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Module of the Month - November

05/11/2018 • The MicroLearn Team

As November 7 marks National Stress Awareness Day, we’ve chosen Dealing with Stress as our Module of the Month in recognition of the serious toll it take on our emotional, mental and physical wellbeing, with people increasingly feeling overwhelmed in both their personal and professional lives.

Video Based Microlearning Revolutionising Learner Engagement

31/10/2018 • Tracy Capaldi-Drewett

Over the last few years there has been a significant change in the way we learn, as organisations have embraced learning on the go, recognising that an increase in Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) polices not only delivers a cost benefit but also enables L&D departments to increasingly personalise learning for individual employees.

Step Two - Consider Your Target Audience... Your Teams!

10/10/2018 • Ali Soper

Continuing the new blog series by MicroLearn’s Creative Director, Ali Soper, focused on effectively marketing your learning initiatives to maximise leaner engagement and return on investment, this post explores how to identify your audience, so you can successfully target their specific needs and wants.

MicroLearn Announced as Official Supporter of Digital Excellence 2018

09/10/2018 • The MicroLearn Team

We’re pleased to announce that MicroLearn will be an Official Supporter of the next MemberWise national conference, Digital Excellence 2018, taking place on October 31, 2018 at the Park Plaza London Victoria hotel.

Learner Needs Drive New Release

04/10/2018 • The MicroLearn Team

Q3 Releases

The MicroLearn Team have had a productive summer, creating eight brand new courses to boost our existing off-the-shelf catalogue to over 130 titles, more than tripling the library since our launch in January 2017.

Step One: Setting Objectives, making your strategy S.M.A.R.T!

03/10/2018 • Ali Soper


Continuing the new blog series on effectively marketing your learning initiatives internally to maximise learner engagement and return on investment, MicroLearn’s Creative Director, Ali Soper, looks at how setting SMART objectives, can help ensure your marketing plan is successful!

Module of the Month - October

02/10/2018 • The MicroLearn Team

October is perhaps the most artistic month of the year, with Halloween’s fun-filled pumpkin carving and creative costume designs a spook-tactular highlight for many. That’s why we’ve decided to make Creativity our Module of the Month.

British Airways Investigated for Potential GDPR Breach

17/09/2018 • The MicroLearn Team

Four months after the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) became law, the UK has seen the start of its first high-profile investigation after the Information Commissioners Office announced it was looking into the British Airways (BA) data breach.

Don't Just Buy Content...Buy Into It!

12/09/2018 • Ali Soper

It’s all very well having a great user-friendly learning platform and engaging eLearning content, but if your learners aren’t finding and exploring the digital resources, your initiatives will all have been in vain. To create and sustain successful digital learning strategies, effective and ongoing internal marketing is essential.

Combating L&D challenges to create an unstoppable workforce!

05/09/2018 • Ali Soper

Combating L&D challenges to create an unstoppable workforce!

It’s safe to say that with growing workloads and increasing demands on time, learners often feel too overwhelmed to even consider making time for training. Yet, as Learning & Development professionals, it’s our responsibility to devise learning strategies which will help our teams to work smarter without wasting time or money.

Module of the Month - September

03/09/2018 • The MicroLearn Team

Module of the Month – September

As the UN celebrates its sixth International Day of Charity on September 5, we’ve selected our Value & Purpose course as Module of the Month.

A vital ingredient for creating and maintaining High Performing Teams

16/08/2018 • Tracy Capaldi-Drewett

A vital ingredient for creating and maintaining High Performing Teams

Performance and productivity are two words likely to keep senior managers awake at night, as a focus on improvement is no longer optional if organisations want to survive and thrive.

A Happy Workforce is a Successful One:
The Importance of Supporting Workplace Wellbeing

06/08/2018 • Tracy Capaldi-Drewett

Introducing MicroLearn's Latest Content Feature

The key to increasing an organisation’s performance and productivity levels is the wellbeing of its greatest asset – its employees. This is why supporting a workplace wellbeing programme and encouraging a work-life balance is highly recommended.

The Modern Learner is in a hurry and L&D can help but...

