8 Microlearning Examples That Prove Less Is More
Microlearning is more than just a buzzword–it’s the future of e-learning. In today’s attention economy, grabbing and keeping your learners’ attention is no small feat. And it doesn’t help that these days learners are busier than ever before. Lengthy courses covering a lot of content in one sitting can overwhelm learners and lead to information overload.
Instead of packing tons of content into a single course, why not split it up into a series of bite-size courses, aka microlearning courses? Learners prefer to digest content in small morsels and are more likely to engage with short-form content. Microlearning courses focus on one learning objective per course, with only “need to know” information, making them more effective. So now you’re probably wondering, how do I transform my long-form content into easy-to-digest mini-courses? Well, good news! The super-skilled members of the E-Learning Heroes community have got you covered with these eight microlearning examples.
Check 'em out:
- Think it’s impossible to create microlearning courses that teach hands-on skills? Think again! Don’t believe us? Just take a look at this clever one-slide course by David Field on how to wire a three-pin plug.
- Explore the different systems in the body in less time than it takes to tie your shoes in this colorful example by Andrzej Jabłoński.
- Get up to speed quickly on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with this short and sweet Rise 360 course by Taylor Tomanio.
- Check out this medical-themed example by Angela Conrad to see how adding a Storyline 360 block to your Rise 360 course can provide the perfect format for your next microlearning course.
- Take note of how Sarah Hodge breaks down complex concepts into a bite-size course in this Storyline 360 project created for e-learning newbies.
- Discover the rhythms of the human heart in this brief but informative Rise 360 course by Richard Hill.
- Get inspiration from the simple structure of this Rise 360 mini-course by Allison LaMotte to jumpstart your next project.
- See how you can use Storyline 360 to create custom experiences for your microlearning courses in this creative example by Priyanka Chandel about writing postcards.
Check out these two articles: What Is Microlearning? and Microlearning: How to Keep Your E-Learning Courses Short and Sweet to learn more. And if you’re still craving more course design inspiration, or if you just want to connect with other e-learning pros, visit the Building Better Courses forum.
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