Podcast 85 - In defence of microlearning

This week's podcast covers the thorny topic of microlearning. We struggle to even define microlearning, so does the term have any real value? Is it "chunking"? "Performance support"? Can we agree on a definition that makes it useful? If so, what is it, and how can we help clients understand it?

Written by Ross Garner
Published 07 March 2018
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Podcast 85 - In defence of microlearning

Can we agree on a definition that makes it useful? If so, what is it, and how can we help clients understand it?

Ross G and Owen thrash out the answers with microlearning aficionado Shannon Tipton.

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The EHRC article Owen mentions is here: https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/our-work/news/employers-dark-ages-over-recruitment-pregnant-women-and-new-mothers

And the crosstabs that break down the data are here: https://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/document/aik7dvvqb0/YG-Archive-041217-Equality%20and%20Human%20Rights%20Commission.pdf

You can listen to the Freakonomics podcast on the Uber gender pay gap report here: http://freakonomics.com/podcast/what-can-uber-teach-us-about-the-gender-pay-gap/

Shannon's article about the gender pay gap in restaurants is here: https://www.bonappetit.com/story/line-cook-nycs-fanciest-restaurants/amp

And the article regarding competency and leadership models is here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemyatt/2013/03/28/the-most-common-leadership-model-and-why-its-broken/#23e8a94f51d6

About the author

Ross Garner

Instructional Design Manager
Ross has been working in L&D for seven years and he heads up the instructional design team at Emerald Works. In 2019 he completed a Masters in Digital Education and was named Learning Technologies’ Learning Designer of the Year. He is also one of the hosts of the GoodPractice Podcast.

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