Rumie-Learn Bytes


Rumie-Learn is a digital library of micro-learning ‘bytes’ that help users build transferable skills for life and career.

What This Includes

Skills addressed: Digital Literacy, Innovation, Being Inclusive, Getting a Job, Owning Your Growth, Time Management, Communication, Job Hunting, Teamwork, Networking, Interviewing, Uncovering Bias, Learning Mindset, SMART Goal Planning, Mentoring, as well as other skills not listed here


  • Bytes are organized into the following topics: health, digital literacy, innovation, business acumen, career skills, learning to learn, civics
  • Career skills bytes address time management, communication, job hunting, teamwork
  • Being inclusive theme includes bytes on bias, disability, and managing challenges
  • Bytes are three to 10 minutes long, and build skill through text, video, quizzes, and scenarios

Key Takeaways

  • Accessibility widget allows users to manage things like text size, contrast, cursor, dyslexia enhancements, etc., for optimal accessibility.
  • Bytes address a wide range of topics but all focus on human skills that can’t be replicated by machines.
  • Instructors or facilitators could integrate bytes into existing courses, based on student need, or users can access bytes simply by browsing and using recommended content.
  • Rumie-Build allows community and corporate partners to create their own bytes through an open collaboration platform.
  • Rumie-Learn tracks learning, feedback, and sharing habits to customize recommendations for increased engagement and further learning.

Voices from the Field

Learn more about how this is used in practice.

The Indigo Pathway was a favorite because the report was so comprehensive and insightful. After reading the report, learners felt validated.

Career Advising with Efficiency and Depth

The Career Exploration course combines activities that promote self-discovery, including the Indigo Pathway assessment, with lessons on career exploration through Rumie-Bytes.

Rumie was founded in 2013 by Tariq Fancy with the goal of making digital learning open and accessible to all people. Rumie-Learn is a collection of online micro-learning experiences (called bytes) that build transferable career and life skills. Rumie-Build allows volunteer experts from companies, organizations, and nonprofits to create the bytes through an open collaboration platform. Rumie-Build, a rapid cloud-based authoring tool, makes it easy to build bytes, blending leading instructional design practices, which are shown to be 20 percent more effective than traditional learning, with social media mechanics.

Adaptability & Flexibility


Critical & Creative Thinking

Digital Literacy

Emotional Intelligence

Leadership & Initiative

Navigating & Using Information

Respecting Differences


Teamwork & Collaboration

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