Ideas for employee learning and development

Microlearning: Small Bites, Big Benefits

Posted by Kerry Williams on Jan 30, 2018 1:45:17 PM
“Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.” --Warren Bennis

Microlearning can be described as bite-sized, attention-grabbing lessons - usually video-based - that learners can easily access and apply and is considered the fastest, most effective way for today's employees to learn.

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Topics: millennials, bite-sized learning, micro learning, eLearning, video, microlearning, HRtech

The Growing Case for Microlearning

Posted by Kerry Williams on Jan 11, 2018 9:38:25 AM

Microlearning may be the buzzword of today but it’s not a new concept. We’ve been hearing about microlearning for quite some time but it has attracted a lot more attention in recent years and continues to increase in popularity. In fact, over the past few years we’ve consistently seen it in top training and development trends.

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Topics: millennials, micro learning, eLearning, microlearning, learning, HRtech, learning design

Making Microlearning More Social

Posted by Jon Peters on Jan 7, 2018 1:15:21 PM

AthenaOnline is happy to announce that just added threaded discussions to our content licensing program to create even stronger social learning ties.

Research Shows...

Research has shown that asking users to share their experiences increases engagement and learning, helping trigger collaboration among employees. Based on a Brandon Hall Group study 73% of companies expressed their desire to increase their focus on social learning. According to the Association for Talent Development (ATD) social learning approaches have a 75:1 ROI ratio over traditional web-based training. A social approach is specifically appealing to millennials who are likely to relate more to social learning than previous generations.

Athena already offered sharing, recommendations and commenting through our full MyQuickCoach platform and we were finding that people wanted a way to incorporate some of those features into content that is licensed from our microlearning leadership library.

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Topics: microlearning, social, HRtech, micro learning, learning design

This Holiday - Think Small

Posted by Jon Peters on Dec 22, 2017 6:33:39 AM

As we enter the end of year holiday season I am reminded of the phrase “good things come in small packages.” The saying means, of course, that you should not judge the worth of a gift by the size of the box it comes in. It did not escape me how relevant that phrase is when applied to learning.

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Topics: microlearning, bite-sized learning, HRtech, attention spans, millennials, eLearning, goldsmith, micro learning

What is the right size for learning? A microlearning lesson from Ant-Man

Posted by Jon Peters on Sep 8, 2017 5:49:40 PM

Over the years my learning career has traversed both classroom and online learning. As one of the forerunners of e-learning Athena has created CD-based courses that ran for 4 hours and online courses that took an hour to complete. These types of learning interactions are now referred to as macro-learning. With our MyQuickCoach platform we pioneered microlearning and m-learning, before anyone had coined the terms.

Since I have worked delivering various kinds of learning content people have sometimes asked me “what is the best length for a learning event?” I think the character of Ant-Man from the Marvel comics and the later films might offer a perfect analogy.

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Topics: microlearning, HRtech, learning, macrolearning, Ant-Man, heroes