- Cross-comparison matrix
- Literature Review
- IE Lab evaluated best practices and ideas for microlearning approaches that can be used on smartphones. Three research methods used were academic literature review, popular trade/press review, and a platform cross-comparison matrix of app features for microlearning purposes.
- IE Lab conducted interviews for understanding the successes and failures of microlearning in journalism.
- Based on the Phase 1 results, the deliverables included a summary report of the academic literature review, a summary report of the industry (popular/trade press literature) review, a matrix of best practices/characteristics embodied in the Unleesh mobile app versus other six mobile learning systems.
- Based on the interview (Phase2) results, IE Lab identified types of skills that are best taught in mobile microlearning as well as how to teach, structure and present micro-lessons for journalists.
Actionable techniques were recommended for designing mobile microlessons:
- How to teach/design microlearning lessons: interactivity, feedback, personalization
- How to structure courses: independent micro-lessons with content segmentation, learning paths, multi-formats
- Technical settings: push notifications, learning analytics, big data analytics, dashboard design
- Short micro-lessons and active assignments: brevity, granularity, learner assignments / problem-solving