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Quick Reads – your reading tips for November

Rigid curricula give way to flexible skills training and micro-learning

14. November 2017

Which specialist skills do my employees possess and what knowledge of skills in practice and application can I assume that they have? High school diplomas and professional qualifications are often not the best indicators of whether an employee is proficient in a particular area. This applies especially to so called micro skills - elementary skills and capabilities at the lowest level – that are crucial to some tasks in a job, and may be decisive in determining whether to assign a task or a project to a particular employee. Such skills can be the efficient and expedient preparation of information or convincing presentation skills. In our new Quick Reads, you can learn how to promote the targeted development of micro skills in the workplace. In addition, you will also find interesting facts on the topic of virtual reality (VR) in the digital education section of the November edition.

How To Use Micro-learning To Promote Informal Learning At The Workplace

  • Published by: eLearning Industry
  • Required reading time: approx. 8 minuten
  • In English
  • Informal learning is driven by the inner motivation of an individual to discover the new and to follow a step by step path towards their learning and career objectives. The completely self-determined learning process is executed without a fixed time plan and prescribed learning materials, and comes to life through exchanges with experts and one’s own research into unknown topics. In a recently published article, education expert Asha Panday looks at this topic from a new and exciting viewpoint. Using numerous possible formats and scenarios she gives a vivid description of how targeted micro learning can be implemented to promote informal learning in companies.

4 Common Virtual Reality Myths Debunked

  • Published by: eLearning Industry
  • Required reading time: approx. 7 minutes
  • In English
  • Is the production of virtual reality (VR) content for digital further education really as expensive and difficult as some people claim? Is VR learning actually nothing more than a short lived fad regarded furthermore by training participants as a bit of a con? In his article, Detlef La Grand debunks some of the most common myths in the area of VR learning and at the same time gives the reader plenty of valuable anecdotes and examples covering the astute use of extended reality.

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