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5 Ways to Design Quality Microlearning

Microlearning is beneficial to keeping learners’ attention.


Mon Feb 28 2022

5 Ways to Design Quality Microlearning

Microlearning is beneficial to keeping learners' attention because it activates individuals' working memory capacity by delivering information in smaller, easier-to-digest bursts.

1. Concentrate on brevity.


Build learning modules in efficient bite-size chunks as opposed to hours-long classes. Make it short enough to fit into a commute or short lunch break.

2. Keep the content hyperfocused.

Offer just enough information to help learners grasp one specific skill or concept rather than trying to introduce too much at once.

3. Make it goal-oriented.

Use relevant, career-aligned content and offer suggestions on how to immediately apply new skills in the workplace or other real-world scenarios to encourage engagement and boost retention.


4. Stick to hard skills.

Cognitive science reveals that micro-learning is particularly effective for teaching hard skills—such as learning a foreign language, math, and coding—which are reinforced through mental repetition.

5. Package it to go.

With 7.1 billion smartphone users in the world, mobile devices are becoming the de facto standard for content delivery of all kinds, including corporate training.

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