Online Learning Update

August 27, 2017

Engaging Non-Traditional Students with (Mobile-Compatible) Microlearning

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:08 am

by Peggy Semingson, Evolllution

Microlearning consists of microcontent that is delivered via an electronic device, including but not limited to a mobile device, app, learning management system, computer, and/or laptop. The goal is to “chunk” learning into smaller bits of content so as not to overwhelm the learner. Advantages include decreasing cognitive load for the learner and providing versatile content items that can be reviewed and practiced by students, as needed, for just-in-time learning. Microlearning can potentially provide for more engaging digital content rather than long disengaging and tedious lectures or “walls of text” that students are less likely to read and interact with. Research suggest millennials are increasingly accessing information via technology rather than through people .

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