IQC-model

IQC means Information, Question, and Cogitation. The IQC-model is built on modern pedagogical principles for learning where we combine information, facts, reflection, and discussions in groups. Information is a message that is received and understood. It is knowledge acquired through study, experience or instruction. A question is a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply. Her we pose a series of questions. Cogitation is to consider carefully and deeply, reflect upon, or turn over in one’s mind. Cogitation is

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GIST reading

The gist is the general meaning or purpose of a text, either written or spoken. Reading a text for gist is known as skimming. The gist the point or substance of an argument, speech, etc. (from Anglo-French, as in cest action gist en this action consists in, literally: lies in, from Old French gésir to lie, from Latin jacere, from jacere to throw) (Dictionary).   Example Before answering detailed comprehension questions on a short story, learners read it quickly for gist

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Gistlearning or Microlearning?

I wonder if we can use “gist learning” instead of “microlearning”. What do you think about that? The word microlearning is used for shorter videos (3-7 min) for learning.  The word tells about the size, not the content. If we instead use “gist learning” for our brief videos (50-70 seconds), the name also gives an idea about the content. Many times, you can understand the main message of a longer article by reading the abstract. You can grab the main

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Why is microlearning approach a good idea?

Learning is an understanding of how the human brain is wired to learning rather than to an approach or a system. It is one of the best and most frequent approaches for the 21st-century learners. Microlearning is more interesting due to its way of teaching and learning the content in a small, very specific burst. Here the learners decide what and when to learn. Content, time, curriculum, form, process, modality, and learning type are the dimensions of microlearning (Geng 2017).

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Microlearning is everywhere

The current state of mobility and the demand it has created for shorter content lengths, collaborative environments, and personalized experiences are the primary drivers of a renaissance that sees learning seeding itself in practically every environment encountered by today’s worker. Learning has propagated beyond the LMS (Learning Management System), beyond the classroom, beyond performance support tools. Organizations must come up with new eLearning strategies and archetypes to work within this evolving learning ecosystem. The flexible nature of Microlearning means that

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NKB Microlearning model

This post is an instruction for two of the elements (video and quiz) in the NKB Microlearning model. The steps in the model The NKB Microlearning is a systematic training model. The model has three main elements: Video, Quiz, Training. The model is built in steps (see illustration).  You start from a page with an overview over the three first videos. You can click on the first video to start the series. This video episode explain something essential about a subject. After

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Perspectives on microlearning

A survey of professional global e-learning developers on the subject of microlearning.  The response rate was amazing – indicating there’s a whole lot of interest and perspective out there on this subject.  Raptivity plan to share more detailed results of the survey in other forms – but for a first slice from the data, they have created a beautiful new infographic, Microlearning – Global Perspective:    (From Raptivity)

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Improve efficiency

Microlearning content is designed to enable multiple classes of workers in a way that it can be easily understood, and, can be learned in a short time. We are aware of the many current theories and methodologies around training, but more and more we hear the importance of informal learning. Real Time Learning means providing the right information exactly when the user needs it, most often outside of the classroom. Information is presented in small, self-contained units to support building

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What is Microlearning?

Microlearning is sometimes defined as simply providing learners with tiny bites of learning material, rather than longer form modules or courses. These tiny bites could be interactive videos, podcasts, quizzes, and more. But it’s their length that is key. We’re talking two to three minutes max. And learners should have some choice about what they use and when.   In theory, this definition makes sense. Our workplace learners have small attention spans and they don’t want to drown in content.

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