Micro-learning Creates Relevant & Effective Learning Experiences

Micro-Learning It is exciting to see the learning industry's interest in developing and delivering learning content in smaller units. As units of learning are designed at a more granular level, we can deliver content that is more relevant to the learner, which leverages the learner's context. As an Instructional Systems Designer (ISD), my goal is...

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Beethoven, Miles Davis and a Learning Management System Walk into a Bar….

The Role of Improvisation in Learning Ecosystems I can never quite remember the punchline to that one, but I’m pretty sure it’s something about a “staff virus in ¾ time.”  Learning has always has a shared vocabulary with music, we talk about the rhythm or ‘cadence’ of a lesson, get concerned about the ‘tone’ of...

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Social Learning: Current Trends and Future Challenges?

No discussion on learning innovation could possibly leave out social learning. This form of learning is fast becoming mainstream as interactions at work increasingly replicate those in our social lives. “Social collaboration is one of the most natural and effective ways people have used to share and apply knowledge, so it is common sense that...

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Unmasking the Hidden Costs of Curation for Learning

An Explanation of the Curation Gap   Anyone else remember when a Curator was either a rather cultured and mysterious figure who worked at the cold sterile museums you were forced to visit as part of a school field trip or perhaps, more vividly, an unmasked villain at the end of a Scooby Doo cartoon?...

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Do mobile devices really improve learning outcomes?

Our response?  Continuous learning support demands mobile access. Today’s work environment is more fluid and changeable, where easy access and flexibility are highly valued. People demand their choice of device and to be in control of when and where learning takes place. Many organisations are already taking advantage of this, however careful consideration must be...

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