A Bite-Sized Guide To Microlearning

by Allen Interactions

You have heard the buzz and excitement in the learning industry about microlearning—but how do you put the principles and theories behind microlearning into action? In this e-book, explore the basics of microlearning design and get foundational knowledge on implementing microlearning at your organization. Learn about what makes successful microlearning, gleaned from authors', Ellen Burns-Johnson and Brent Gwsdalla, experience implementing microlearning in organizations in various industries.

Key Chapters

  1. What Is Microlearning?

    Rather than define microlearning by the clock or by the media used, let's define it by its core characteristics. In this chapter we highlight the essential traits of successful microlearning experiences.

  2. Examples Of Microlearning

    If you're looking for microlearning inspiration, here are three examples that show bite-sized learning in action.

  3. Is Microlearning A Good Fit For Your Organization?

    Here’s a checklist of factors to explore when considering microlearning for your organization.

  4. Delivering Microlearning

    Before you begin designing microlearning and pushing it out to learners, we cover some important questions to address.

  5. Designing Good Microlearning Experiences

    Here are a few key considerations to keep in mind when designing microlearning experiences.

There are lots of definitions out there about microlearning. Some say it has to be in video format and others add that it has to be less than three minutes. I absolutely believe it's helpful to list platforms that work for microlearning delivery and outline some guidelines for how long such experiences tend to be, however, I don't think creating hard lined rules create a safe, fun, and experiential environment for learners.

Microlearning isn't just quick to consume, it also improves knowledge retention and simplifies complex subject matter. This ultimate guide can help you launch a memorable microlearning strategy for your organization.

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Christopher Pappas
Founder of eLearning Industry, Inc.