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Your Microlearning Primer

Microlearning. Is it a text message or a video? Does it need to be shorter than five minutes? Do you just “chunk” a longer course into smaller pieces? Find the answers to these and other questions in this concise, comprehensive, and first-of-its-kind resource that will accommodate the most- and least-informed about microlearning.

Gleaning insights from research, theory, and practice, authors Karl M. Kapp and Robyn A. Defelice debunk the myths around microlearning and present their universal definition. In Microlearning: Short and Sweet, they go beyond the hypothetical and offer tips on putting microlearning into action.

Recognizing what makes microlearning effective is critical to avoiding costly, wasteful investments in the latest learning trend or newest shiny object. Only by understanding the nuances behind it can you decide what format and style suits your needs. Whether you are creating an individual product or a series of learning solutions, you need to follow a well-designed plan.

This book guides readers through how, when, and why to design, develop, implement, and evaluate microlearning. Case studies punctuate what works and what doesn’t.

User-friendly and highly accessible, this book is a must-have for instructional designers and anyone interested in microlearning.

Book Details
ISBN: 9781949036732
Pages: 200
Publication Date:
Formats: Paperback, PDF
Product Code: 111915

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Very excited about this book. We designed it to provide practical information for creating everything from a single one-time microlearning event to creating an entire curriculum focused on microlearning.
Karl, we are a nonprofit focused on affordable housing for special needs - mentally ill, blind, veterans and seniors. Five of our facilities are State Licensed Recovery Residences. We have developed the Stable Environment Model. Part of this model is training and retraining through "Teach Without Teaching" - structured/engineered micro learning practical experiences processed in the moment. We want to create daily micro-learning experiences like this, will this book provide some direction?
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