Today’s learners are busier than ever. They don’t have time to wade through a 45-minute course whenever new products come out or internal processes change. So instead of serving up lengthy courses that cover every inch of a topic from A to Z, why not break your content up into a series of 5-minute courses? These bite-size courses—called micro-learning courses—are less overwhelming for learners and allow them to take courses in their downtime instead of having to block out big chunks of their schedule.
In addition to making learners’ lives easier, micro-learning courses actually tend to be more effective since course creators are forced to pare down the content to the bare essentials, making it easier for learners to absorb the key messages.
So what does a micro-learning course look like? Like a full-length e-learning course, a micro-learning course comes in all shapes and sizes. The only requirement is that it last fewer than 5 minutes. We rounded up a couple of our favorites so you can see some samples and be inspired to create your own:
- Try this Rise 360 course on social media by Taylor Tomanio—it’s the definition of short and sweet.
- Take note of how Sarah Hodge breaks down complex concepts into bite-size courses in this Storyline 360 course created for e-learning newbies.
- Copy the simple structure in this generic Rise 360 course by Allison LaMotte for your next micro-learning courses.
- See how you can use Storyline 360 to create custom experiences for your micro-learning courses in this creative example by Priyanka Chan about writing postcards.
- Check out this medical-themed example by Angela Conrad to see how adding a Storyline 360 block to your Rise 360 course can be the perfect format for your next micro-learning course.