Podcast: Micro learning, or the advantages of slapping a label on good ideas

This week on the GoodPractice podcast: Owen, James and Ross discuss 'micro learning'. According to Donald Taylor's 2016 L&D Global Sentiment Survey, micro learning was set to be a hot topic over the past year. But has it had an impact on our industry or is it just another in a long line of fads?

Written by Ross Garner
Published 17 January 2017
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Podcast: Micro learning, or the advantages of slapping a label on good ideas

This week on the GoodPractice podcast: Owen, James and Ross discuss 'micro learning'. According to Donald Taylor's 2016 L&D Global Sentiment Survey, micro learning was set to be a hot topic over the past year. But has it had an impact on our industry or is it just another in a long line of fads?

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With apologies to all the dietitians out there, who Owen referred to as 'nutritionists'..

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This week, the following blogs are articles were referenced:

Tom Chivers, 'A Mindset "Revolution" Sweeping Britain's Classrooms May Be Based On Shaky Science' (14 January 2017). Available at: https://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/what-is-your-mindset?utm_term=.xpD1GPpGAv#.oo6nXaoXqA.

Donald Clarke, 'Micro-learning: trend, fad or retred?' (1 February 2016). Available at: http://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=micro+learning.

Donald Taylor, 'Micro learning: Advance or fantasy?' (6 January 2017). Available at: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/micro-learning-advance-fantasy-donald-h-taylor?published=t.

Will Thalheimer, 'Definition of MicroLearning' (13 January 2017). Available at: http://www.willatworklearning.com/2017/01/definition-of-microlearning.html.

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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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