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.

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.

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10 Micro Learning Tools

Ed App

With the growing popularity of microlearning in the world of L&D, it’s no surprise that the global market is now saturated with a wide range of micro learning tools. To help you out, we’ve done the research for you and compiled a list of the best micro learning tools to consider for your future training initiative. . Micro Learning Tool #1 – EdApp. There’s no learning curve. Micro Learning Tool #2 – Axonify.

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?

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?

Why Does Micro-Learning Mean Better Learning? - Tip #129

Vignettes Learning

Research shows that 8 of 10 adult smartphone users “reach for their phone within 15 minutes of waking”. Micro-learning! While micro-learning may not be a “one size fits all” solution, studies show (e.g. 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.

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.

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.

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).

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?

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.

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.

How to Search Even Faster Using Microlearning – Workshop Tip #256

Vignettes Learning

Search engines revolutionized the way we research. But the questions are: Does this innovation drive more learning? By simply hovering on the “search” bar and typing keywords, we instantly get a bevy of information and results.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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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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.

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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Microlearning Training: Moving To Evidence-Based Approach To Learning?

Online education using WordPress as LMS

Many L&D are removing traditional learning methods and adopting the effectiveness of a new training approach: Microlearning. Learning is contextual, dynamic, and personal for the learners and differs from person to person. Microlearning For Experiential Learning.

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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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 Learning Systems to Watch in 2022

eLearning 24-7

I see a lot of learning systems in any given year. Each of them, declaring themselves as a “star”, as a shining representative of outstanding learning or training or some combo of the two. I believe there are plenty of learning systems out there, waiting to be found.

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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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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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.

Microlearning Madness: 25 Great Resources

Knowledge Guru

Over the last five to ten years, corporate learning professionals have scrambled to engage their learners in an increasingly digital world. Learning trends such as mobile, gamification, game-based learning, performance support, use of learning science and interactive video are all attempts to capture learner attention and engage them on a deeper level. Recently, these learning trends and delivery methods have converged to make a new trend, microlearning , possible.

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.

Top 75 Learning Systems in 2022

eLearning 24-7

Just as I remember those fond memories (okay, I don’t recall them, just remember seeing the ads when I was much older), I remember the day I said, there has to be more to this, when it came to seeing rankings of learning systems. I monitor over 1,400 learning systems in the world.

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.

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

Why training does not get consumed and what can you do about it?

QuoDeck

If you’re putting out learning that doesn’t get consumed, it may be because you’re making some very common mistakes with your learning content. Knowing what these are can be half the battle won, as you drive for higher consumption and adoption of your learning. Most e-learning is boring, not because trainers set out to make it that way, but because it’s not really built to appeal. How can you give learning a compelling reason to consume your content?