Microlearning – What It Is & Why You Should Care?


We had mentioned the term Microlearning a few weeks back in our post- 4 Key Elements to Make Micro eLearning Effective, but had held back on dwelling in depth about the term itself. That’s because though it’s “micro”, it still needs proper explanation for better clarity.

So, what is Microlearning?

According to Wikipedia, “Microlearning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities. Generally, the term “microlearning” refers to micro-perspectives in the context of learning, education and training. More frequently, the term is used in the domain of e-learning and related fields in the sense of a new paradigmatic perspective on learning processes in mediated environments.”

Remember those ‘Flashcards’, that were used earlier? That is nothing but a form of microlearning. For the modern eLearning generation, it would mean probably a bite-sized video or even a short PowerPoint presentation. But, the crucial element is that it is ‘just in time’ learning.

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