Close on the heels of rapid eLearning development is microlearning.
People believe the term microlearning stands for multiple short 5 to 10-minute eLearning modules wrapped together into one eLearning program. Yes, that is true for most parts, but true microlearning stands for short or trimmed content.
Basically, the ability to take an eLearning course and cut out the content that adds the fluff to it. Then break the important bits of content into micro-formats and upload all these formats in a logical order.
Microlearning aims to cut out the unneeded content that makes a course more time consuming than it should be. This content is then broken into short eLearning segments that are patched together to form an eLearning course.
The real trick to master when talking about microlearning courses is to identify the content that can be left out versus the content that is needed.
The idea of microlearning is to quickly deploy training that learners consume with only the most needed information. The rest is fluff.
A quick addition to the growing benefits of microlearning is its ability to serve mobile users and their mobile devices well.
Microlearning has made it to our list for the third consecutive year, and for good reason. All major industry players like LinkedIn Learning and Udemy only publish content in microlearning formats, cementing its credibility among all. As a result, we think it deserves a spot on the eLearning trends for 2021 as well.