What are micro-courses and how can you benefit from them?
You must have seen the word on the different learning platforms you’ve visited. Short lessons that you can complete in 10-15 minutes offering a highly informal and interactive learning experience on a mobile device. Now doesn’t that sound like a good change from watching long and tedious videos, or reading large chunks of text in traditional courses?
Market research shows that microlearning grew by 700% since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, and is that a surprise? Mobile usage has gone up by 40% in the last two years, so learning experiences that leverage this change have had immense success. I mean who wouldn’t want to learn on a platform that offers bite-size chunks of content, interspersed with cute GIFS or on-point videos, that you can consume on your mobile phone?
Hell, yeah. Let’s take a quick look at how you can benefit from microlearning. 👇
Unlike other traditional learning experiences, whether online, or in person, microlearning needs very little investment from you. Since the courses are delivered on the mobile phone, you spend zero time commuting, and don’t even have to buy/upgrade your devices to access the lessons.
Miller’s Law oft cited in the principles of UX Design, talks about the limited span of immediate attention. According to Miller, humans can retain 7 (plus/minus 2) pieces of information in any given learning session. Microlearning leverages this reduced attention span by offering small chunks of information that are easier to retain.
By breaking down the content into snackable lessons that can be completed in 10-15 minutes, micro-courses allow you to complete modules whenever you have some free time, and make steady progress without feeling burdened by the course.
Adaptiv is a microlearning platform that offers short and easy-to-understand courses on emerging trends and skill requirements that will help you upskill and make your career recession-proof.