Microlearning offers a change from traditional teaching and learning methods. It provides learners creative, engaging, and most importantly, short, opportunities to learn something new, whether one is on the go, or in educational and professional settings. By utilizing microlearning, information is easily accessed, gained, and shared to better serve society across any and all learning disciplines.
What is microlearning?
Microlearning is not a new concept as it has been used since the dawn of time; however, the term microlearning is rather new. “Microlearning is an emerging theory of learning that utilizes web content, with activities of short duration” (Hamilali and Sofianopoulou, 2013).
Current educational, professional, and social trends often encourage maximum productivity, yet provide less than optimal time frames for this achievement. The ways in which we work and learn have changed. Never before has our society been as knowledge-intensive. Never before has business survival depended on acquiring and retaining 5th or 6th generation knowledge and skills. And, never before, has learning been so dependent on digital technology. In response to these changes comes the evolution of microlearning.
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Interested in learning more about microlearning?
Here are some essential resources:
Agrawal, H. (2018). Microlearning: The Next Big Thing in Education? Retrieved October 20, 2018, from https://www.getmagicbox.com/blog/microlearning-next-big-thing-education
Hug, Theo (2007). Didactics of Microlearning, Concepts, Discourses and Examples.
Johnson, Sandra (2017). Microlearning for corporate training – What, why and how? Retrieved from https://elearningindustry.com/microlearning-for-corporate-training on October 24, 2018.
Whitaker, Lou. (2018). How do we learn? and how is information stored in long-term memory? Retrieved from https://meteoreducation.com/long-term-memory/ on October 17, 2018.
Wiles, C. (2016). Interactive Formative Assessments: The Secret To Optimized Learning. Retrieved from https://elearningindustry.com/interactive-formative-assessments-optimized-learning on October 27, 2018