In this 40-minute audio interview, Barry Nadler discusses mobile learning, nano-learning and microlearning, and how an instructional designer should think about these concepts with Shauna Vaughn, Lead Instructional Designer at Sweet Rush.
This interview is part of a larger discussion related to her article for the eLearning Industry blog – 2015 Instructional Design Trends Compass: Calling IDs to Action.
WHAT IS NANO-LEARNING?
Nano-learning is the act of making learning convenient. Today, we are on the go more and more and have an intimate relationship with our mobile devices. Therefore, as we consider how we develop modern learning programs, we should be considering how learners interact with their devices.
This is chunked content that was designed with mobile delivery in mind. This is also termed bite-sized learning.
WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE?
For the corporate world, you might see nano-learning as job aids, reference materials, tutorials, how-to guides, or videos.
WHAT IS MINI-ELEARNING?
This is the act of taking something that was originally eLearning and simply converted to mobile. This is simply a bad idea and as Instructional Designers, we should not do this. Nobody wants to watch a one-hour, PowerPoint presentation on their mobile device.
WHERE CAN I SEE SHAUNA SPEAK?
RESOURCES SHAUNA RECOMMENDS
Mobile Learning Decision Path (MLDP) – Published by ADL (Creators of SCORM and XAPI)