On March 28, 2022, two Tiffin University (TU) adjunct professors, Dr. Stravroula Kalogeras and Dr. Sami Mejri presented their collaborative research paper entitled “The Impact of Micro Lessons on Learning: A Narrative-Based Learning Experience” at the International Conference on Multidisciplinary Innovation in Academic Research in Osaka, Japan.
The International Conference on Multidisciplinary Innovation in Academic Research provides an opportunity for research scholars, delegates and students to interact and share their experience and knowledge in technology application and showcases the work of some of the brightest academics in their respective disciplines.
“We were very excited to present at the International Conference on Multidisciplinary Innovation in Academic Research,” said Dr. Kalogeras. “Stories can persuade people to action and thus encourage students to learn. When stories are told, students listen carefully. Learning does not happen until students agree to engage with the material. This means that for engagement to take place, a narrative framework should be present.”
“I was pleased to learn of this news, and would like to offer my sincerest congratulations to Dr. Kalogeras and Dr. Mejri,” said Dr. Peter J. Holbrook, Provost and Chief Academic Officer. “Research conferences such as this are an excellent way for members of our academic community to make and maintain professional connections. Furthermore, having two of our faculty members be permitted to present their research on such a broad scale further solidifies TU’s reputation as an institution composed of capable and industry-leading faculty.”
Microlearning units provide students with a concentrated space for increased focus and efficiency by allowing them to enjoy learning at their own pace and to their desired extent. Additionally, microlearning content is small and accessible, allowing for the quicker transformation of knowledge to practical skillsets. Microstories follow the same pattern as conventional stories in a shorter format. This encourages greater information retention rates due to the emotionally engaging and universally appealing nature of storytelling.