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.

Build Gr8 Micro-Learning Course

eLearning 24-7

For months I’ve been telling folks that if they want to learn how to build outstanding courses, they should surf deep into the search engines, locate the information and begin their learning experience. Unless you are an ID (instructional designer) or e-learning developer who was inspired by Gagne, you are not touching this with a five foot pole. Worse to it all, is the fact that it is completely worthless to any one who is building the following: Micro-learning course.

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Micro Learning and Mobile

eLearning 24-7

I’m going to start a revolution by pitching you some radical ideas when it comes to successful micro learning. I’m going to ask you to take a step out of your safe box of training and/or learning & development. They can really push the envelope in terms of micro learning, mobile and engagement (right now more so on the visual only angle, but down the road – hotspots, VR, AR, MR technology). . M-Learning using smartphones.

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.

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.

BLOG: Can Micro-Learning Environments Lead To More Relevant Training?

Unicorn Training

In his latest blog on last month's NextGenLMS Conference, Unicorn's Stuart Jones, is intrigued by MillerCoors' top down approach to learning. Steve Buchman at MillerCoors discussed micro-learning environments and how MillerCoors are using some really innovative approaches to create a total blended learning environment across their own organisation right through to vendors selling their products.

Authoring Tool Trends for 2017

eLearning 24-7

If you are inquiring adoption across all learning tech capabilities and consumer demand (from the consumer marketplace and learners), then the answer is half yes and half no. . I suspect some vendors might tie it together in some pricing approach, giving an appearance that it is free. . The buzz word “Mobile First” is already in play in the LMS world and now it is appearing more frequently in the authoring tool space, especially among SaaS vendors.

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. The learning frameworks will have to evolve accordingly. “On-the-job”

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21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Instructional designers need to run, not walk, away from classroom-thinking and get to the point of providing short, quick business focused learning points that are easily accessible when and where our learners need them. THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas.

2014 – The Year In Review

Learnnovators

2014 has been a wonderful year for us, because it was replete with LEARNNOVATIONS (learning innovations). This series reflected our die-hard commitment to promote ‘good learning’ amongst the members of the learning community. Some of the questions we wanted to explore through this initiative were: What does future learning look like? How would people learn in future? to help the learning community create amazing learning experiences.

How Performance Support Apps Are Faring In Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ The incredible expansion of mobile technologies is an important factor that will both drive and support the deployment of workplace learning tools and systems in the area of performance support.” – Charles Jennings (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates, and Founder, 70:20:10 Forum ). We, at Learnnovators, have been excited about leveraging this technology for workplace performance support (especially, in the context of ‘on-the-job learning’).

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.

How to Add Depth to Micro-Ideas

Vignettes Learning

What pushes the popularity of micro, small bites learning or learning by snippets and drips? In the words of Dr. Minimol Anil Job and Dr. Habil Slade Ogalo in the article "Micro-Learning As Innovative Process of Knowledge Strategy," published in the International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research , "Current technological, economic and social changes trigger the need for new concepts and strategies to support lifelong learning.

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Scenario Based Learning, The Time is NOW

eLearning 24-7

Data backs up that folks either like online learning or do not like it. One of the key reasons folks in this new narrative of having higher ed go with skills based learning and not what they are doing today (and have since the 17th century) of theory and practical or just theory; is that in the world that exists now, businesses need individuals with skills in-hand ready to go. I mean, sorry, but learning a skill with synchronous based design just is a big fail. .

Latest Positive Trends In E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Over 1,300 vendors in the industry (inc. Significant increase in the number of VCs and Private Equity firms seeking out LMS vendors to invest in and/or acquire. Seeing a plus rate of folks switching from one vendor to another (plus means above average – beyond normal). Vendors boosting in total sales as a whole. New range of gross sales average by LMS vendors (3M-15M), previously it was (2M-10M). Deep Learning is on a roll. . Video, Micro-Learning.

