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

ID Reflections

Wikipedia With the rise of social and informal learning, and ubiquitous mobile devices (tablets, phablets, smartphones and everything in between), micro-learning as a concept and practice has taken off. Thus, micro-learning can play a crucial role in both formally designed performance support as well as in informal learning, with the latter focusing on user-generated content. What is micro-learning? When and where does it work well? What characteristics define micro-learning?

The grassroots of learning

E-Learning Provocateur

Here’s a common scenario: I “quickly” look up something on Wikipedia, and hours later I have 47 tabs open as I delve into tangential aspects of the topic. In this context, I think the role of the instructor needs much more consideration.

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Trending Sources

Work in progress

Learning with e's

Wikipedia is a classic example of this kind of open space editorial freedom. In an organisational sense, this means that students should have full reign over wikis and other shared, collaborative online spaces, while educators would be advised to step back and maintain roles as observers.

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"Everyone remember where we parked."

Learning with e's

Other technologies have similar potential for positive disruption, and yet are largely ignored or forbidden in formal education contexts Wikipedia, as I mentioned in yesterday's post , is a disruptor. disruptive innovation education learning smart mobile phones Technology wikipedia

The social impact of disruptive technology

Learning with e's

Just take Wikipedia: Technically it is a collaborative work space for creating content. There are around 7.000 authors for the German Wikipedia edition. The basic idea behind Wikipedia is that everybody can be an editor and a commentator.

From Courses to Micro-Learning

ID Reflections

Wikipedia describes micro-learning thus: Micro-learning can also be understood as a process of subsequent, "short" learning activities, i.e. learning through interaction with micro-content objects in small timeframes.

Microlearning: Fab or Fad?

Tom Spiglanin

The term hasn’t yet made its way into dictionaries, so a crowd-sourced definition seems appropriate, and Wikipedia’s has apparently been copied to a number of other places: Microlearning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities.

Crowd-sourced Learning Content: Opportunities and Challenges – (Part 1)

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Vikas Joshi] Nowadays crowdsourcing is playing an increasing role in the creation of learning content. People are increasingly open to participating in online platforms such as Wikipedia, that deliver crowd-sourced content. Maybe peers can play a role in making this easier in an online community. We are doing this post a bit differently. We present a short interview with Vikas Joshi, the primary author of this blog, and Maheshkumar Kharade, a technology expert.

User generated content; The next trend!

Challenge to Learn

The idea is no different than Wikipedia; our internal experts create the content and the user adoption and feedback can be seen as basic quality control.”. The world of training and development in the enterprise continues to change rapidly.

Curated Insights: What does it mean to modernize workplace learning?

Axonify

It’s time for L&D leaders to restore relevance by reimagining their role in workplace learning and performance. The role informal learning must play in the modern workplace is of particular importance. Google, YouTube and Wikipedia, right?

In Defense of the Term “Gamification” as used by Learning Professionals

Kapp Notes

Our role, as I see it, is not to shy away from extrinsic motivation or to condemn it, instead we need to be beacons of light that show people how to do it properly. The analogy I give is of Wikipedia. Teachers always tell students not to use Wikipedia, some even ban Wikipedia. Wikipedia (banned or not). Instead of banning or forbidding Wikipedia, we need to teach student the basics of when using Wikipedia is appropriate and when it is not appropriate.

What is Transition Management and How Does It Impact eLearning?

eLearning Brothers

According to Wikipedia : “Transition management, in the financial sense, is a service usually offered by sell-side institutions to help buy-side firms transition a portfolio of securities.” I was recently in a meeting during which everyone was talking about “TM”.

Why Curation is a Core Competency for L&D Professionals – Resources Shared at @ATDAtlanta

David Kelly

Computers, Learning Professionals, and their Roles in Curation. Your New Role: Learning Content Curator (Part 1) by Chris Frederick Willis. Curator (Wikipedia Entry).

70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

Performance Learning Productivity

An understanding that a ‘curriculum’ mindset – where plans for standardised learning pathways are defined for standardised job roles and standardised career progression – is increasingly irrelevant in a world where a culture of continuous and flexible development is required to keep ahead.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

Content will be continuously co-created and co-owned by the community members ( much like the evolution of Wikipedia ). They will play a strategic role in helping organizations collaborate with such talent pools for the mutual benefit of all. I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

Why You Should Adopt Social Learning

EI Design

Reinforcement plays a role in learning but is not entirely responsible for learning. Source: Wikipedia. Source: Wikipedia. It is exciting to be part of the new era in corporate learning that leverages on social and collaborative learning.

