Why Microlearning Is Important to Your Business

If you ever look through a list of popular buzzwords in training and development, you’ll probably find microlearning high on the list. It’s a topic that everyone has heard about but few people can concretely define. After all, there are a lot of different opinions about what microlearning is and how useful it can be.

What exactly is microlearning?

Microlearning can change your business for the better, boost employee productivity like never before, and decrease the dollars you spend on employee training. But before we start talking about how microlearning can help your business, let’s establish a shared definition.

Microlearning is defined by the second hand

Microlearning is the only type of learning that’s most defined by time—and when we say time, we’re talking minutes, not hours. The actual length varies, with some instructional designers promoting five- or even two-minute caps. But for practical purposes and flexibility, we’ll define microlearning as learning that covers a single, tightly focused topic in ten minutes or less.

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