Leveraging Microlearning: A Comprehensive Guide through Merrill's First Principle of Instruction

  • Nurul Fitriah Alias
  • Rafiza Abdul Razak

Abstract

In today's fast-paced world, where information overload is a constant challenge, the traditional methods of learning are being challenged by the demand for quick, efficient, and effective knowledge acquisition. Learners, whether in formal educational settings or corporate training environments, seek solutions that align with their busy schedules and attention spans. Microlearning emerges as a promising solution, offering bite-sized learning modules that can be consumed in short bursts, fitting seamlessly into our hectic lives. These compact learning units not only accommodate learners' time constraints but also capitalize on modern learners' preference for on-demand, just-in-time learning experiences. This study delves into the intersection of microlearning and Merrill's First Principle of Instruction, a foundational framework in instructional design. Merrill's First Principle emphasizes the importance of engaging learners in real-world problem-solving activities to facilitate meaningful learning. By elucidating how microlearning can be strategically integrated with Merrill's Principle, this study provides a comprehensive guide for educators, trainers, and instructional designers. It offers actionable insights and practical strategies for leveraging the synergies between microlearning's concise format and Merrill's focus on authentic, application-based learning. By understanding Merrill's First Principle and implementing microlearning strategies, educators can transcend the limitations of traditional instructional approaches. They can create engaging, impactful learning experiences that not only foster retention of knowledge but also facilitate its transfer and application in diverse contexts. This study underscores the transformative potential of combining microlearning with Merrill's Principle, empowering educators to adapt their instructional practices to meet the evolving needs of learners in the digital age.

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Published
2024-03-31
How to Cite
ALIAS, Nurul Fitriah; ABDUL RAZAK, Rafiza. Leveraging Microlearning: A Comprehensive Guide through Merrill's First Principle of Instruction. Asian Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 468-481, mar. 2024. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/ajress/article/view/25941>. Date accessed: 19 may 2024.
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