What Is Micro-Learning? Micro-learning and its advantages for amazing e-Learning! A term that is being mentioned quite often as of late, especially in corporate e-learning environments, is “micro-learning”. This teaching approach can provide a wide range of benefits to students/employees, as well as employers/instructors.
This is primarily due to the fact that it can provide the knowledge and skill sets that online education typically offers without overwhelming the learner. It is quickly becoming one of the most popular emerging e-learning trends. What is micro-learning? Micro-learning involves learning in smaller steps, and goes hand-in-hand with traditional e-learning. Activities that are micro-learning based usually feature short term lessons, projects, or coursework that is designed to provide the student with ‘bits’ of information. For example, rather than trying to teach a student about a broad subject all at once, aspects of the topic will be broken down into smaller lesson plans or projects.
As a matter of fact, we encounter micro-learning on a daily basis. 17 Awesome Resources on Micro-Learning - eLearning Industry. “I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.”- Winston Churchill 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. Today, while contemplating on the design for a mobile-based bite-sized learning solution (made up of quick, short instructional videos accompanied by Quick Reference Guides) for one of our clients, we set out on a journey to explore and learn more about this wonderful approach.
Below are the questions we had in mind when we embarked on our journey: What is micro learning? According to Wikipedia, micro learning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities. Here’s a quick look at the basics of micro learning: Use Cases We’ll start with a few interesting use cases of micro learning: Videos Articles/Posts e-Book/Whitepaper.