By now, it’s likely that you’ve heard about a big learning trend… one that actually can be quite small. In recent years, Microlearning has been all the rage; yet, unlike many buzz words that come and go, microlearning has persisted. While often misunderstood or mischaracterized, microlearning remains a much sought-after modality for learning.
When it comes to defining microlearning, most of the attention tends to go to duration. You’ll hear things like: bursts, small doses, short, succinct, bite-sized and of course, everyone’s favorite… the magic time frame that is strangely specific, yet seemingly random. Maybe you’ve heard, “Well it can’t be microlearning if it’s more than 20 minutes.” Or “Microlearning is 10 minutes or less.” Or even, ”Microlearning has to be 3 – 5 minutes, tops.” But these diminutive descriptors tend to overshadow the actual ‘learning’ component of microlearning.