Microlearning is all the rage right now. And it makes sense: given the choice between long, dry, boring training, and shorter, more effective, more engaging lessons, who wouldn’t choose the latter?
Yet so much of the “microlearning” out there doesn’t fulfill its promise. A lot of “microlearning” is just longer materials cut up into shorter segments. That’s not microlearning. When someone puts a two-and-a-half-hour movie on YouTube chopped up into nine short videos, those aren’t micro-movies. It’s still one long movie, only broken up into inconvenient parts. You’re lucky if the breaks make sense; they certainly don’t add value to the viewing experience. And you’re still stuck sitting there for 150 minutes.
True microlearning is built on purpose. It’s not easy—ideas don’t come pre-packaged in 90- second bursts. But that’s what we’re here for. We’ve been making microlearning content since before you were 7 years younger than you are right now. In that time, we’ve come up with a few tips, tricks, and tactics to help create lessons that are compact, meaningful, informational, effective, and engaging. (more…)