E-Learning Forecasts & Trends for 2014

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Online learning is not the next big thing, it is now big thing.” – Donna J. THE JOURNEY: Where is e-learning heading? As we know, the e-learning market is evolving dynamically, witnessing newer horizons day after day. And, in the wake of this evolution, it brings about an immense growth opportunity for the entire fraternity (including vendors and tool publishers). It’s almost a year since we published our last forecasts on the e-learning trends.

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4 Basic LMS Technical Integration Concepts You Need to Know

Coreaxis

Part of choosing the right Learning Management System for your organization is understanding the LMS technical integration requirements. Technology integrations are just as important as the learning content itself when it comes to a successful launch of a new LMS. Remember, a successful LMS isn’t only about the content and the features , the integration is crucial for reaching learning objectives too.

4 Basic LMS Technical Integration Concepts You Need to Know

Coreaxis

Part of choosing the right Learning Management System for your organization is understanding the LMS technical integration requirements. Technology integrations are just as important as the learning content itself when it comes to a successful launch of a new LMS. Remember, a successful LMS isn’t only about the content and the features , the integration is crucial for reaching learning objectives too.

Learning on the Fly

CLO Magazine

Imagine if companies could customize their training so that it met the exact needs of every learner, giving them only the lessons they need and making sure they learned those skills before moving on. This is the premise of adaptive learning and it is going to change the way learning leaders think about training and the content they provide to their people. It uses intelligent educational technology to predict what the learners know, and what they need to learn next.”.

LMS Potluck

eLearning 24-7

The blog will remain E-Learning 24/7 as will my Linkedin group. . What many people failed to realize is that they were referring to companies, such as Badgeville, which are outside of the e-learning space. Then there are LMSs and learning platforms includling subsets that have gamification features. However, one area that Axonify likes to hit upon is that they are a micro-learning system. Think back to the days of when you had those mobile learning systems.

Docebo: The hottest learning tech company in years

Docebo

The Learning Technology market is big. In fact, the entire learning tech market is now over $4 Billion in size and it continues to be one of the most dynamic technology markets in the world. And this, of course, lets new vendors reinvent the space. Learning Culture Magazine

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Managed Learning Services and the Future of Work

Infopro Learning

Future Learning Landscape Predictions. This past year organizations have been focusing on converting existing learning programs into formats better suited for employees who are now working remotely. Developing a long term learning strategy. Business aligned learning strategies.

Popular Trends Of 2016 – Shaping The E-Learning Industry Today And Tomorrow

G-Cube

There are many stages in the corporate world where employees need learning the most – whether they want to learn for the first time or to increase their existing knowledge by further learning opportunities. Learning support is required when they are trying to recall what they learnt or something has changed within what they have learnt. In a personalized learning environment, contents display is adapted to individual learning styles and needs.

2016 Top 10 LMSs

eLearning 24-7

43 profiles, whereas each vendor responded to 12 questions – covering everything from setup fees to data centers to latest features to support/training to security/privacy. . After reading thru, you will likely find the vendor you are seeking – it is that extensive. . Based on 690 vendors. Vendors in the report did NOT pay an application fee, nor did any vendor under consideration. Vendors are from all over the world. 3 eLogic Learning.

How beneficial is E-Learning software for businesses?

Your Training Edge

ELearning software and platforms are one such example of how technology has evolved to make teaching and learning so accessible for everyone. With online teaching and learning methodologies, businesses can save a huge amount of time for JIT assistance by supplying precise assistance in real-time. Micro-personalized training experience. These micro-courses can be completed by an employee without any difficulty.

How beneficial is E-Learning software for businesses?

Your Training Edge

ELearning software and platforms are one such example of how technology has evolved to make teaching and learning so accessible for everyone. With online teaching and learning methodologies, businesses can save a huge amount of time for JIT assistance by supplying precise assistance in real-time. Micro-personalized training experience. These micro-courses can be completed by an employee without any difficulty.

