Micro-Learning Trends

How Long Should Microlearning Actually Take?

One of the most commonly used descriptions of is that it is “bite sized”. This phrase is used to demonstrate the fact that the modules, courses, or lessons are broken up into chunks. Users can do one of these bite-sized chunks independent of the rest of the content, i.e. the chunk has a start, middle, and end. The question is, how long should you make bite-sized chunks?

Posted by Ethan Woidke,

May 31, 2016

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How retention measures up with microlearning vs traditional eLearning

One way to measure the difference between and is by retention rates. In other words, how well course participants retain the information learned in the course. Anecdotally, reports on retention rates are strongly in favour of microlearning, but is there anything more scientific?

Posted by Ethan Woidke,

May 16, 2016

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Why microlearning is great for retail employees

Retail is one sector that is seeing significant benefits from microlearning. It is therefore a tool that is being used by more and more retailers of all sizes and in every niche.

Posted by Ethan Woidke,

May 10, 2016

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Why fast learning can be useful

is an effective way to learn. It improves knowledge retention rates but it is also effective because it is efficient. In other words people learn quickly when they go through microlearning courses.

Posted by Isaac Dow,

May 3, 2016

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Why microlearning is perfect for onboarding

Microlearning is often viewed as a tool used to upskill existing employees, or to improve levels of knowledge in the workplace. Another highly effective application for microlearning, however, is in new employee onboarding.

Posted by Natalie Donalds,

April 29, 2016

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Myths Debunked About Microlearning

Microlearning is becoming a widely accepted tool for improving knowledge and skills in a way that suits the lifestyles of learners. It is being used by more people and companies today than ever before, but a number of myths now exist about how .

Posted by Ethan Woidke,

April 20, 2016

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Why Microlearning Is Best Suited For In Corporate Training

Where do people get their information from these days? Information such as the facts used in a business meeting or points to win an argument with a friend over lunch? People used to get this information from books and longform articles read in respected and well-known publications. That still happens today, but it is much more likely that the information is learned from a short and snappy news article or an even shorter social media post.

Posted by Isaac Dow,

April 4, 2016

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5 Reasons Why Micro Learning Will Continue to Grow Across 2016

Micro learning has become hugely popular over recent years, and is now a tool used by companies and learners all over the world. It works by teaching the learner through small, bite size pieces of content. This content is very specific and focused, there is nothing superfluous or distracting, and it only takes a few minutes to complete. What of the future of micro learning though, particularly over the coming year?

Posted by Ethan Woidke,

March 27, 2016

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Why Employees Love Microlearning?

One of the reasons that microlearning is beneficial to your organisation is that your employees love it. When they like and enjoy doing something they will be more likely to do it, and the results will be better. This is good for your organisation, but why exactly do employees like microlearning?

Posted by Isaac Dow,

March 22, 2016

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What Google Primer means for microlearning and what we can learn

is part of the ever-growing list of products from the huge technology corporation Google. It is an educational app featuring lessons on online marketing. It uses microlearning techniques to deliver those lessons, and the delivery method is via mobile devices.

Posted by Natalie Donalds,

April 7, 2016

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Why Microlearning is Great for Global Teams

Microlearning works for companies in all industries and of all sizes, but it is particularly beneficial to companies who operate a global workforce. Workers based in distant locations benefit from up-to-date courses and the fact that their learning tool is built around them. You benefit because the results are better and you save money.

Posted by Natalie Donalds,

May 24, 2016

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5 Examples of Micromoments Where Users Can Undergo Their Microlearning

The term micro moments was invented by Google to describe a change in the way consumers interact with brands. It is so much more than a marketing term, however. Instead it describes how mobile technology has changed the way we live.

Posted by Ethan Woidke,

March 18, 2016

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5 Reasons Workplace Learning Should be Micro

Where there has been a workplace there has always been workplace learning. How that learning is delivered has changed over time, but until recently those changes were small and incremental. With modern technology we have seen more rapid improvements in workplace learning. A number of new trends have started to dominate - e-learning, mobile learning and micro learning.

Posted by Natalie Donalds,

March 15, 2016

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5 Secrets to Effective Micro Learning

People learn effectively when micro learning techniques are used in courses and lessons. They pick up concepts, ideas, and skills faster and they retain the knowledge for longer. The increased use of mobile phones has hugely benefited micro learning, as they are the perfect delivery device.

Posted by Ethan Woidke,

March 10, 2016

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How to Construct an Effective Micro Lesson

A good description of is that it delivers content to the learner in bite-sized chunks. This helps to keep the learner interested and engaged, and it improves knowledge and skill retention rates. To you have to produce a series of interconnected micro lessons.

Posted by Isaac Dow,

March 7, 2016

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Why Microlearning Loves Mobile

Microlearning involves gaining knowledge and skills through frequent, short sessions of learning. It is a technique that learners find more fun, engaging, and rewarding. This is because they feel under less pressure and they can more easily monitor their progress. Usually, courses teach and then reinforce before moving on, so not only do people learn faster, they know they are learning.

Posted by Isaac Dow,

March 3, 2016

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What is Active Learning?

promotes doing instead of passively listening. It is a learning technique that has been shown in many studies to improve the performance of learners. With active learning techniques, learners learn more, retain the information better, learn faster, and have more fun doing it.

Posted by Natalie Donalds,

March 1, 2016

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Spaced Repetition - How to improve knowledge by 50%

Cramming is something that most people do at some stage in their lives. If you are lucky, though, cramming took place during your student days, which are now a distant memory. Back in those days being efficient wasn’t always at the top of the priority list, although “cramming” is a practise that takes inefficiency to embarrassing levels.

Posted by Natalie Donalds,

February 23, 2016

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The Power of Gamification in Learning

Introducing to mobile learning doesn't mean turning your course or lesson into a game. Instead it means introducing game-like features to your lessons. This can include giving users rewards or giving them fun, challenging tasks to complete, like answering multiple choice questions.

Posted by Natalie Donalds,

February 18, 2016

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Microlearning Explained

When you look at any definition of , you will see phrases like "bite-sized chunks" used frequently. In simple terms this is correct, as microlearning is about learning skills or gaining knowledge through a series of frequent, small, and quick-to-complete segments. This could be a module that takes 20 minutes to complete, or it could be a 60 second video.

Posted by Natalie Donalds,

February 10, 2016

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