Noteworthy events and innovations highlight the development of microlearning into one of the fastest-growing educational trends today.
Joseph Rene Corbeil, Ed.D. is a Professor of Educational Technology at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Dr. Corbeil is an experienced educator with 40 years of teaching in public and higher education, specializing in online education for 25 years. He is a published author in the field of e-learning, with notable recognition for his co-edited book "Microlearning in the Digital Age," which received the 2021 AECT Division of Distance Learning Best Book Award. Additionally, he has earned several other awards for his contributions to distance learning best practices, including integrating competency-based micro-credentials into stackable graduate degrees. Current research interests include exploring how learning experience design, user-centered design, and design thinking can enhance e-learning engagement and effectiveness; investigating microlearning and spaced repetition approaches to optimize online knowledge acquisition and retention; finding ways to increase social connection, teacher presence, and immediacy in digital environments; and evaluating emerging technologies like virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and artificial intelligence (AI) for their potential benefits and limitations in educational contexts.