There it was, microlearning. Tony Bingham, President of ATD, talked passionately about opportunities for microlearning during his keynote address at ATD, Atlanta, early 2017—the world’s largest learning and development conference. I knew then: You can’t deny the topic any longer!
So, why didn’t microlearning make a debut in an earlier episode of my learning notes? What took me so long? Well, I waited a bit to be able to do a live interview with ‘the queen of microlearning’ a.k.a. Shannon Tipton. We had planned to do an interview in late 2017 for including it as a unique resource in this episode of my learning notes.
Wishing you lots of micro- and macro-learning in 2018, and I hope to meet you at some occasion during the year.
(1) Interview with ‘the Queen of Microlearning’ Shannon Tipton
Shannon ‘Learning Rebel’ Tipton explains the most important features of microlearning in a very smart and practical way.
Why read it?
Shannon has a practical and well-considered view on what microlearning should be and is not.
She delivered both a one-day pre-conference workshop and a ‘full-house’ concurrent session on microlearning at the ATD International Conference in Atlanta last May. She really knows what she is talking about!
Learn about the crucial basics, so you won’t be fooled and can be the trusted adviser regarding all things microlearning. Also read the great blogpost at the Learning Rebels website.
Clive Shepherd says, I believe there is ample evidence to show how, when it is designed and implemented well, microlearning can achieve great results. But it is not a panacea and works best as a strategic element in the overall architecture of workplace learning. When this learning veteran says this, you want to know more!
Why read it?
We all like mythbusting, don’t we? Be aware of the most common myths, so you know how to avoid them.
The word ‘common’ is very important in the title of this post. Clive Shepherd picks six topics that seem logically connected to microlearning, but be aware of your assumptions. Keep your thinking clear, just the way Clive does
At the end, it is not about myth busting; this post gives some well-balanced thought to when, where and how to make use of microlearning and when, where and how not to.