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How Has Microlearning Revolutionised Learning and Development?


October 8, 2019



Microlearning revolutionised learning and development

This year, a plethora of trends has arisen in the world of learning and development (L&D). The conversation of the science of learning has picked up amongst organizations, sparking the idea to design strategy which allows personalized experiences for each employee.

One trend has been constantly increasing in popularity is microlearning, which is a very powerful tool that breaks learning into bite-sized chunks, transmuting a learner’s experience. While considering the concept behind how we study and how our brain processes the information, this evolving strategy is helping the individuals to optimise their learning.

How Microlearning Can Narrow the Gaps in Employee Knowledge and Skills

Easy Learning

Due to the fact that individuals can only use a small amount of information at one time and find it difficult to continue after a prolonged period, it is worthwhile for the learner to receive information in short bursts. Configuring only one objective helps the learner to concentrate, allowing them to determine specific pieces of information.

Easy Engagement

Offering short and personalized information snippets is an ideal way of engaging learners. If intended well, microlearning helps people to concentrate on what they wish, learn, and enjoy the procedure of developing skills in a collaborative way. We understand how fast-paced our lives are and how busy we can be, which is why microlearning chunks are the best option!

Technological Advancements

Technological advancements have transformed traditional learning strategies completely. People have become comfortable with different devices which also means that the average responsiveness span is shorter, and learning platforms are constantly changing. Short and engaging videos have become a successful way to engage and learn, and these new technologies facilitate this kind of learning.

Of course, microlearning is not the most suitable way for everybody to learn, however, you can see wonderful results in the engagement and retention among busy and working professionals. Having thoughtful design for the science of learning, as well as professional technological application, microlearning proves to be a successful tool to empower and educate employees.

How Has Microlearning Revolutionised Training and Development Programs?

Easy Access

Once a microlearning LMS is adopted, fees and investment is minimal.


Learners will receive alerts which lead to crucial information and rich conversations. When users have updated or added new information in the central cloud system, learners are able to immediately see new content.

New Connections

With the development of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) and International partnership opportunities, organic connections are developed without any fore.

Fast & Creative Inspiration

In microlearning, small ideas can promote innovation with the digital collaboration which allows creation from different sources and personalized research.

Information On-Demand

Microlearning allows the ability for learners to gain access to desired information on-demand. They can also control the information, in terms of time spent on consuming the information, saving your time, money, and energy.


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Guest Author Daniel Brown

Daniel Brown is a senior technical editor and writer that has worked in the education and technology sectors for two decades. Their background experience includes curriculum development and course book creation.

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