03/08/2018 • Tracy Capaldi-Drewett

 The Modern Learner is in a hurry and L&D can help but….

The modern learner is at the heart of today’s digital transformation, with organisations racing to keep up with the pace of change, to leverage the mix of ever-changing technologies, data, and channels, and to provide learners with the support and resources they need to stay current.

Module of the Month - August
01/08/2018 • The MicroLearn Team

Module of the Month - August

With the UK currently experiencing a heatwave, many of us are sat in hot offices wishing we were at the beach, paddling in the sea and sipping an ice cold drink. That’s why we’ve decided to make Life Balance August’s Module of the Month as we explore how to get the best of both worlds.

How Microlearning can help organisations to combat Modern Day Slavery

27/07/2018 • Tracy Capaldi-Drewett

How Microlearning can help organisations to combat Modern Day Slavery

Modern slavery is seeping into all areas of British life, stretching from the Cornish coast to Highland crofts, it appears in both poor and affluent areas alike, involves British citizens as well as foreign nationals, and affects men, women and children.

Sharing and learning from each other - MicroLearn's VideoScribe Workshop
26/07/2018 • The MicroLearn Team

VideoScribe workshop CLC MicroLearn

In May, our Creative Development team travelled to the World Animal Protection head office in London to run a VideoScribe workshop, for members of the Charity Learning Consortium (CLC). There was a great turn out on the day, with 18 attendees from a number of UK charities, each with varying levels of experience, all excited to get started!

Module of the Month - July
01/07/2018 • The MicroLearn Team

For July’s Module of the Month, we’ve selected Relationship Building, from our Workplace Wellbeing range, in recognition of the International Day of Friendship on July 30th.

​​​​​​​Introducing MicroLearn’s Latest Content Feature
05/06/2018 • The MicroLearn Team

Introducing MicroLearn’s Latest Content Feature

Always looking for innovative and dynamic ways to improve learner experience, we’ve developed a brand-new feature which has been rolled out across all the MicroLearn courses. Supporting completion of the resources to ensure the content is successfully tracked and registered in your learning platform, the new feature reminds the learner to complete all components before exiting the resource.

Module of the Month - June
01/06/2018 • The MicroLearn Team

As June marks both International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression and Child Safety Week, we’ve decided to make Safeguarding Children (England & Wales) our Module of the Month.

MicroLearn Prepares for GDPR with New Data Protection Range
16/05/2018 • The MicroLearn Team

MicroLearn's GDPR course content

With the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into effect later this month, we’ve been busy overhauling our existing Data Protection range to reflect the new legislation and the impact it will have on organisations.

Are you "networked for Learning"?
14/05/2018 • The MicroLearn Team

This year MicroLearn is supporting Learning at Work Week (May 14-20) by embracing the “Networked for Learning” theme and offering free access to our suite of bite-sized training resources, encouraging individuals to share what they’ve learnt with colleagues.

Go1.com to demo MicroLearn at ATD San Diego
02/05/2018 • The MicroLearn Team

If you’re attending ATD in San Diego next week, why not visit our partner Go1.com at the Totara booth to discover how MicroLearn can help develop your workforce through engaging, bite-sized training?

Module of the Month - May
01/05/2018 • The MicroLearn Team

In recognition of Food Allergy Awareness Week, which runs from May 13-19, we’ve chosen Food Allergy as our Module of the Month.

Announcing an exciting new partnership with Synergy Learning!
30/04/2018 • The MicroLearn Team

We’ve teamed up with Synergy Learning to enable users to benefit from access to our rich, ever-expanding content library across both their Moodle and Totara Learn platforms.

Why do we need to reimagine learning now?
23/04/2018 • Tracy Capaldi-Drewett

Reimagine eLearning
Tracy Capaldi-Drewett, Group Commercial Director at MicroLearn challenges organisations to revisit their tired elearning.

The business ecosystem is more volatile than ever, with increased competition, the drive for digital transformation and an uncertain political environment. It’s become even more vital that the Learning and Development organisation embraces the need for rapid change, both in terms of attracting, retaining and developing its talent.

