Microlearning (or micro-training) at the workplace is a "needed skill" delivery model that strategically divides the learning/training content into small units. Microlearning is found to be an effective method of learning on-the-job due to its availability for instant consumption and being targeted to fill an often costly knowledge gap. According to Learning and Development professionals, the majority of their learners prefer short sessions of learning episodes to long ones.
Contemporary research has produced compelling insights into how people learn for best retention. The length of learning events and the amount of learning content delivered at a time play an important role in whether the information sticks. Traditional methods of teaching involve the delivery of a large amount of data during long, isolated sessions. They often prove to be ineffective because the mode of delivery ignores how people actually learn. Microlearning, on the other ha