Micro-learning is a way of organising self-directed learning into lots of small chunks. Typically, these chunks are videos or quizzes, but they could also be short web articles, infographics, interactive scenarios or any other form of digital content that lends itself to miniaturisation.
Well-designed micro-learning content is ideal for quick updates, explanations and how-to’s, as well as providing a great vehicle for skills practice and knowledge rehearsal. And although it can stand alone as a tool for personal development, it can also be integrated into more strategic interventions for workplace learning and performance support.
Micro-learning is more than a fad. For hundreds of millions it’s now a way of life, almost an expectation. And for learning professionals, it represents a new way of thinking about digital content. It’s time to make the change.
Is this for you?
This short course is aimed at anyone who expects to play a role in the design and development of any form of digital learning content, whether you will be managing that process, working on a team with specialists or doing it all yourself.
Take this course and you’ll be able to:
- clearly describe what micro-learning is;
- sort out fact from fiction in terms of the benefits that micro-learning can provide;
- identify ways in which micro-learning can be successfully applied to address requirements for learning or performance support within your own organisation or, if you work as an external contractor or consultant, the organisations of your clients;
- make informed choices in terms of tools for developing micro-learning.
How it works
The course is comprised of nine lessons, each of which includes a short video, a micro case study and ideas for using micro-learning. There are also some ideas for activities which will help you to build your skills and confidence. We also provide you with a range of valuable resources that you can use for on-going reference and opportunities to engage with others taking the module.
If you complete the course, you will receive a Skills Journey badge. If you want, you can complete an optional assignment to help you put what you have learned into practice and demonstrate your skills to others.