sentence it is a way to deliver learning content that is optimal for the smartphones and tablets. Mobile learning represents the transition for the elearning standard that has been prevalent for the past 15 years. This form of impromptu learning is almost second nature for people.

Is it important to add micro-learning to your learning?

Wizcabin

Generally, micro-learning courses are short and last about 5 minutes or less; and are often made available for employees anytime needed. However, is it vital to add micro-learning to eLearning training? What are the benefits of micro-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. We have been doodling about the possibilities this learning technique offers while developing cost effective and powerful mobile performance support solutions. Below are the questions we had in mind when we embarked on our journey: What is micro learning?

After Micro-Learning Comes Micro-Practice

Pract.us

Even with an instructional video, you need some practice to learn key skills. Micro-learning, the latest hot approach to corporate training, serves up small doses of information, usually through short videos. After micro-learning, you need micro-practicing. Support for micro-practice includes structure and accountability. Micro-learning videos are available for watching any time. Adopt a learning theme. Learn more here.

Micro-Learning Leads to Rapid Skill Acquisition - Tip #134

Vignettes Learning

Quickly Learn New Skills Through Micro-Learning To survive in a technology-driven environment, workers must learn new skills quickly and efficiently. ZAP™ Micro-Learning Principles How long does it take someone to learn a new skill? Below are 4 strategies to learn new skills fast. Fix it, change it What skills do workers need to learn? Why do they need to learn these new skills? How to learn a new skill in 20 hours.

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. Real cynics might regard it as just another way of re-branding self-study e-learning, a medium which has spent too long in the compliance ghetto and has suffered in terms of popularity as a result. But it is not a panacea and works best as a strategic element in an overall architecture for workplace learning.

Can Micro-Learning Help Stressed, Unmotivated Learners?

Bottom-Line Performance

I’ve published two posts on micro-learning in recent months. I think “micro-lessons” can be great for some things; I do not think they are the answer to most things. And for learners who are over-extended and not motivated to learn in the first place, they are not the answer at all. Will Thalheimer , someone I respect tremendously in the arena of learning science research and applying research to practices, wrote an extensive comment to my ATD post.

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. Real cynics might regard it as just another way of re-branding self-study e-learning, a medium which has spent too long in the compliance ghetto and has suffered in terms of popularity as a result. But it is not a panacea and works best as a strategic element in an overall architecture for workplace learning.

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. Many training professionals have heard of micro-learning and understand the value of breaking learning material down into concise, organized, easily accessible packets of knowledge for their employees. What is the difference between micro-learning and macro-learning?

Why is Micro-Learning Futile? How to Fix It - Tip #126

Vignettes Learning

He said, “many of my graduate research students stand back and would not touch the robots at first. 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.

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. Micro-learning (from the Greek word “micro” meaning small) is all about getting your eLearning in small doses, as tiny bursts of training material that you can comprehend in a short time (contrast with the hefty tomes you had to read at school to study a subject or the typical content-heavy eLearning class — which would be classified as “macro” learning).

What’s The Real Cost of Your Elearning? (New Research)

Elucidat

Or, how much are you charging for your learning product? Elearning pricing models are typically calculated on the length of the learning – some production agencies will charge up to $2000 per minute of learning. In an organization with 25,000 staff, if you calculate the learning time incorrectly by just 3 minutes per learner then you will be losing the business 166 days in lost time – it had better be worth it! Cost of learning itself.

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.

Micro learning – the big wave of mobile education

Matrix

It is also the case with how we learn. Micro learning is already established as the wonder child of the online education industry. A normal response to the spectacular growth of mobile learning and an antidote to lack of time and resources in the workplace, bite-sized learning can prove the perfect solution for employees. Yet we are expected to know more and learn faster in order to keep up with everything changing and evolving at work.

How should team-leaders use Micro-learning to train their team?

QuoDeck

Why micro-learning? Research says that assimilation of content is higher when it is presented in a concise and interactive manner. Traditionally, learning comprises of long classroom sessions and large documents or videos in their online avatar. Therefore, micro-learning proves to be an effective way of imparting learning to your team. “As Let’s look at a case study and understand how you as a FMCG team lead can use micro-learning for your team.

Mobile Micro-Learning Course Design for Mobile First

Gnowbe

So-Young Kang , CEO of Gnowbe, talks with AACSB ‘s executive vice president and strategy and innovation officer, Dan LeClair , about learning content designed specifically for mobile platforms. You and your team at Gnowbe have been pioneers in creating solutions in mobile micro?learning. learning. Designed for their mobile, which requires micro?learning learning in terms of bite?sized Then that requires micro. learning.

Classic Learning Research in Practice – The Perfect Blend

Adobe Captivate

A complete Learning Solution facilitated by training but enriched with communication and on the job practice, moves a knowledgeable workforce to an experienced one. And to effectively address that takes either interaction with other learners or an expert during synchronous learning. In the reality of today we rather call this blended learning with Formal-Informal-Social, or as Dan Pontefract defines it: the 3×33 ‘Pervasive Learning’.

The 3 LMS Features that Increase Employee Engagement

Lambda Solutions

According to research from Gallup , only 30% of American workers are engaged. Want to learn more about what you need to look for in an LMS? learning management system features micro-learning employee engagement social learning Learning Management System gamification LMS lms featuresWe’ve written before about the pervasive issue that is stagnating economic growth in the US—employee disengagement.

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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. 1) Know the Learning Journey. Just-in-time learning gives employees the information they need when they need it. This will help you set the stage for a more effective micro-learning program.

