There are a lot of buzzwords flying around in the EdTech sphere, so it’s easy for even the best of us to get lost among it all. E-learnings, microlearning, game-based learning, online learning, mobile learning, digital learning, AR and VR in education, MOOCs, AI-assisted learning platforms... the list could go on forever. Let us help you tackle this exciting and somewhat daunting digital learning journey *buzzword alert* and start with one of the terms we’ve been seeing more and more of lately in further education - microlearnings.
What is microlearning?
To better understand what microlearning means, let us take a look at MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) that most people are more familiar with. The keyword here being massive, as they generally have massive enrolments, consist of massive amounts of content bundled into the course, and also generate massive amounts of data. Essentially, allowing for delivering instruction at a larger scale. It has also raised the bar of how learning experiences can be delivered, no longer face to face, and with the flexibility to join in at any time, from anywhere.
However, this just doesn’t work for all audiences, especially professionals who lead busy, fast paced lives and find it hard to set aside large chunks of time to complete a course. This is where microlearning come in, by breaking down the content of such big courses or topics into smaller, easier-to-digest units of 10 to 15 minutes, also often called “bite-sized learning”. Microlearning can be delivered in the form of videos, images, illustrations, audio, games, texts, short quizzes, polls, or surveys - basically any type of content can be used. It can be as interactive and engaging as you want it to be. Best of all, these microlearning units can be offered in combination with mobile learning, making it easily accessible for learners on the go or those who have a few spare minutes to complete a unit in between their busy schedules.
At MaxBrain, we want to support our customers in delivering the best and most relevant learning experience at their organization. Microlearning is well suited to the needs of our corporate clients which is why we work with Neukurs to help curate and create microlearning units for their L&D programs. The Neukurs microlearning units seamlessly integrate into your MaxBrain learning platform as a SCORM package and are accessible to your learners anywhere, anytime through our web and mobile apps.
With over 10 years experience in providing relevant, practical and attractive “bite-sized learnings”, Neukurs focuses on supporting business success through three types of competences: personal competence, professional competence, and leadership skills. Clients can select relevant microlearning resources from an impressive catalogue of over 100 units on topics such as leadership, strategy, marketing and PR, or also commission customized content. Neukurs have supported a diverse client base from SMEs to large corporations such as Andritz, Deutsche Bahn, and Lenzing.