Adult learners' perspectives about microlearning: Implications on the design of bite-sized content

Hyo Jeong So, Seak Zoon Roh, Jeong Eun Oh, Hyeran Lee, Jihyang Lee, Seohyeon Ji

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to draw implications and insights for the design of microlearning. This study investigated two questions concerning (a) what kinds of topics and knowledge are relevant to learn through bite-sized content and (b) how to design bite-sized content effective for supporting adult learners' microlearning opportunities. We conducted a research study with adult learners who are mostly graduate-level students and R&D professionals working in the fields of science and technology in Korea. To examine their experiences and perspectives about microlearning, we gathered data through the survey and focus group interviews. Overall, this study found that adult learners tend to have some separations about the topical areas perceived to be relevant for e-learning and microlearning. The design of bite-sized content that takes the modality of video and can be consumed within 3-5 minutes was considered to be the most relevant for microlearning. In conclusion, we discuss the implications concerning the potential and challenges in designing microlearning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCE 2018 - 26th International Conference on Computers in Education, Main Conference Proceedings
EditorsMa. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Jie-Chi Yang, Lung-Hsiang Wong, Maiga Chang
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages488-493
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789869401289
StatePublished - 24 Nov 2018
Event26th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2018 - Metro Manila, Philippines
Duration: 26 Nov 201830 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameICCE 2018 - 26th International Conference on Computers in Education, Main Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference26th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2018
Country/TerritoryPhilippines
CityMetro Manila
Period26/11/1830/11/18

Keywords

  • Adult learners
  • Bite-sized content
  • Lifelong learning
  • Microlearning

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