Applying Microlearning to Professional Development: An Exploration in Higher Education

ID: 53697 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Deyu Hu and Qing Zhang, Virginia Tech, United States

Tuesday, October 16 1:45 PM-2:05 PM Location: Las Vegas Ballroom 7 View on map

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Abstract: Microlearning is a method of teaching and learning that utilizes small chunk and bit-sized learning contents and activities. When used in professional development, it can provide short training sessions that only last several minutes on a single topic or task and thus allows employees to receive training without leaving their workstations or interrupting their regular job duties. This presentation will introduce the concept of microlearning, its characteristics, and why it matters. It will also provide literature review to support the use of microlearning and then the design principles and design processes used to design a microlearning module for an information center in higher education will be shared. Participants of this session will be able to view the module and participate in module activities and thus gain first-hand experience of a microlearning training module. They will also participate in discussions regarding the application of microlearning to their own training.


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