What is Microlearning?Microlearning is short, self-directed learning segments that can serve as standalone resources or as part of a larger learning program.
Other Common Names
Other common names for lesson plan include:
- Learning bursts
The properties of the element microlearning include:
- short bursts of content
- narrowly focused
- available in the moment of need
Resources From The Train Like a Champion Blog
- Why Are We Still Talking About Microlearning?
- GIFs as a Training Tool: You can provide your learners small lessons through easy to make GIFs.
- Virtual learning through text, WhatsApp, or Facebook Messenger: It doesn’t get much more “micro” than doing your training on through text messaging.
Short Bursts of wisdom from What's Your Formula by Brian Washburn
Elements likely to form a bond with microlearning
Rapid AuthoringTools like Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline are often used for developing full-blown e-learning modules, but they also can (and should) be used to create small nuggets of information that don’t need to be extensive or tracked in an LMS. They just need to be available to employees on-demand.
Microlearning doesn’t need to take a lot of time or effort to develop. Making job aids, policy summaries, diagrams, flow charts, or other tools and documentation easily accessible through a central repository like Sharepoint, OneDrive, or Google Drive can go a long way to quickly getting key information into employees’ hands.