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Digital Micro Learning

What is Microlearning?

Microlearning is a highly focused and targeted approach to teaching and learning. Microlearning content is focused on one single topic and is designed for quick consumption on any device at any time the learner needs it.

Microlearning can be presented in numerous ways depending on the topic, the audience, the hosting platform and the way in which the teacher intends to use the content.

Examples of Microlearning content include:

  • Animated learning Gifs (3-5second piece of learning usually used on social media).
  • Memes (Images with text).
  • Short narrative audio (used on webpages, perhaps on social media but it would require subtitles of some sort).
  • Podcasts (uploaded to eg. soundcloud where the audience can subscribe).
  • Video flashcards with audio (30 seconds max, usually made up of questions and answer cards).
  • Screencasts (recordings of screens which shows actions and with audio).
  • Vlogs (teachers talking directly into the camera, usually uploaded to YouTube).
  • Demonstration video (clear well planned practiced demonstration unlike screencasts the person is on screen demonstrating the learning).
  • Time-lapse - (sped up video or series of images to show an activity at a faster pace to create a micro learning of something that might usually take a long time).