I invite you all to read my EVA report on microlearning. As you’ll discover, this approach which may initially be interpreted as a simple repackaging of educational content is in fact providing new opportunities for companies to define e-learning products that are more suited to the way in which our modern learners live and work.
Weaving learning into our busy lives is challenging, but as I discovered first hand, microlearning allows it to be possible. While the report focuses on the potential for viable business models in this new space, it neglects to demonstrate the tangible impact microlearning can have on an individual learner. As a way of addressing this question and to more intimately understand how microlearning works for a busy learner like me, I have been trialing the Blinkist app for two weeks.
I would suggest that I am a fairly tough customer – not an early adopter and someone who typically will download and then dispense with apps within a few minutes of trialing. I could not, however, have predicted the outcome. It seems I have been turned into a microlearning addict and am now reaching for my fix of “Blinks” when I find a moment of solitude or just a break in the day.
Having been won over by this new approach to learning, I am keen to venture into deeper exploration in my current employment and in my start-up proposal. A1, it seems, has gotten the creative juices flowing for me and I hope you’ll enjoy this view into the big possibilities of small learning.