Top 100 Learning Systems 2021-22

eLearning 24-7

The List represents learning system vendors from around the world. Learning Suite? A Learning Platform in general? I monitor over 1,300 learning systems in the world (right now it is edging towards 1,358). There are vendors that are not on this list.

Join me Dec 8 @ ATD Boston Shark Tank: The LMS Edition

Learning Visions

Are the feeding chum to all the vendors out there and the waters have started to churn around you? Three of our local sharks will be sinking their teeth into presentations from three very popular LMS vendors -- then you’ll get a chance to wear the shark hat as well. All this takes place at a brand new venue (Babson College) and at this prestigious institute of higher learning, we promise that you will leave with an excellent education about the world of LMSs. Boston Area!

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A Look Back at 2020 for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

I will go thru several areas for e-learning, not just learning systems, although by far, it will be the most, since a lot has happened in 2020. . It wasn’t just small names either, we are talking well-known vendors who experienced this first hand. . Learning Systems .

Modern Learning for the Enterprise: Observations from Allego at DevLearn

Allego

For the uninitiated, DevLearn is an annual for L&D (learning and development) professionals, sponsored by the eLearning Guild. Here are a few of my initial observations: Based on my initial conversations with conference attendees, it’s pretty obvious that meeting the modern learning needs of users across the organization is very similar to the challenges Allego has seen coming from Sales. Why the emphasis on micro-learning? Modern Learning

How to unlock engagement and retention with stellar e-learning content

Docebo

Top-tier pieces of content and learning objects are what drive engagement, knowledge retention, and positive user experiences so that your audiences never stop learning. . What is e-learning content? What are the different types of e-learning content?

Where the Corporate LMS Market is Heading (2022 and up)

eLearning 24-7

2012- Mobile Learning. It went on for a few years as “mobile this, mobile that, mobile first, mobile responsive” 2017 – Micro-Learning. Micro learning this. Micro-learning content does that. Micro, micro, micro.

Adult Learning: Thoughts of Lou Russell

Web Courseworks

However, I soon realized that the newsletter was a general overview of all things important about adult learning. I liked the instructive edge to her article “Performance = (Knowledge + Skills) x Motivation” as well as the reflective side, “I love learning new things and most of them don’t change my behavior much.”. Face to face classroom learning is still the most popular mode of training, with 94% of L&D teams using it. Disk vendors who don’t seem to get it.

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Corporate LMS Forecasts 2018

eLearning 24-7

What some folks will do, vendor wise, is tie-in the skills driven angle with their system itself or within the KRT. When a vendor does this, the “must complete it” it tells me they were/are unaware of why WBT and online learning was designed in the first place. as the key indicators for DL (aka as machine learning in the consumer world). A few vendors have recognized the value of adding other variables if you will, with skills being the primary.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

Download additional analysis and all the commentary in the free 2017 eLearning Learning Trends eBook. I hasten to say that there are other avenues we wish were getting attention, but we realize the following trends have practical priorities for the majority of our clients: Micro Learning — Short learning segments have multiple advantages, but what stands out is their facilitation of getting to specifically needed content very quickly. Learn more about Connie here.

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

Elucidat

Market value: How much is your vendor charging you? 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. So, are you paying (or charging) over the odds for your learning? Let’s break this question into three parts; market value, cost of elearning development and the cost of learning itself.

How to unlock engagement and retention with stellar e-learning content

Docebo

Top-tier pieces of content and learning objects are what drive engagement, knowledge retention, and positive user experiences so that your audiences never stop learning. . What is e-learning content? What are the different types of e-learning content?

Rants on Buzz Words, E-Learning Style

eLearning 24-7

A learning experience. I’ve been hearing it quite a bit in the e-learning world. “We are learning experience platform”, “learning experiences system”, “I want a learning experiences platform” – which perhaps I should let them know, that this one vendor says theirs is one, so perfect match. A learning experience. Didn’t need a generator, place had back-up, that was a learning experience.