Blog - microlearning solutions

  • December 20, 2019

    Benefits of Thinking Small With Microlearning

    By: Greg Kozera

    Think about it: It’s pretty rare that anyone gives their full attention to anything nowadays. Business or pleasure, most people split their focus between a couple of different things. (Think about how you scroll through an Instagram feed while watching TV or text during a conference call.) The days of getting learners to focus on […]

  • October 07, 2015

    Good, Better, Best: Buildable Microlearning for Macro Results

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    We’ve all been guilty of the “just one more level” rule when playing a video game. It usually happens when playing what should be a quick level of Candy Crush or Plants vs. Zombies and the next thing you know, you’ve been at it for an hour and are now a leading expert on which greenery would work best […]

  • July 27, 2015

    Could Microlearning be the Solution for CADD (Content Attention Deficit Disorder)?

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    When planning eLearning solutions, it’s not only about the content, but how that content is delivered and received. And, in today’s fast-paced, tech-based society, just because information is good doesn’t mean it’ll make a learner pay attention. It’s like serving filet mignon to a vegan: If they don’t want it, it doesn’t matter how perfectly it’s […]

  • February 14, 2014

    Microlearning: How Long Should a Mini Lesson Last?

    By: Andrew Fayad

    When you’re just looking for a snack, it doesn’t make sense for someone to offer you Thanksgiving dinner. That’s the thought process behind using microlearning. Instead of day-long seminars and courses that drag on for hours, mini lessons condense the information into more digestible bites for those looking for less than a three-course meal. Remember to […]

  • January 22, 2014

    MOOCs and Microlearning: How They Work Together

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Whether you label them buzzwords or trends, both MOOCs and microlearning have changed the way the average person sees education. From corporate learning to college classes, the ability to learn where you want in the time you have is obviously appealing. But while the “massive” in massive open online courses sounds opposite the idea of […]

  • January 21, 2014

    Macro Motivation for Microlearning: Getting Users to Participate

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Let’s face it: Getting learners excited about long lectures and lost time is an uphill battle. It’s no secret that training and education can get the eye-roll treatment, especially if motivation is low. That’s where microlearning can come in handy: It taps into user motivation for higher participation and completion rates. After all, what good […]

  • January 20, 2014

    Microlearning Structure: Size Matters

    By: Andrew Fayad

    What’s in a name? Well, for microlearning, it’s the very essence of what makes the method so effective. By structuring curriculum around portable, bite-sized lessons, learners have the ability to take matters into their own hands. That means learning on their own time and enjoying a less-formal setting than education of old. By choosing the […]

  • January 13, 2014

    The Psychology of Microlearning: Why it Works

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Like fashion or music, corporate learning isn’t without its fads. And why not? Corporations are always looking for ways to educate and train employees. But don’t make the mistake of labeling microlearning a type of educational fad. While it may be packaged in a modern way, it’s actually a learning method proven by psychological and […]

  • December 10, 2013

    The Ropes of Microlearning – Pros and Cons

    By: Andrew Fayad

    While microlearning definitely has its benefits, like all good things, there are a few drawbacks. Whether you’re excited to implement a few mini-lessons in your own workplace or you’re wondering where you went wrong in a lackluster campaign, you should understand that there’s a time and a place for breaking information into smaller bites. Stick […]

  • December 09, 2013

    Microlearning: The Best Sites for Sharing

    By: Andrew Fayad

    They say that sharing is caring – and it’s doubly true when you’re trying to share knowledge, education and training through social media. While social media may conjure images of cat videos and catching up with your high school friends, it can also be a powerful tool for creating and sharing microlearning material. After all, […]

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