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5 Tips for Microlearning with Wittario

The biggest difference between traditional learning and microlearning is the amount of information consumed at ones. Creating effective microlearning content is not difficult, and there are several ways to do it, but some tips can help you along the way.

We have previously written about microlearning and what it is. The concept is not new, and you might already use it in various forms. By using Wittario in microlearning, you introduce a game element and activity to learning, which makes it even more engaging.

Here are our five tips on how to use microlearning and Wittario in teaching.

1. Create a game with a specific learning objective  

When building a Wittario game for microlearning, it is important to limit the topic and focus on a single learning objective. This could be, for example, understanding photosynthesis or knowing the Pythagorean theorem. These are specific topics where you can have a few questions to highlight the theme.

2. Use clear, simple answers for qimple Questions  

By having clear, simple questions and answer options in, for example, multiple-choice questions, it will be easy to understand the learning material. We want as many as possible to understand the material – and it’s useful to have clear and straightforward options. When creating questions, it might be easy to think that the best question is "What is photosynthesis?" However, the answer here can become quite complex. To simplify, we break down the topic into smaller questions. For example: "Photosynthesis converts water and carbon dioxide into carbohydrates and... what?" The answer options could be:

  • Water
  • Oxygen
  • Chlorophyll

3. Ask the same question in different ways to reinforce learning  

One of Wittario's strengths is the variety of ways to ask questions. If the first task is the multiple-choice question above, you can have a question with the same essence but phrased differently. If you use AR categorization in Wittario, you might sort papyrus scrolls into two chests. Here we can ask: "Which part of photosynthesis does this belong to?" and have the correct answer. As you can see, the question is essentially the same but asked in a different way. By presenting the question in various forms, learning is reinforced through both repetition and different approaches to the task.

4. Keep the game short and fun!  

When creating games, students don’t need to walk 3000m and answer 20 questions (although that’s possible…). The point of microlearning is that it is short, easy to complete, and both fun and educational. For example, you can create a game with 3-6 tasks, where they might walk a total distance of 200m. This doesn’t take long to create or play! It’s also helps you to break down the learning process into smaller parts.

5. Vary when the game is played  

Wittario is a very flexible tool. You can vary when the game is played. Some games might be best during class as a break – others might be suitable as homework? It’s entirely up to you!

These conclude our 5 tips for microlearning with Wittario in schools. This is, of course, not a definitive guide, and you can create games that suit your teaching style. Microlearning is a great tool to have in your backpack, and with a bit of gaming, teaching becomes fun!

The Wittario App is an app for iOS and Android where Players can play Wittario games.
The Wittario App is an app for iOS and Android where Players can play Wittario games.

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