- The Myth of "Micro-Learning" | Bottom-Line Performance – Finally, a voice of reason in all the micro-learning hysteria. I believe it is really only suitable to what we used to refer as "electronic performance support systems" – basically to help you perform a specific task. Many (most) things cannot be effectively taught in micro-doses.
From the article: "The concern I have is that we make an assumption that we can and should winnow down all learning initiatives to fit into this 4.8 minutes per day or 24 minutes per week."
- Why Organizations Don’t Learn | Internet Time Blog – Another insightful post from Jay Cross. The reference HBR article is good stuff too!
Posts Tagged microlearning
- How to Convince Someone When Facts Fail – One of the course I teach is Presentation Skills. Given our new "post-truth" society, I'm going to be rolling a lot more of these concepts into our methods.
- In Learning, Size Matters – An early entry in the realm of microlearning. Very robust including a mention of "synchronous microlearning – a concept that has rarely been included in the microlearning discussions of late.
- Skills: The last frontier for digital learning –
- Learning Management System (LMS) Category Leaders – The top 25 Learning Management System (LMS) apps based in the cloud
- Unveiling the Hidden Layers of Deep Learning –
- Why Microlearning Works – Are you seeing a trend here. Back in the day, we referred to similar design as EPSS – "electronic performance support systems". They teach you what you need to know when you need to know it and don't overload you with extraneous info.
- The Importance of Microlearning in eLearning Design – From the post: "Today’s learners (myself included) are often overwhelmed with too much information. We’re distracted by competing priorities and are impatient to get the information we need. When you incorporate microlearning into your eLearning course design, you’re able to meet the needs of your learners by providing bite-sized pieces of information that are easy to digest."
- How to identify a good instructional designer – Good checklist to use when considering an ISD hire. But I would add they need to be master storytellers and accomplished writers as well. It is rare that you get a project staffed with a dedicated writer and the ISD often has to play that role.