Practical instructional design tips for microlearning

Microlearning, a subset of eLearning, has become increasingly popular as a tool to train employees and students. As the name implies, microlearning breaks complicated information down into bite-sized chunks. These ‘chunks’ are highly-targeted lessons that are easier to digest and therefore, easier to retain and remember later. According to Reportlinker, an award-winning market research solution, in 2019 the global microlearning market was worth 1.5 billion USD. That number is expected to nearly double to 2.7 billion USD by 2024.

The popularity and efficacity of Microlearning in undisputed. In the United States, 77 per cent of companies have already used online learning to train their workforce. Incorporating microlearning into a course can sometimes result in completion rates soaring from 15 per cent all the way up to 90 per cent. But what makes a good microlearning course? Here are some practical instructional design tips to help you plan the most effective course possible. 

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