E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training. Third International Conference, eLEOT 2016, Dublin, Ireland, August 31 – September 2, 2016, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Social Microlearning Motivates Learners to Pursue Higher-Level Cognitive Objectives

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-49625-2_24,
        author={Bernhard G\o{}schlberger},
        title={Social Microlearning Motivates Learners to Pursue Higher-Level Cognitive Objectives},
        proceedings={E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training. Third International Conference, eLEOT 2016, Dublin, Ireland, August 31 -- September 2, 2016, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ELEOT},
        year={2017},
        month={1},
        keywords={Microlearning Social learning Question posing},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-49625-2_24}
    }
    
  • Bernhard Göschlberger
    Year: 2017
    Social Microlearning Motivates Learners to Pursue Higher-Level Cognitive Objectives
    ELEOT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49625-2_24
Bernhard Göschlberger,*
    *Contact email: bernhard.goeschlberger@researchstudio.at

    Abstract

    With the advent of the smart phone, technology enhanced learning ultimately became mobile. The combination of small devices and ubiquitous availability promoted a certain type of informal learning called microlearning. Unfortunately, micro-learners tend to focus on the lower level cognitive objectives remembering and understanding. Social microlearning seeks to engage the learners in activities of higher cognitive levels – such as analyzing, evaluating and creating – by using successful strategies of social software. Early results confirm the assumption that learners’ activities evolve towards higher cognitive levels over time spent on a particular subject in a social microlearning environment. Consequently, social micro-learners gain deeper insights by progressing through an upwards spiral of competence development.