Monday, March 12, 2018

3 Examples of Microlearning Lesson Storyboards - Tip #172

One of the challenges in Microlearning is how to smartly reduce big, bloated, and overloaded courses. These courses are the typical “click-and-read” eLearning, lengthy classroom programs and long references.

This tip and guide presents the key steps in Microlearning Lesson conversion and three example storyboards of Micro-Lessons.

These are the steps we cover in the Microlearning Workshop and the book on Microlearning.

You will learn valuable insights on how to smartly reduce your lessons into useful and smaller lesson content aimed for Microlearning.

What Are the Parts of a Micro-Lesson?

  1. Select the must-do and must-learn - this is content that has significant impacts on the workflow and requires the workers’ immediate attention
  2. Use events - these are situations or issues that get the workers' and learners’ attention the most
  3. Add context - always explain factual content with real-life applications
  4. Ask micro-questions - this creates a feedback loop that helps the worker reflect on the testing of ideas and solutions
  5. Ask application questions - these are micro-questions intended to reinforce the workers’ and learners’ need to find ways of applying ideas on the job
  6. Replace learning objectives with target questions - this is necessary for instructional designers and SMEs to clearly define what they want their learners to learn
  7. Create learn-on-need references - these are tips, FAQs, guides, hints and others that help accelerate actions. It is a link for easy access of workers and learners who may wish to review the linear goals of the lesson
  8. Share the lesson - workers and learners are encouraged to share “what we know and can do now” for experience sharing and expertise development

Examples of Microlearning Lesson

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In converting big, bloated, and boring courses to a micro-lesson, always keep in mind the 8 parts mentioned above. The main goal is to bring learning closer to work. Use real-life incidents or situations and ask questions that raise the value, provoke the emotion and make it easier for your learners to apply the lesson in real-life, while doing work.

Related Blogs

Tip #84 - Remove the Sting of Compliance Courses: Make Them Short, Succinct, and Easy to Learn
Tip #108 - How to Create 5-Slide Microlearning - Tiny, Succinct, Fast

Ray Jimenez, PhD
Vignettes Learning
"Helping Learners Learn Their Way"

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