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5 Reasons to Use MicroLearning

5 Reasons to Use MicroLearning | E-Learning Methodology | Scoop.it

MicroLearning is a form of learning that delivers key concepts in as short an amount of time as possible. It is a short, sharp, just-in-time snippet. I like to think of microLearning as 'short enough to watch standing up on the job'. It's when you need a quick tip, brush up on a specific skill or have a moment to learn about new product between customers.

 

What are the 5 advantages of microLearning?

1.   Timely Learning.

The greatest advantage of microLearning is time. Imagine a manager racing through their day. They have a performance management meeting with an employee but have not had the time to read up on the correct procedure to follow. Or a railway engineer arriving at a broken down train and the broken axle is something he hasn't unbolted for 12 months. Neither of them have the time to scroll through three layers on the company's Intranet, find the LMS, log on and watch the 20-minute module. 

 

What they want is to go to their phone, open an App, and BAM! There is the 3-minute microLearning video. It's all about timely learning.

2.   Speed to Market.

One of our clients is a global Japanese car manufacturer. They require an eLearning module for every new model released. They don't have months to plan for product training. They need learning NOW! What companies require is microLearning with rapid development that matches their timeline for product delivery.

3.   Expiry Date

Learning's expiry date is faster than ever. It used to be that a learning program would last a few years before it needs refreshing but with changing products, people and systems, learning is being discarded faster and needs to be produced cheaply, yet with quality. MicroLearning is a cost effective and fast way to develop training content, making it a win/win for the companies and the learners.

4.   Pictures are powerful

Around 70% of millennials visit YouTube monthly. It is a large part of their life so it seems obvious that we should adapt learning to what they are familiar with. When millennials need to learn something, they watch a 2 minute YouTube video.

Research teaches us that if you hear something, after 3 days, you would have only retained 10% of what you learnt. If you then add a picture to that, retention increases to 65% - that's 6 times better! Using video in MicroLearning makes it stick. Our brain links what we hear to a picture and retention is greater.

5.   Mobile

One of our Pharma clients is investing in Asia. The people they are training in Asia have limited access to computers, but they all have smartphones. How do they train them? MicroLearning. They make it engaging, enjoyable, entertaining and most of all mobile compatible. The training is mobile, so that they can watch it standing up on the job, or sitting on the bus or train.

 

MicroLearning is certainly leading the way in creating new and exciting learning content, whilst making the process easier for both the companies and their employees. Send me a message if you'd like to find out more on our microLearning offering and what we can offer.

 

Chris Gaborit is managing director of The Learning Factor, an eLearning company who loves technology linked to learning. Follow him here on Linkedin, on Twitter @droneservicesAU and Instagram @idronefoto


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Karine Fabiani-Lugez's curator insight, March 14, 10:11 AM
Le leanring entre dans le quotidien avec le microlearning
Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, March 16, 7:46 PM
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Jerry Busone's curator insight, March 18, 10:01 AM

That leader channel Im looking to deliver is closer than I think ... Micro learning is a key feature to set up and reinforce your core skills ...make them handy for associates to get to and keep them short... very short.

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Motivate and Engage Online Learners All Semester Long -- Campus Technology

Motivate and Engage Online Learners All Semester Long -- Campus Technology | E-Learning Methodology | Scoop.it
These 10 strategies can help keep learners on track to successfully finish your online course.

 

Marko Teräs, researcher in immersive virtual environments, gamification and authentic learning at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, begins every class with an exercise to break the ice and help learners get to know one another.


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How to Choose a Domain Name [Infographic]

How to Choose a Domain Name [Infographic] | E-Learning Methodology | Scoop.it
Choosing the right domain name for your business is essential to building a successful brand. Learn the nine steps you need to pick a winner.

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Mr Tozzo's curator insight, October 11, 2013 11:24 AM
How to Choose a Domain Name [Infographic]
Marie Gillet's curator insight, October 11, 2013 12:49 PM

A good summary of how to choose a domain name.

Carlos Bisbal's curator insight, July 31, 2014 12:24 PM

Cómo elegir el mejor nombre para tu dominio #infografia #infographic

 

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/338121884497506946/

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9 Tips For Keeping Your Internet Use Private

9 Tips For Keeping Your Internet Use Private | E-Learning Methodology | Scoop.it

Many people are concerned about online privacy. And, conversely, many more are not, freely sharing any and everything on their favorite social networks, paying little attention to their mobile app settings, and happily letting Google track each keyword that they search.

It’s easy to get paranoid about all this stuff, but it does pay to be a little careful when using the internet, particularly when it comes to your personal safety. And while Twitter holds pride of place as one of the safest social networks, by taking the time to educate yourself on the security and privacy settings within your profile, being mindful of which third-party apps you allow access to your account and ensuring that you aren’t making it easy for burglars by constantly telling the world when you’re not at home, you can rest assured that you’re doing everything you can to keep your presence safe on Twitter.

 

This infographic proposes 9 tips for keeping your internet usage private.


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Ouida Sparkman's curator insight, August 17, 2013 6:36 PM

Sharing some useful information from the free corner

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Internet Users By Region – How Much Of The World Is Online? | Infographic

Internet Users By Region – How Much Of The World Is Online? | Infographic | E-Learning Methodology | Scoop.it
A showcase of the best infographics from around the web (Internet Users By Region – How Much Of The World Is Online?


A look at the current statistics of worldwide internet usage.


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God Is.'s comment, July 11, 2013 5:05 PM
Interesting facts. Thanks for sharing them with us...
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Five Tips for Dealing with Combative Students in the Online Environment

Five Tips for Dealing with Combative Students in the Online Environment | E-Learning Methodology | Scoop.it
Whether one teaches at the university, secondary, or elementary levels, all teachers encounter combative students.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 16, 2015 10:27 AM

Killing with kindness really is the best route-plus following your own class guidelines and your school/college's guidelines.

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How to Disappear from the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to Disappear from the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC] | E-Learning Methodology | Scoop.it

The amount of information available online has gotten out of hand. Everything about our lives, from where where we went to high school and what we ate for breakfast this morning, can be found on the internet. If you think that's bad, think about children growing up today – their entire lives, from infancy through middle school, are being documented by their parents on Facebook!

Privacy just doesn't exist online anymore; it can take drastic measures to delete ourselves from the internet, but here's a step-by-step guide for those who want to do so...

 


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Ali Anani's curator insight, February 10, 2014 12:35 AM

If you want to disappear for a reason

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, February 12, 2014 11:15 AM

WOW - Fantastic!!!

mareka's curator insight, February 25, 2014 11:51 AM

Toujours utile.

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45 Amazing Social Media Facts of 2013 [Infographic]

45 Amazing Social Media Facts of 2013 [Infographic] | E-Learning Methodology | Scoop.it

Everyday Social Media numbers are growing, and here are 45 facts in an infographic by Digital Insights.

 

A few of the statistics:

40% of marketers use Google+, 70% desire to learn more and 67% plan to increase Google+ activities 42% update their profile information regularly on LinkedIn Every second 8000 users like some or other photo on Instagram 80% of total Pinterest’s pins are re-pins 4.2 billion people use mobile device to access social media sites 


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