#GuildChat for 12/16/16: Micro-Learning in the L&D Toolbox

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, December 16th at 11AM PT/2PM ET. This week’s topic is Micro-Learning in the L&D Toolbox.

Recently, Nick Shackelton-Jones wrote a post titled Micro-Learning: The Next Big, Bad Idea. In it he made a critique at the current state of micro-learning as being more or less mini-courses. Not that this in itself is wrong but through his map of the underground (subway or tube) example he points out that when we reach for this solution instead of something even less sophisticated, we may be missing the mark. Is micro-learning the latest fad or is there more to it’s potential.


This week on #GuildChat we revisit the idea of “micro-learning” and explore not only what it is and what it isn’t but also when it is right and when it is wrong and what it could be.

Join us this Friday as we deconstruct the idea of micro-learning and help better understand where and when it fits as a solution.

Prospective question:

Q1. How do you describe “micro-learning” to others?
Q2. Is micro-learning courses or resources? Both? or neither? Explain
Q3. Micro-learning is a popular topic in L&D. Do you think it’s a useful approach or just a passing fad?
Q4. Why do you think some people in L&D are frustrated with the micro-learning approach?
Q5. What causes micro-learning solutions to be ineffective?
Q6. Have you seen examples of micro-learning you felt were effective? If so, what made them work?
Q7. What can you do to ensure the micro-learning approach is the right one for a particular challenge?


Missed the chat? Don’t worry – you can still read through what happened on Storify!






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