Blog - microlearning

  • May 08, 2017

    Microlearning Roundup: How To Use This Micro Trend in a Big Way

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    Microlearning is a term used in digital learning that has garnered a lot of interest; all types of companies have implemented it as part of their learning programs. But that doesn’t mean that there won’t always be more to learn about this short, catching learning trend.

  • December 21, 2016

    Can Microlearning Help Teach Your Employees New Skills?

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Just when you thought you were done with high school, here comes mandatory training for a new skill. And the whirlwind, one-shot training before testing can seem uncannily similar to those nights you spent cramming for your 12th-grade calculus test.

  • April 14, 2016

    If You Want to Boost Employee Skill Level Use These 3 Microlearning Secrets

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    It’s no secret that the eLearning Mind team loves microlearning. And why not? Quick, fun, pithy, and highly effective, small bites of information often absorb more easily than long, drawn-out lessons. But just because learning is broken down into mini lessons doesn’t automatically make it good. It’s kind of like seeing a movie: A foreign […]

  • April 04, 2016

    How Duolingo Makes The Case For Microlearning

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    By now, you’ve probably heard about language-learning wunderkind, Duolingo. It’s a relatively small, free app that promises to teach users foreign languages, from French to Portuguese; 16 languages in all. With more than 100,000 active users every day, there’s a lot to be learned from the success of what is essentially a bite-sized learning game. […]

  • February 18, 2016

    How Microlearning Has Macro Impact on Conference-Goer Retention

    By: Andrew Fayad

    There’s nothing quite like attending a well-organized, engaging, and high-energy conference. Whether it’s to improve your sales tactics or it’s all about your industry, you leave feeling amped and energetic; ready to apply your new knowledge to your role–and eventually take over the world. So why is it that the farther out you find yourself […]

  • October 07, 2015

    Good, Better, Best: Buildable Microlearning for Macro Results

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    We’ve all been guilty of the “just one more level” rule when playing a video game. It usually happens when playing what should be a quick level of Candy Crush or Plants vs. Zombies and the next thing you know, you’ve been at it for an hour and are now a leading expert on which greenery would work best […]

  • September 10, 2015

    Mining for Meaning: When YouTube Hurts Microlearning

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    YouTube can, at times, represent a paradoxical universe: The same place that spawns all-out and nonsensical comment wars can be a haven for education-seekers. In fact, YouTube’s greatest weakness also supports its greatest strength: Short-form communication delivered in a snappy and engaging way.

  • July 27, 2015

    Could Microlearning be the Solution for CADD (Content Attention Deficit Disorder)?

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    When planning eLearning solutions, it’s not only about the content, but how that content is delivered and received. And, in today’s fast-paced, tech-based society, just because information is good doesn’t mean it’ll make a learner pay attention. It’s like serving filet mignon to a vegan: If they don’t want it, it doesn’t matter how perfectly it’s […]

  • April 15, 2015

    Microlearning: Strategy, Examples, Applications, & More

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    What is Microlearning? Microlearning (also spelled ‘micro learning’) is a teaching style that involves short bursts of highly engaging and interactive information, delivered to the the learner at his request. The learner is in full control of his education, and decides what, when and how much he is learning.

  • April 12, 2015

    Special Delivery: How 10-Second Training Can Improve Microlearning

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Snapchat Stories: They’re a fun way to check in on friends and even generating buzz, but could they be the next big thing for eLearning? Probably not. Unfortunately, Snapchat Stories–while super entertaining and hyper-condensed–might seem like a natural fit for microlearning, the format might put too heavy an emphasis on the “micro.”

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