MicroLearn - reimagined learning, shaping the future of work!
12/04/2018 • Tracy Capaldi-Drewett

MicroLearn launch 12 more courses increasing the full portfolio to 120 titles! At MicroLearn, we truly believe that the future of learning in the workplace is relevant content that is rapidly created to meet the demands of an information hungry workforce.

Module of the Month - April
04/04/2018 • The MicroLearn Team

Since 1970, April 22 has been recognised as Earth Day around the world and in a bid to create a better environment for future generations, we’ve therefore chosen “Sustainability” as our Module of the Month.

Module of the Month - March
01/03/2018 • The MicroLearn Team

One of the biggest workplace buzzwords of recent years has been ‘Unconscious Bias’ as it’s known to impact an organisation’s productivity levels by influencing its hiring and teamwork practices. That’s why our Module of the Month for March is Unconscious Bias.

Module of the Month - February
07/02/2018 • The MicroLearn Team

Discrimination in the workplace is already one of the biggest news stories of 2018, which is why we’ve chosen our Sexual Discrimination course, from the Equality and Diversity range, as our Module of the Month for February.

Learning Technologies 2018 Round Up
02/02/2018 • The MicroLearn Team

It been another fantastic year for the MicroLearn team at this year’s Learning Technologies Exhibition at London’s Olympia Conference Centre this week.

Join us at Learning Technologies 2018!
16/01/2018 • The MicroLearn Team

What a year it's been! We’re excited to announced that MicroLearn will be returning to Learning Technologies at the Olympia in London, on January 31 and February 1, following our successful launch at the 2017 event.

Module of the Month - January
02/01/2018 • The MicroLearn Team

We know that come January each year, our social media, news feeds and workplace conversations are often filled with talk of resolutions and new years’ goals, which tend to focus on self-improvement and personal wellbeing. That’s why we’ve chosen ‘Healthy Living’ as our first Module of the Month for 2018.

Module of the Month - December
29/11/2017 • The MicroLearn Team

To mark the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery in December,
we’re making Modern Day Slavery our module of the month.

​​​​​​​MicroLearn partners with Unicorn Training
30/11/2017 • The MicroLearn Team
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Unicorn Training Group partner with MicroLearn

A new premium partnership which combines MicroLearn's innovative bite-sized eLearning resources with Unicorn's wealth of experience in delivering outstanding industry-leading learning solutions.

Module of the Month - November
01/11/2017 • The MicroLearn Team
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Module of the Month - November
‘Remember, remember the fifth of November,

Gunpowder, treason and plot.’

As November 5th is Bonfire Night, we’re making our Fire Safety course November’s Module of the Month.

Module of the Month - October
29/09/2017 • The MicroLearn Team
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To mark World Mental Health Day on October 10, we’re making our Mental Health course,
Module of the Month for October.

MicroLearn To Present At CLC Member Meeting
13/09/2017 • The MicroLearn Team
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We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be presenting at the next CLC (The Charity Learning Consortium) Member Meeting, in London, on Thursday, September 21.

Module of the Month - September
08/09/2017 • The MicroLearn Team
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To celebrate International Literacy Day on September 8, we’ve decided to make Writing a Report, from our Literacy Skills range, the Module of the Month for September.

MicroLearn Extends Apprenticeship Month
06/09/2017 • The MicroLearn Team
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Due to the popularity of our recent Apprenticeship Month, and to mark the start of the academic year, we’re pleased to announce that we’re extending the campaign into September!

Why are so many businesses missing out on opportunities
provided by the Apprenticeship Levy?
09/08/2017 • The MicroLearn Team
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The Apprenticeship Levy, introduced earlier this year, was designed to help businesses like yours support people from all walks of life, regardless of experience, by increasing their career potential through training.

Module of the Month - August

02/08/2017 • The MicroLearn Team
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As August is National Road Victim month, we’ve chosen Driving at Work
as our Module of the Month.

Module of the Month - July

07/07/2017 • The MicroLearn Team
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Marking the halfway point of the year, July is often a time of change with people making new resolutions for the rest of the year ahead. That’s why we’ve made Thriving in Change our Module of the Month.

