Trends are funny. People readily assume that a trend must be interpreted as a positive or that the person presenting what will become a trend as the gatekeeper to that trend, and thus, either the person who created whatever that trend is, or must have some level of scientific data to support it.
Micro-learning started as a buzz word and noted as such, in this blog and in a variety of other sites too. No one, ever went into angst mode of the term of micro-learning, even though anyone who has been involved with e-learning since 1998, knew that micro wasn’t new, nor any radical approach to learning, it just was short. So back then, we refererred to short content as short, or bytes of learning or nuggets.
When it was noted as a buzz word, silence. Mobile Learning? Silence. Social Learning? Silence. Blended learning? Well, that was an interesting one.