Abstract (2013-in Druck): Educational Dimensions of MicroLearning – Towards a Taxonomy for MicroLearning

Baumgartner, Peter. 2013. Educational Dimensions of MicroLearning –- Towards a Taxonomy for MicroLearning. In: Designing MicroLearning Experiences – Building up knowledge in organisations and companies, hg von. Martina Roth Peter A. Bruck und Michael Sedlaczek, ?? Innsbruck: Innsbruck University Press.

The paper presents an educational taxonomy as an overall framework for planning and designing educational interactions. The proposed categorization system involves a two dimensional table consisting of different stages of didactical descriptions (X-Axis) and different levels of educational actions (Y-Axis). The paper explains the pedagogical motivation and rationale for this taxonomy and its functionality. In the second part of the paper I will show where MicroLearning is situated in this general classification framework. I will deal with the genuine differences to other educational fields in the taxonomy and the main reasons why a different theoretical approach for this area of the taxonomy is necessary. To strengthen the research I will suggest an adaption of the theory of communicative action, developed by Jürgen Habermas and will demonstrate its usefulness for further advances in the MicroLearning paradigm. 


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