Microlearning — How Short is Too Short?

Hey! This post is part of our On Our Minds series. We heard several times that you want a partner that is always thinking, exploring, growing, and learning about learning. Well, that’s us. So instead of keeping all of our thoughts to ourselves, we’re sharing all the things swirling around in our mind. In this series you’ll find thoughts, half-baked ideas, and insight into the questions our strategy team is currently asking and the ideas we are exploring.

I hope you enjoy it.

— Michael Boulter, Director of Strategy at Maestro


Lately, I’ve been thinking about a trend that’s been slowly plaguing the learning industry for the past 5 years or so… shorter and shorter training sessions. The idea of shorter learning sessions originally came about to enable learners to focus on one or two key takeaways. That’s great! But what’s not great is cramming more and more information into a shorter and shorter amount of time.

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