Making micro-learning work for you
Discover a new way to think about learning content
What have we got here?
Making micro-learning work for you is a self-paced, online course that you can start, finish or just dip into at any time. It's one of a growing catalogue of Skills Journey courses for learning professionals. You can buy this course on its own or subscribe to the whole catalogue.
Is this course right for me?
The 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.
What will I learn?
This course will enable you 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 long will it take?
Well, it all depends.
- If you’re curious about something or you need to know urgently how to carry out a task, you could get in, get what you want and get out again in less than 10 minutes.
- If what you need is a quick appreciation of the subject matter covered by the course, you could watch all the lesson videos in an hour, give or take. You’d be better off spreading this over a few days, but if an hour is all you’ve got, then go ahead and binge.
- Our courses are roughly equivalent in scope to a one or two day classroom event. If you were to spend a whole day on one of our courses, perhaps spread over a week or two, you’d be able to complete all the activities and begin applying your new skills to your work.
How does it all work?
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 certificate. 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.
This resource has been designed, developed and presented by the Skills Journey team, drawing upon decades of experience working with learning and development professionals across the world.
Lessons in this Course
StartGetting started (3:08)
StartThe six myths of micro-learning (6:38)
StartFour key applications and four key strategies (6:31)
StartMicro-learning for spaced practice (8:44)
StartMicro-learning for performance support (9:08)
StartMicro-learning to support a major learning activity (5:05)
StartMicro-learning within a blended solution (7:19)
StartPersonal development using micro-learning (4:38)
StartMicro-learning development tools (6:52)
StartPutting your learning into practice
StartBefore you go