Custom eLearning Development: 3 Modern Learning Trends That Will Drive Future Success

Infopro Learning

Investing in online learning programs enables organizations to provide more flexible employee development programs that better suit modern learners. The learning solution that best fits your organization is highly dependent on your business’s needs and goals.

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Why Your Employees Need Mobile Training

LearnDash

How Mobile Training Innovates the Learning Process. Not every learner has access to a computer at work or during convenient learning times. Use Microtraining to Make Learning More Efficient. Mobile learning lets employees finish training where and when they can.

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Understanding Gen Z—the New E-Learning Generation

LearnDash

As Generation Z graduates from college and enters the workforce, how should online educators respond to their learning and training needs? According to the Pew Research Center , up until about the year 2000, roughly have of teens held a summer job. Gen Z want to learn.

7 Tips for Employee Learning and Development: Expert Tips on How to Train Your Employees

QuoDeck

So, good competitor research is always important. So, the easiest way is to run a competitor research tool. These tools run a quick research on the given keywords and find you all related content on the web. What do you need to run a successful business?

The 3 LMS Features that Increase Employee Engagement

Lambda Solutions

According to research from Gallup, only 30% of American workers are engaged. Learning Management System employee engagement gamification learning management system learning management system features LMS lms features micro-learning social learning We’ve written before about the pervasive issue that is stagnating economic growth in the US—employee disengagement. What do we mean by engaged?

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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. “Micro-Learning” is HUGE. We no longer have the luxury of time on our sides to create learning that has minimal impact, to which we have to go back to the drawing board.

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The Microlearning Hype: Is It All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Bottom-Line Performance

Experience (and the research) show that there is no magic solution to help people build skill and knowledge. Big moments (dare I say, micro-moments ) provide significant insights that we carry forward. Even after years go by, we can vividly recall certain situations and the lesson learned from it. You have to learn how to be self-aware and then other-aware. You have to learn communication skills and teamwork skills. Microlearning micro learning

A.G.E.S. Model: The Neuroscience Behind Effective eLearning

Coreaxis

One of the key challenges for learning professionals isn’t necessarily that they don’t know how to create effective learning programs. Research shows that learning retention and recall is linked to the the strength of activation of the learner’s hippocampus (a specific part of the brain). Focus is a critical factor for learning retention. Creating an emotional response is crucial to improve learning outcomes.

How Microlearning Enables “Micro-Moments”

Bottom-Line Performance

Welcome back to our #BLPLearn blog series, where we offer a monthly look at design and technology as it pertains to learning and development. What are Micro-Moments? But outside of the training world, the Internet is abuzz with a different “micro” term: micro-moments. That’s because back in 2015, Google shared a slew of new research about micro-moments. What the research shows.

How Long is too Short? Determining the Ideal Duration for Bite-Sized Learning

Origin Learning

trademarked the term ‘Microlearning’ the L&D industry has been using different terms like ‘bite-sized learning’, ‘just-in-time learning’, and ‘learning nuggets’. In this blog post, we examine results of some popular surveys and insights from industry-leaders to determine the ideal length of bite-sized learning. Snackable Learning. Snackable Learning’ is one more term coined as a substitute for microlearning. Two Distinct Bite-Sized Learning Capsules.

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5 Ways to Help Learners Stick with Your Course

LearnDash

How to design your course to build learning habits. Based on behavioral psychology research, we know that habits can be divided into three parts: the cue, the behavior, and the reward. Accordingly, designing a course that helps learners build learning habits could have a huge impact on engagement and completion rates. But a micro-lesson , or even something as small as logging into a the LMS every day can help learners stay engaged. elearning Micro-Learning

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The Science of Learning: 5 Important Breakthroughs and Why They Matter

Coreaxis

In the last decade, research has given us tremendous insight into how people learn, both in the classroom and through technology. These breakthroughs in the science of learning should inform the design of any program. Here are some important breakthroughs in the science of learning to consider: 1. It has become increasing clear that our emotional state when learning can have a major impact on how well we retain new information. Learning is social.

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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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5 Ways to Support Your Retail Reps Through The Holidays

Litmos

Fortunately, a solid onboarding program can make all the difference; research from The Recruiting Roundtable shows that a good onboarding program can increase performance by 11.5%. 3) Good things come in micro packages.

Inspiring E-Learning Quotes from the Great Masters

Learnnovators

THE JOURNEY: Where is e-learning heading? If you had been following us, you would already know that it’s almost a year since we started publishing our Crystal Balling interview series with some of the great masters in the e-learning industry. This campaign that we launched on 15th November 2013 was the culmination of our die-hard commitment to promote ‘good learning’. How would people learn in future? The research isn’t heartening.

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.

5 Effective Ways of On-boarding Gen X

QuoDeck

According to research they occupy 60% of the current workforce, engaging them is crucial for any organization’s fate. Make Learning Fun and Interactive. Incorporate a modern portal that includes videos and gamified learning to make the process more interactive.

Representation Matters

Clark Quinn

A researcher has created a petition asking Pew Research to stop using the ‘generations’ label. They’ve been using it in their research, and yet (as the petition points out) their own research shows it’s problematic. design meta-learning strategy

5 reasons to leverage mobile for performance support

QuoDeck

Research shows that a person will need the necessary information at five different moments, to perform a task effectively and efficiently. The usage of videos and other multimedia devices in eLearning and m-learning are constantly rising.