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Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

Bottom-Line Performance

At the start of a new year – or the end of an old one – we love to read about trends. Articles on trends can be fun reads, but do they really help us see the future? Do trends really matter? I’ll let you decide. I went back and found a 1998 ATD (then ASTD) State of the Industry report.

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What is Skills Management?

Gyrus

It being 2015 the first place I looked is Wikipedia (of course) and found this: Skills Management. Well-implemented skills management should identify the skills that job roles require, the skills of individual employees, and any gap between the two.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

” – Wikipedia. Content will be continuously co-created and co-owned by the community members ( much like the evolution of Wikipedia ). They will play a strategic role in helping organizations collaborate with such talent pools for the mutual benefit of all.

How to Curate: Putting Curation into Practice for L&D – Resources Shared at #ATD2017

David Kelly

Computers, Learning Professionals, and their Roles in Curation. Your New Role: Learning Content Curator (Part 1) by Chris Frederick Willis. Curator (Wikipedia Entry). On May 22, I had the privilege of leading a session at ATD’s International Conference and Expo titled How to Curate: Putting Curation into Practice for L&D. This blog post is being set up a follow-up resource for those that attended the session.

Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 2

Edmego Learning

According to Wikipedia , succession planning involves identifying people within your company that could fit potential future roles within your organization. Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 2.

2016 Top Tools for Learning

Performance Learning Productivity

Google search will no doubt play a role in raising that to a new level. Wikipedia : an amazing free source of information. Wikipedia Invariably has the answers to the questions I’m asking and acts as a springboard for deeper learning.

The Social Learning Revolution

Jane Hart

” (Wikipedia). What new services will be needed in the social business to support social learning and the new role of the workplace learning professional.

Surprisingly Cool Things You Can Do with an LMS

Gyrus

With 258 permissions currently available in GyrusAim and the ability to define new user roles within the program with just a click of the mouse. a))” [Wikipedia] GyrusAim has developed a feature for supporting compliance with Title 21 CFR Part 11.

Why is Learning So Complicated?

Learning Rebels

Here is my requirement, make the accessibility and search-ability of your program to be as easy as Google/YouTube/Wikipedia and you’ll have me first in line. It should be our role to help people connect with information they need. #Blimage on!

eLearning – Responsive & Responsible

Upside Learning

Given that context plays an important role in the selection and use of a specific device, the goals we set out to achieve must also factor in the device that will be used.

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50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Peformance Improvement

Roleplay – people (usually two or three) acting out roles to learn about themselves and others by putting themselves in somebody else’s shoes. (My apologies to Paul Simon.). In a learning culture , formal training is just one of many methods used to facilitate employee learning.

Curated Insights: Why knowledge sharing at work is a good thing

Axonify

However, as organizations continue to go global and roles become more and more complex, this dated approach just doesn’t work anymore. Knowledge sharing has always been an important part of the workplace.

Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

ID Reflections

In my earlier posts, I have written about the possible roles it can play in formal, informal and incidental learning.

AR: Augmenting the Reality of Learning

Dashe & Thomson

Augmented reality (AR), as defined by the infallible Wikipedia, is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. Introduction to AR.

What is mLearning?

Growth Engineering

If you want to define it very broadly, you could consider browsing Wikipedia on your phone as a form of mLearning. The role of the L&D department in this case is to create the right environment and start the conversations that can generate Informal Learning content.

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17 Awesome Resources on Micro Learning

Learnnovators

THE GREAT FINDS: According to Wikipedia, micro learning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities. The role of L&D in a micro learning scenario will be to help employees leverage the micro learning tools and formats to locate and share information.

The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of Curation – Resources Shared at #eLGuild

David Kelly

Computers, Learning Professionals, and their Roles in Curation. Your New Role: Learning Content Curator (Part 1) by Chris Frederick Willis. Curator (Wikipedia Entry).

The evolution of personal learning environments

Origin Learning

We look for solutions on YouTube, Wikipedia, blogs and such online resources when we encounter a problem. The evolution of PLEs also necessitates a radical shift in the role of teachers, educators and training instructors.

Shifting from Trainer to Community Manager

Bottom-Line Performance

We have a role to play in the changing economy, and it’s a big one. But we stopped buying Encyclopedia Britannica years ago in favor of using Wikipedia. Profit margins are razor thin and the business landscape is more competitive than ever.

The Incredible Power of Design Thinking in Learning Design

Learnnovators

According to Wikipedia, design thinking stands for “ design-specific cognitive activities that designers apply during the process of designing.

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Subscription learning: Because repetition is the mother of learning

Matrix

According to Wikipedia spaced learning is “… a learning method in which highly condensed learning content is repeated three times, with two 10-minute breaks during which distractor activities such as physical activities are performed by the students.