Change is in the Air – Brand New Change Management Range

29/06/2017 • The MicroLearn Team
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​​​​​​​Earlier this week, we launched our new Change Management range, designed to help
​​​​​​​employees adapt to new situations in the workplace.

Reflecting on the CLC Members Meeting

23/06/2017 • The MicroLearn Team
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Ali and Elle, from the MicroLearn team, had an informative and interesting day at the Charity Learning Consortium’s (CLC) Member’s Meeting in London on Thursday, meeting representatives from the various charities.

On Your Bike - Celebrating Bike Week 2017

14/06/2017 • The MicroLearn Team
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Bike Week, June 10-18, is an annual event designed to promote the social, physical and environmental
benefits of cycling. Approximately five million people cycle at least three times a week.

Celebrating Volunteer's Week 2017!

06/06/2017 • The MicroLearn Team
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Volunteers Week, June 1-7, is an annual event celebrating the contribution of people who give up their
time to volunteer with a wide range of charities and organisations across the UK.

Module of the Month - June

01/06/2017 • The MicroLearn Team
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June is an extremely busy month full of National Days and Awareness Weeks. So picking our Module of the month was tricky!
The end of the month, JUNE 26 - JULY 2, is Deafblind Awareness Week.

The New General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

30/05/2017 • The MicroLearn Team
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By now, we’re sure you’ve heard the term GDPR being mentioned...but what actually is GDPR? Well, GDPR stands for
the General Data Protection Regulations which will be replacing the Data Protection Act in May 2018.

Learning at Work Week 2017

17/05/2017 • The MicroLearn Team
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This week is Learning at Work (LAW) Week (15th - 21st May). We are supporting LAW Week 2017
by offering all of our Modules for free for the whole week!

CIPD Show a Success for MicroLearn

12/05/2017 • The MicroLearn Team
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It’s been a busy few days at the CIPD L&D show at London’s Olympia exhibition centre, and we’re now back at our desks,
reflecting on the event where the response to MicroLearn content was very encouraging.

Module of the Month - May 2017

03/05/2017 • The MicroLearn Team
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After a great April and the successful launch of our ‘Module of the Month’ series, we’re back in May with a new
hot topic. We’re super busy this month, attending the CIPD show next week (stand 302!)

Day-to-Day Data Handling

24/04/2017 • The MicroLearn Team
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Do you sigh every time you hear the words ‘Data Protection’? It's a topic that we all need to know
and understand at work, but can fill many of us with dread!

Top Five Tips to Deal With Stress

07/04/2017 • The MicroLearn Team
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Stress is something that we all experience in our lives, to varying degrees, but it doesn’t have to
dominate everything, a few simple changes can make a big difference.

Module of the Month - April 2017

04/04/2017 • The MicroLearn Team
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Here at MicroLearn, we’re proud of the courses we create, so much so we want to share them with you!
That’s why we’ve decided to start a Course of the Month scheme.

Don’t Text and Drive…Introducing the New UK Driving Penalties

29/03/2017 • The MicroLearn Team
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As of March 2017, following a rise in the number of phone-related traffic accidents on UK roads, new laws have been introduced cracking down on drivers using handheld phones to call, text or tweet at the wheel.

The Fight for Gender Equality Continues…

08/03/2017 • The MicroLearn Team
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A new study, released to correspond with International Women’s Day 2017 and published by the BBC(i), has found that ‘the number of women getting top jobs at UK sporting bodies is down by 6% since 2014.’

The Importance of Cyber Security

14/02/2017 • The MicroLearn Team

Cyber security is a hot topic of conversation at the moment. The Sunday Times shared an article titled, “Damaging cyberattack ‘inevitable’” and it seems that everyone needs to be on high alert.

Learning Technologies Round Up

07/02/2017 • The MicroLearn Team


After a busy time at the Learning Technologies Expo in London, we’re now back in the office and reflecting on MircoLearn’s official launch.

Welcome to MicroLearn!

07/01/2017 • The MicroLearn Team


Hello and welcome to MicroLearn! Thanks for checking out our very first blog post. We’re really excited to be announcing our official launch! After a year of hard work, we’re ready to launch our brand new content at the Learning Technologies Show 2017.