In our March 2017 blog post we shared some information about one of the hottest new trends in learning and development—micro-learning. That post provided a brief overview of what micro-learning is and isn’t, plus links to some great resources if you want to learn more.
In a nutshell, micro-learning:
- Is short, focused bursts of relevant, ready-to-use information.
- Is typically between 30 seconds and four minutes in length.
- Is context-rich, engaging and can delivered in a variety of different formats.
- Focuses on one simple idea or specific learning goal or objective.
- Is easily accessible and mobile-friendly.
- Drives continuous learning through consistent reinforcement.
So what does great micro-learning look like, you ask? Check out these examples to find out:
- A five-5 minute micro-learning module created by Allen Communications.
- Some short but sweet micro-learning examples from Lowes.
- NASA’s prospecting in space tells a story.
- A micro-learning infographic on instructional design history.
- Using graphics and audio to engage learners.
Do you have other great micro-learning examples? Pass them along—we’d love to share them!