Training: How to Make a Micro Learning

On Tuesday 18 September 2018, we had a succesfull trainingday. Read all about our program and please contact us if you want to be informed on future trainings.

Leyden Academy is a partner of EIT Health, a pan-European consortium consisting of 140 companies, universities and knowledge centers. Together with TU Delft (also partner of EIT Health), we offered a free training on micro learning exclusively for EIT Health partners. A blended how-to training to inspire, train and encourage partners who have no or minimal experience with micro learning to make beautiful and engaging learning nuggets themselves.

Impression of the day. Video made on 18 September 2018 by Pelpina Trip.

What is Micro Learning?

Microlearning is a way of delivering content to learners in small, bite-sized chunks. Capturing the span of attention in learning and media consumption is one of the biggest challenges nowadays. Learners are more likely to engage in micro-activities because they know that they are not stuck in a lengthy process and feel in control of the time they dedicate to learning. The term Micro Learning is used in the domain of e-learning and consists of relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities in education and training. The learning units (‘nuggets’) vary in form: abstracts of articles, infographics, slides, quizzes, polls, videos, links or images. Often a learning unit will be under 2 minutes time spend.

Learning objectives:

Next to inspiring examples of micro learning from others, topics are: What is micro learning? How to apply this format for your organisation or project? How does micro learning relate to deeper learning content? Which platform or channel do you need? What does a curriculum development plan look like? How do you reach your audience and dissiminate your learning nuggets? Furthermore, participants learned about trends in video, how to make a professional video in a day and what works on YouTube, Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram.

With a hands-on workshop, participants worked on identifying the learning goals, mapping out the learning objectives, creating a storyboard and script. Last but not least they practiced filming with the mobile camera and editing their own content.

Going back to their organisation or project, we offer personal coaching in creating and disseminating micro learnings.

Click here for the full programme (pdf).

Our speakers, trainers and coaches

Organizing committee: Roel Kamerling, Activity Line Coordinator for Citizen Engagement, together with Marie-Louise Kok, Digital Learning Expert of Leyden Academy.

The training is both online and offline in English. Free and exclusive access for EIT Health members only! Please send us an e-mail if you wish to be informed on future trainings and we will keep you posted.