Microlearning: The Emerging Instructional Design Strategy in Elearning

Posted: 29/12/2016 by broadyesl in Microlearning, online learning and teaching, pedagogy, Uncategorized

An interesting concept to be considered in conjunction with flipped classrooms and project-based learning, among other approaches.  Read more at:  http://www.swiftelearningservices.com/microlearning-emerging-instructional-design-strategy-in-elearning/?utm_content=bufferbd4b4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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What is Microlearning?

Microlearning is a learning strategy that involves bite-sized learning nuggets (small and focused segments) designed to meet a specific learning outcome. To put it simply, the learning content is chunked to reduce learner’s cognitive overload making it easy for learners to absorb and recall. And this results in better learning retention. On top of that, it is easily accessible via mobile devices providing just-in-time performance support.

Microlearning could be anything that provides a brief learning experience. For instance, it could be a mini eLearning module with a smaller chunk of learning content or a video tutorial or even a quiz or an infographic.

How Does an Effective Microlearning Course Look Like?

An effective microlearning course:

  • Provides deeper learning on a specific concept or a performance objective
  • Is bite-sized, effectively chunked and easily digestible
  • Designed for exact moment-of-need – Right information at right time
  • Ideal for extended performance support providing a better mobile learning experience
  • Focused on a single performance objective, concept or idea
  • Is usually 4 to 5 minutes in length, or shorter

 

 

 

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