Why You Should Create a Microlearning Lesson

We’re crunched for time, attention spans are dwindling, technology is constantly changing. The magical question: How can we do more in less time? The answer: microlearning. This strategy focuses on breaking down material into smaller modules—rather than covering one broad topic—with learning done on-the-go, when the learner is most receptive.


Why Microlearning Works:

  • The cognitive load is reduced, making it easier to process information. Our brains aren’t wired to maintain focus for hours and hours on end. Our brains operate best when fed small amounts of information over time. Microlearning can typically be consumed in five minutes or less.
  • The more we repeat information, the more likely it is to wind up in our long-term memory. Studies show that short, repetitive learning increases long-term retention over spaced intervals.
  • When training is relevant and personalized, it reinforces transfer of learning to the job. According to the Journal of Applied Psychology, learning in bite-sized pieces makes the transfer of learning 17% more efficient.

Ways to Incorporate Microlearning:

Microlearning can be fun and engaging. Design lessons to be accessible via laptops, tablets, and phones in the form of:

  • Blogs
  • Games
  • Quizzes
  • Podcasts
  • Slideshows
  • Surveys
  • Infographics
  • Videos

Learners get to decide when and where to learn, creating a customized and unique learning experience—and making it possible to review content as needed.

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Want to bring microlearning to your team? Reduced rates are available for on-site workshops of groups of 6 or more. Call 800-383-9210 for more information, or visit BobPikeGroup.com/onsite-classes.

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