The Power of Song and Rhyme in eLearning

We get songs stuck in our heads all the time. They’re powerful things, as advertisers know well. But have you ever considered using them as part of an eLearning program? Just about anything can be set to a tune and when it’s done well songs can help learners recall information. Frankly, they can be more fun than standard narration too. Rhymes can accomplish the same things, but don’t require any music. Think about it. Can you “recite” the alphabet without singing it? Do you know how many days are in each month because of a rhyme?

Let’s break down a song and a rhyme and see why they work so well.


Quick disclaimer and confession. This song excerpt is from an ad, an ad that neither Digitec nor I are affiliated with in any way. But it’s the first song that came to mind for this.

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