Riding the bus or your bike? How to Pick the Right Microlearning

Posted by Katelind Hays on Mar 7, 2018 10:00:00 AM
Katelind Hays

Microlearning possesses a clay-like quality: you can mold it to support any moment of learning need. Addressing a critical knowledge area in an in-person, formal learning event? Use microlearning! Striving to informally help learners with a process back on the job? Share a microlearning resource!

Don’t believe me? Watch Phylise Banner’s helpful explanation of formal versus informal microlearning: https://youtu.be/pCvVC8KoXQ0 In under 4 minutes, you’ll learn that understanding the difference between microlearning that supports formal programs and informal learning moments can be as simple as choosing between riding your bike or hopping on a bus.

Microlearning’s flexibility helps modernize your instructional designs and better support your modern learners. Historically, we use micro assets like infographics, short videos, and eLearning modules for informal training opportunities, like performance support. We’ve gotten used to this method. But by using it in structured training programs, we improve the likelihood of learner success.

In fact, with the right planning, we can use connected standalone microlearning to create effective macro learning programs. Learn our proven approach, including six key design strategies, with our new hands-on workshop Creating Virtual Classroom Experiences Using Microlearning which starts on April 19, 2018: https://www.insynctraining.com/workshop/creating-virtual-classroom-experiences-using-microlearning/