The Conflicting Views as to whether Microlearning Aligns to Business Objectives

For centuries microlearning has been around; learning small chunks of information, for instance using flash cards, which they used in 1800s. It was with the introduction of e-learning in the 1990s that microlearning really took on a new meaning and became recognised as a term used in e-learning, involving short pieces of content, ideally accessed on demand to meet an immediate training need.

For many years’ articles on learning trends for the coming year have listed microlearning, or bite sized learning as it is also known, and certainly there has been a massive rise in its production and use. It has been endorsed by many influential people in learning and development, and big-name brands, as the answer to a range of training challenges. Many e-learning companies’ entire portfolio of courses is now microlearning. Here at eLearning Marketplace we too offer a number of different microlearning course bundles. But is microlearning the answer to all training woes? Does it help businesses achieve their strategic objectives?

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