On a scale of 1-10, how attentive are you? To answer this question, try to think of 5 things on your phone, that were able to hold your attention for more than 5 minutes in the last 24 hours.
Now, the guess is only a handful may have been able to come up with all 5 things, but most of us would still be in quite a fix, trying to recollect, what managed to hold our attention. You see, the challenge that most learners face today is an extremely short attention span. According to statistics worldwide, the average attention span of a learner ranges between 8-12 seconds, which quite honestly is a very limited window to make an impression. Continue reading
Microlearning, as the name suggests, is getting your eLearning in small doses and bursts, in a short span of time. A practical solution to the short attention span of the overwhelmed and easily distracted millennial audience, as well as the proliferation of trends like the gamification of learning and “mobile”, “just-in-time”, and “on-the-spot” learning, microlearning is a trend that is rapidly gaining popularity and evolving as a better learning strategy.
To understand the scope of microlearning, we must first understand the vast range of what the term encompasses. It could be anything from instructional YouTube videos, interactive infographics, podcasts, mini training quizzes, short eLearning scenarios, interactive PDFs, gamification of learning, and even emails and text messages. Continue reading