Speaker: Dr Yao Shih-Ying
Moderator: Senior Lecturer, Dr Ho Yan Yin
Microlearning has gained increasing attention in the field of adult learning in recent years. Adult learners oftentimes need to juggle work, study, and family obligations in their busy lives. A microlearning approach aims to deliver learning materials in short units that can be accessed via mobile devices (e.g., smart phones) and provides learners with great flexibility to learn anywhere and anytime at their own pace.
In this presentation, Dr Yao will share a recent study that evaluates the use of microlearning as a revision technique for adult students in an undergraduate course at SUSS. A microlearning module was designed and implemented via Gnowbe (i.e., an online microlearning platform) to help students review key concepts and be prepared for the end-of-course assessment. To evaluate the utility of this microlearning module, survey and test data concerning the following aspects were collected: students’ perception, learning experience, and potential improvement in knowledge and confidence in the use of the microlearning module.
Lessons learnt from this study provide practical implications for using microlearning to enhance adult students’ learning experience and outcome in higher education settings. ls on collaboration, teamwork, and communication, to prepare them for the workplace.
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