Sunday, 29 January 2012

Micro learning soundbites

There are some activities that fully occupy visual capabilities, but are not particularly mentally taxing. These include walking, driving and manual labour. To harness the time spent doing these activities as an opportunity for learning requires learning material optimised purely for audio. Often recordings of lectures will not fulfil this need, as they rely on visual material (e.g. slide shows, drawing on blackboard, etc).

Additionally, the audio needs to be optimised to suit the available time, e.g. 1 minute, 5 minutes, 20 minutes, etc, self-contained micro-learning soundbites.

1 comment:

adreama said...

There is an opportunity here for an employer of people doing low-mental-intensity manual tasks to allow their employees to listen to learning soundbites (probably in one ear) whilst they work. This would show corporate social responsibility, promote workforce satisfaction/loyalty and also give the employer a better-educated workforce.